CNN is going after Africa’s young, mobile audience — starting with Nigeria – Digiday

CNN is going after Africa’s young, mobile audience — starting with Nigeria – Digiday

Busari (Credit: Twitter / CNN Africa) Nigeria is not only one of Africa’s most populous countries, but it also has one of the youngest populations on the continent. That’s why CNN International is focusing its efforts there, setting up its first digital bureau in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. Leading the operation is Nigerian native Stephanie Busari, who was hired […]

Africa and Rio 2016: 10 things to remember – BBC News

Africa and Rio 2016: 10 things to remember – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cheick Sallah Cisse won Ivory Coast’s first-ever gold and Caster Semenya defied her critics It’s been a memorable Olympics for Africa. Here are 10 things we won’t forget: 1. Show stoppers Wayde van Niekerk achieved the near-impossible by sharing centre stage with Usain Bolt, often portrayed as the saviour of […]

Tropical depression off Africa expected to become hurricane – Sun Sentinel

A tropical depression off the African coast is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday, when it will still be in the middle of the Atlantic. The threat to land is unclear, although the range of possible paths appear pointed north of Florida in the general direction of Bermuda. The depression, which has sustained […]

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa – Seattle Globalist

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa – Seattle Globalist

Tendai “Baba” Maraire, right, with Chimurenga Renaissance collaborator Hussein Kalonji. (Courtesy photo) Tendai Maraire’s work as one half of Shabazz Palaces, along with his project Chimurenga Renaissance, has earned the kind of critical adoration most musicians dream of. Maraire moved to Seattle from Zimbabwe as a small child and, along with his family, became deeply involved in both […]

How Africa can play its hand – and redefine power relations with China – Mail & Guardian Africa

How Africa can play its hand – and redefine power relations with China – Mail & Guardian Africa

The British press has been devoting acres of coverage to a £1-billion foreign direct investment deal into Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England. Branded as an extension of the “golden era” of relations between Britain and China, the contract between Sheffield and Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has been heralded as a remarkable […]

Search for successor to revered public protector grips South Africa – The Guardian

In a country that loves its reality shows, a very public competition is attracting record audiences. It does not involve a wedding or a singing child; there is no dancing and no mascara. There is, however, a celebrity: Thuli Madonsela. Appointed as South Africa’s constitutionally mandated public ombudsman – officially known as the public protector […]

Zephany Nurse baby-snatcher jailed in South Africa – BBC News

Image caption Zephany Nurse was taken three days after being born A South African court has jailed a woman for 10 years for kidnapping a baby from her hospital bed 19 years ago and raising her as her own. The 51-year-old woman was arrested in 2015 after people noticed an uncanny resemblance between the girl, […]