Kenyan artwork is going under the hammer for the first time at a major auction house in London. It is one of the latest signs that people affected by the economic crisis in Europe are increasingly turning to African art for less expensive work. In recent years, international buyers have invested millions of dollars in [...]
Across the world, women make up about half the population yet they never come close to holding 50 percent of the positions of power in any government. In the US, only six out of 50 states have a female governor. In Africa, there are only two female presidents, out of 54 African Union member states. [...]
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The announcement by the Rockefeller Foundation of an initiative to create jobs in Africa focusing on the digital field has been lauded as an important strategy by Jack Leslie, chairperson of Weber Shandiwick, a leading public relations firm. “Digital holds tremendous opportunity for Africa,” Leslie said, particularly for Africa which [...]
Ziggy Marley and director David Alexanian discuss their six-part documentary series, “Marley Africa Road Trip” about Ziggy, Robbie and Rohan Marley’s journey to Africa.
Tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers are depriving Africa of the benefits of its resources boom, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan has said. Firms that shift profits to lower tax jurisdictions cost Africa $38 billion a year, says a report produced by a panel he heads. “Africa loses twice as much money through these [...]
It’s almost impossible these days to switch on South African radio or television, or read a local newspaper, website or tweet, and not hear Nelson Mandela’s name mentioned. Friday marked the 19th anniversary of Mandela’s inauguration as South Africa’s first democratically elected — and first black — president, four years after he was released from [...]
While the African continent has made great strides economically in the last decade can it sustain its gains and growth? Inside Story, with presenter Hazem Sika, discusses the issue with guests: Oladiran Bello, the head of governance of Africa’s Resources Program at South Africa’s Institute of International Studies; Aly Khan Satchu, an economist and CEO [...]
Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest Man, became a billionaire and one of the 50 richest people in the world by growing his company into the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa.
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa have managed to buck the global economic turmoil and are recording growth. But the International Monetary Fund has warned that while Africa is beginning to deliver on its economic potential, many problems remain, including poverty, inequality and high youth unemployment. Here’s a report on young South Africans in Soweto and their [...]
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Friday urged neighboring countries to help stabilize the violence-wracked Central African Republic, indicating that unrest in the coup-hit nation could otherwise spread throughout the region.