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With the help of a few friends, one of South Africa's youngest all-girl bands is finding fame around the world playing an ancient Zulu instrument. African Culture, African American History, Ancient Music, World Play, African Children, Lifestyle Trends, Music For Kids, Zulu, Girl Bands

Incredible children's band of 1,600 play ancient Zulu instrument

With the help of a few friends, one of South Africa's youngest all-girl bands is finding fame around the world playing an ancient Zulu instrument.

Ethiopia, Uganda, DRC, Kenya & Chad in top 10 refugee friendly nations - Amnesty - The Local Africa News New Africa, Lifestyle Trends, Health Challenge, Congo, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, The Locals, Politics

Ethiopia, Uganda, DRC, Kenya & Chad in top 10 refugee friendly nations - Amnesty | Africanews

Ethiopia, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya and Chad are among the top 10 refugee friendly countries across the world, according to Amnesty International.

SA Energy Minister Encourages Mining Sector to Adopt Renewable Energy Technology and Smart Grids - Green Building Africa Chicago State University, African National Congress, South African Air Force, National Grid, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Energy Industry, Economic Systems, Environmental Health, International School

Jeff Radebe signs R56bn contract with renewable power producers

April 2018 - Jeff Radebe signs R56bn contract with renewable power producers Pretoria – Energy Minister Jeff Radebe on Wednesday signed a R56bn contract, expected to add 2 300 MW of electricity to the national grid over the next five years, with 27 independent renewable energy power producers. Radebe described the signing of the Independent Power Producer (IPP) agreements as a “milestone following a long period of uncertainty”. The long-awaited partnerships have been marred by numerous…

South Africa's new president is vowing to institute land reform in a "responsible" manner, but has been unable to quell rising concern from the country's minority white farmers and international investors. New Africa, South Africa, Investing In Land, Fourth Industrial Revolution, New President, On The Issues, Smart City, Climate Change, Donald Trump

President Cyril Ramaphosa investment drive for the country

April 2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully secured £50M (R857M) funding from the United Kingdom(UK) to help South Africa improve its business environment, making it more attractive to investors with the aim of creating jobs and opportunities. This agreement was reached between the President and the British Prime Minister Theresa May. Points of discussion during the meeting included the potential for reinvigorating and revitalising the partnership between the UK and South Africa…

This little piggy went to market. with a couple of guys on a motorbike in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Pigs Eating, Dead Dog, 29 September, Congo Kinshasa, This Little Piggy, Out Of Africa, Cool Photos, The Creator, Guys

Africa's top shots: 23-29 September 2016

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's year of independence. Bbc World News, Lifestyle Trends, Black Power, Award Winner, Black People, Beats, African, News Stories, Celebrities

Younger than Nigeria but beating the recession

Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's 56th year of independence.

Footage of a young vibrant Mandela believed to have been produced in 1956 has been released showing the late anti-apartheid leader voicing his stance on… Nelson Mandela Foundation, Year Of Mercy, Syrian Children, Apartheid, First Tv, The Voice, Believe, Interview, Old Things

Footage of Mandela's first TV interview released | Africanews

Footage of a young vibrant Mandela believed to have been produced in 1956 has been released showing the late anti-apartheid leader voicing his stance on…

Africa does not need sympathy or aid, we need fair trade – Mahama tells UN United Nations General Assembly, Lifestyle Trends, We Need, Fair Trade, African, News, Artwork, Work Of Art, Auguste Rodin Artwork

Africa does not need sympathy or aid, we need fair trade – Mahama tells UN | Africanews

Ghana's president, John Dramani Mahama, has told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that Africa is a continent on the rise and one that needs fair trade and not the usual aid and development a

South African teen Kiara North in wins science award for innovation method using Orange peels to help soil retain moisture in drought conditions New Africa, Africa News, South Africa, Live Life Love, Online Degree Programs, Educational News, Change Maker, African Girl, Orange Peel

Fighting drought with orange peels: S. African girl, 16, wins Google award | Africanews

Her innovation is aimed at retaining soil water and combating the effects of drought on crops by retaining soil moisture, whilst still recycling waste products of the juice manufacturing industry.

Obama delivers powerful speech to the people of Kenya. Obama Speech, Kenya Africa, Lifestyle Trends, Health Challenge, Barack Obama, Presidents, Politics, Challenges

Obama: 'I'm the first Kenyan-American to be president' - CNNPolitics

President Barack Obama capped an emotional return to his father's home country of Kenya on Sunday with an impassioned speech that was steeped in pride in his own African heritage.

South Africa's new president is vowing to institute land reform in a "responsible" manner, but has been unable to quell rising concern from the country's minority white farmers and international investors. New Africa, South Africa, Investing In Land, Fourth Industrial Revolution, New President, On The Issues, Smart City, Climate Change, Donald Trump

President Cyril Ramaphosa investment drive for the country

April 2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully secured £50M (R857M) funding from the United Kingdom(UK) to help South Africa improve its business environment, making it more attractive to investors with the aim of creating jobs and opportunities. This agreement was reached between the President and the British Prime Minister Theresa May. Points of discussion during the meeting included the potential for reinvigorating and revitalising the partnership between the UK and South Africa…

 Chris Hadfield Tonight's Finale: Cape Verde Islands - like a rugby team blocking the onrushing cloud. African States, African Countries, Lonely Planet, Chris Hadfield, Eco City, New Africa, Africa News, Different Points Of View, Sustainable City

The African country that plans to run on 100% renewable energy by 2020

The island nation's energy minister says its goals are perfectly achievable - and won't just help Cape Verdeans

Why Africa's festival business is booming. From a stage among the palm trees on the northern shore of Lake Malawi to one of the largest jazz events in the world, Africa is home to some of the world's greatest festivals. Lifestyle Trends, Health Challenge, The World's Greatest, Palm Trees, Festivals, Jazz, Stage, Challenges, African

Why Africa's festival business is booming

We take a look at Africa's biggest festivals and their cultural and commercial benefits

ICC prosecutor opens initial probe into Gabon unrest Police, Trump Comments, Mr Trump, Lifestyle Trends, African Countries, Passionate People, Ivory Coast, Fauna, The Hundreds

Here's why good governance in Africa has stalled

African countries are becoming more dangerious and it's affecting leadership.

Why are South African students protesting? South African universities have been affected by the biggest student protests to hit the country since apartheid ended in Education For All, Free Education, Higher Education, Democratic Alliance, Democratic Election, End Of Apartheid, British Broadcasting Corporation, Bbc World Service

Why are South African students protesting?

A look at what has sparked the biggest student protests to hit South Africa since apartheid ended in 1994.