Presenting an alternative CAF XI
Dennis Erezi and Solomon Fowowe present an alternative CAF Africa’s finest XI.
Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: life inside the military camps
Every evening, French soldiers operating in Africa's Sahel region set up a temporary forward operating base in the middle of enemy territory. It is in these camps, in difficult conditions and under permanent risk of attack, that the troops live their daily lives.
Nigerian youngster dreams of swimming his way to the Olympics
Aidan Dumuje-Abili is considered to be the fastest 8-year-old swimmer in Nigeria, Africa most populous country.
Online shopping in Africa: Somewhere between smartphones and paper catalogues
Online shopping is an increasingly popular option in rural Africa for those who wish to avoid a very long trip to the nearest store. The e-commerce sector has great potential in Africa but has many hurdles to overcome.
African NGO maps out the waterways of Lagos's forgotten slum
Officially, the floating Lagos slum of Makoko does not exist. It does not appear on any city planning documents or maps. But that is about to change, thanks to a team of local volunteers and South Africa-based NGO Code For Africa. Using geolocalising technology, they navigate the waterways of this floating slum to create a map that they hope will improve the lives of those living here.
Nigeria's hunger for meat can be felt in countries like Mali and Niger
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country with a matching appetite for meat. Semi-nomadic herers from 10 different countries drive their herds hundreds of kilometers to sell their animals to eager Nigerians.
Nigeria launches first sex offenders register
The "Sexual Offender Register" will contain the names of all those prosecuted for sexual violence in Africa's most populous nation since 2015. The record will be available online to better help the public, state bodies, and police conduct background checks and identify repeat offenders.
Overcoming German businesses' cold feet in Africa
Many German businesses are reluctant to invest in Africa. But a new African business index might help build trust and foster better business relations.