Living Africa

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Nigeria has one of the largest reserves of natural gases in the world, keeping them at the forefront of energy production in #Africa.

Nigeria has one of the largest reserves of natural gases in the world, keeping them at the forefront of energy production in #Africa.

#DidYouKnow that the Capulana is a type of colourful and patterned sarong worn by Mozambican women and a tourist must-have.

#DidYouKnow that the Capulana is a type of colourful and patterned sarong worn by Mozambican women and a tourist must-have.

The Stanbic IBTC Fine Arts and the Acts Event connects the dots between art and business. The latest edition of the event featured a wide range of art works from abstract art to photography. #Art #Africa http://bit.ly/2fDn2gY.

The Stanbic IBTC Fine Arts and the Acts Event connects the dots between art and business. The latest edition of the event featured a wide range of art works from abstract art to photography. #Art #Africa http://bit.ly/2fDn2gY.

Keeping things exclusive, most of Madagascar’s wildlife like the Jumping Spider is found nowhere else in the world. #OneOfAKind #Africa #Madagascar

Keeping things exclusive, most of Madagascar’s wildlife like the Jumping Spider is found nowhere else in the world. #OneOfAKind #Africa #Madagascar

Côte d’Ivoire is one of the largest producers of cocoa in the world. Cocoa production accounts for almost two-thirds of the trade revenue coming into the country. #Africa #Chocolate #Agriculture #IvoryCoast

Côte d’Ivoire is one of the largest producers of cocoa in the world. Cocoa production accounts for almost two-thirds of the trade revenue coming into the country. #Africa #Chocolate #Agriculture #IvoryCoast

The 200-bed facility at the Nelson #Mandela Children's Hospital is inspired by Mandela's belief that there is no better revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. The hospital brings hope and world-class healthcare to children in #Africa. #NMCH http://bit.ly/2gehEkz

The 200-bed facility at the Nelson #Mandela Children's Hospital is inspired by Mandela's belief that there is no better revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. The hospital brings hope and world-class healthcare to children in #Africa. #NMCH http://bit.ly/2gehEkz

Seaweed has become an important export commodity for the island of #Zanzibar.

Seaweed has become an important export commodity for the island of #Zanzibar.

Known as the "cradle of humanity," Kenya's ethnic diversity produces a vibrant culture. #AfricaConnect

Known as the "cradle of humanity," Kenya's ethnic diversity produces a vibrant culture. #AfricaConnect

The Elmina Castle, built by the Portuguese in 1482, is the oldest European building within Sub-Saharan Africa and can be found in Ghana. #AfricaConnected

The Elmina Castle, built by the Portuguese in 1482, is the oldest European building within Sub-Saharan Africa and can be found in Ghana. #AfricaConnected

The massive infrastructural developments taking place in #Luanda are transforming #Angola’s capital into a bustling #African #metropolis with a skyline to match. #DidYouKnow: Luanda is the world's second most expensive city to live in. #AfricaIsMyHome

The massive infrastructural developments taking place in #Luanda are transforming #Angola’s capital into a bustling #African #metropolis with a skyline to match. #DidYouKnow: Luanda is the world's second most expensive city to live in. #AfricaIsMyHome


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Kelvin Doe is 15 years old and lives in a poor community in Sierra Leone. He makes his own batteries and is about to embark on a windmill electricity generator. His achievements are such, that MIT, one of the world's leading technical education institutions, invited him to talk with them. He wowed the crowd! To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone

Kelvin Doe is 15 years old and lives in a poor community in Sierra Leone. He makes his own batteries and is about to embark on a windmill electricity generator. His achievements are such, that MIT, one of the world's leading technical education institutions, invited him to talk with them. He wowed the crowd! To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone

#DidYouKnow: $29.9bn has been invested in renewable energy projects in Africa in the last five years.

#DidYouKnow: $29.9bn has been invested in renewable energy projects in Africa in the last five years.

Our new ad is inspired by a continent that’s filled with possibility. #AfricaIsMyHome

Our new ad is inspired by a continent that’s filled with possibility. #AfricaIsMyHome

Standard Bank Group's links with paleoanthropology resulted in the bank donating 100 hectares of land for the development Maropeng. This is where visitors to the world-renowned Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg, can experience how life as we know it today emerged as they "return to the place of origin" (Maropeng).

Standard Bank Group's links with paleoanthropology resulted in the bank donating 100 hectares of land for the development Maropeng. This is where visitors to the world-renowned Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg, can experience how life as we know it today emerged as they "return to the place of origin" (Maropeng).

When it’s 60 degrees, you can’t help but dance to the beat of the heat! Like this Shovel-snouted lizard, dancing to prevent its feet from burning and its body from overheating.

When it’s 60 degrees, you can’t help but dance to the beat of the heat! Like this Shovel-snouted lizard, dancing to prevent its feet from burning and its body from overheating.

The vast open plains of Africa are made for stargazing.

The vast open plains of Africa are made for stargazing.

Lights, camera … action! Here are the influential African women filmmakers who are capturing the continent’s drama, passion and excitement through compelling movies.

Lights, camera … action! Here are the influential African women filmmakers who are capturing the continent’s drama, passion and excitement through compelling movies.

Did you know: The route from Lagos to London is the 8th fastest growing private-jet route in the world.  Source: Knight Frank Report 2016

Did you know: The route from Lagos to London is the 8th fastest growing private-jet route in the world. Source: Knight Frank Report 2016

Meet the Power Women in Nigeria’s Financial Sector, including our very own Sola David-Bortha, the CEO of Stanbic IBTC in Nigeria.

Meet the Power Women in Nigeria’s Financial Sector, including our very own Sola David-Bortha, the CEO of Stanbic IBTC in Nigeria.

A visit to the local Moroccan market will have your senses succumbing to a world of aromatic and colourful spices. Here you will find some of Africa’s most exotic and most prized spices like saffron. Saffron grown in the Taliouine region of Morocco is said to be more valuable than gold itself.

A visit to the local Moroccan market will have your senses succumbing to a world of aromatic and colourful spices. Here you will find some of Africa’s most exotic and most prized spices like saffron. Saffron grown in the Taliouine region of Morocco is said to be more valuable than gold itself.

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