Madagascar’s dense rainforests hide plant and animal life unlike anything else on earth. Almost all of its reptiles, and roughly 90% of its mammals and plants, are unique to the African island nation. Our gallery showcases this rich and often bizarre wildlife.
Scientists are racing to preserve Madagascar's trove of unique flora and fauna as deforestation threatens the African island's diverse plant and animal wealth. And these riches keep growing as researches discover more and more endemic species in its rainforests.
By spending $40 billion a year until 2030, African governments hopes to meet the African Union Agenda 2063 decree of universal electrification. Social entrepreneurs, like musician Sudha Kheterpal and the Spark electricity-generating musical instrument, are stepping in to help bring that goal a little closer.
Winning the highbrow game of Scrabble requires a vast vocabulary, lightning-fast analytical thinking and cunning strategy. One continent dominates global competition: Africa. A quarter of the world's top 100 Scrabble players come from the continent, 23 of them from Nigeria. And Nigerian Wellington Jighere was recently crowned World Scrabble Champion.
An app designed to help churches keep in touch with their flocks allows the congregation to listen to sermons or pay tithes. Nana Prempeh and his development team have also been selected as one of 10 companies to get help to expand the business globally.
With African-inspired colours and patterns, African designers are making the fashion world take notice of the continent's talents. It seems everyone, including Beyoncé and Michelle Obama, wants to wear the dazzling prints of Africa.