Travelling helps to broaden horizons and change ingrained perceptions which makes it a necessary endeavour for the liberated African youth. Jessica Nabongo is showing the world what African tourism and digital nomad-ism looks like. She is "on a mission to become the first black woman to travel to all of the countries in the world".
Egypt and Ethiopia are at odds over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam, a US$4 billion hydroelectric project that may reduce the Nile water that feeds into Egyptian fields and reservoirs from Ethiopia’s highlands and via Sudan.
As we celebrate Africa Day 2018, let this be the start of accelerated progress to energise us to leverage the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement and beat hunger, malnutrition, youth unemployment, poverty and climate vulnerability.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases. Africa has its own store of medicinal plants, such as those used in Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Scientists are finding new ways to exploit these plants for medicinal purposes.
Fatou Kandé Senghor is a Senegalese artist and filmmaker. She talks about the pan-African icons of her youth, the icons of Senegalese society, and the difficulties of passing on their lessons to her daughters in the digitalised and globalised 21st century.
Mũkoma wa Ngũgi explores a redefinition of what ‘icon’ means in the African context, the unearthing of names that are all too often forgotten, the invisibility of female icons in our historical narratives, and the nature and role of the diaspora in our cultural, political and economic production
UN Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee has one of those CVs that will blow you away. Sneak a peek at his Twitter bio and you will see what we are talking about. Ex Indian Special Forces. Ex Red Cross. Princeton alumnus. And a presiding don of the opinion pages at Huffington Post and Reuters. We’re sure you see what we are talking about. He’s a man worth paying attention to. We’re glad he recently spared a few minutes to sit down for an interview with Dr Diana Wangari who brings us the scoop.
Good career advice is hard to come by. Fortunately for all of us, Dr Jacqueline M. Applegate, the subject of a new interview on This Is Africa has it in spades. “In order to excel in your career, my advice is to be 100% committed to figuring out how to make your dreams a reality. Take the cards you’ve been dealt, play your hand well, and enjoy the journey!”
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. The policy will open up the east African country to African visitors, and it will undoubtedly ease the free movement of African nationals and boost tourism.
In response to the statement by the Senator of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on the Herero and Nama genocide, the OvaHerero, Mbanderu and Nama Genocide Institute has issued a letter outlining measures towards the “decolonisation” of Hamburg as reparation
Rafael Marques has been honoured with the International Press Institute’s World Press Freedom Hero Award, which recognises journalists who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly at great personal risk.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will take delivery on 5 June 2018 of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900, the first for an African airline to operate 100 aircraft fleet in the history of the continent.
Various countries on the continent are encouraging young boys and girls to learn robotics. Namibia's first robotics school, ROBOTSCHOOL, will be launched, in June this year by Bjorn and Kirstin Wiedow.
A surge of migration is overrunning the south of Algeria. The country says it is ill equipped to handle it and has reached out to the UN for assistance. The UN, on the other hand, is accusing the nation of inhumanely rounding up and expelling sub-Saharan migrants
This Is Africa on November 17, 2017 — On the 15 of November the military in Zimbabwe took control of the country’s state broadcaster and also blocked off access to government offices, and parliament but denied it was taking over government. Military spokesperson, Major General S.B. Moyo made a televised statement saying the army is targeting “criminals around” President Robert Mugabe, who are “committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in order to bring them to justice”. Following the military takeover South Africa President Jacob Zuma sent special envoys to Zimbabwe to meet with President Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force but the political crisis is far from being resolved. Pres Mugabe appears to be still at the helm and in a surprising development he appeared in public for the first time since the coup to attend a graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University in Harare. Mugabe’s future remains uncertain and Zimbabwe is on tenterhooks as the political drama unfolds.
Zimbabwe’s coup d’état that never was? Cartoon. Damien Glez