Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via
Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

BAMAKO, Mali - Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent.

7 hours ago

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i24 News partners for Africa-Israel Summit

TEL AVIV, Israel - i24News, which aims to strike deep and long-term roots in the African continent, will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit taking place in Lomé, Togo, from October 23-27, 2017.

10 hours ago

Halima Aliko Dangote
New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

LAGOS, Nigeria – Fundraising efforts have been launched for The Africa Center in New York City, a non-profit, multidisciplinary institution that provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa, and a platform for the most compelling content from the continent.

11 hours ago

First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue
First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue

KIGALI, Rwanda - The first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration across the continent, will be held by The Internet Society from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT.

2 days ago

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire (RCSCI), has announced the official launch of its new RCSCI mobile app, created with Connectik, after their resounding successes with the Kenya Red Cross Society and South Africa Red Cross Society apps.

20 Mar 2017

Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme
Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme

Microsoft has launched East Africa's first #Insiders4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities. Microsoft partnered with Kenyan-based GrowthAfrica to rollout this programme.

20 Mar 2017

Image from Loeries® Regional Roadshow in Lagos, Nigeria.
#Loeries2017: Andrew Human's Regional Roadshow highlights

Loeries CEO Andrew Human chats about the Loeries' recent Regional Roadshow that covered Lagos and Nairobi while also sharing tips to boost your personal creativity.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Mar 2017

New insurance app brings sponsored cover to Uganda
New insurance app brings sponsored cover to Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda - Sponsored insurance and insurance related products have been launched in Uganda with the SureBüddy android application.

17 Mar 2017

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white).
Social entrepreneur projects awarded in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - There are two winners of the fifth edition of the annual Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition, in partnership with NGO Reach for Change. The competition aims to identify and support social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology to improve communities and impact future generations.

17 Mar 2017