Cardi B Heads to Nigeria and Ghana for First Performance in Africa – The Source

Cardi B Heads to Nigeria and Ghana for First Performance in Africa – The Source

Cardi B recently excited the hip-hop lovers of Africa when she confirmed her arrival to the continent’s west coast on Thursday. The Grammy award-winning rapper shared a video where she is seen on a plane swaying and twerking to her collaboration with Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Davido, the remix to his song “Fall.” In the caption, […]

AfDB launches coding centres of excellence across Africa – Bizcommunity.com

AfDB launches coding centres of excellence across Africa – Bizcommunity.com

The African Development Bank has launched a digital tool to help African youth learn to code. The goal is to scale up the program to 130 centres of excellence across the African continent over a 10-year period. Image source: Gallo/Getty. The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft this week launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training […]

Xero Highlights South Africa's Late Payments Surge – pymnts.com

Xero Highlights South Africa's Late Payments Surge – pymnts.com

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email New analysis from small business (SMB) accounting platform Xero is calling attention to the late B2B payments epidemic in South Africa. Gadget reported on Thursday (Dec. 5) that late payments to SMBs in South Africa have reached more than $17 billion. On average, each business is owed more […]

African countries are struggling to build robust identity systems – The Economist

African countries are struggling to build robust identity systems – The Economist

THE FIRST thing that visitors to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg see is a wall of identity cards—the pieces of paper that determined where people could live and work and whom they could love. From the outset, the apartheid regime’s ability to discriminate against “nie-blankes” (non-whites) depended on having a robust system of identifying people. […]

Three Tropical Cyclones Lurk Near Africa as Extreme Ocean Pattern Keeps Warm Water in Place – The Weather Channel

Three Tropical Cyclones Lurk Near Africa as Extreme Ocean Pattern Keeps Warm Water in Place – The Weather Channel

Three tropical cyclones are in the western Indian Ocean. Two are spinning clockwise while the third spins counterclockwise. The North Indian Ocean is seeing one of its most active seasons on record. Well-above-average ocean temperatures are helping cyclones form. The tropics are getting crowded once again during this record season in the Indian Ocean as […]

Africa's top shots: 29 November – 5 December 2019 – BBC News

Africa's top shots: 29 November – 5 December 2019 – BBC News

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond: Image copyright EPA Image caption Firemen stand on tables to extinguish a blaze at the headquarters of Ghana’s tax agency in the capital, Accra, on Sunday. Image copyright EPA Image caption On the same day, children lights candles in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, […]

South Africa Is Ripe for a Rebound. What Will It Take? – BRINK

South Africa Is Ripe for a Rebound. What Will It Take? – BRINK

Farm workers in a rooibos tea farm in South Africa. South Africa’s economy is struggling, facing one of the highest unemployment rates in the world at 58%. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images Share this article Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Print Article Twenty-five years after apartheid officially ended in South Africa, the country is in […]

Pipe dream: The African cannabis empire that never was – NBCNews.com

Pipe dream: The African cannabis empire that never was – NBCNews.com

A British firm said it had enlisted U.S. tobacco and drug companies to build a 154-square-mile cannabis farm in pristine West African rainforest and bring thousands of jobs to impoverished locals, according to internal documents obtained by NBC News. Instead, four years after Trade Park Corporation signed its first papers with local officials, there is […]

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