According to the University of Nebraska Medical Center a team of researchers, among them Kenyan assistant professor, Benson Edagwa, Ph.D have changed the chemical structure of an existing HIV drug to help it reach cells and tissues where the virus resides. This could hasten efforts towards an eventual HIV cure as the intervention has been ‘successful in mice’
The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List features 120 of Africa’s brightest achievers under the age of 30 in four categories: business, technology, creatives and sport. The list celebrates pioneers who are building brands, creating jobs, innovating, leading, transforming and contributing to new industries and ultimately impacting positively on the continent.
The Zimbabwean government has outlawed the use of all foreign currencies in local transactions. This includes the United States dollar, British pound, South African rand and Botswana pula. The Zimbabwe dollar will now be the sole legal tender in the country.
At the 2019 BET Awards, Nigerian musical powerhouse Burna Boy won Best International Act, while South Africa’s Sho Madjozi won Best New International Act. With her win, Madjozi became the first South African female artist to win a BET award.
South African teenagers will attempt to fly across the continent on a four-seater Sling 4 plane that was assembled by a group of 20 students from a kit manufactured in South Africa by the Airplane Factory. The teens have already made a successful flight to their first stop in Namibia.
Poverty porn is and has always been a means of exploiting the poor and their suffering for financial gain and general consumption. It has become so mainstream and effective that the word “poverty” is synonymous with the developing world. Even with a wealth of knowledge and resources at our fingertips, divisive and limiting narratives still abound.
Entrepreneurship is difficult even when a concept is sound. Many entrepreneurs have had to pivot and make a fundamental change to their business if their product or service failed to meet the needs of the intended market. This is the tactic that Obanor Chukwuwezam and Ogunlana Olumide, the co-founders of Prepclass, had to employ to make their company thrive.
While other African countries have been petitioning for decades and are actively moving towards the repatriation of cultural artefacts that were plundered during the colonial era, Kenya has only recently launched an investigation into which objects were removed from the East African nation, where in the West they are housed and who holds the agency to demand their repatriation.
The Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by the North African country of Egypt, is the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.