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10,000-Year-Old Reservoir Found In Africa

10,000-Year-Old Reservoir Found In Africa

A massive ten thousand year old reservoir with enough water to last for four centuries have been found in Namibia and Angola. As a result, one of the driest areas in sub-Saharan Africa stands to benefit from a water source that is capable of supplying the region for around 400 years. According to scientists the aquifer discovery can not only bolster development in Namibia and Angola, it will also ... »

Top 10 Young African Millionnaires To Watch

Top 10 Young African Millionnaires To Watch

This article highlights the top 10 young African millionnaires in their 20s and 30s who are blazing the trail in their individual business. According to Forbes Magazine, these group of young Africans are among a “growing number of under-40s who are legitimately amassing multi-million dollar fortunes” through their businesses rather than inheritance. In summary, the top 10 wealthiest yo... »

African Union Appoints First Female Leader

African Union Appoints First Female Leader

The African Union (AU) has appointed South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its first female leader. Ms Dlamini-Zuma beat incumbent Jean Ping of Gabon following a closely fought contest for the chairmanship of the organisation which was deferred for 6 months as neither got the required two-thirds majority. Ms Dlamini-Zuma, the former wife of South African President Jacob Zuma, won the leadership ... »

2013 African Nations Cup Qualifying Fixtures

2013 African Nations Cup Qualifying Fixtures

The draws for the final round of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations has been made in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ties which will be played over two legs between 7-9 September and 12-14 October, will see African football giants, Ivory Coast face Senegal amongst others. The full list of fixtures are presented. Mali v Botswana Zimbabwe v Angola Ghana v Malawi Liberia v Nigeria Zambia v Uganda Cape Ve... »

African News Round Up: Mohammed Mursi & More

African News Round Up: Mohammed Mursi & More

A summary of some of the most popular African news stories of the week including sports and politics are presented below. Highlights: Mohammed Mursi, Gordon Igesund and Pharaohs of Egypt. Mohammed Mursi Sworn In As President of Eqypt Mohammed Mursi has been sworn in as Egypt’s first civilian, democratically elected president. Following the historic swearing in ceremony at the supreme constit... »

Results: Brazil 2014 Africa World Cup Qualifiers

Results: Brazil 2014 Africa World Cup Qualifiers

Among the interesting facts of this weekend’s Africa World Cup (Brazil 2014) Qualifiers, was the Central African Republic who beat Botswana 2-0 in Bangui to win the first World Cup qualifying match in their history. A goal in each half by Kethevoama Foxi was enough to see off a side that played at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Complete results of all of this weekend’s footba... »

Good Example: Malawi’s New President Rejects Presidential Jet and Luxury Car Fleet

Good Example: Malawi’s New President Rejects Presidential Jet and Luxury Car Fleet

Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, has increased here popularity on the African continent by rejecting predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika’s presidential jet and fleet of luxury cars. Joyce Banda, who only came to power in April following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, has taken little time to set a good example for other African leaders to follow. Little surprise that her decision to s... »

Nigeria’s D’Banj In UK Top 10 Chart

Nigeria’s D’Banj In UK Top 10 Chart

D’banj (Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo) made history recently by reaching the UK Top 10 Chart (debuted at no.9 on the Billboard UK Charts) with his 2012 summer single, Oliver Twist. Oliver Twist is an uptempo dance fusion of Afro-Beats, R&B and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching number 2 on the UK R&B chart. ... »

What’s In A Name? From University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University

What’s In A Name? From University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University

Following reports of angry student demonstrations in Nigeria’s main city of Lagos, one cannot help but wonder what actually is in a name? Afterall, renaming a prestigious university should not actually affect its ranking as lecturers, infrastructure and other amenities remain unchanged. However, while the president’s intentions are good, the demonstrations have proved that many still d... »

Why Drogba May Consider China

Why Drogba May Consider China

Following Drogba’s announcement that he is leaving Chelsea Football Club, much has been said about his next destination: Real Madrid, Spain or Shanghai Shenhua, China? Arguably one of the best strikers in European and World football, Didier Drogba’s availability on a free transfer would catch any manager’s attention even at 35. So then, why would Drogba consider China as a likely... »