Financial services are now just a dial away for millions of Africans as it emerged more than half of phone users in a recent survey processed payments and other monetary transactions on their mobile phones and uptake has surged so much that a recent survey called Africa "the epicentre of mobile money".
Abdulrazak Gurnah does not just give his readers a book to read but he bestows upon them a journey to undertake. A journey into a people whose ways of life, whose histories, are unknown to outsiders.
A Writer of Loneliness, Exile, and Fluidities of our Humanities: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor Celebrates Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Nobel Prize Award
Encountering Gurnah for the first time is like stumbling into an incredible landscape, the first impact of which cannot be repeated.
"Vuta N’kuvute", a film about a rebellious young freedom fighter’s love affair with a young Indian-Zanzibari girl escaping an oppressive arranged marriage is the latest addition to a growing number of African movies appealing to a global audience.
South Africa is on track to become Africa's biggest market for electric cars and is also looking to become a globally competitive electric car manufacturing hub. A new e-mobility roadmap is in the works to make EVs cheaper than petrol cars in that market.
The number of streaming subscribers in Africa is expected to jump nearly 200 per cent to 15 million by 2026, according to new estimates, as the pandemic forces Africans to look for entertainment at home.
'Once, There Was a Star' is a sublime piece of historical fiction weaved masterfully: a detailed chronological account of Ismail Muse’s life circa 1977 spanning a 10-year war and his daughter’s coming of age.
Even though COVID-19 infections and fatalities remain comparatively low, African governments have struggled over the past year to expand healthcare capacity and meet vaccination targets. The continent has a fragile health ecosystem and cannot cope with the virulence of the double mutant currently devastating India.
Grieving the loss of a loved one during the Covid-19 pandemic became a curse and burden.
Why bother with these apps? I have never understood! They take so much data!
Singing 'Tiyende pamodzi' conjures up in the Christian imagination, ideas of finding ‘the way’, ‘journeying’ and being on a ‘pilgrimage’.
Tom Mboya died this day, 52 years ago. Today we celebrate his friend, William X Scheinman, an American philanthropist whose grave is decked inside Mboya’s mausoleum.
Mona Liban meets the children who are being locked up while government officials take their time trying to update Somaliland’s youth detention system.