A colonial-era statue of Cecil Rhodes on a South African university campus has been boarded up after student protesters demanded its removal.
Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as President of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) coincided with the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida, a period in which, according to one University professor quoted at the time, “practically all the factors that make a university autonomous have been interfered with by one decree or the other.”
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s presidential election winner, who put hundreds of people behind bars after taking power in 1980s coup, has persuaded voters he is a changed man.
South African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the New York Times reports.
In a myth told by the Igbo people of Nigeria, men once decided to send a messenger to ask Chuku, the supreme god, if the dead could be permitted to come back to life.
Emerging markets private equity group Abraaj has raised more than $1.3bn for two funds investing in Africa, the largest amount amassed for direct deals across the continent, people aware of the matter say.
Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, East Africa’s biggest carrier by revenue, is considering proposals to help set up national airlines in Nigeria and three other countries to expand its operations on the continent.
Unilever Overseas Holdings B.V. has announced its intention to make an offer to increase its equity stake in Unilever Nigeria PLC as it looks to grow its business in the country and continue its long term commitment in African markets.
After waiting in long lines around the country over the past two days to vote, Nigerians are engaged in another long wait—to find out who will lead their country for the next four years.
Harvard will host the 6th Annual African Development Conference (ADC) on April 3-4. The event will assemble major players and stakeholders across the private sector, civil society, government and academia, to discuss …
In 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP is expected to grow at 4.5%, making it the fastest-growing economic zone in the world, outpacing Asia’s regional average of 4.3% annual growth. Continued steady growth in Africa will result in an economic bloc with global impact over the next two decades.
South African President Jacob Zuma appointed Kuben Naidoo, an adviser to Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago, as deputy of the central bank from April 1.
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, and The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the stock exchange servicing the largest economy in Africa, today announced a strategic co-operation agreement to develop and market a cobranded family of indexes for the Nigerian equity markets.
Chinua Achebe’s emergence as "the founding father of African literature … in the English language," in the words of the Harvard University philosopher K. Anthony Appiah, could very well be traced to his encounter in the early fifties with Joyce Cary’s novel Mister Johnson, set in Achebe’s native Nigeria.
We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent by 60 Minutes.
General Muhammadu Buhari, the former military head of state and presidential candidate of the opposition APC party has a reputation in Nigeria as a no-nonsense hard man earned during his hardline 20-month military government rule from 1984 to 1985.
The "Memoirs of a Porcupine," the "Confessions of the Lioness" and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes explored by the four authors from Africa who are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced the selection of the first 1,000 African entrepreneurs for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).
National Bank of Canada is expanding beyond its traditional base in Central Canada, buying a stake in a financial services firm based…
Three African leaders have signed an initial deal to end a long-running dispute over the sharing of Nile waters and the building of Africa’s biggest hydroelectric dam, in Ethiopia.
It’s probably the most important advice Nigerian movie superstar Ramsey Nouah ever received: "My friend said," Nouah recalls,"’you look like a great actor, why don’t you act?
Porsches and Jaguars are parked in the sand while businessmen and their partners, in high heels and hats, sit in the sheltered grandstands, glass of champagne in hand.
Ivory Coast is hoping to achieve double-digit economic growth this year and every year until 2020, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said on Tuesday.
Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital Addis Ababa, aiming to catch up with the high-speed communications available in some east African neighbours such as Kenya and Uganda.
It has been two years since the passing of the world-renowned Nigerian literary icon and social critic, Chinua Achebe. The man of letters passed on January 21st, 2013 in a Boston hospital after a brief illness, leaving many Nigerians in shock and rattling the literary world.
What is the significance of a former statesman’s statue? This a question that has been doing the rounds in Cape Town in the last couple of weeks.
Last year, when Tunde Adebayo needed three inflatable bouncy castles for KidzPlay, his event-planning business in Lagos, Nigeria, he turned to an online shopping service called MallforAfrica.
Africa Internet Group (AIG) recently moved its office to Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. The new office houses six of AIG’s ventures, namely Easy Taxi, Lamudi, Carmudi, HelloFood, Kaymu, and Jovago.
During the 1980s, Leon Lotz fought for the “Koevoet” (“crowbar” in Afrikaans), a South African apartheid-era paramilitary unit charged with rooting out nationalist guerrillas in what is now Namibia — acting as “the crowbar which prises terrorists out of the bushveld like nails from rotten wood,” in the words of South Africa’s then minister of law and order, Louis le Grange.
The two main candidates for the governorship of Nigeria’s Lagos state took to the stage, making a flurry of promises to the all-female audience at the select Cosmopolitan Women’s Club.
Glancing around a crowded terminal in Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta airport, one of the busiest international hubs in Africa, it’s obvious that more passengers are streaming to the continent than ever before.
It’s lunchtime in Cape Town, and a stream of customers are lining up at the Nando’s restaurant on Long Street. A cashier, Zimktha Loza, tries to take phone orders over the din of Portuguese-inspired music.
Pioneer Foods Ltd., a South African food and beverage producer, plans acquisitions in at least five more African countries after taking a majority holding in Nigerian competitor Food Concepts Plc.
African individuals with 30 million US dollars in assets is set to more than double over the next decade, this is according to The Wealth Report 2015.
The new year may only be a few months old, but 2015 has already ushered in a number of exciting developments in the solar power space in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Private equity will play a key role in developing Africa given the massive needs for capital on the continent, says Blackstone Group (BX.N), which is focusing on infrastructure projects involving power generation and transmission.
It is one of Europe’s longest standing fashion weeks, initiated in 1991, and concluded its 44th edition over the past weekend. ModaLisboa is the bi-annual event in which Portugal’s fashion capital Lisbon gets to show what its local fashion industry is all about.
The Public Investment Corp., Africa’s biggest money manager, invested in two South African solar-power plants worth 22 billion rand ($1.8 billion) to help boost energy supplies in the continent’s second-biggest economy.
Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, may list an oil refinery that it’s building in Nigeria once it becomes profitable.