Meet the 2022 BBC News Komla Dumor Award Recipient


Zambian TV and radio presenter Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya has won the 2022 BBC News Komla Dumor Award. At 25, Buyoya is the youngest recipient of the award,

Nigerians Encouraged to Use Mobile App to Report Oil Theft


Africa's largest oil producer, Nigeria, says thieves and vandals cost the country up to 200,000 barrels of oil per day - that's billions of dollars in lost

Liberian Officials Sanctioned for Corruption


The United States has sanctioned senior Liberian government officials Nathaniel McGill, Sayma Syrenius Cephus, and Bill Twehway for their involvement in

African States Need Policy Interventions to Grow the Market for Circular Plastic Products


By 2030, plastic waste is expected to double to 165 million tonnes in African countries. Most of this will be in Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Algeria,

William Ruto Declared Winner of Kenya’s Presidential Election


Official results showed that Ruto, the current deputy president, won 50.5% of the vote, beating the longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga and narrowly

Mhlaba Ft. Mbalizethu Shayde Remix


AJourneyOfMilez is a rare breed of talent. A music producer and DJ known for his electronic tribal afro sound, his seasoned taste, stories and compositions are inspired by not his self-consciousness only but his pilgrim-like experiences. 

Mr Sandman

Design Indaba  

Recent graduate Archie Read designed an off-grid, ‘flushable’ toilet that aims to provide a dignified solution to unsafe sanitary conditions

The Gambia: Women gardeners turning waste into fertilisers

BBC News Africa  

Gambia's women gardeners are helping the huge waste problem by turning organic waste into fertilisers.

South Africa: Small Scale Fishers Call for Halt to Gas and Oil Exploration #AfricaClimateCrisis


[GroundUp] "When foreign companies drill oil in our oceans, fish die"

Africa’s Largest CX Event In Cape Town This August!


CEM Africa 2022 boasts its most exciting line-up of speakers ever.

South Africa: Women in Health - How Daphney Conco Dreamed of Wearing a Graduation Gown and Did It


[spotlight] "If I were to ask you, where one can get an abortion, would you know? Would you be able to point a person to a facility that provides abortion from the top of your head?" asks Dr Daphney Conco, a senior lecturer at the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Independent observer group backs Kenya's presdidential poll results


The observation group by the name of ELOG said they had dispatched over 5,000 observers across 290 constituencies in 47 counties in the whole of Kenya.

3 Ways That SMEs Can Attract And Retain Gen Y And Gen Z Female Talent


Many companies underestimate the advantages of having a strong representation of women in the workplace and, as a result, miss out on attracting and retaining some of the best talent that South Africa has to offer.

AEC Congratulates H.E. Abdirizak Mohamed For His Appointment As Minister Of Petroleum & Mineral Resources Of Somalia


With his appointment as minister, H.E. Abdirizak Mohamed is set to usher in a new era of industry growth and development.

Climate Insurance Pilot Project Launched For Côte d’Ivoire Rice Farmers


Climate change impacts and solutions to enhancing the productivity of Africa’s agricultural value chains were in the spotlight during the recent launch of a project

Qatar's Lusail stadium attains sustainability goals


The 80,000-capacity venue boasts a number of sustainability features, including state-of-the-art roof and water efficiency systems.

Kenya: Drought-Hit Kenyan Herders Save Wildlife - and Their Livelihoods #AfricaClimateCrisis


[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Olchoro Oirowua Village -- As drought and farming shrink natural habitats, wild animals are raiding villages for food. By protecting land for wildlife, conservancies save crops and cattle, too

MAKEBA: Personifying The Alchemy Of The Black Woman


As the years have gone by, black women continue to have the most riveting stories to tell about their successes and setbacks within our modern society.

Gunfire or starvation: the stark choice facing the displaced in DR Congo


In the DRC, people displaced by the conflict with the M23 (March 23 Movement) are desperate for funds. The UNHCR says it needs US$225 million to support the millions of war-displaced in the DRC, of which it has only received 19%. This shortage has led UNHCR to cut some life-saving programmes

South Africa: Ten Years On, the Marikana Truth-Tellers Still Carry the Weight of What They Uncovered


[Daily Maverick] In the direct aftermath of the Marikana massacre, the narrative put out by police was that mine workers were shot by cops in danger acting out of self-defence. This might have stayed the official story of Marikana -- were it not for a brave team of researchers led by Kate Alexander and battle-hardened journalist Greg Marinovich.

South Africa: Families of Slain Marikana Mine Workers Reflect On Decade of 'Betrayal'


[Daily Maverick] As the country prepares to remember that horrific day 10 years ago, the victims' families tell Daily Maverick of their sense of betrayal and justice not served, giving their lingering grief an acute edge.

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