Space programs will boost development in Africa

Space programs will boost development in Africa

The fascinating space adventures of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand the future of business and industry here on Earth. Rockets and space are increasingly important to Africa, where more countries have been partnering to launch or are launching their own satellites. Still, discussions here remain more prosaic than […]

How green is Africa's future in reality?

How green is Africa's future in reality?

The recent BRICS Summit in South Africa highlights not only a shift in global geopolitics but also the importance of BRICS’ New Development Bank’s growing footprint in the infrastructure space, write Saliem Fakir and Yemi Katerere. The New Development Bank’s portfolio contains extensive commitments and policy direction towards green technologies, but it is unclear how […]

Minister for Africa statement on violence and human rights violations in Zimbabwe

Minister for Africa statement on violence and human rights violations in Zimbabwe

Minister for Africa statement on violence and human rights violations in Zimbabwe – GOV.UK Minister for Africa urges government of Zimbabwe and opposition party to call for calm amid violence following elections. Following a call with opposition and government leaders today, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin said: I am deeply concerned by the […]

Africa's week in pictures: 3-9 August 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 3-9 August 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A woman is among tens of thousands of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians celebrating the return of exiled patriarch Bishop Merkorios to the capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boys, who were not born when […]

Keerapa Active: Empowering Athletes In Africa

Keerapa Active: Empowering Athletes In Africa

A high-standard facility where Ghana’s budding football players can grow their talent. Building on its already established track record of supporting Ghanaian footballers and relying on $50,000 that is now mostly secured for the project, Keerapa Active needs to match these funds with another $50,000 to offer Ghana’s aspiring football players who want to become […]

Apply to compete in Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

Apply to compete in Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

The tech startup community across Africa is developing rapidly, and we’re beyond happy to return a second time to host TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria on December 11. More than 300 tech hubs across Africa connect and mentor entrepreneurs, and we can’t wait to showcase 15 of the continent’s best innovators, makers […]

NBA Stars Return to Africa to Mark Mandela's Birthday

NBA Stars Return to Africa to Mark Mandela's Birthday

The National Basketball Association was in South Africa this past week, a visit made in honor of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. In his spirit, the NBA organized several community programs in South Africa and the week ended on a high note in Pretoria as Team Africa took on a Team World […]