Category Archives: Afrique

Google takes African startups under its wings

Silicon Valley giant Google is expanding its regional mentorship programme for top early-stage technology startups in Africa, with the aim of helping them become commercially viable.

French envoy asks Zambia to arrest Congolese music star Koffi Olomide

The French embassy in Zambia has asked the local authorities to arrest Congolese rhumba star Koffi Olomide for various allegations. 

Mandela lecture: Five things Barack Obama said

Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US president to take swipes at « strongman politics » and politicians’ disregard for the facts.

Rwandan films selected for Durban International Film Festival

Two Rwandan films have been shortlisted to compete at this year’s edition of the Durban International Film Festival that opens in South Africa next month. In its 39th edition, this year’s festival opens on July 19, and runs until July 29 in Durban.

South Sudan foes meet after two years

The two figures at the centre of the civil war that has ravaged South Sudan met for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday evening in the Ethiopian capital.
South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled South Sudan in July 2016, went into a closed door meeting at the Ethiopian prime minister’s office.

Have Zimbabwe’s generals turned into democrats?

In his well-cut suit, with outstretched hand and beaming smile, Sibusiso Moyo is the very picture of a modern politician.

Is this Africa’s moment to invest in atomic energy?

Faced with persistent power deficits, which have slowed down industrialisation, Africa is increasingly considering new alternatives for electricity generation, including nuclear energy.

Hundreds stranded after Rwanda-Uganda road collapses

Transport between Uganda and Rwanda has been disrupted following the collapse of a road section linking the two countries.

The major constitutional changes in the Burundi referendum

Though the main focus of Burundi’s Thursday referendum is the extension of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule, the vote is certain to fundamentally change the politics and the governance of the country.

Six planes bought in bid to revive Uganda Airlines

Uganda’s government has bought six planes to revive the national carrier following its liquidation in 2001.