Meet Africa's Newest Crocodile Species

Meet Africa's Newest Crocodile Species

Most people have difficulty tell alligators and crocodiles apart—it’s all about the snout. But telling one crocodile from another is a much more difficult, specialized task. That’s why it took researchers almost 200 years to finally determine that a kind of crocodile found in central Africa is actually two species, reports Douglas Main at National […]

Africa's week in pictures: 19-25 October 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 19-25 October 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption Rich diamond fields in northern Angola, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, are pictured from a helicopter on Saturday…. Image copyright EPA Image caption Over the last month, the […]

Bringing Africa to the World

Bringing Africa to the World

WASHINGTON — Gus Casely-Hayford, of London, started as the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in February. He talks about his passion for sharing the astonishing breadth of his parents’ continent, the need to go global and digital, and his desire to renovate. This interview has been edited and condensed. What strikes […]

Integrate regionally for stronger, sustainable growth in resource-rich sub-Saharan Africa

Integrate regionally for stronger, sustainable growth in resource-rich sub-Saharan Africa

Africa faces many challenges. By 2020, the continent will be the world’s last frontier to ending extreme poverty. To generate stronger and sustained growth in resource-rich Africa will require more and better human and physical capital and stronger market and government institutions. Given the smaller size of some sub-Saharan African countries, policies to improve the […]

Russia set to expand military power to Africa with echoes of Cold War

Russia set to expand military power to Africa with echoes of Cold War

Russia is prepared to increase the number of military instructors based in the country, embroiled in a six-year civil war, in a move which has striking parallels with the Soviet Union’s Cold War expansionist policy. Mikhail Bogdanov, the country’s Africa representative and deputy foreign minister said: “It all depends on the will of the country’s […]

Mall for Africa to sell US cars to customers in Nigeria

Mall for Africa to sell US cars to customers in Nigeria

Mall for Africa, an award-winning patented e-commerce platform, will add cars from the United States to the long list of items that it sells. The company said it will sell American made cars to its customers in Nigeria, effective immediately, with plans to expand to 16 additional countries over the next year. “Over the years, […]

How solar power is changing lives in Africa

How solar power is changing lives in Africa

In June 2018, Bouake, the second largest city of Cote d’Ivoire, suffered its first-ever shutdown of domestic water supply. The country’s dammed lake, which supplies 70 percent of the city’s water supply, completely ran dry. According to many experts, this was yet-again another consequence of climate change. As a result of the drought, the people […]

Africa Women Cup of Nations 2018 draw: Ghana vs Cameroon and Nigeria vs South Africa in group stages

Africa Women Cup of Nations 2018 draw: Ghana vs Cameroon and Nigeria vs South Africa in group stages

The finalists have learned their fate ahead of next month’s tournament and there are some interesting games to look forward to Nigeria will begin their Africa Women Cup of Nations defence against South Africa after Sunday’s draw threw together Ghana and Cameroon in the pick of the group-stage matches. The Super Falcons triumphed on Cameroonian […]

Africa's Mr Development

Africa's Mr Development

A complete irony that just as the words ‘women power’ are mentioned in the room, the power goes off. It’s a cold winter’s day in Johannesburg and the Greenside suburb that we are in for this interview is encountering unscheduled load-shedding. The word power was in describing Phuti Mahanyele’s and Stacey Brewer’s ascent to corporate […]