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Converse Africa is a movement with a focus on developing the African youth's consciousness, telling Africa's stories for change.
By Ingrid Lunden While Spotify dukes it out with Apple and other big tech names to target high-end users in mostly developed markets, a startup out of China has raised some money to expand its music streaming business in the massive but still nascent market of Africa. Boomplay, a service founded by Transsnet...
By Binyavanga Wainaina Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘Zanzibar’, ‘Masai’, ‘Zulu’, ‘Zambezi’, ‘Congo’, ‘Nile’, ‘Big’, ‘Sky’, ‘Shadow’, ‘Drum’, ‘Sun’ or ‘Bygone’. Also useful are words such as ‘Guerrillas’, ‘Timeless’, ‘Primordial’ and ‘Tribal’. Note that ‘People’ means Africans who...
By Evelyne Musambi A Ugandan ‘explorer’ has joined the vaunted list of European adventurers such as Johannes Rebmann and Johann Ludwig Krapf who are credited with discovering Mt Kenya in 1849. Milton Allimadi last week on April 23 made a nature discovery in London, UK and wasted no time in giving it...
By ALHASSAN PEREIRA IBRAHIM The colonization of Africa was a multifaceted subjugation of political and economic independence, language, religion and culture. In both the Arab and European colonization of Africa, religion was a central tenet, and the theology of each form of colonization has contributed immeasurably to the state of...
By Judd Devermont & Catherine Chiang The Issue Sub-Saharan African countries are experiencing economic distress from the U.S.-China trade war. Although not the target of the trade dispute, U.S. tariffs have precipitated drops in commodity prices, local currencies, and major stock exchanges. African Development Bank experts warn that the trade...
By Shola Lawal In 1983, Nigeria expelled two million undocumented West African migrants, half of whom were from Ghana. The sturdy, checked bags into which they packed their belongings have become a symbol of exclusion and intolerance. Nearly four decades later, the region is yet to confront its emotional baggage. It...
By Ikhide R. Ikheloa "The indifference to the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria, the country with the largest black population on the planet, is as much linked to the unpunished police shootings of unarmed black people in America as it is linked to the murder of black mine workers demanding...
On this sunny Thursday morning, the crowd trickled in one after the other. Cars drove into the take-off spot. The enthusiasm was high; high enough to bespeak how much Nigerians appreciate a feat and are willing to celebrate it. These were people from all walks of life gathered for...
By William Niba According to a new audit report by the Geneva-based financier, which has raised more than $37 billion since its founding in 2002, fraudsters in seven African countries are damaging the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Nigeria's Premium...
By Euronews with Reuters  Belgium apologised on Thursday for the abduction of thousands of children born to mixed-race couples during its colonial-era rule between 1959 and 1962 of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda. The apology was the first time...
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