South Africa Moves Into Solar Age

South Africa Moves Into Solar Age

West of the town of Upington, South Africa, is mostly desert. But nearby a tower looms on the horizon. It stands 5 kilometers down a…

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Africa’s Shopping Centers BOOMING

Africa’s Shopping Centers BOOMING

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A surge in disposable income and the growth in Africa’s middle class has led to an upswing in the number of shopping centers…

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Honored Entrepreneur Introduces Second Company

Honored Entrepreneur Introduces Second Company

ADF STAFF One of Africa’s most acclaimed entrepreneurs, the founder of a shoe brand now selling in more than 55 countries globally, has announced the…

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Unemployed South Africans Starting Their Own Businesses

Unemployed South Africans Starting Their Own Businesses

(Ludwick Marishane) VOICE OF AMERICA Unemployment remains stubbornly high in South Africa and is one of the greatest socio-economic problems facing the country’s youth. Job…

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Africans Agree on Need for ‘Transformation’

Africans Agree on Need for ‘Transformation’

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE African governments and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on the urgent need to harness the continent’s rapid economic growth, as unrest…

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Nigerian Startups Enter Video Game Market

Nigerian Startups Enter Video Game Market

Feature Image: Nigerian animator Ekene Nkenchor designs a video game at the Lagos offices of Kuluya, a video game company that is winning fans across…

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African Nations Race to Build Sovereign Funds

African Nations Race to Build Sovereign Funds

REUTERS Resource-rich African countries are setting up sovereign wealth funds. Oil producers Angola, Ghana and Nigeria started funds in the past two years. Before then,…

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South Africa’s ‘Rattletrap’ Taxis a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

South Africa’s ‘Rattletrap’ Taxis a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

REUTERS Zakes Hadebe’s minibus taxi has nearly half a million kilometers on it, a broken speedometer and a fuel gauge he struggles to keep just…

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East Africa Moves Toward  One Currency

East Africa Moves Toward One Currency

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE At a November 2013 summit in Kampala, Uganda, five East African countries signed a protocol to establish a monetary union, a first step…

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Ethiopia’s Wind Farms Built for Energy Independence

Ethiopia’s Wind Farms Built for Energy Independence

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE From the sky, the 84 glimmering white turbines at Ashegoda wind farm shoot up from the ground like huge spokes, standing out high…

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