Tag Archives: Continent: Africa

09Oct/17

Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf leaves mixed legacy for women as she steps down

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first female president when she was elected in 2005. She came to power vowing to empower women in Liberia, whose efforts had helped end the civil war. Her rise has made her a great role model for women across the country. But as her mandate draws to a close, how much has actually changed for women in Liberia? Continue reading

18Sep/17

Cape Town grain silo turned into Africa’s largest art museum

What was an abandoned grain silo is now the largest museum of contemporary African art in Africa. Continue reading

02May/17

Cape Town Comic Con brings out Africa’s geeky side

SHOWS: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (APRIL 29, 2017) (REUTERS) – Comic book and science fiction fans and creators from around the world were in Cape Town this weekend for the second edition of the city’s Comic Con.
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02Apr/17

Nigerian students in India worry about safety as hostilities loom large

The brutal attack by a mob on Nigerian nationals has turned the life of African students upside down and has forced them to live with a sense of fear and anxiety.

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17Mar/17

Airbnb aims to double African customers this year

United States tech company, Airbnb, hopes to maintain its rapid rate of growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million.
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21Feb/17

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93 on Tuesday (February 21). Last year he was confirmed as his party’s sole candidate for the next presidential election in 2018, when he will be 94 years old.
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19Dec/16

Ethiopia opens 1800-megawatt GIBE III Dam

Ethiopia has officially opened the Gibe III Dam, the third largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. This is part of Addis Ababa’s plan to raise power output to 17,346 megawatts from a current capacity of just over 2,200 from hydropower, wind and geothermal sources, part of which the government wants to export to neighbouring countries.

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27Nov/16

Angolans remember ‘son of Africa’ Fidel Castro

Angola remembers Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who died on Friday aged 90.

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14Nov/16

America’s Essence festival in Africa for the first time

Durban hosts first Essence festival in Africa – an event that provides an opportunity to connect scattered populations of black people with similar ambitions in music, fashion, artist, women empowerment and business. Continue reading

10Nov/16

Morocco climate change conference sheds bright light on Africa

Governments meeting in Morocco are expected to produce action plans on how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to slow global warming and one of them is the need to develop Africa, a continent that continues to pay the price for the industries of developed nations. In Paris, they spoke about the need to electrify African countries among other actions but this conference is expected to show how they will do that despite the funding and technical challenges behind implementation.

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