Africa

Japanese engagement with Africa in trade and commerce and other social economic fronts goes back to many decades past.  The growing influence of Japanese trade and deepening of its soft power in Africa can be felt in different African states. The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has been looking to boost its global standing. In that […]

The ideology and reality of cultural appropriation goes back as far as the 17th century and perhaps even beyond. In our current predisposition and era of diversity the issue of cultural appropriation that is closely linked to the concept of assimilation has come to the forefront of many social cultural debates around the world. Culture […]

African governments have taken significant steps to advance disaster risk management(DRM) and improve climate resilience. Many different countries in Africa that lacked coordinated disaster response mechanisms in the colonial era were faced with the challenge of addressing perennial disasters such as floods, land slides in major places in the rainy seasons, forest fires, disease outbreaks among other calamities […]

In 2016, Ethiopia and Djibouti governments launched the first fully electrified cross border railway line in Africa. The 466 miles line connects Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa to the red sea port of Djibouti, serving a great logistical advantage to the land locked Eastern African nation that has a population of over 100 million people. […]

Despite progress, malaria remains a major problem in the world, with over 180million cases in 2018 and nearly 500,000 deaths. In Uganda , an East African nation with a population of 43 million has been one of the highest transmission countries for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is the leading cause of death in Uganda, accounting for more than […]

Located on the western corniche of the city of Dakar, Soumbédioune is one of the old quarters of the peninsula of Cape Verde. Hundreds of canoes leave in search of the fish destined to feed the markets of Dakar. An area full of history, Marché Artisanal de Soumbediou has become a popular tourist destination. Between about 4pm […]

Nigeria parliament is debate on whether to put a ban on the export of donkeys whose population is dwindling. The nation with a population of over 180 million has experienced a sharp decline in the donkey population whose meat and hide products are mostly exported to China. Besides that, there has been widespread slaughter on […]

Kenya and Cuba recently made a bilateral agreement for health sector development cooperation. The main idea was to bring doctors and health specialists from Cuba to Kenya and also take some Kenyan health specialists to Cuba to learn from the Cuban experience in building a robust primary and curative healthcare system that has afforded the […]

The Kenya Homes Expo, a platform that converges real estate stakeholders with potential and existing home owners under one roof to explore real estate deals, gain insights and pursue worthy investments. The 27th edition of the expo recently took place in October 11th to the 14th at the Kenya international convention center bringing together over […]

Rwanda is also one of fastest-growing economies in Africa. The country has recorded stable high economic growth for past few years averaging 8 per cent. The country’s economy expanded by 5.9 per cent last year and is projected to grow by 6.2 per cent this year. Rwanda’s capital Kigali is a robust trade and economic […]


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