Two University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have been selected as finalists for the esteemed Newton Prize 2020.
Most efforts in Africa to date have been financially supported and driven from outside the continent.
A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
Many people around the world would not expect football to be popular among women in conservative Morocco, but it is, in fact, a fast-growing phenomenon.
Africa accounts for nearly 27% of the World Trade Organisation’s membership and 35% of members from developing countries, but an African has never run it.
25-year-old Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the highest-ranked Arab woman in tennis history, knocked out China’s Wang Qiang to become the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.
The heavyweight boxing division continues to grow, becoming even more competitive. With a new generation of young British boxers coming fast behind the likes of Anthony Joshua, Dereck Chisora and Dyllian White, a new name, David Adeleye, made his debut and won in the first round.
Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist Angélique Kidjo won her fourth Grammy at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards for her album ‘Celia’. The matriarch passed the baton in her acceptance speech saying, “The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm, and the time has come.”