For the past week, Twitter has been addictive for those with wanderlust or simply curiosity about the world due to the trending hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou. Do a quick Google search and you will see why the visual venture went viral: stunning photography of vibrant and varied landscapes, joyful glimpses into daily life across the continent, and proud displays of diverse cultures, architecture, art and fashion.
This article first appeared on the World Economic Forum and is written by Ross Chainey. The US have just announced that they will feature a women on their upcoming redesign of the $10 bill! Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the bill, set to be unveiled in 2020, will honour “a woman who has contributed to and represents the values of American democracy.” The launch year was chosen to coincide with the 100th anniversary of women in the US gaining the right to...
Africa is a huge continent made up of 54 countries and over a billion people. But did you know that in Ethiopia, clocks are upside down with our 6:00 at their 12:00? This and 12 other incredible facts are sure to turn you into the captain at your next trivia tournament.
Isn’t it annoying when politicians dodge your questions? We think so! Thats why we we launched our Just Say Yes campaign this week. Will you join us and get candidates to say YES to ending extreme poverty?
Across Africa, in schools and parks, on beaches and streets; goal posts are improvised, teams are assembled, and tomorrow's football stars show off their skills. Crowd-sourced from the talented photographers of Flickr, here are 15 of the best images that capture how Africa plays football.
Wherever we live in the world, our agriculture, food, family celebrations and our culture are what binds us to our countries. Within the African continent, there's a huge diversity of food culture. We asked our Africa team, who are made up of many African nationalities, to share their favourite foods.
After working in and travelling through a number of different countries where white people are in the numerical minority, I’ve come to realise that there is one place being white is not only a hindrance, but negative  -  most of the developing world. Seven years later, I think we’re finally doing aid right, and I’m not there.
Congratulations to Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi for winning the 2020 Michael Elliott Award for African Storytelling! Of the 184 award applicants, Mordi was selected by a distinguished panel of judges for her documentary, “Sex for Grades.” The winning documentary The winning documentary originally ran on BBC Africa in October 2019 and follows Mordi as she went undercover to uncover the sexual harassment that students at universities in Nigeria and Ghana are facing. Her work is the culmination of a nine-month long investigation...