A Zimbabwean designer, inventor and entrepreneur has unveiled a series of firsts in the country with his company’s catalogue of new prototypes including a helicopter that uses different types of fuel, a locally-produced electric car, a ‘green’ generator and many others
Feminists and women’s rights organizations have expressed disappointment in the outcome of the UN development finance summit held this month in Addis Ababa, arguing that it risks “instrumentalising” women by casting gender equality as a means to economic development, rather than a fundamental right.
Twitter has become one of the world’s most engaging, electrifying, high context, as well as low context discourse platforms. You want to know a country’s people, check their Twitter. At the same time,it has become that monster terrorising society’s self esteem, instituting a form of dictatorship while running largely on mass, often uneducated opinion. Though it represents a new kind of freedom, it is another form of repression. And who are the worst affected? Women. Or rather, their bodies
Deposed former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has gone on trial in Senegal for war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. It is the first time the leader of an African state has been prosecuted by another
The idea of a smart city within the continent is draped in novelty . This utopian narrative showers those who reside in it with the promise of uninterrupted connectivity, supplied surely by corporates able to farm data under the pretext of enabling innovation, employment and ultimately seeing ‘Africa Rising’
We are in Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa with a beautiful, arid landscape, defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. We are celebrating the President’s day with the Tswana people.
Child marriage is still a huge problem in many African countries, with young girls in particular losing their futures as they are forced to drop out of education, encounter health problems and often face abuse
Africa is full of amazing landmarks such as the magnificent Royal Palaces of Abomey in the West African country of Benin
Hailing from a musical family, Nigerian-Australian singer/songwriter Gazele couples the fierce energy of soul singers such as Liv Warfield with the pop sensibility of Emeli Sande to create a vibrant musical experience. Flamboyant, fun and unapologetically soulful, Gazele is here and ready to pounce on the music industry with power and grace, as only she can. She is this Wednesday’s Woman Crush