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The Silo: Is this Africa's best new hotel?

The Silo: Is this Africa's best new hotel? Check out photos

Cape Town’s The Silo Hotel — named after the former grain-silo complex in which it is housed — opened its doors in March as an instant Cape Town landmark.

The True Size of Africa

Boston Schools Use Modernized Maps That Enlarge Africa, Depict World More Accurately (Photos)

In the original map, Greenland appears bigger than Africa. In reality, it is 14 times smaller.

Kelechi Anyadiegwu, Founder & CEO, Zuvaa. Credit: good.is

How one 26-year-old turned $500 into $2 million online (Photos)

What started with a compliment turned one young woman’s idea into a million dollar business. When Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online African clothing store Zuvaa with $500 two years ago, her idea was to share African-inspired designs with consumers around the world.

Ngozi (L) and Chijioke Dozie: The brothers are Café Neo's Co-Founders and Co-CEOs. Credit: CNN

2 brothers have tapped into Africa's coffee renaissance (Video & Photos)

Nigeria is the seventh largest coffee producing country in the world, and two brothers there have decided to capitalize on this.

SafariCity, Arusha, Tanzania

Check out 5 futuristic African cities that will take the tourism industry by storm (Photos)

Africa is seen to take up the tech challenge by investing billions of dollars in the development of tech futuristic cities.

Tunde Kehinde, Co-Founder, Africa Courier Express (ACE)

Africa Courier Express (ACE): The app that's beating the traffic in Lagos (Photos)

On the streets of Lagos, motorcycles, cars and daredevil cyclists weave through the lanes, jostling for space to avoid getting stuck in the chaotic traffic jams.

Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya (Illustration). Credit: hiltonworldwide.com

Hilton to open hotel in Africa's tallest development (Photos)

Iconic $110 million Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill marks Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ 50th property in Africa.

Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: The coronation of a lifetime. Credit: punchng.com

Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: The coronation of a lifetime (Photos)

The rainy season is supposed to be over in Nigeria, but on Thursday just before midnight, torrential rain and crackling lightning let loose over Benin City.

The Wedding Party (Movie)

Check out the 8 Nollywood movies taking this year's Toronto International Film Festival by storm (Photos & Videos)

“Lagos is entirely unique,” said Cameron Bailey the programme curator in a statement. “The city of Fela Kuti’s music has also given birth to one of the world’s most vibrant film industries.

Konza Tech City

Kenya's $50 billion megaprojects (Photos)

Konza Tech City – The much-hyped Konza Tech City – or “Silicon Savannah” – is hoped to be a world-class hub of entrepreneurship. The $15 billion site, set in 5,000 acres to the south of Nairobi, will accommodate almost 200,000 people, complete with universities, research facilities, and IT centers.

Africa vs USA - Actual Size

What's the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent (Photos)

On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean to ocean, dominating great swathes of the northern half of the globe. But, in reality, three Canadas would comfortably fit inside Africa.

Agbogidi Obi James Ikechukwu Anyasi II

Kingdoms, thrones and crowns: Inside the lives of Nigeria's monarchs (Photos)

The country’s traditional rulers were stripped of their constitutional power in 1963, but their descendants still serve as the local custodians of law and order.

Jumia staff in Lagos, Nigeria

The web startups looking to cash in on 1 billion African consumers (Photos)

It is a cliched image. Passengers lined up at the check-in desk for various flights back to African capitals, trolleys overloaded and suitcases straining at the weight limit.

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Check out 10 airlines looking to change the face of Africa's skies (Photos & Video)

The future looks bright for air travel across Africa. It’s predicted that by 2034, 190 million more flights segments will be flown across the continent.

Oba Esigie of Benin (1504-1550 BC) was the first King of Benin who ascended the throne with the title Esigie in about 1504.

Benin City: The mighty medieval capital now lost without trace (Photos)

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’.

Two Rivers - Kenya

Check out these four mega mall developments soon to be launched in Africa (Photos & Videos)

It’s one of the clearest expressions of the growing middle class in many African countries — a burgeoning demand for shopping malls, each more lavish than the one before.

Part of Yemisi Shyllon's art collection in Lagos, Nigeria

Looking for an investment? African art is hotter than gold (Photos & Videos)

Amid strong demand and skyrocketing prices, contemporary African art is increasingly attracting the attention of investors worldwide.

Afrobeat king Tony Allen. Credit: cnn.com

"I still want to play something impossible": Afrobeat king Tony Allen (Photos)

“The first thing he asked was ‘Are you the one who said that you are the best drummer in this country?’ I laughed and told him, ‘I never said so.’ He asked me if I could play jazz and I said yes. He asked me if I could take solos and I said yes again.”

World Trade Center (WTC) Abuja

Nigeria's new World Trade Center poised to send its economy sky high (Photos)

Nigeria‘s capital city of Abuja is about to get a new heart: a brand new World Trade Center complex. The development is expected to open to the public early next year after the completion of the first phase of construction.

Yale School of Management will host this year's Africa Business Practicum next month

Yale School of Management will host this year's Africa Business Practicum next month (Photos)

The Africa Business Practicum (ABP) is the 2nd annual Africa-focused symposium hosted by the Yale School of Management’s Africa Business and Society Club. The event will be held in New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday November 7th, 2015.

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Marriott International opens first Marriott Executive Apartments property in Africa (Photos)

Marriott International, in partnership with Sunshine Business, has just announced the opening of Africa’s first Marriott Executive Apartments in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Modderfontein development, South Africa

Africa's megaprojects: 326 billion reasons Africa is on the move (Photos, Infographic & Video)

When the new, expanded Suez Canal was inaugurated on August 6, the world marveled at the endeavor and single-mindedness that had born — and bored — 72 kilometers of new waterways through the Egyptian earth.

In the World but Don’t know the World (2009) by El Anatsui

New African Art Wows International Collectors (Photo)

Babajide Olatunji sold his first portrait for about $7. Seven years later, his charcoal renderings of faces with tribal markings sell for thousands of dollars. This 24-year-old’s success is part of a new global recognition of the value of contemporary African art.

The top eight busiest ports in Africa

The top eight busiest ports in Africa (Photos and Infographic)

Check out a list and photos of the top eight busiest ports in Africa. Also, check out the infographic on the Port of Durban, Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest port and the second largest on the continent.

HRM Alayeluwa Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III, the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, 2013. Credit: George Osodi/neh.gov

Life-sized portraits of the kings and queens of Nigeria: A photo exhibit at the Newark Museum (Photos)

The images are large and lush, startling in their near life-sized appearances. You feel as if you are in the same rooms as these elegantly dressed and somewhat mysterious men and women. Just who are these regal figures from what we know as the modern African nation of Nigeria?

Super-rich Africans splash out big bucks for luxury London homes.

Super-rich Africans splash out big bucks for luxury London homes (Photos, Infographic, & Video)

Sophisticated, glamorous and spacious — when the super-rich go house-hunting they are searching for something special. Real estate in London’s swankier suburbs can catch a buyers’ eye. Mayfair, Kensington and Chelsea have long been the stomping ground of the elite — and are now welcoming a new wave of African investors.

The top 10 cities for Africa's millionaires

The top 10 cities for Africa's millionaires (Photos, Videos, & Infographic)

Wealthy Nigerians used to travel abroad to get their fix of luxury goods. However these days, they can take a stroll around Victoria Island, an exclusive neighborhood in Lagos where brands like Porsche, Hugo Boss, and Ermenegildo Zegna line the streets.

Columbia University Africa Economic Forum (AEF) 2015 Speakers

Columbia University announces line-up of speakers ahead of April 11 African Economic Forum (AEF) in New York City

Columbia University’s Graduate Schools of Business, Law, and International and Public Affairs are pleased to announce details of the 12th annual African Economic Forum (AEF), the largest Africa-focused event to be held at the university.

NSE Ticker - Heat Map (Landscape)

Check out the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Ticker app (Photos)

NSE Ticker is a beautifully designed iPhone and iPad application that equips investors with graphical tools to analyze and visualize asset price information from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Konza Techno City (Illustration)

Here are seven of Africa's largest infrastructure projects currently under construction (Photos)

Photos of seven of Africa’s largest infrastructure projects currently under construction.

Nkiru Oparah Photograph - Nkiru Oparah

Africa remix: the artists subverting colonial imagery (Photos)

Using Google search, old magazines, Photoshop, and ethnographic images, artists across the continent are using the internet as a playground.

Garden City Mall, Nairobi, Kenya (Illustration)

The scramble for Kenya's growing middle class: Blitz of mall developments hits Nairobi (Photos)

Nairobi’s shopping landscape is changing drastically with the ongoing construction of several malls and hotels within the city – all scrambling for the attention of the city’s growing middle class.

Royal Gardens Mall, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

Five private equity funds targeting real estate investments in Nigeria (Photos)

Africa focused Private Equity (PE) has developed impressively over the last two decades, in terms of volume, quality of transactions, and performance.

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara and Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure parade the Africa Cup of Nations trophy on Monday

Yaya Toure and Ivory Coast team return home to hero's welcome after African Cup of Nations triumph (Photos)

Hundreds of thousands of supporters at the airport and on the streets of Ivory Coast‘s commercial capital Abidjan welcomed home the national football team on Monday after its victory at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

HRM Agbogidi Obi James Ikechukwu Anyasi II, Obi of Idumuje Unor, 2012

The many modern-day kings and queens of Nigeria: A photo exhibit by George Osodi (Photos)

Up until the 1960s, kings and queens controlled hundreds of ethnic groups in Nigeria. Today, the descendants of those rulers still play important roles as intermediaries between politicians and the people in their communities and as custodians of the cultural heritage.