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President Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term in Kenya elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term in Kenya elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta won re-election in Kenya on Friday, defeating veteran opposition leader and longtime rival Raila Odinga in a tense contest.

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape

South African Opposition Suspends Ex-Leader Over Colonialism Tweets

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, suspended Helen Zille, its former leader and premier of the Western Cape province.

Social media has become the media in Africa

Social media has become the media in Africa

Five years ago, when Social Media Week launched in Lagos, it was the first event of its kind in Africa on that scale. At the time, social media seemed mostly a fun and useful marketing communications platform.

Africa’s rising middle class – and why it matters. Credit: newafricanmagazine.com

Africa's rising middle class - and why it matters

According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), as far back as 2011 there were already 313 million people – or 34 per cent of the continent’s total population – that could be referred to as middle class.

Shola Adekoya. CEO, Konga

Why Konga could be Africa's answer to Amazon: Shola Adekoya, CEO, Konga

Konga.com was founded in July 2012 and started purely as an online retailer selling baby and beauty products.

Nana Akufo-Addo wins Ghana's presidential election

Nana Akufo-Addo wins Ghana's presidential election

President Mahama concedes defeat to former foreign minister Akufo-Addo, who was making his third bid for the top job.

African Street Style. Credit: Twitter/‏@THECAROLDANVERS

Video: How many people use social media in Africa?

In 2014, 100 million people were using Facebook each month across Africa, over 80% via mobile. That figure has now jumped to over 120 million.

Louise Linton

#LintonLies: Delusional White Woman Louise Linton Draws Ire of African Twitter for Egregious “Zambian Memoir”

On Friday, The Telegraph ran what has to be the dumbest, most egregious piece of writing on Africa of the 21st century.

Here are 7 predictions for Africa's tech sector

Here are 7 predictions for Africa's tech sector

As Africa transitions from the margins to the mainstream of the global economy, technology is playing an increasingly significant role.

At the regional finals of the third annual Challenge Cup, hosted this year in Nairobi. Credit: Christopher M. Schroeder/recode.net

Startup Rising Africa

It’s hard to get more American than generalizing Africa as one big homogenous thing. It is, of course, a rich and diverse continent of more than 50 nations, where merely a piece of it — say from Kenya to Nigeria — is a greater distance than the entire United States.

Japheth Joshua ("JJ") Omojuwa is one of Nigeria's most popular bloggers.

Cult following gives Nigeria's young bloggers the last word

Japheth Omojuwa started blogging in 2009 with a simple goal: to make his opinions heard by the senators and governors that make up the top echelons of powers in Nigeria.

Will the former Tanzanian Prime Minister and main opposition presidential candidate Edward Lowassa unseat the ruling party?

Tanzania General Elections 2015: A Defeat for Africa's Longest Ruling Party?

The October 30 General Elections will be the most tightly contested election in Tanzania’s history since the introduction of multiparty politics in 1992.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with CNN Global Executive Vice President and MD Tony Maddox

CNN boss apologizes to Kenya for "hotbed of terror" statement after Kenya cancels advertising deal

CNN has apologized to Kenya over a recent terrorism slur. n a televised CNN report preceding President Obama’s July trip to Kenya, the news network referred to the East African country as a “hotbed of terror” …

#SomeoneTellCNN: CNN gets ridiculed on Twitter for calling Kenya a "Hotbed of Terror"

#SomeoneTellCNN: CNN gets ridiculed on Twitter for calling Kenya a "Hotbed of Terror"

US President Barack Obama is visiting Kenya this week and CNN has been reporting on how the region is a so-called “Hotbed of Terror”. CNN’s narrow characterization of Kenya has spawned a particularly heated and amusing backlash from well-informed Twitter users who got the mocking hash tag #SomeoneTellCNN trending worldwide.

John Momoh, Chairman & CEO, Channels Television

John Momoh is pushing to make Nigeria's Channels TV easier to watch around the world

Two women watching news on television in a flat in Abu Dhabi; a group of men clustered around a screen in an office in Vietnam; a young man in Newcastle upon Tyne, smiling as he watches a sports programme. All far from their homes in Nigeria — but all watching Channels TV.

Screenshot of some of the images found under the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou on Twitter.

Here is the Africa the media never shows you

The portrayal of Africa by mainstream media, particularly Western media, paints it as a dark, ugly, hopeless place that is ridden with civil war, militant groups, corruption, violation of freedoms, starvation, chaotic urbanisation and utter desperation.

Supporters of presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari gesture in front of his election posters in Kano

How technology eased Buhari's path to power in Nigeria

Technology played a decisive role in helping Muhammadu Buhari become the first Nigerian to oust a sitting president at the ballot box, from social media campaigning to biometric machines preventing the widespread rigging that marred past polls.

#CNNAfrica tech chat

#CNNAfrica tech chat: 'Opportunities here are huge. Why be anywhere else?'

CNN’s African Start-Up hosted a Twitter chat on how to take your startup to the next level on January 14.

Sim Shagaya, Founder & CEO of Konga and DealDey

Building Konga, Africa's Alibaba: Sim Shagaya (Part One)

Chatting with Simdul Shagaya is like an intense, super-charged colloquy on doing business….in Africa.

Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential Candidate of Nigeria's All Progressive Congress (APC)

Will Muhammadu Buhari be Nigeria's next president?

For the first time in Nigeria’s 16 years of democracy, there is real chance that the president could be someone other than the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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.

The creator of the ‘Ebola – no Ebola’ map says he is trying to show the world that Africa is not a country. Photograph: EbolaPhone/Twitter

Ebola for beginners: Twitter map outlines some elementary geography

A rudimentary map demonstrating that Africa is not synonymous with the Ebola virus has hit a nerve online.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn usage grows 40% in South Africa

In a tough economy it may appear that South African job seekers are turning to online professional services network, LinkedIn, to connect with prospective employers.

Consumers Shopping

How to get your products to consumers in Africa

In the first instalment of Who Is the African Consumer two-part series we briefly examined the business opportunity that is the African continent.

Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman, Econet Wireless Group

US-Africa Business Forum: An interview with Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman of Econet Wireless, and Isis Nyong'o Madison, Principal at Asphalt & Ink (Video)

Strive Masiyiwa, Group Chairman of Econet Wireless International, and Isis Nyong’o Madison, a Kenyan-American who advises companies on investments in Africa talk about how the Internet and mobile devices are helping tie African countries together and overcome geographic barriers.

Gervinho and Drogba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Africa is a country, football edition

Africa remains divided along many lines, from race and religion to ethnicity.