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Pictures of Sudan's Nubian pyramids

One of Africa's best kept secrets - its history

Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage. A celebrated British historian once said there was only the history of Europeans in Africa.

President Jacob Zuma is coming under increasing pressure to step down

South Africa unions to Zuma: Time to go

South Africa’s powerful trades union federation Cosatu has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria (Illustration)

Lagos living: Solving Nigeria's megacity housing crisis

Affordable housing is a considerable challenge for urban areas with large populations, and this is particularly prevalent in Nigeria’s city of Lagos.

They Want Us to Tell Our Stories . But Only In the Way They Want to Hear It

They Want Us to Tell Our Stories. But Only In the Way They Want to Hear It

If you’re a writer of African descent, and you’re plugged into the literary or media scene, you’re probably aware of the term ‘Poverty Porn’.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart (Audio)

In 1958, Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, published his first book “Things Fall Apart”. It was set in pre-colonial rural Nigeria and examines how the arrival of foreigners led to tensions within the Igbo society.

Nancy Kacungira, Co-Founder, Blu Flamingo

"Africa Rising" or not? Change the narrative on Africa to a dialogue: Nancy Kacungira at TEDxEuston (Video)

“Africa Rising” is a moniker for the continent that has been in vogue recently. Africa has even been referred to recently as the “Hopeful Continent”.

Africa's biggest media company will fight Netflix for control of the global streaming market

Africa's biggest media company will fight Netflix for control of the global streaming market

When Naspers, the South African media conglomerate, launched its video-on-demand (VOD) service Showmax earlier this year, the assumption was this was an attempt at keeping out Netflix.

South Africa's MTN is the most admired brand in Africa

MTN, Samsung and Coca-Cola top list of most admired brands in Africa

Brand Africa has announced that MTN is the overall best brand in Africa and reclaimed the #1 spot as the Most Admired Brand in Africa at a gala launch of the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands at Sandton Convention Center.

Nancy Kacungira, New Anchor, KTN

Why I cannot tell 'the African story': Nancy Kacungira, News Anchor, KTN (Infographic)

Ugandan TV journalist Nancy Kacungira has won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa-based journalists.

Vodacom has 64 million subscribers and runs mobile networks in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho. Photographer: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

Naspers in talks With Vodacom to deliver video-on-demand services across Africa

Naspers Ltd. is in talks with wireless carrier Vodacom Group Ltd. about delivering video content to mobile devices across Africa as the media company seeks to compete with Netflix Inc. in offering movies and TV in the continent of 1 billion people.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe: An interview with the Paris Review

Chinua Achebe was born in Eastern Nigeria in 1930. He went to the local public schools and was among the first students to graduate from the University of Ibadan. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer and Director of External Broadcasting, and it was during this period that he began his writing career.

News Syndication

Consortium of African investors invests $20M to launch Africa's first-ever news syndication service, the African News Agency (ANA)

Top African investors have announced the creation of the continent’s first news syndication service, the African News Agency (ANA) with an initial investment of $20 million.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun included in BBC's list of "The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels"

In her audacious and vividly imagined second novel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie drew upon her ancestral past to write about the Biafra conflict, which traumatized her country and her family for three years after the Igbo people of eastern Nigeria seceded in 1967.

Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder & MD, Mara Group

It's time to change the Africa narrative: Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder & MD, Mara Group

I recently watched the BBC documentary, “Rwanda: The Untold Story” which first aired on October 1st, 2014. For those of us who have lived through the 1994 genocide, the documentary is quite puzzling.

Norway's Opera acquires South African mobile ad network AdVine

Norway's Opera acquires South African mobile ad network AdVine

Opera — the Norway-based company that develops data-compressed web browsers, app storefronts, and other cloud-based services for mobile and other platforms — has made another acquisition to build out Mediaworks, its mobile advertising subsidiary.