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Talk Africa: Mordernising Africa’s agriculture online

Tanzania is estimated to have over four million smallholder farmers who are crucial in producing food and cash crops. Because of lack of education and  poor technology, most of the farmers own small plots...

Talk Africa: President Emmerson Mnangagwa in China

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa  concluded his state visit to China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, marking his first state visit outside Africa as Zimbabwean president since taking office last November. The...

Talk Africa: A conversation with Wanuri Kahiu

For the first time, a Hollywood movie featuring African superheroes has swept global box offices, reaping over a US$ 1 billion in just a few weeks’ time. The phenomenal success of Black Panther has become...

Talk Africa: China’s Two Sessions & Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out his vision of the Chinese Dream and its worldwide impact as the curtain rolled down on the 13th National People's Congress session. Xi assured the world that a...

Talk Africa: U.S. – Africa relations under Trump

When Rex Tillerson began the first ever trip by a senior official of the Trump administration to Africa last week, security was high on his agenda. But by the time he abruptly ended the...

Chinese Foreign Minister in Africa

China is speeding up its comprehensive cooperation with Africa and supports the continent’s pursuit of independent development – that’s according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Wang continued a more than 20-year tradition by making...

Trump & Africa: One year on

Just over a year ago Donald Trump took over the US Presidency, and while he did not have much to say about Africa before his inauguration, his comments since taking office have not done...

AU Summit: Africa’s war on corruption

The African Union has earmarked 2018 as the African year of anti-corruption, with the theme of the recently concluded AU summit – Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation. It is...

Talk Africa: U.N. Peacekeepers in Africa

For United Nations peacekeepers, the past five years has been the deadliest period in history. According to a December 2017 report, the U.N. flag no longer offers the natural protection it once did –...

Talk Africa: George Weah’s rise from Footballer to President

As a footballer, George Weah won accolades few could hope for, picking up the Ballon d'Or and seizing African Footballer of the Year awards on multiple occasions. Despite his success on the pitch however, few...