All eyes are on Gaza, but what about the Congo’s Goma?

All eyes are on Gaza, but what about the Congo’s Goma?

While all eyes have been on the Gaza this week, another major conflict is slipping past the radar of most people. Unfortunately it appears that an African conflict is less interesting to the west and its media than a Middle Eastern one. On Monday, armed rebels from the M23 (which stands for March 23 Movement) rebel movement took the city of Goma, in the eastern part of the...

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African Update What You Need to Read This Week

African Update What You Need to Read This Week

Business: McKinsey has just published a detailed report on The Rise of the African Consumer, outlining demographics, consumer needs and behaviour. It’s worth reading if you’re interested in this huge market. Nairobi ups stakes in luxury hotel market China makes $15billion direct investment in Africa Mobile Phone User Tech: Lagos is set to be the first African country to...

Posted on December 12, 2012Read More

Africa is Booming, But Caution is Still Necessary…

Africa is Booming, But Caution is Still Necessary...

Fellow Guardian Africa Network contributor and journalist Tolu Ogunlesi has written a frightening and fascinating piece about being subject to an armed robbery in Lekki, Lagos just last week. While we are all for promoting the good that’s going on in Africa, the reality is that such incidences – Tolu was forced into the boot of his car and was lucky to escape death –...

Posted on November 26, 2012Read More

Beyond The Single Story of The African Woman

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Posted on November 20, 2012Read More

White House Launches Doing Business In Africa Campaign

White House Launches Doing Business In Africa Campaign

Keen to bolster its relationship with Africa, the White House today launched its Doing Business in Africa campaign. At an event in Johannesburg, South Africa, Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank gave a statement in which she emphasized America’s ongoing commitment to deepening trade, investment and economic ties with the...

Posted on November 12, 2012Read More

Africa: How It Became The New Bandwagon

Africa: How It Became The New Bandwagon

While there are those of us who have been writing about, discussing, dissecting, showing different perspectives of, and living and breathing Africa for a long time, it is only in recent years that western media has started talking about Africa and Africans in terms beyond the usual AIDS, corruption, starving children, dictators, internet scam, one-dimensional...

Posted on October 02, 2012Read More

Time Magazine photos capture ‘The Two Sides of Nigeria’

Time Magazine photos capture ‘The Two Sides of Nigeria’

Here’s an oldie but goodie that we dug up from the archives…Check out this fascinating 2007 Time magazine photo essay which showcases “The two sides of Nigeria” from the poverty of the slums to the lavish side of of Nigerian life evidenced by Lebanese poker players, to glitzy large Nigerian...

Posted on October 01, 2012Read More