Africa's Baobab Trees Are Dying

Africa's Baobab Trees Are Dying

Baobab trees are not only iconic images of dry, hot areas of Africa. Baobabs are important because they supply water and food for people and animals. They are sometimes called “the tree of life.” Yet, say researchers, some baobabs are mysteriously dying. Nine of the 13 oldest trees, aged between 1,000 and 2,500 years, have […]

East Africa is shaping up overnight

East Africa is shaping up overnight

Lenin’s saying, “there are decades when nothing happens, and then there are weeks when decades happen” has never held true in Africa as it did in the greater East African region. On the 101st anniversary of the beginning of his reign as the head of Soviet Russia, where Fifa will be crowning its world champions […]

Golf for Kids Kenya grows the game in Africa

Golf for Kids Kenya grows the game in Africa

Golf is surely a global game. That is certainly understood by many that know and love the sport. However, many do not realize how global golf is becoming. In general, most know golf, in a global sense, as something played in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and even in South Africa. Golf is something […]

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Steinhoff Africa seeks to limit Pepkor share plan damage

Steinhoff Africa seeks to limit Pepkor share plan damage

Steinhoff Africa Retail [JSE:SRR] will be advised by the end of next month how much it may need to pay to settle a controversial management-incentive plan devised by a company formerly owned by South African billionaire Christo Wiese. The operator of clothing chains including Pep and Ackermans disappointed investors in May when it booked R500m in […]

'Congratulations Africa!' – Nigerians celebrate France 2018 World Cup triumph

'Congratulations Africa!' – Nigerians celebrate France 2018 World Cup triumph

Les Bleus clinched their first title on the global stage since 1998 after defeating the Croats in Moscow Nigerians have taken to social media to celebrate France’s second Fifa World Cup title after beating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ men outclassed their European counterparts after Mario Mandzukic’s own goal and efforts from […]

Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

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Why the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace is good for African politics

Why the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace is good for African politics

Diplomats from Ethiopia and Eritrea are calling it a “joint declaration of peace and friendship” but that innocuous name is masking what may be one of the most important political changes in East Africa in the past 20 years. With a simple, five-pillar agreement the presidents of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which were once one country […]

'Why I keep my vasectomy a secret'

'Why I keep my vasectomy a secret'

Michael is one of the few African men to have had a vasectomy, but he’s ashamed. He tells the BBC how cultural beliefs in Africa make it impossible to talk about the procedure, which some experts believe could provide a solution to the continent’s rapid population growth. “I wanted it to be a gift to […]

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