Bird Stories

22 June 2023

This Photographer Has Made it His Life’s Mission to Document the Beauty and Resilience of Somalia

It is a Thursday afternoon at Lido Beach in Mogadishu, and a group of young boys are playing football on the white sands while fishermen sort out their boats, women vendors sell drinks and snacks, and the air is filled with laughter and joyful conversation as city residents run or stroll along the beach against the beautiful backdrop of a sparkling Indian ocean.

21 June 2023


Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote is touting seamless mobility for Africans as a panacea for the sluggish adoption of the fledging African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Dangote made the proposal during a panel discussion at the ongoing 30th Afreximbank Annual Meetings in Accra, Ghana.

16 June 2023

Branching out, while staying rooted: Here's why farmers are rediscovering their love for native trees

At Joan Wandegi Nthiga's family farm in Embu, a county in eastern Kenya, she and a small group of friends have gathered to discuss the weather, a common topic of conversation these days, and its impact on their area.

14 June 2023

My Mogadishu: This Photographer’s Work Is Creating A Dazzling Visual Language Of Somalia

It is a Thursday afternoon at Lido Beach in Mogadishu and a group of young boys are playing football on the white sands, while fishermen sort out their boats, women vendors sell drinks and snacks and the air is filled with laughter and joyful conversation as the city residents run or stroll along the beach against the beautiful backdrop of a sparkling Indian ocean.

1 June 2023

Black Girls Rising: Mentoring project behind new wave of young climate advocates in SA

On Mother's Day, Xoli Fuyani's smartphone was flooded with messages from the young girls in her non-profit organisation, Black Girls Rising. Founded in 2021, the organisation trains girls between 12 and 18 to lead climate action within their communities.

30 May 2023


Nairobi and Cape Town recently signed a city-to-city cooperation agreement to enhance development collaboration. An event hosted in Nairobi brought together Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja and Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis to mark the occasion.

25 May 2023

Using radio to save the ocean and create jobs - online station started by two students shows how

Jambo listeners, Karibuni sana to the Blue Drive show. We know it's been a long day at work, and you can't wait to get home. We are here to ease your stress with good music, good vibes..." Diana Wambui's voice reverberates from the radio as the music slows to a stop in the background.

16 May 2023

In Photos: Africa holds huge potential in geothermal energy generation

Africa’s geothermal potential is huge, particularly in the Rift Valley, which extends from the Horn of Africa to Malawi. According to the United Nations Environment Program and the Infrastructure Consortium, the geothermal potential capacity for eastern Africa is more than 20 GW.

12 May 2023

How the war in Sudan is disrupting supply chain

Sudan, the world's largest producer of gum Arabic, is presently embroiled in intense clashes between the military and the country's main paramilitary force.

12 May 2023

Rising women's football in Africa is challenging status quo

Women's football in Africa is scoring new progress goals, with more female players, coaches and referees joining the game than ever before.

11 May 2023

Midwives of Sudan: Delivering life amidst violence and despair

As desperate civilians and expatriates flee the country, local midwives are stepping up to bring new life into the world despite the harrowing backdrop of violence and despair.

11 May 2023

New international galleries programme bringing African creativity under one roof

African and diaspora artists, collectives and galleries will be hosted by Latitudes, one of the largest online markets for African art, at the RMB Latitudes art fair, a pioneering, artist-forward exhibition celebrating contemporary African art and creativity, according to the event's curator, Nkhensani Mkhari.

11 May 2023


Two young Africans have been selected as the global winners of the Young Climate Prize, an award by non-profit, The World Around, that recognises projects that use “design to address and mitigate the impact of climate change”.

10 May 2023

The phenomenal rise of Victor Osimhen

The Nigerian football player is making waves in the Italian league, setting new records and breaking old ones. With European clubs already expressing interest, he is expected to be the focus of attention during the upcoming summer transfer window.

10 May 2023

Nigerian Web Developer Justin “The Vunderkind” Irabor Created this AI Chatbot to Help with Distance Learning

After enrolling as a distance learning student at the International University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Justin Irabor quickly realised he needed help merging work and school. It wasn’t easy to balance the duties of a professional web developer and a data science student.

9 May 2023

How the African tech boom is transforming its sports industry

From grassroots football development to cutting-edge sports technology, African entrepreneurs are spearheading initiatives that promise more financial value and structure for African sports talent.

9 May 2023

In South Africa, this radio station is uniting communities through art

Lebani Sirenje is sitting on a rooftop on Auret Street in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Every few seconds he glances at a picture of the late South African rapper and dancer, Costa Titch - then translates what he sees onto canvas. His brush strokes move in sync with the beat of the AmaPiano house music searing the calm of a Sunday afternoon.

9 May 2023

Getting women’s rights, okay

We’ve all come across headlines that begin with “Women in Tech”, “Women in Business”, “Women in Politics” or “Women in Sports”. While these headlines may seem well-intentioned, over time, the phrase “Women in…” has become derogatory to women in the running.

9 May 2023

Africa's solar mini-grid explosion

For the past two decades, many rural homes in Africa have relied on solar home systems to meet their basic power needs, like lighting a few bulbs, charging the family's mobile phones and powering small appliances like radios and televisions.

9 May 2023

Smart ID’s Are Taking Africa By Storm

Giant payment processing firm Mastercard has begun a push for public-private partnerships with African governments to leverage its digital ID infrastructure – Community Pass – as digital identities become a key way to include even the most remote communities in a global digital economy.

8 May 2023

Hamba! Solar-powered tricycles offer solution to transport problems in rural Zimbabwe

The 70-year-old, who hails from Domboshava, a rural community located 30km from Harare, previously had to physically carry 60 litres of milk daily over 5km from his homestead to a collection point where he sells milk to the biggest dairy farm in Zimbabwe. Now, he and his wife are spared the heavy physical labour, thanks to a solar-powered tricycle.

8 May 2023

Why farmers are ditching maize to grow sunflower

When cooking oil and animal feed prices became too high for Kenyan farmer Marystella Wabwoba, she decided to produce her own. Today, sunflowers are all she grows.

5 May 2023

They stumbled into farming, now feeding entire districts

It's just after 5.30am, and a blue truck laden with fresh farm produce pulls into Chitima market, Masvingo. Several market vendors rush to meet it as it slows down to a stop.