• Analysis

    The energy conundrum

    The energy conundrum

    South Africa, Africa’s most industrialised country, is grappling with a serious energy shortfall. Complicating the energy issue further are political and environmental concerns about possible solutions – coal and nuclear – against the backdrop of the country’s high levels of greenhouse gas emissions. Stephen Williams unravels the complex picture from the 7th African Energy Indaba in Johannesburg.

  • Politics

  • Profiles & Interviews

    Taking on America’s “Voluntourism”

    Taking on America’s “Voluntourism”

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once described Boniface Mwangi as an important voice with important things to tell the world. Today, Boniface Mwangi …


  • Africa Within

    Celebrating Peter “Pan” Enahoro

    Celebrating Peter “Pan” Enahoro

    The celebrations and eulogies have kept on going since the veteran Nigerian journalist Peter Enahoro turned 80 in January. Peter was once the Editor of …

  • African Diaspora

    Ben Carson: America’s “next black hope”?

    Ben Carson: America’s “next black hope”?

    Last month, Dr Ben Carson became the first high-profile Republican to form a presidential exploratory committee, usually the final step before declaring an actual run for President of the United States.

  • African Markets


  • Arts & Culture

    Made in Africa: Art for social change and more…

    Made in Africa: Art for social change and more…

    If you thought African art begins and ends with the words “ethnic” or “tribal” or that it is just some curio you buy at a street market as a souvenir, then think again. African art is transforming by leaps and bounds, writes reGina Jane Jere, who recently visited Africa’s leading art fairs, Southern Guild and Design Indaba in Cape Town.

  • Opinions

    Africa rebooting

    Africa rebooting

    We all know Africa is a continent full of innovation. Now policy makers at all levels must put this strength, along with scientific and technical development, at the centre of economic strategies. Fortunately, the African Union has recently adopted a strategy that seeks to do exactly that.

  • Advertorial

    FARA: Innovation for social good

    FARA: Innovation for social good

    Rolling out proven technology and using ICT to link farmers, researchers and extension workers is at the core of FARA’s mission. Fara is the apex …