Self-taught and using patched-up, homemade and reverse engineered instruments, the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste is doing something extraordinary. The only all-black orchestra in the world – and the only orchestra at all in central Africa – it is revelling in the beauty of classical music.
African agriculture is about to flourish, write Olusegun Obasanjo and Bob Geldof. This is one of the most fertile regions on earth, with 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land.
Bicycles made of bamboo? Berenice Dapaah, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, tells how her small bamboo-bike manufacturing company has created jobs and improved mobility for young people – women in particular – in the poor and remote regions of Ghana.
"I don't speak 'African' because 'African' is not a language." "Africans do not all look alike." "Africa existed before colonialism." These are just some of the messages young Africans studying in the US are sending out in a new viral photographic campaign.
At 13, with no parents to fend for her or her siblings, Best Ayiorwoth dropped out of school to look after her family. Today a 22-year-old award-winning entrepreneur, Ayiorwoth's story is a remarkable one of inspiration, courage and perseverance.
Journalists record history and ensure transparency, a task that is rewarded through the SADC Media Awards. The awards seek the good stories about the region. They are driven by the desire to promote unity in the region and strengthen the economic, political and social ties that already exist.
The first comprehensive list to measure the liveability of the world's cities from the perspectives, expectations and demands of the youth population – as voted for by the youth themselves – has rated Joburg among the top world cities, beating rivals across Africa.