Tag: Africa

Kenyan and Egyptian diplomats divided on racism scandal

Earlier this month, outrage erupted on social media after it emerged that an Egyptian minister referred to sub-Saharan Africans as “dogs and slaves.” This was spilled by Yvonne Khamati, the Chairperson of the African Diplomatic CorpsTechnical Committee, who was at a United Nations Environmental Assembly meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya. During the meeting, the Egyptian… Read More

Why do Nigerians have the power to dictate what African watches?

Nigeria often self-describes as the “giant of Africa.” Now, it seems the giant of Africa has the power to pull off shows disrupting the viewing pleasures of others throughout the continent. “I Am Cait,” the show the follows the life of Caitlyn Jenner after her gender transition will not be showing anymore on Multichoice’s E!… Read More

The app that won the Africa health prize

A young Malian doctor and computer engineer scooped up the Africa health prize. Cheick Oumar Bagayoko’s application Bogou connects doctors in rural areas with medical experts across the world, thus improving diagnosis and knowledge exchange. Doctors working in rural areas are often at a disadvantage, whether due to poor facilities or infrastructure. Bogou gives access… Read More

Africa Movie Academy Awards in June

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is the premier event celebrating African movies, stars, and the professionals behind them. The awards were founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, a producer and heavyweight in the Nigerian and African film industries. The AMAA is largely considered to the the most important African film event, sometimes referred to as the… Read More