The African Dynamo

By Yomi Adeyemi | Exploring paradigm-shifting trends on the Continent and throughout the Diaspora

In pictures: Play, prayers and power explored at Dak'Art

<b>Africa's largest biennial, Dak'Art, showcases the best of African contemporary art. Photographer Ricci Shryock met some of the 65 artists taking part in the month-long exhibition that has just ended in Senegal.</b>


Africa meant a lot to Muhammad Ali—he meant even more to Africa

<i>Ali Bomaye!</i><p>One of the most iconic catchphrases in the world of boxing in the Lingala language of central Africa, the chants from an enthusiastic crowd in Kinshasa, host to Muhammad Ali’s championship fight with George Foreman in 1974. It epitomized his connection with Africans. Heralded as not just …


The Panama Papers and the Africa Story

The Panama Papers are not just about famous people who use offshore accounts to avoid paying tax. They have also lifted the veil on a secret world in which tax havens are used to shift billions out of the world's poorest countries in Africa.<p>Look at Democratic Republic of Congo. DRC has enormous …

Money Laundering

Why African cities are full of street vendors and hawkers - and how we can create better jobs

TRENDING in Kenya last week was a new four-part documentary by Nairobi-based investigative journalism house Africa Uncensored titled <i>Kanjo Kingdom</i>, …

Meet The Social Media Star Changing The Way We See Africa

Yagazie Emezi's showing the world the captivating and vibrant side of Nigeria.<p>If you don't know who Yagazie Emezi is, it's time to catch up -- she's on the verge of blowing up.<p>The social media star is making it her personal mission to change the way people think about modern Africa. But perhaps …


Africa Roundup: Goldman backs startup African Internet Group to become continent’s 1st unicorn

The big tech news is the recent <b>torrent of capital to Africa Internet Group (AIG)</b>—which owns online retailer <b>Jumia</b> and 9 other e-ventures.<p>Yesterday AIG announced <b>€300 million ($326 million) in funding</b> from backers including <b>Goldman Sachs</b> and MTN. CEO Sacha Poignonnec confirmed the new financing brings …


Why Ghana Started a Space Program - Motherboard

Plantain sellers, fruit vendors and market stalls line the road as taxis and local tro tro buses dart through the busy high street. The lively centre of Koforidua, hemmed in by lush green mountains, appears to be the typical Ghanaian city.<p>A short drive outside town, atop the roof of the All Nations …


Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?

<b>Could one solution to climate change be to harvest the power of sunlight where it shines brightest on the planet? Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?</b><p>Four experts discuss the radical proposal with the BBC World Service Inquiry programme.<p>Gerhard Knies: Scientifically sound and economically viable<p>…

Renewable Energy

How to say "Merry Christmas" in SIX African languages!

You know “Feliz Navidad” and “Joyeux Noël”… but can you say “Merry Christmas” in these African languages?<p>Happy holidays from ONE! Become a member in …

African Languages

African-Inspired Space Opera Yohancé Is Going To Be Our Next Obsession

When it comes to space opera, most people don’t associate the genre with Africa. Not Paul Louise-Julie. He’s creating a space opera comic called</i> …

Cool Stuff

An African scientist solved a 70-year old problem of how to stop recurring infectious diseases

<i>Cameroonian scientist Dr Wilfred Ndifon has proposed a solution to a 70-year old immunological mystery relating to the original antigenic sin. This complex problem has played havoc with efforts to fight infectious diseases, particularly in places such as Africa where people can suffer successive</i> …

White Blood Cells

Born in the USA but choosing Ghana

<b>Generations ago their ancestors were sold into slavery, now some Americans of African descent are choosing to return to the lands of their forefathers. Nancy Kacungira has been finding out why.</b><p>The Akoma Academy in Cape Coast, Ghana, is unapologetically African.<p>From the brightly coloured …


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David Adjaye's Double Zero chair for Moroso celebrates "the power of welding"

<b>Movie:</b> architect David Adjaye tells the story behind his first seating range for Moroso in our latest exclusive movie for the Italian furniture brand.<p>…


Nkoana-Mashabane to visit Trevor Noah on set of 'Daily Show'

JOHANNESBURG - Trevor Noah has the support of South Africans pouring in from all angles as he debuts as the new host of the <i>Daily Show.</i><p>International …


The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River - Condé Nast Traveler

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …


The bloated, arrogant aid industry won't let Africa go without a fight

African economies are now standing tall by themselves - but too much money is invested in the patronising lie that they're helpless without the West<p>Africa is standing up. After centuries of poverty, the world's largest continent is developing fast. Economic growth in Africa will be around 5 per …


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Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light rail system starts operations—you guessed it, in Ethiopia

THE country’s New Year was only marked on September 12, and it is already turning out to be a good one for Ethiopians—as scores queued up for hours …


Senegal and Ghana win their first African Games titles

<b>Senegal's men and Ghana's women became first time winners of the African Games football tournaments following Friday's finals in Brazzaville.</b><p>Senegal's men faced Burkina Faso for the title with both sides looking for a maiden African Games crown.<p>Senegal sealed their victory just two minutes into the …

Rio Olympics

C.K. Gyamfi: Legendary Ghanaian footballer and coach dies

<b>Legendary Ghanaian former footballer and coach C.K. Gyamfi has died aged 85.</b><p>Gyamfi was the first African player to play in Germany, when he joined Fortuna Dusseldorf in 1960, and he also captained the Black Stars.<p>As a coach he won the Africa Cup of Nations three times with Ghana - in 1963, 1965 and …


The Modern Champion: Serena Williams Begins Her Grand Slam Finale | VICE Sports

The U.S. Open had been underway for only a few hours and already total pandemonium had erupted.<p>The practice courts, a preferred hangout for the geekiest of tennis fans, had a very special guest on the schedule that afternoon: "S. Williams." Near the players' entrance, where a steady stream of …

Serena Williams

Will Smith To Play Nigerian Doctor In New Movie Titled ‘CONCUSSION’

Concussion is based on the real-life story of Nigerian-American, Dr. Bennet Ifekandu Omalu.<p>Dr. Omalu is very important in the world of sports.<p>He …