July 19, 2016

After four days of heavy fighting between combating forces in South Sudan's capital, Juba, which has left more than 270 people dead, a ceasefire appears to be holding.

President Salva Kiir and his rival Vice President Riek Machar both announced the ceasefire which came...

July 19, 2016

Ethiopia has put a block on social networking sites in an attempt to prevent university entrance exams from being leaked a second time.

Last month a national scandal erupted when questions for the top examination were posted on social networks leading to the ultimate ca...

July 19, 2016

The food crisis in Ethiopia is about to reach a “critical moment” as the impact of Ethiopia's worst drought in 50 years reaches its peak over the next three months, warns Save the Children.

It is estimated that 10.2 million people, including more than 5.75 million child...

July 19, 2016

Developing countries will suffer economic ramifications following the UK's decision to leave the European Union, experts at the Overseas Development Institute have warned.

The short-term implications of Brexit for African economies will be mainly noticeable through mark...

July 19, 2016

Edwin Bruno, Tanzania

Founder and CEO of Smart Codes, developer of M-Paper

In 2015 Bruno developed M-Paper to deliver digital newspapers to readers on their mobile phones. M-Paper delivers over 50 newspapers and magazines as well as books in Swahili and English. 

Wanuri K...

July 19, 2016

Speaking at the annual Nelson Mandela Lecture, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, announced plans for his foundation to invest another $5 billion in Africa.

The theme of this year’s lecture was ‘living together’. By supporting Africa’s development, Gat...

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