Monday, February 18, 2019

Ethiopia swears in first female supreme court chief justice

Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday swore in Meaza Ashenafi as the country’s first female supreme court chief justice, building on efforts by reformist Prime Minister Abiy...

Ethiopia appoints Sahle-Work Zewde its first female president in modern history

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's...

Meet Betelhem Dessie, the 19-year-old tech genius coding at Ethiopia’s first...

By Alice McCool and Thomas Lewton, for CNN At 19-years-old, Betelhem Dessie is perhaps the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia's fast emerging tech scene, sometimes referred...

Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer from Burkina Faso wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’...

Yacouba Sawadogo is known as “the man who stopped the desert” and a co-winner of the Right Livelihood Award. Yacouba is a farmer from Burkina...

Africa’s 10 wealthiest cities

According to the Africa 2018 Wealth Report, the top African country in terms of average wealth per person is Mauritius, at $32,700, followed by...

Exclusive Interview: Davies Okeowo, CEO of Enterprise Hill

Davies Okeowo is the CEO of Enterprise Hill, a business solutions provider for MSMEs in Nigeria and Africa. He believes that Africa is "at...

How Africa’s film industry can unlock up to $2 billion box...

If Africa were to follow China’s example and broadly invest in cinema infrastructure, it could achieve annual box office revenues of $1.5 to $2...

The fast rising trend of Online Art Galleries in Africa

by Iweka Kingsley In February this year, ‘Tutu’ a painting by the renowned Nigerian artist, Ben Enwonwu, was auctioned and sold for an African record...