Women and Girls Summit tackles issues affecting African women

The inaugural Women and Girls Summit 2014 will bring together a thousand women from all over Africa to discuss social, health and economic issues.

Celebrating Africa Day with #BasslineFest

This year marked the 55th year founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), presently known as the Africa Union (AU), which is celebrated...

A first for Africa: graduating with an indigenous knowledge degree

It’s Africa Month so we take a look at the degree in indigenous knowledge systems offered at North West University. The first batch of...

5 women giving Africa’s entrepreneurs a helping hand

There are thousands of African women creating successful businesses, leaving inspiration and change in their wake, and in a small way helping to uplift Africa's narrative. The five women below are making massive strides in their respective business sectors, changing their industries and improving business for other women in Africa.


A South African company has been named the top agency at the Global Purpose Awards 2020 in the United Kingdom.  The awards recognise campaigns...

Remembering Africans’ role in ending World War 2

Many Africans enlisted – or were conscripted by their colonial ruler, Britain – to fight the Axis countries in World War 2. They were instrumental in bringing an end to the war, which was fought across Africa, Europe and the East, yet there is not much known about their contribution.

Mobile money is transforming Africa’s economy

A "disruptive innovation", mobile bank accounts have taken off across Africa, particularly in Kenya, where the alternative to traditional banking has spread rapidly and outstrips technology available in the US and Europe.

Homecoming Revolution expands to African diaspora

Fifteen years ago, after seven years working in London, Angel Jones felt the tug of home when she heard Nelson Mandela speak in Trafalgar Square. She came back to South Africa and, in 2003, set up Homecoming Revolution as a non-profit organisation to encourage expats to return, and smooth their trip home.

Telling our African stories

The launch of African Independent, by Independent Media, diversifies the media landscape by offering a space to tell stories for Africans, by Africans. Jovial Rantao heads up the editorial team, and he says it is his "big African baby".

Anti-corruption courses in African business schools could help end graft

Education could be a valuable weapon in Africa's fight against corruption. Three business schools - in Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa - already offer anti-graft coursework, and the results are positive.