Les Amazones d’Afrique sing for human rights and gender equality

An all-female music supergroup, made up of some of Africa's legendary performers, are collaborating to drive gender equality and human rights on the continent.Including...
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African Union choose new chairperson

Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been chosen as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission. Mahamat replaces South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.Brand...
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UN Data Forum: stats can improve lives

The first United Nations World Data Forum was held in Cape Town. With more and more data circulating, it can be used to improve...

Big costs of gender gap in sub-Saharan Africa

African girls are better educated than a generation ago. Women are taking more leadership roles and building successful business careers. However, a new United...

Powerful women shape Africa

Women have left their mark in various fields across the continent of Africa. From medicine to fashion design and politics, they have tackled huge challenges and have emerged victorious. Their stories serve to inspire future generations.

Gallery: Madagascar’s weird and wonderful wildlife

Madagascar’s dense rainforests hide plant and animal life unlike anything else on earth. Almost all of its reptiles, and roughly 90% of its mammals...

Madagascar’s natural resources under siege

Scientists are racing to preserve Madagascar's trove of unique flora and fauna as deforestation threatens the African island's diverse plant and animal wealth....

Southern Africa is running dry

Forty one million people in the SADC region of Africa are in need of humanitarian food aid. The worst drought in 35 years is...

From Mogadishu to Mayfair: Somali diaspora finds home in Johannesburg

During apartheid, Somalia took in South Africans fleeing from an oppressive government. In recent times, South Africa has had to pay back the favour, taking in Somali refugees running from a civil war. In Johannesburg, particularly, Somalis have found a home in a bustling neighbourhood where their entrepreneurial spirit can thrive: Mayfair.

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Africa: The tech continent

Mobile technology is allowing tech-savvy Africans to leapfrog western developers, developing African solutions to African problems. Here is a short list of the more innovative companies operating in Africa today.

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