Africa

10 Fascinating Ancient Sites In Africa

Africa is known for its diversity and culture, it is home of different traditions dating as far back as when humankind came to being. It is also homeground to the most fascinating ancient monumemts, Africa can be said to be the birthing ...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Unmissable Attractions in Tanzania

Here are some attractions you should see when you visit Tanzania: House of WondersAlso sometimes referred to as the Palace of Wonders, this remarkable structure overlooks the waterfront of Stone Town and features enormous, carved doors t...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

How Climate Change Could Affect Some Of West Africa’s Iconic Bird Species

If scientists know how particular species are responding to the realities of global climate change, they can help to recommend better conservation strategies.But information about climate change response and adaptation is either limited ...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Is Africa Cybercrime-Savvy?

It started with loud music and the smell of marijuana. When South African police stormed a hotel room in the Western Cape they found six people huddled over 32 computers and mobile devices. This extortion syndicate was extracting million...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Financial Liberalisation Has Necessitated a Gender-Aware Policy Reform.

In recent weeks South Africans have been overwhelmed with highly contested views on the South African Reserve Bank’s mandate. This happens post ANC lekgotla resolutions media briefing, delivered bysecretary general of the ruling party Ac...

Funzani Mtembu·3 months ago

Africa Business Summit Successfully Advances the Trade, Investment and Commercial Partnership between the U.S. and Africa

Heads of State, Vice Presidents, and Prime Ministers from nine African nations attended the Corporate Council on Africa’s 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique on June 18-21.  They were joined by Ministers of Finance, Fo...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Migrant Deaths Globally Top 32,000 Since 2014 - IOM

The International Organization for Migration says more than 32,000 migrants worldwide have died or gone missing between 2014 and 2018, with most fatalities occurring on the deadly Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe.Th...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Africa: UN Women Releases Report on Equality, Families

The United Nations says women's rights have advanced over the past decades but gender inequality and violence still exists within families. U.N. Women, also known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Wo...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Locating Africa in the Worlds Refugee Crisis

Despite populist rhetoric in the West, the real refugee crisis is playing out in developing countries, which hosts 85 % (70.8 million) of the worlds displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Kenya

Kenya’s coastline is dotted with dazzling tropical beaches, each with its own character. Lamu being more cultural, while Nyali’s proximity to Mombasa makes it more urbanised. Here are a few picks of Kenya's best beaches.

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Iconic Architecture In Africa

African architecture, the architecture of Africa, particularly of sub-Saharan Africa. In North Africa, where Islam and Christianity had a significant influence, architecture predominates among the visual arts. This photo story is dedicat...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Donor-funded Journalism is On the Rise in Africa: Why it Needs Closer Scrutiny

An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development. Foreign aid funds diverse projects, ranging from investigative journalism in Nigeria, to stories on Chinese building ...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

African Art : @artnewsafrica

We plug breathtaking Instagram pages that share our values; changing the Africa narrative, shed light on Africa’s beauty & potential, promote black beauty, highlight black excellence and tell the stories of ALL THINGS AFRICA. This wee...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

How Digital Technologies Can Help Africa’s Smallholder Farmers

Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That’s a key message in a report  recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.The Centre fo...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Democracy in Africa: Success Stories That Have Defied All the Odds

When I first said that I was going to write a book about the history of democracy in Africa, quite a few people responded with a joke. That will be one of the world’s shortest books, up there with the compendium of great English cooking,...

Nic Cheeseman·about 2 months ago

The Death Rate For Mothers Having C-sections Is 50 Times Higher In Africa

The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries. These were the findings of the African Surgical Outcomes Study that followed more than 3500 mothers fr...

Bruce M Biccard·about 2 months ago

Meet Tchiana Tchicou-Pembey, the Congolese Designer Paying Homage to Africa

The Republic of Congo is a land of fashion enthusiasts – a fact that’s undeniable, seeing as the country is home to the sapeurs, one of Africa’s most dynamic fashion movements. Amid this creative landscape, one talented designer is takin...

Joburg Post·28 days ago

Migration in the Mediterranean: Why it’s Time to Put European Leaders on Trial

In June this year two lawyers filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) naming European Union member states’ migration policies in the Mediterranean as crimes against humanity. The court’s Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, mu...

Kerstin Carlson·about 2 months ago

African Education System Not Aligned to Economic Needs - Ramaphosa

African economies are unable to absorb a significant proportion of young people because the education system is not aligned to needs, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. In a speech prepared for delivery at the Associ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

How Data Science In And For Africa Can Blaze New Trails

The term “data science” was coined by scientists working at the social networks LinkedIn and Facebook in 2008. A few years later, they dubbed it “the sexiest profession of the 21st century”.This relatively new, interdisciplinary field is...

Wim Delva·about 2 months ago

We Love Africa: @nigeria

We plug breathtaking Instagram pages that share our values; changing the Africa narrative, shed light on Africa’s beauty & potential, promote black beauty, highlight black excellence and tell the stories of ALL THINGS AFRICA. This wee...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

How Cleopatra's Eye Make-Up Protected Her

One of history’s most famous women, Cleopatra was a mighty queen of Egypt. Married to both Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony, the fearless leader was famous for her colourful and heavy eye makeup. Historians believe that there may have been...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

18 Shots of the Revolutionary Art in the Streets of Egypt

Street art has always been a means of documenting events, dreams, ambitions, and messages. In Egypt, it has spread widely, especially after the revolution, when the art represented the images that the new generation wanted for the future...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Want To Put Together A Winning AFCON Team? Here’s The Formula

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one of t...

Ernest Yeboah Acheampong & Ellis Kofi Akwaa-Sekyi·about 1 month ago

Peeling Back the Layers On the Role of Private Security Companies in Africa

Private military and security companies have been regular fixtures in conflicts across the globe. For Africa, these corporations became increasingly visible with their role in civil wars in Angola and Sierra Leone. More recently, reports...

Jonathan Powell, Christopher Michael Faulkner & Joshua Lambert·about 1 month ago

A Brief History of Kenyan Dish Ugali

On his very first trip to Kenya, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, ate local – ugali and fish. A staple in Kenya, this polenta-like dish is also eaten in several other African countries. Maize flour is commonly used but in the wester...

Jackline Wambugi·about 1 month ago

10 Traditional Egyptian Dishes You Need To Try

Food is a large part of every country’s culture. So, to get to know more about Egyptian culture, here is a list of 10 traditional Egyptian dishes that you have to try when visiting Egypt.

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

What patents and publications reveal about China-Africa science collaboration

China has enjoyed a close economic relationship with a number of African countries for many decades. It has been particularly involved in supporting African countries’ infrastructure projects. As far back as the 1960s it helped build the...

Swapan Kumar Patra & Mammo Muchie·17 days ago

How Government Bias Can Fuel Communal Conflicts in Africa

Each year, violent communal conflict between groups is witnessed in a number of African countries. It is often organised along identity lines. The fights are typically over local territory, natural resources or political power. Although ...

Emma Elfversson·28 days ago