Nigeria qualify for 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria qualify for 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations

Desire Oparanozie scored four goals as Nigeria beat The Gambia 6-0 in Lagos on Monday Nigeria beat The Gambia 6-0 in Lagos on Monday to qualify for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana. The Super Falcons, who are the defending African champions, will play alongside South Africa, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, Algeria […]

AI Helps Africa Bypass the Grid

AI Helps Africa Bypass the Grid

In sub-Saharan Africa, home electricity is a 50-50 prospect and bank accounts can be rare, but most people have some kind of cellphone. The phones provide information often tough to come by in rural areas—the latest commodity prices, for example. And even in places where pastoral tribesmen tend livestock in very old-school ways, they may […]

South Africa v England: 2018 a horror show for England – Clive Woodward

South Africa v England: 2018 a horror show for England – Clive Woodward

Defeat in South Africa was England’s fourth consecutive loss England’s rugby team have had a “horror show” in 2018, says World Cup-winning former coach Sir Clive Woodward. Woodward, whose team were crowned world champions in 2003, said Eddie Jones’ side have not “progressed at the same rate” as their rivals. England conceded five tries in […]

[Quiz] How well do you know African wildlife?

[Quiz] How well do you know African wildlife?

Welcome to Face2Face Africa quiz series that tests your knowledge of Africa and anything African. We ask ten questions based on themes ranging from politics, history, geography, culture, entertainment and many more. Today, we are all about African wildlife. Brace yourself, no cheating, get your thinking cap on and test your knowledge of the African […]

England v South Africa: first women's ODI – live!

England v South Africa: first women's ODI – live!

8.00am EDT 08:00 32nd over: England 88-7 (Brunt 16, Shrubsole 2) Well, it won’t be Luus it will be van Niekerk. Fair enough, given that she is the number one spinner in this game. Indeed, according to the Top 20, she is the best legspinner in the world. She was certainly the in both last […]

Here's why South Africa could become the next emerging-market carnage

Here's why South Africa could become the next emerging-market carnage

The South African rand dropped to a six-month low on Friday in a latest round of emerging-market weakness on the back of a stronger dollar. After sharp selloffs in other emerging-market currencies, analyst now wonder whether the rand is simply the next shoe to drop. In Friday trading, the U.S. dollar rose back above 13 […]

Top Africa stories: Nelson Chamisa, Mawarire, Burundi

Top Africa stories: Nelson Chamisa, Mawarire, Burundi

Zimbabwe opposition vows new currency pegged to SA rand Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa vowed on Thursday to revive the country’s moribund economy and to introduce a new currency pegged to the South African rand if he gets elected next month. Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downturn for more than a decade suffering low […]

Listening to Africa's Future Farmers

Listening to Africa's Future Farmers

With African countries facing a youth employment crisis, agriculture, the continent’s biggest industry, is increasingly seen as a crucial part of the solution. And one of the best ways to lure young people back to an aging sector is by increasing their access to technology and innovation. NAIROBI – Africa is in the midst of […]

JPMorgan Sees Busy Season for London IPOs Coming Out of Africa

JPMorgan Sees Busy Season for London IPOs Coming Out of Africa

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is having one of its busiest years yet for African companies looking to trade their shares in both London and local equity markets such as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The New York-based investment bank has seen interest from at least six companies considering dual listings, said Barry Meyers, the head of […]

Africa's `Sleeping Giant' Courts Foreign Investors With Reforms

Africa's `Sleeping Giant' Courts Foreign Investors With Reforms

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most-populous country and the continent’s fastest growing economy, is inviting big business to cash in. For so long a closed shop, the Horn of Africa nation on Tuesday invited foreign investors to buy stakes in state-owned telecoms, shipping, power generation and aviation companies, a rare opportunity to access such a large market. The […]