In Africa, A Modular Prototype School Combines the Practical and Utopian

by Niall Patrick Walsh The World Bank believes that urbanization will be “the single most important transformation that the African continent will undergo this century”, with over half of the population set to live in cities by 2040. This will manifest as…

Will The United States Re-Engage With Africa?

By Forbes Africa Although Donald Trump-led arguably the most Africa-adverse American administration in history, analysts warn not to expect too much from his successor, Democrat Joe Biden. A look at the likely impact of his win on the US-Africa economic…

What Africa needs now is its own Japan or Singapore

By Noah Smith When it comes to economic development, China’s amazing success soaks up much of the attention. But another huge region has quietly begun what looks like a new phase of exponential growth: Southeast Asia. The sustained enrichment of…

Venture for Africa remote fellowship to bring top global talent to Africans

BY TOM JACKSON Global fellowship programme Venture for Africa (VFA) has opened applications for its inaugural cohort, which aims to match skilled global talent with leading African tech startups. Venture for Africa is a new initiative created by Aaron Fu, Thea…

3 Sectors in Africa to Invest In Now

by Benson T The coronavirus pandemic has very much sent the global economy into recession. The result is that Africa’s economic outlook for 2020 has shrunk from close to 4% in growth to a projected 2%. For investors then, the…

UN tour body urges Africa to woo travellers

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has urged African states to formulate strategies on how to woo travellers within the continent to spur its hospitality and travel sectors. The UNWTO Executive Council says is high time for the region…

There is nothing abstract about climate change in Africa

More than 52 million people across 18 countries in southern, east, and central Africa are facing crisis levels of hunger due to weather extremes, according to a new report by UK-based charity Oxfam. Warnings like this are becoming a regular occurrence, as…

Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [19/01/2020]

For those in Johannesburg this week, Startup Grind Johannesburg will host MamelodiBiz and Kasi Hosting CEO and founder Monde Zuma for a business development workshop (he runs Startup Grind Pretoria and former president Jacob Zuma is his great uncle — see this story).…

IT’S TIME FOR AFRICA – SEE YOU IN SENEGAL

THE FOURTH EDITION OF THE SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2022 (YOG) WILL BE HELD IN DAKAR, SENEGAL. THE DECISION WAS UNANIMOUSLY TAKEN TODAY BY A SHOW OF HANDS FROM THE FULL INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) MEMBERSHIP DURING THE IOC SESSION…