Zimbabwe's ailing education system, once regarded as the finest in sub-Saharan Africa, has been given a US$70-million shot in the arm that will see every child receive a textbook and ensure vulnerable children are able to attend school.
The iconic baobab tree – a potent source of vitamins and antioxidants – may soon become a money-spinner for thousands of rural African farmers, thanks to Food and Drug Administration approval for the importation of baobab powder to the US.
The adventures of South African septuagenarians Mike and Jeanette van Ginkel, who undertook a daring trans-Africa journey in their Rolls Royce, are to debut on international television in September 2009.
Africa is set for a new revolution – in broadband. Twelve new undersea cables planned for the next two years will quintuple the continent’s bandwidth, reduce the number of unconnected coastal countries from 19 to one, and drop tariffs by 72%.