Africa Featured World 

Get news on the go with the new AFRICA FEEDS app

Africa Feeds has launched its latest news app to enable readers and visitors to its news site to access the news on the go. The AFRICA FEEDS APP is now available on Google Play Store for free download. The app has been developed to segment news happenings on the African continent according to the various sub-regions. Other relevant segments including sports, showbiz among others have been well categorized for users to easily access latest happenings in those sectors. Africa Feeds provides you news on the go. Users of the App…

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Africa Business World 

Nielsen reveals stabilizing prospects in Africa

Africa’s markets are never quite what they seem as revealed by the latest Nielsen Africa Prospect Indicator (APi) which shows that amidst relentless change, country prospects are stabilising on the continent. This is evidenced by the fact that only two markets changed position on the latest APi ranking update, with Kenya remaining in top position, followed by Cote d’Ivoire. According to the latest results Nielsen Executive Director Intelligence Global Markets Ailsa Wingfield comments; “Looking at the broader macro prospects, it is clear that Sub-Saharan Africa’s momentum will take longer than expected to…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

The Ghanaian woman changing sex conversations in Africa

In 2009, 41-year old Ghanaian feminist and blogger, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and another colleague, Malaka Grant launched a project to spark conversations around sex and sexuality. The aim at the time was to create a platform for African women to freely talk about their sexual experiences. A website for that was launched and for ten years now the digital platform has been a space for many women, who regularly write about their experiences in their bedrooms. Thousands of women have equally visited the “Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women”…

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Africa Nigeria South Africa Southern Africa World 

South African Bishops demand action over xenophobic attacks

South African bishops from the Catholic church have demanded action from the government over recent violent attacks on African migrants. The Catholic Bishops have also dismissed claims by the South African government that the attacks on foreigners were not xenophobic. In a  statement the Bishops said the attacks cannot be justified and must not be explained away under the guise of criminality. “Once again we received reports of the authorities doing very little to protect the victims. We received reports of police standing by idly in Pretoria while shops were…

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Africa West Africa World 

Africa needs new ‘alliance for digitalisation’ of agriculture

New digital services designed to boost African agriculture could reach 250 million farmers by 2030 but only with coordinated efforts across the continent, the African Green Revolution Forum heard. Investment into digital innovations has so far been piecemeal across sub-Saharan Africa, achieving only six per cent penetration, according to a recent report by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Dalberg Advisors. But new tools aimed at smallholder farmers, such as mobile advisory services or online market platforms, could transform food production across Africa with the support and guidance of…

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Africa Business World 

Agricultural producers win 2019 Africa Food Prize

Two exceptional professionals, who are both at the same time successful agricultural producers have been announced as the joint winners of the 2019 Africa Food Prize. Dr. Emma Naluyima, a smallholder farmer and private veterinarian from Uganda, and Baba Dioum, a policy champion and agricultural entrepreneur from Senegal were recognized for their remarkable achievements in demonstrating and promoting innovative and sustainable growth in Africa´s agriculture through improved resource use and market links. Rather than pursue a promising institutional career, Dr. Naluyima quit employment to become a farmer, transforming her one-acre plot into…

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Africa Nigeria South Africa Southern Africa World 

Outrage across Africa over xenophobic attacks in SA

A number of African countries are livid about the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Some South Africans have been captured in viral videos torturing other African migrants in the latest attacks in Johannesburg. For months now, Nigerians have been protesting what they call xenophobic attacks on their nationals in South Africa. Some 800,000 Nigerians reside in South Africa and some 128 of them have been killed in attacks since 2016. The latest attacks on foreigners in South Africa started last week after a taxi driver was murdered by an…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Mr Eazi’s emPawa project gives hope to African artistes

This year Nigerian-born artist and music executive Mr Eazi launched his emPawa Africa incubator program to support African artistes. The initiative is aimed at investing in the next generation of African talents, largely emerging music stars who lack the needed support. On August 15 entries were opened for submissions from rising African artistes. 30 artists will receive funds to film their music video, get to be mentored and given guidance from musicians like Diamond Platinumz, Sarkodie, Kwesta, Guilty Beatz, Juls, E. Kelly, DJ Neptune, Diplo and Mr Eazi himself. The…

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Africa Business East Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda to host global business forum on AfCFTA

Rwanda is set to host a major investment forum on August 9 with focus being placed on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and how to attract Foreign Direct Investments. The forum is dubbed the Golden Business Forum and is set to host over 600 investors and delegates from across the world. Set to take place at Rwanda’s Radisson Blu and Convention Center it will seek to connect Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to the rest of the world. Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) is the organizing body.…

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Africa Business World 

The US-Africa trade pact losing it’s spark

The United States in the past was the place to go for sub-Saharan African countries in terms of trade. It used to be the leading trading partner of Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa but that is changing. The emergence of China on the scene over the past decade has meant that African countries now have an alternative super power to deal with. China is willing to give many African countries what they seem to want – that’s aid for projects China is not willing to force on them. There are no…

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