North Africa

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,...

Algeria ready to strengthen trade and industry ties with South Africa

Algerian ambassador to South Africa Abd-El-Naceur Belaid called for stronger economic partnerships between Algeria and South Africa at an Algeria-South Africa trade and investment...

The Impact, Profile, and Reputation of South Africa on the African Continent

EY Africa Attractiveness Survey 2015 SA is the top destination for FDI projects – the country attracted 121 projects in 2014/15 SA was...

A journey around Africa with ten great songs

Celebrate Africa Month by taking a tour of the continent's best beats: classic favourites, hidden gems and contemporary hits. From west to south, Mali to Mzansi, bask in the rhythms and melodies that make Africa's heart beat proudly.

‘The destiny of Africa is in your hands’ – Brand South Africa CEO Kingsley...

Read the full text of the address by the CEO of Brand South Africa, Mr Kingsley Makhubela, at the Africa and Middle East Conference of the Junior Chamber International on Thursday 5 May 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

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.

Portal to boost African music

Music In Africa plans to get the world's ears tuned to the music of the continent. It's an online portal that serves the African music industry – whether that be producers in Harare, musicians in New York or singers in the Dakar. Africa offers much diversity and talent, and that needs to be offered to the world.

Africa’s economic rise is real – EY report

Despite clear evidence of sustained progress, many remain sceptical about Africa. A new report by Ernst and Young highlights the continent's tremendous economic progress over the past two decades with the message: Africa's rise is real.

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa on the rise

Foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa is on the rise, with the continent's share of global FDI projects at its highest level in a decade, and improved perceptions making it the second-most attractive investment destination in the world, according to Ernst & Young's 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey.

Films explore urban African tapestry

Six short films, making up the African Metropolis series, place the dynamic, growing cities of Africa on the big screen. "These films represent Africa in conversation with itself," explains one of the featured directors. The series has been screened at several international festivals.