Why Africa still needs aid by Bob Geldof

Do you agree with him? Editor’s note: Bob Geldof is a member of the Africa Progress Panel, chaired by Kofi Annan, and a musician, businessman and campaigner against poverty. The views expressed are his own. Why Africa still needs aid By Bob Geldof, Special to CNN With the U.K. becoming the first G-8 country to spend 0.7 […]

Opinion – Which is the African Powerhouse, Nigeria or South Africa?

By John Campbell South Africa is usually regarded as Africa’s economic powerhouse, but international commentators increasingly talk about Nigeria displacing it. Simukai Tinhu tries to get beyond the hype and has written a thoughtful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of both countries in his article “Will Nigeria Overtake South Africa as Africa’s Powerhouse.” He […]

Re: Abati – The Issue is not Yesterday’s Men – the issue is tomorrow’s children – Opinion

By Ayobami Oyalowo — A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. ~John Burroughs Ordinarily we have been led to believe that a democratic government is essentially a participatory one and as such citizens have inalienable rights to ask questions of their representatives while expecting sensible, reasonable […]


Nigeria will win AFCON – Drogba

Despite losing 2-1 to Nigeria on Sunday in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals, Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba hailed the Super Eagles for their inspiring outing at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium and said the team could win the tournament if they perform against others like they did against them. “I was very impressed […]

Mxit: South Africa’s social media sensation – CNN

By Teo Kermeliotis (CNN) — When it comes to social media’s heavy hitters, there are no bigger players than Facebook or Twitter, right? Not if you’re in South Africa. Mobile network Mxit claims to have nearly 10 million users in the country, making it South Africa’s most popular social media platform by far, eclipsing Facebook’s six million […]

Announcing the Apps4Africa 2012 challenge; get funding for your Africa focused app

The third Apps4Africa challenge was recently launched at DEMO Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. This year’s competition aims at providing startups and businesses with funding and mentorship support that will enable them build high impact technologies with the U.S. State Department and The World Bank as contest partners. According to the contest organizers: In previous years […]