Rihanna's charity work with the Clara Lionel Foundation is helping Malawian girls get to school

Rihanna supports Malawian schoolgirls with bicycles and scholarships

Barbadian singer Rihanna is using her clout as a world famous pop star to support education in Malawi. Through her charity she is donating...
A typical Africanis, with a long snout, an elegant medium-sized build, short coat, pointed ears and upturned tail, in KwaZulu-Natal. (Image: Johan Gallant, © Africanis Society

Africanis – the dog of Africa

You'll see them on the dirt roads of rural South Africa: undistinguished medium-sized dogs with long snouts, short brownish coats and springy upturned tails. Some dismiss them as mongrels, but these dogs have a lineage going back 7 000 years. They are the Africanis – the dog of Africa.

13-million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestry

A Kenyan discovery of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living great apes – including humans –...
An app developed by Kenyan schoolgirls that addresses female health issues has got the attention of Google.

Kenyan schoolgirls create female health app for Google

Five Kenyan teenagers, aged 15 to 17, have been selected to take part in the Google Technovation software development competition. Their innovative app design...

Africa’s Great Green Wall can stop African migration

Originally conceived to stop the spread of deserts, the Great Green Wall of Africa is now not only a means of slowing climate change,...

Africa from A to Z – a snapshot of the 55 states

Think you know Africa? Think again. Our continent of 54 countries holds a fascinating range of histories, languages, amazing people, and diverse and complex cultures. From Algeria to Zimbabwe, here's a snapshot of each country on a continent South Africa should know more about.

Forbes Africa, young entrepreneurs, 30 Under 30, business leaders of the future, Africa

South Africans among Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 young entrepreneurs

The influential Forbes Africa business magazine unveiled its annual 30 Under 30 young African entrepreneurs on 1 June 2017. The list features up-and-coming small...

Innovation Prize for Africa recognises Lakheni

A South African initiative that uses group buying power to lower food prices for needy communities, using a mobile app, has been nominated for...
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the first African director-general of the World Health Organization

Ethiopian minister is first African to head the World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been chosen as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).CD AndersonDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Press release: Brand South Africa commemorates Africa Day

Brand South Africa commemorates Africa Day by reflecting on the dynamics of socio-political change.Johannesburg, Thursday 25 May 2017 – Today the world commemorates Africa...

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