It is still uncommon to see women commercial motorcyclists in many African cities. In Bamako, Mali however women are not only commercial riders but every day women use motorcycles to go about their daily lives.
South African comedian Trevor Noah received three nominations at the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Image Awards. Nominees are honoured for black excellence in all areas of the entertainment industry, including film, television, literacy and music.
Kenya’s domestic and foreign debt is at a crippling Kshs 50 trillion ($50 billion). To stall the economy’s, decline the country’s government is raising revenue through sale of citizenship, passports, permanent residency and special visa programmes.
Ghana’s commemorative campaign the ‘Year of Return’ that targeted African Americans and the diaspora wishing to trace their ancestry and make pilgrimages to their countries of origin, has brought a marked rise in the country’s marketability.
Mastercard’s annual Index of Women in Entrepreneurs (MIWE) provides invaluable insights into the progress and achievements of women in business and brings to the forefront the broad set of variables propelling the fast rate of female entrepreneurship globally.
The University of Exeter honoured Eliud Kipchoge’s “outstanding achievements in the field of sports” by awarding him an Honorary Doctor of Laws during its winter graduation ceremony. This comes after he received Kenya’s highest category of presidential awards.
Rwanda has followed in the footsteps of South Africa scrapping the 18% Value Added Tax on sanitary pads. African countries are taking the step in order to combat period poverty especially for young girls and vulnerable women.
Gabonese airlines have been removed from the European Union Air Safety blacklist after 11 years. The country was withdrawn from the list following its “improvements in aviation safety”.
Tweets that get more Replies than RT’s are extremely rare which is why the “O jewa ke eng?” tweet became a global phenomenon despite being in an African indigenous language.