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Democracy Lab West Africa's Financial Immune Deficiency

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have pledged $530 million to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.


Africa travel no longer an expensive dream

Low-cost airline 1time, which last year launched a successful new route from Joburg to the historic port of Mombasa, in Kenya, is planning further expansion into Africa in the next few months.


United Nations adopts landmark resolution on adolescents and youth

This victory comes on the heels of a UNICEF report released this week highlighting the challenges the largest-ever generation of young people face


American Art Museum gives a peek at vast collection of African American art

In 1966, IBM donated Sargent Johnson’s sculpture “Mask” to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, then called the National Collection of Fine Arts, marking the museum’s first receipt of a gift of African American artwork.

Today, the institution says it has the largest collection of African American art in the world, some 2,000 works by 200 artists, and a portion of those holdings are on view in “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond,”


‘Africa First’ Program from Focus Features Accepting Entries

Celebrating its fifth year, Focus Features’ Africa First Program will accept entries beginning this Monday, May 14th and continuing through Monday, August 20th. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement. ‘Africa First’ program from Focus Features accepting entries starting May 14. $10,000 in financing apiece earmarked for new filmmakers.    


IFC, MasterCard Foundation partner in Africa

The World Bank partner devoted to developing the private sector and The MasterCard Foundation will spend millions of dollars so more impoverished Africans can get loans and other financial services, officials said Monday.


A distress call from Africa's Sahel: Millions might starve

The Economic Community of West African States sent a distress call Tuesday to the international community declaring that more than 6 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel region of Africa ...


ITWeb Africa website launches today

South Africa's technology publisher, ITWeb today launched its new ITWeb Africa website which will provide news, insight and analysis for Africa's ICT sector, at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Africa gets lion’s share of largest radio telescope

Mrs Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology. Credit: GCIS

There was jubilation in South Africa and Australia as the results of the bidding process for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) was announced last week. Both nations had put together highly praised bids for the largest radio telescope installation in the world...