In her letter to children of the world UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore says in 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted amidst a real sense of hope for a different world for the next generation. 

The Berlin wall had fallen, apar...


Temie Giwa-Tubosun was crowned Africa's Business Hero at the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative grand finale held on November 16 in Accra, Ghana. Image: Giwa-Tubosun

The founder and CEO of Nigeria based LifeBank Temie Giwa-Tubosun walked away with $250 000 as the winner...


Can Facebook data be used to gain insight into international mobility patterns? This is the question the authors of a recently published have posed.

Quantifying international human mobility patterns using Facebook Network  data looks at how the international community c...


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expects the voluntary repatriation of around 14 700 refugees from Angola to their regions of origin in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to be complete by mid-December 2019. 

That comes as thousands are boar...


The United Kingdom has about £34 billion worth of investment stock in Africa according to Emma Wade-Smith, the UK’s Trade Commissioner for Africa. 

Wade-Smith gave the opening remarks at the Successfully Investing in Africa: A Global Perspective session where panelists...


The Conversation with African Heads of State session chaired by Director of Communications at African Development Bank Group Victor Oladokun. Image: GCIS

The 2019 installment of Africa Investment Forum kicked off with pitches from five African heads of state who as...


A project that could produce up to 650 000 barrels of crude oil a day has just been given a boost after Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva pledged government’s support. 

“In terms of support it will be in the area of feedstock. We have to...


Warm sea surface temperatures in the western Indian Ocean may result in heavy rainfall likely to cause flooding in 18 African countries for the next two months.


When Minister of Justice Jimmy Kruger unleashed police on journalists and publications critical of apartheid’s excesses on October 1977 it was part of the National Party government’s systematic oppression. 

Kruger and his fellow ministers were acting in order to rid the...


The head of the SADC Electoral Mission to Mozambique Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri observed the voting process in some stations when voting commenced on October 15 2019.  Image: @SADC_News

The head of the SADC Electoral Mission to Mozambique Oppah Muchinguri-K...

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