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Report: How world’s influential news providers cover Africa

The Guardian, AFP, Al Jazeera, and Reuters top index for most balanced media coverage of Africa, American outlets lag at the bottom.

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Opinion

Can the business community spark a social revolution?

Although EFRIS is not a tax, some traders have described it as double taxation, hence calling on government to suspend it.

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Books & Arts

The Story of a Novelist’s Wife: The Mukoma, Ngugi, Nyambura Controversy and Lessons for African Literature

On March 12, Kenyan author Mukoma wa Ngugi announced on X (formerly Twitter) and on Facebook that his father, the renowned Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, had “physically abused” his late mother, Nyambura. This revelation has attracted significant attention. At the time of writing this piece, the Twitter post had amassed millions of views, thousands […]

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Carbon tax on shipping to bolster Africa’s capacity for climate resilient trade

With Africa disproportionately affected by climate change and its impacts worsening other structural deficiencies, climate-resilient development is urgent. African countries are well aware of this and are committed to adapting to and mitigating climate change as demonstrated by their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The difficulty is that implementing these national climate plans costs around $2.8 trillion between 2020 and 2030 (or about $250 […]

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Lifestyle

Traits of highly intelligent women

Intelligent women possesses a rich tapestry of traits that contribute not only to their personal success but also to the advancement of society. By celebrating and nurturing these traits, we can empower more women to break barriers, pursue their passions and make lasting contributions in their fields of endevour. But one may not recognise characteristics […]

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Opinion

What factors can guarantee success for Uganda as it positions itself to become an oil-exporting nation?

Uganda entered into agreements in 2012 with two foreign oil entities to exploit its oil resources. Total Energies holds 56.67% of the joint venture partnership and China National Oil Offshore Company (CNOOC) has 28.33%. Through Uganda National Oil Company, the government owns the remaining 15%. Production is due to start in 2025. As part of the production sharing agreement, the […]

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Health

Teen invents soap for treating skin cancer, wins $25,000 as America’s top young scientist

What if handwashing, a simple measure to prevent the common flu, could also offer protection against skin cancer? The idea may sound audacious, but it wasn’t conceived by an Anderson Centre laureate; rather, it emerged from the mind of a 14-year-old. Heman Bekele, a 9th-grade student at W.T. Woodson High School in Annandale, Virginia, clinched […]

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Gabon’s government warns of arrests over money collected for work not done

Military rulers in Gabon on Tuesday threatened to arrest the heads of businesses who have collected money for work that was not performed. While ordering the resumption of work at utility and construction sites after years of abandonment, Gabon’s military-appointed Prime Minister, Raymond Ndong Sima, told state TV that the junta-led government will ask contractors […]

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Books & Arts

Senegalese couple clinches the 2023 Caine Prize for African Writing

The prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing in 2023 has been secured by a dynamic duo from Senegal. The duo’s short story, “A Soul of Small Places,” resonates with profound literary trends in the country while delving into the burgeoning realms of horror and speculative fiction across the African continent. Specialist in African literature, Caroline […]

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Politics

South Africa’s 2024 election: ANC’s historic dip and the rising profile of the Economic Freedom Fighters

South Africa is rapidly approaching a significant milestone with its 2024 national general election. Recent electoral trends and opinion polls indicate that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is poised to fall below the 50% threshold of the national vote for the first time since the advent of democracy in 1994. This potential shift is […]