A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition.
About 3,000 people work gruelling 10-hour shifts at Ralalitra, one of Africa’s largest rubbish sites. Doctors fear it could become a breeding ground for plague.
While the Americans have been making a show of shutting down a non-existent fake embassy, it’s boom-time for Accra’s visa-fraud industry.
The chocolate industry works mainly as follows: small-scale farmers grow cocoa on plantations, many of which are illegal as they are in national parks or protected forests. They sell it to middlemen with motorbikes known as ‘pisteurs’, or direct to buyers in local towns. These supply traders, which are often multimillion-dollar companies, which in turn sell to big chocolatiers. There are so many transactions in the supply chains that big brands sourcing from implicated traders cannot be sure their product is not contaminated.
More shipboard revolts took place on ships with large numbers of women aboard. Almost since the beginning of Spanish slavery in the New World, in the early 1500s, men and women had freed themselves and gathered in mountains, swamps, and other remote locales away from their former masters.
Sixteen years ago, Caroline Elkins completed a dissertation on colonial-era Africa, which earned her a PhD in history from Harvard and ended up making history in the world.
Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa are among several African countries targeted by campaigns to get people cycling. Using bikes instead of cars could help to decongest polluted cities such as Kampala, where the Ugandan government optimistically introduced cycle lanes in 2015. The main emphasis, however, is on people for whom a bike is a way of speeding up long walks to school, clinics, work or markets – chiefly women.
In 2050, when the population of Africa is two and a half times larger than now, the continent will scarcely be able to grow enough food for its own population
Facebook has signed up almost half the countries in Africa – a combined population of 635 million – to its free internet service in a controversial move to corner the market in one of the world’s biggest mobile data growth regions.
Africa hosts several established bitcoin exchange services, such as ICE3X and BitX in South Africa and BitPesa in several countries in east and west Africa, where users can trade between bitcoin and traditional currencies.