Jean Ping and The African Union
3 November – Markets Wrap with Roshini Moodley
African Leadership Network
African Airline Industry 2012
Miss Universe: Leila Lopes
Agriculture & Development
HORIZON 50: UK
50 Cent and Africa
CONNECTED* Thailand Visit
Doing Business in Africa
African Nations Cup
100 years of the ANC, Africa’s oldest liberation movement
Africa fashion week: Lagos event set to become fixture of global style calendar Monica Mark of the Guardian walks us through an outstanding showcase of African talent in Lagos. Not so long ago, the idea of an African fashion scene was an optimistic stretch. Now, the organisers behind the Arise Africa fashion week believe those [...]Read more...
Tony Elumelu: Business Leader Nfonobong Nsehe introduces us to Tony Elumelu, a man who transformed a floundering Nigerian commercial bank into a $2 billion (market capitalization) Pan-African financial services behemoth spanning 20 African countries. Now he’s committing his resources towards grooming Africa’s next generation of business leaders. Africapitalism. It’s a word you’ve probably never heard [...]Read more...
Kony – What’s to Be Done? ALEX DE WAAL shares his thoughts on the KONY campaign and inadvertently a lot else…. As a critic of the KONY2012 campaign, I have been asked the eminently practical question, “so what would you do about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army?” Let me take this opportunity to [...]Read more...
MODEL AND ACTIVIST LIYA KEBEDE ON INSPIRING WOMEN A while back, Sarah Brown, Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood and wife of the former UK Prime Minister, will chaired the first ever WIE Symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) in New York City, with co-hosts designer and Urban Zen Founder Donna Karan [...]Read more...
Haile Gebrselassie bows to will of his people for one last hurrah Ethiopian legend on why he changed his mind about retirement and his dream of winning the Olympic marathon in 2012 Haile Gebrselassie sighs, a long deep exhalation of air, as he leans back in his chair and remembers back to a strange few [...]Read more...
In 2011 Fastcompany magazine listed Ory Okolloh as one of the top women in technology. Quite an achievement for an African woman under 45, but definitely not happenstance. Ory deserves the accolade because she has a string of reputable accomplishments under her belt. It is therefore no surprise that previously in 2010 Google selected her to be the company’s [...]Read more...
The story of Sam Jonah cannot be told without peeping into his origins. Born on 19 November 1949 at Obuasi/Adaugi in the Ashanti Regions of Ghana, he had his basic education at Obuasi, from where he moved to Adisadel College, Cape Coast. Completing secondary school in 1969, the very year Lonrho (now Lonmin) acquired AGC, [...]Read more...
Nations Cup 2012: Our team of reporters recall the highlights Zambia brought proceedings at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations to a close on Sunday, with a dramatic penalty shoot-out climax to an exciting and eventful tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The BBC’s team of reporters followed all the action in the four host [...]Read more...