New tech, trends, collaborations at Fak’ugesi

The Fak'ugesi Conference was one several events during the 10-day Fak'ugesi: African Digital Innovation Festival. Discussions at the conference included the experiences of and...

Meet Ngozi, Marvel Comics’ first truly African superhero

The US comic book publisher and creator of some of the most popular superheroes, Marvel, has unveiled its newest project: a Nigerian female superhero...

Rihanna supports Malawian schoolgirls with bicycles and scholarships

Barbadian singer Rihanna is using her clout as a world famous pop star to support education in Malawi. Through her charity she is donating...

Kenyan schoolgirls create female health app for Google

Five Kenyan teenagers, aged 15 to 17, have been selected to take part in the Google Technovation software development competition. Their innovative app design...

Africa’s Great Green Wall can stop African migration

Originally conceived to stop the spread of deserts, the Great Green Wall of Africa is now not only a means of slowing climate change,...

South Africans among Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 young entrepreneurs

The influential Forbes Africa business magazine unveiled its annual 30 Under 30 young African entrepreneurs on 1 June 2017. The list features up-and-coming small...

Innovation Prize for Africa recognises Lakheni

A South African initiative that uses group buying power to lower food prices for needy communities, using a mobile app, has been nominated for...

Ethiopian minister is first African to head the World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been chosen as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). CD Anderson Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Press release: Brand South Africa commemorates Africa Day

Brand South Africa commemorates Africa Day by reflecting on the dynamics of socio-political change. Johannesburg, Thursday 25 May 2017 – Today the world commemorates Africa...

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...