Africanews coverage of Africa at Russia 2018 World Cup

Africanews coverage of Africa at Russia 2018 World Cup

The world’s biggest football tournament is the senior men FIFA World Cup. That is without doubt. Be it the hype, the eyeballs, the fever, action on and off the field, the tournament coverage etc. The latest installment is slated for Russia with the games kicking off on June 14. Africanews will as usual cover the […]

Al-Shabaab ranked as Africa's deadliest militant group

Al-Shabaab ranked as Africa's deadliest militant group

By KEVIN J. KELLEYMore by this Author Al-Shabaab is responsible for more than half the reported attacks carried out in Africa by militant Islamist groups during the past 12 months, a think tank associated with the US Defence Department said on Tuesday. Shabaab also ranks as the deadliest insurgency on the continent. It killed 4,834 […]

4 Challenges Faced by Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

4 Challenges Faced by Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

Image credit: WAYHOME studio/Shutterstock Entrepreneurship is already a struggle on its own. But women in Africa fight even harder to live the entrepreneurial dream. Starting and growing a business as a female entrepreneur in a developing country hasn’t been all rosy – not that anybody said it would. Growing up in an environment where males were seen […]

Doing Business in Africa: A Risks, Trends, and Opportunities Roundtable

Doing Business in Africa: A Risks, Trends, and Opportunities Roundtable

Editor’s note: Improved economic and political governance, together with a favorable global external environment, has set the foundation for Africa’s recent and much-heralded economic growth story. Although these features point to opportunities, they do not alone provide a sufficient basis for the type of sustainable and comprehensive development the region badly needs. In too many cases, […]

You Can Still Book A Last-Minute Safari Now (And Bless the Rains Down in Africa…)

You Can Still Book A Last-Minute Safari Now (And Bless the Rains Down in Africa…)

Day Zero has been pushed back, desalination is in full swing, and even though the rains (thankfully) have arrived, two-minute showers are now a way of life in South Africa. Meanwhile, news of Cape Town’s drought seems to have spooked would-be 2018 safari-goers. But according to Deborah Calmeyer, CEO of luxury travel agency Roar Africa, […]

Letter from Africa: Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe's lion, roars for his fans

Letter from Africa: Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe's lion, roars for his fans

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from Africa, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe reflects on the return from exile of Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo four months after Robert Mugabe’s resignation as president. Known to his fans as the “Lion of Zimbabwe”, Mapfumo has long been a figure of protest. His music was the soundtrack during […]

The real history of your favourite African prints that will shock you

The real history of your favourite African prints that will shock you

The Ankara cloth has been made generally popular by West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal, but unfortunately, the cloth is not originally from any of the above countries. Otherwise known as African prints with its beautiful patterns, motifs and colour, Ankara has a rather complicated set of origins. According to Yinka Shonibare, the […]