Kenya launches airport solar project

In early 2016, South Africa opened the continent’s first solar-powered airport in the Western Cape - George Airport, which serves over 600,000 passengers annually....

Ghana’s energy industry becomes a boon for the economy

On October 15 President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the opening of the country’s first open and competitive round of bidding for energy exploration licences, with...

US announces new Africa policy

The United States yesterday outlined its Africa strategy by reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as...

Everything you need to know about South Africa’s National Minimum Wage

by Wilmien Wicomb for GroundUp On 27 November, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the National Minimum Wage Act. This was a significant moment for workers, because while certain vulnerable employees...

The global internet hit a tipping point thanks to Africa

By Abdi Latif Dahir for Quartz This year will prove to be a transformative moment for the internet. For the first time ever, more than half of the...

Netflix orders first African original series

by Kaltrina Bylykbashi Netflix has ordered Queen Sono, a drama about a secret agent, as its first African original series. The news was confirmed by South African talent...

Top 5 African countries with the highest-ranking passports

According to the Global Passport Power ranking, these are the top 5 African countries with the highest-ranking passports: Seychelles – is the highest-ranking African...

Egypt aims to kickstart African trade as it takes AU chair

Egypt is promoting itself as a linchpin for intra-African trade and a model of economic reform as it prepares to chair the African Union...

Mauritius named Golfing Destination of the Year

Mauritius was named Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, Indian Ocean and the Gulf States at the IAGTO awards in Slovenia recently. It won...

World’s largest museum dedicated to black civilizations opens in Senegal

After 52 years of waiting, Senegal is finally opening what has been described as the largest museum of black civilization in the capital, Dakar. With...