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. More »

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.  More »

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. More »

‘Africa real’ World Cup winners, says Venezuela’s Maduro

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. More »

World Cup 2018: Divisive Neymar ‘charms Brazil, but annoys whole world’

The headline read: ‘Neymar has charmed Brazil, but annoyed the whole world’. That was how Brazilian newspaper Globo put it, capturing some of the mood around a man who once again combined More »

 

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.

Brazil 2-0 Croatia

 

 

Neymar scored a brilliant goal on his return from injury as Brazil began their World Cup preparations with a win over Croatia at Anfield.

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.

Orange foods that boost your immunity

Orange fruits and vegetables are a great way to battle off illness and disease. Most naturally, orange foods get their colour from beta-carotene and besides being delicious, they are healthy options that not only boast your immune system but also help reduce your sight-related problems and are a great option to satisfy your sugar cravings.

Nemanja Matic: Man Utd ‘can fight for Premier League & Champions League with right signings’

Manchester United can « fight for the title and the Champions League » with the right signings this summer, says midfielder Nemanja Matic.

The handshake and lessons to be learned from Ramadhan

Today is the start of Ramadhan, Islam’s holiest month and a period dedicated to meditation and devotion for Muslims. The Prophet of Islam said regarding fasting, “Allah gives this reward to whoever feeds a fasting person even with just a taste of milk or dates, or a drink of water.

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.

9 WAYS YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

Dreams are very important. They are the one thing that can keep you going and focused in life’s journey. A life without dreams is a purposeless one.

Why does Ebola keep coming back?

The Ebola virus has reared its head again, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While it is impossible to predict exactly where and when the next outbreak will occur, we now know much more about how to prevent a crisis.