Start of the African Technological Dawn

Technology has long been seen as one of the possible saviours of the African economy. The problem has always been lack of infrastructure both networks and telecommunications however this is a problem that is being solved gradually. There are lots of centres of investment in Africa which are focussed on the upgrading of the digital […]

The Status of African Teachers

In a report made by UNESCO entitled Teachers and Teaching in a Changing World the following statement is made: “The communication and information revolution currently underway reinforces this need. New technologies are bringing the different peoples of the world closer together, helping them to become more aware of their common humanity and shared concerns and […]

Do African Skies Hold the Answer?

Most of the developed countries in the world, grew their economies initially by exploiting their natural resources or those of their neighbors.  The industrial revolution across Europe saw countries desperate for raw materials and energy sources like coal.  Africa too has ample natural resources, however much of this is being exploited by foreign companies and […]

BBC Strengthens Links in Africa

The commercial arm of the UK’s national broadcaster the BBC gas struck a deal with a South African company called Rapid Blue.  The company is a a rising star in the production world  responsible for the African versions of X-Factor and Pawn Stars.  BBC Worldwide has actually bought an investment stake in the company although […]

Is Africa Suffering From Global Problems?

We often have great news to report on this site with regards the African economy.   There are many positive economic and social stories from across the continent, apart from a few obvious problem areas like Zimbabwe.  However there are some worrying economic indicators that suggest that the growth in Africa is not continuing unaffected […]