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The Open Africa Initiative, founded by the Africa50 Global Shapers in May 2017, is making strides in its quest to advocate a better future for young Africans through increased intra-Africa trade.

Open Africa Initiative shines at Davos 2018

The Open Africa Initiative, a programme aimed at advancing the concept of intra-Africa economic and cultural integration – while boosting the continent's young entrepreneurs...
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Africa must ensure it is an integral partner on global agenda

Changes in today’s global landscape require emerging markets to consider how they must shape their own future, writes Brand South Africa CEO Dr Kingsley...

Google Africa sets up mentorship programmes for tech designers, entrepreneurs

Google Launchpad and Google Play South Africa were launched in November 2017 to boost African technology start-ups and develop a unique African design aesthetic.CD...
Watch South Africa's late reggae king in action in five of his biggest songs

Remembering Lucky Dube, ten years on

In October 2007, one of South Africa's greatest musical sons died. Celebrate the life and art of reggae artist Lucky Dube with five of...
Thomas and Friends, Nia the Kenyan train engine,

Kenyan train joins Thomas and Friends TV show

A new African character comes to Tidmouth Sheds, home to popular children's television show Thomas and Friends, in 2018. Meet Nia the Kenyan engine,...
South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu explores the country's heritage through food in her new cookery book

Cookbook celebrates South Africa’s culinary heritage

South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu is taking local cuisine to the world with the release of her new cookbook, Through the Eyes of an...
AfriDocs is an online streaming service devoted to quality documentaries about Africa and its people.

Five essential African documentaries you can watch online right now

AfriDocs is a multi-platform streaming service featuring some of the best documentaries about Africa available to watch for free and in an instant, right...
Acclaimed science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor creates new African character for Marvel Comics.

Meet Ngozi, Marvel Comics’ first truly African superhero

The US comic book publisher and creator of some of the most popular superheroes, Marvel, has unveiled its newest project: a Nigerian female superhero...
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,...

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