A loan of 20 million euros ($22.5 million) from the French Development Agency will fund a new museum in Benin’s city of Abomey. The aim is to make the 47-hectare (116-acre) UNESCO World Heritage Site more attractive for visitors once France restitutes 26 royal statues taken by French troops over a century ago
Luris Mulla was in Juba, South Sudan when she came across an advertisement on television announcing the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme. Speaking to This Is Africa from Nairobi, Kenya, she said, “the fact they were offering mentorship really caught […]
Army troops entered the Cape Flats on Thursday, Mandela Day, a week after Minister of Police Bheki Cele announced that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would be deployed to quell escalating gang violence. The army started their operation […]
Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal to win the bid. As a free […]
On a warm summer evening, Africans came out in huge numbers to SummerStage at Central Park to see performances from Nigerian singer Mr Eazi, Ghanaian singer Efya, and Kenyan singer Blinky Bill, the frontman for Just a Band. It was […]
The story of Asameni and Christiansborg Castle’s keys reveals the complexities of decisions taken during the transatlantic slave trade.
Osita Iheme is popular actor across Africa but after Fenty Beauty tweeted a meme of him, he has gone global. The Nigerian actor known by many as PawPaw has earned new audiences with his meme going viral on Twitter, and across other social media platforms.
Leaders of the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have formally agreed to name a planned common currency the “ECO”. The currency would be based on a flexible exchange rate regime, coupled with a monetary policy framework focused on tackling inflation.
Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah is the winner of the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing. The £10,000 prize is the most prestigious literary award for a short story on the continent.