Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019

Africa

African Storytellers Tap Into Rich Tradition

Why don’t chickens fly? When did the moon learn to be kind? Those and other mysteries were unravelled by dozens of African storytellers in Nairobi on Saturday, helping keep alive oral traditions increasingly under threat in the internet and smartphone age. “To have that storyteller in front of you with an audience being able to […]

New Kids On The Block Kawangware Kings

Under the management of Damiano Lirechi, aka (damian_lion), the team has been able to record major tracks with one of the best producers like Motif and AJ. And their resent duet known as kawangware kings titled after their sizling music brand name. Trappin” n dabbin” is a masterpiece produced by AJ ft Motif,  the track […]

South Africa Killings Should Be Investigated, Anti-Corruption Agency Says

JOHANNESBURG — A South African anti-corruption agency has called for a police investigation into the killings of three political figures who had accused their rivals of corruptly diverting money intended for the renovation of a community hall. The public protector’s office said in a report released Thursday that the police should investigate “the root causes” […]

Africa Top10 News

1Bread Protests in Sudan Force State of Emergency Sudan has seen sporadic protests this year over rising living costs, with its currency devalued twice and some subsidies cut, which has led to the price of bread doubling. These have been part of austerity measures enacted to comply with International Monetary Fund recommendations for the economy […]

Facebook’s Growing Momentum in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook (Facebook.com) grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at our infographic to see our year in numbers, projects and highlights and learn how we […]

Nigeria's former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity

Air Marshall Alex Badeh shot dead near Abuja as authorities struggle with increase in violence in oil-rich Niger Delta. Nigeria’s former chief of defence Air Marshall Alex Badeh, who was facing trial for alleged fraud, criminal breach of trust and money laundering, has been killed by unknown gunmen. Badeh was shot dead on Tuesday on the outskirts […]

China Dumps 'Vanity Projects' In Africa

Not long ago, Chinese engineers were putting the finishing touches to two expensive rail projects in east Africa, one linking Djibouti on the Red Sea to landlocked Ethiopia, the other running from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to the capital, Nairobi. But less than 18 months after both lines were inaugurated with grandiose talk of Chinese-led east […]

Blood-delivery drones spark Ghana row

A row has broken out in Ghana over the government’s decision to buy unmanned drones to deliver blood and essential medicines. The government wants the drones to deliver to hospitals nationwide, especially in remote areas. Some MPs say they want more spent on clinics and ambulances instead of what they call a high-tech vanity project. […]

Kabila’s ‘hardline’ choice for DR Congo president

President Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, has a fearsome reputation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The question is whether Mr Shadary can convert that into a victory in Sunday’s presidential election. The former deputy premier and interior minister is said by many to have earned the nickname “back-to-back” for his role in […]

Africa Top10 News

1Aeroponics Set to Lead Nigeria on the Path to Increased Food Production Samson Ogbole is trying to solve a problem many aren’t aware exists. In his native Nigeria there is a shortage of land needed to provide food for its ever-growing population of 190 million. There are only 30 million hectares of farmland under cultivation […]