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Staff, 12:01 am
Once completed, it’s hoped the SKA will find answers to some of mankind’s biggest mysteries, like is there life on other planets, and what happened before creation. There’ll be 3,000 giant satellite dishes pointed at space, with 70 percent of them in South Africa. The rest will be in eight other African countries and Australia. By June, 21 of the 64 Meerkat test dishes are expected to be operating .
Dana Sanchez, 4:41 pm AFKI Original
Founded by an entrepreneurial Angolan couple, AJS transported goods in and out of Luanda during the Angolan civil war when no one else would. The family-owned company didn’t just survive. It’s now Angola’s No. 1 logistics provider, and wants to tell its story to the world at a time when competition is mounting. Logistics and transport are often cited as some of the best investment opportunities in Africa. AJS CEO Luis Silva talked to AFKInsider about how the company is differentiating.
Lillian Mutiso, 5:30 am AFKI Original
In recent years, African countries have increased spending on their militaries. This is mainly due to the need to fight terrorist organizations and rebel factions that have emerged across most parts of the continent. According to data compiles by SIPRI, while African countries don’t spend much on their militaries compared to developed nation, the ratio of annual budget spent on armies on the continent is among some of the highest in the world.
Kevin Mwanza, 5:56 am
Farmers in South Africa are ditching muddy boots in favor of drone monitoring of their fields, thanks for new drone legislation passed in mid-2015 that has provided a framework for unmanned aircraft use in the country. The country was one of the first in the world to formulate detailed regulations governing the use of drone technology and there have been a huge demand for its commercial use in aviation, mining, wildlife conservancy and now farming.
Dana Sanchez, 6:34 pm
South Africa’s tourism industry has seen its ups and downs, and right now, it’s up, thanks in part to Chinese tourists. Tourist arrivals from China were up 93 percent in January. A fairly horrible year in 2015, SA tourism was hurt by Ebola fears over an outbreak thousands of miles away and changes in the country’s visa regulations. Tourism contributed more than agriculture to SA’s GDP in 2014.
Julia Austin, 10:06 am AFKI Original
Ethiopian chef Marcus Samuelsson partnered with famous tea company Harney & Sons to create the Ambessa tea collection. At WorldMarket.com you can pick up the safari breakfast blend made from African black teas. Every blend in the collection reflects Samuelsson’s journey and passion for worldwide foodways and culinary creativity. Many African products at this U.S, chain meet that perfect intersection of exotic but practical. Here are 8 African products featured at Cost Plus World Market.
Staff, 12:02 am
A growing number of sub-Saharan African artists are realizing the importance of technology — social media, apps, websites and online platforms — focused on promoting and archiving African contemporary art. Smartphones, tablets and even satellite TV have also played a role, showing artists that despite the lack of artistic infrastructure across the region, there are still ways to reach out and get the attention of art managers, critics, collectors and gallerists around the world.
Julia Austin, 5:02 pm AFKI Original
Moringa only recently hit the major food markets in Africa, but its impressive nutritional profile developed a reputation fast. The plant’s leaves are dried and ground up into a powder that can be added to your smoothies, shakes, or milk in your cereal. It has more protein than yogurt and more iron than spinach. Over 20 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from malnutrition, many living on land that grows some of the most nutritious food on the planet. Here are 8 African superfoods you should be eating.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original
The African national teams are currently involved in Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying with matches to decide the teams that will progress to the next round of the qualification campaign to take part in the Nations Cup in early 2017. There are many fixtures taking place, with some of Africa’s best national teams involved in the campaign in an effort to earn their ticket to Gabon and a chance to be champions of Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 5:51 pm
When Eduze introduced itself to the world at Demo Africa 2013, its creators said they saw themselves transitioning within five years from startup to the world’s leading digital media company for emerging markets. The media content company provides free online content through a tiny, Wi-Fi-equipped box called Cloud in a Box. It’s committed to bringing new ideas to an under-served population and it just got the ultimate endorsement. TED, which brings the world talks led by geniuses with ideas worth spreading, is now investing in one of them.
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