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South Africa’s commercial radio stations

A guide to South Africa's commercial radio stations, which includes what each offers, what frequency to tune into and where the broadcasting areas are. Brand...

Les Amazones d’Afrique sing for human rights and gender equality

An all-female music supergroup, made up of some of Africa's legendary performers, are collaborating to drive gender equality and human rights on the continent. CD...

The Met in New York showcases 100 years of West African photography

West Africa's rich photographic tradition is getting worldwide attention at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition showcases nearly 80 portraits from countries such as Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone dating back to the 1870s.

West Africa rises to the occasion

Renting a car in West Africa now means you can offset your carbon emissions by generating credits from the distribution of energy efficient stoves in Ivory Coast following the first carbon credits transaction involving a seller and a buyer in the region.

South Africa’s u17 team make history

The Amajimbos gave beleaguered South African sports fans some hope when they became the country's first-ever team to qualify for the under-17 Fifa World Cup by beating Cameroon 3-1 at the CAF African Youth Championship at the weekend.

Beefy Cameroon gives SA a taste of Afcon

Sibusiso Vilakazi's second-half goal earned an inspired Bafana Bafana a 1-1 draw with Cameroon in an international friendly at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville this weekend - a performance coach Shakes Mashaba believes is an indicator of what we can expect from the Afcon tournament, which kicks off on Saturday.

Ebola survivors share life-saving tips via mobile app

"Yes, I survived Ebola," a Guinean woman said in the first message sent through an interactive application that is being used to deliver public health information about Ebola to affected populations, helping to reduce the stigma faced by survivors in West Africa.

Africa plans to splurge on infrastructure

Infrastructure spend in sub-saharan Africa will balloon to $180-billion a year by 2025, says PricewaterhouseCoopers, which adds that infrastructure is key to economic growth and reducing poverty. The most ambitious plans are in South Africa and Nigeria, making up almost 60% of the spend.

South Africa scores for global integration

South Africa's economy is more connected to the global economy than its peers in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, according to the latest Visa Africa Integration Index, which aims to foster economic openness and facilitate growth from greater cross-border interaction between the 11 countries included in the study.

Infographic: South Africa and Ghana

Brand South Africa and Brand Ghana are hosting a dialogue in the capital of Accra this week on building competitive African nation brands. At the same time, the South Africa Incorporated research project is also in the West African country to find out what they think about us.  Here’s how the two countries fare in some of the more important economic indicators.