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Universal Music Group launches Def Jam Africa to support African hip-hop talent

Universal Music Group (UMG) recently launched Def Jam Africa, a new label division dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa...

2 hours ago

RETAIL

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

3 hours ago

FINANCE

How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade area

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

By Faizel Ismail 3 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

By Tara Hipwood 5 hours ago

ICT

Partnerships in times of crisis

The current global crisis has highlighted a number of areas, from the need for efficient information management to the need for accurate data gathering for faster medical response...

By Amrote Abdella 7 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#AfricaDay: A celebration of resilience

On this Africa Day 2020, we celebrate our resilience in the face of the disruptive Covid-19 pandemic...

By Dr Mamphela Ramphele 1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

Top 10 African stories to watch on Netflix this #AfricaDay

Africa Day, 25 May, gives us an opportunity to appreciate the creative freedom of African stories through the plethora of content currently streaming on Netflix...

2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

All Africa Music Awards to host live virtual Solidarity Concert

In commemoration of this year's Africa Day, the Africa Union Commission, (AUC) and the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will host a live virtual Solidarity Concert for the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund, under the theme: Health Security in the Context of COVID-19, on Monday, 25 May...

2 days ago

RETAIL

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

By Lynn M. Thomas 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis

Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

By Pieter Bensch 2 days ago

ICT

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

By Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

AGRICULTURE

New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

22 May 2020

TOURISM

Plane cabins are havens for germs. Here's how they can clean up their act

Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve...

By Ipek Kurtböke 22 May 2020

TOURISM

Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operations

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

22 May 2020

FINANCE

Slow Covid-19 economic recovery compels African companies to adapt

The World Economic Forum (WEF) reported this week that the pandemic has hit global trade and investment at an "unprecedented speed and scale" and revealed the fragility of the modern supply chain...

By Clement Chinaka 21 May 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative

As Covid-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic and, as of now, reported cases are lower than feared...

By António Guterres 21 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

A moment of reckoning for business

As the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts lives and damages economies, society is looking to big business for leadership and solutions. So far, however, the private sector has not lived up to expectations, Edelman's most recent Trust Barometer data shows...

By Jordan Rittenberry 21 May 2020

ICT

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

LIFESTYLE

Toya Delazy, Tresor and Lira to perform at virtual Africa Day concert

In celebration of Africa Day, Mall of Africa is hosting the Sessions for Africa Day online concert on 25 May 2020. Starting from 7pm, Toya Delazy, Tresor and Lira will be performing their best hits, live from their homes...

20 May 2020

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