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The Barack Obama University in Kenya has been closed – before it even had the chance to open its doors. The unregistered institution in Ndenderu, Kiambu county was recently shut down by the Commission of University [...]

Botswana speaks: The do’s and don’ts of taking drones on safari

An admission: 99% of this article is don’ts. Drones are a contentious subject to many, especially safari-goers. Camera-carrying unmanned helicopters can get tourists the perfect shot – but they can [...]

Is it a miracle? Zambian pastor ‘turns water into petrol’

Christ returns to Earth but his miracles probably won’t go down well amongst environmentalists.

$1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars: Zimbabwe’s new eye-watering exchange rate

In Zimbabwe, quadrillions of local dollars are currently being exchanged for just a few US dollars, as President Mugabe’s government begins phasing out its virtually worthless national currency. The Zimbabwean [...]

Broadcasting from Kenya to the world: The tech-savvy African media house with big ambitions

From cloud computing to social media, Spielworks Media founder Dorothy Ghettuba explains how new technologies are spearheading her company’s growth

Philippine teenager flies to Sudan specialist for life-saving heart surgery

A teenager from the Philippines has been flown to Sudan to undergo life-saving surgery at a world-leading Khartoum hospital specialising in complex heart operations. Reynaldo Nilo was diagnosed with rheumatic heart [...]

Is cryptocurrency tech about to revolutionise land rights in Northern Ghana?

A remarkable solution to Africa’s land rights question is gaining traction in Northern Ghana. By registering land titles on a block chain style database Africa Youth Peace Call (AYPC) believe that [...]

Grave diggers in Ethiopia discover dazzling 2,000-year-old treasures that reveal link to Ancient Rome

An “extraordinary” haul of ancient treasures from the Roman empire and Aksumite kingdom have been discovered by archeologists in northern Ethiopia. The discoveries include everything from luxurious jewellery to bronze trinkets [...]

Huge python finds a new home – inside a Limpopo ambulance engine

A heavyweight African python took up an unlikely new home last week, eschewing the sundry hovels and dens across the Kruger National Park and instead settling down in a Limpopo [...]

Trevor Noah sums up FIFA corruption scandal in one perfect line

South African comedian Trevor Noah has offered his thoughts on the ongoing scandal currently enveloping world football’s governing body, Fifa. The acerbic comic is currently in South Africa for a string of [...]

Man dedicates 40th birthday to the last male Northern white rhino on Earth

Jeremy Taylor is turning 40 next month and this is great news for the world’s remaining white rhino population. The man from upstate New York is dedicating his big 4-0 [...]

Award-winning water filter uses nanotechnology and sand to make clean H2o

A water filter that can absorb anything from copper and fluoride to bacteria, viruses and pesticides has won a prestigious African innovation prize. The award-winning device uses an unlikely mix [...]

Groundbreaking gravity lamp on cusp of being mass-produced in Kenya

In areas of developing countries where electricity is either unreliable or non-existent, kerosene lamps are the go-to choice for illuminating a household in the evening. Unfortunately, inhaling burning kerosene is not [...]

Start your engines: Road trip for African tech start-ups opens applications

A Berlin-based start-up accelerator and advisory firm is opening up the latest round of its pan-African bus tours for corporate executives, founders and investors. Ampion are an NGO who promote [...]

Eliza Anyangwe: “African people don’t want your stinky T-shirts”

It’s a wonder anybody from the West ever travels to Africa. Of the great African continent, European and US media have but a few stories to tell: death, destruction, disease, corruption… [...]

Tour guide revolution: How to travel across the world with a local in your pocket

If you love getting a local perspective on your travels to far flung places but can’t stand following around a boorish tour guide then a new smartphone app might just be [...]

Eight year old girl takes the fight to rhino poachers… with cookies and dogs

Alyssa Carter was just six-years-old when she decided that she needed to join the fight to save the Earth’s rhinos. Little did she know that her decision to try and put [...]

BitPesa: Kenya’s million dollar bitcoin startup is taking over Africa

Africa’s reputation as a gigantic incubator for experiments in cryptocurrency got another boost this week when Kenyan startup BitPesa announced that it is expanding into neighbouring Tanzania, just one year after its [...]

8 visions for Africa: African Development Bank presidential hopefuls unveil their aims

The African Development Bank is electing a new president. Current leader Donald Kaberuka is stepping down after a decade at the helm, a time in which the outgoing president has been credited [...]

Firefox OS smartphones launch in Africa

Firefox have launched their first mobile operating system on a device released in Africa. The smartphones, made in conjunction with mobile operator Orange, went on sale in Senegal and Madagascar [...]



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