Tony Allen, the Drummer Who ‘Put the Beat in Afrobeat’ Passes On

Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, passed on in Paris on Thursday, aged 79, said his manager. According to...

Aella Credit Raises USD 10 Million in Second Round Debt Financing

Nigerian microlending start-up, Aella Credit, has successfully raised a debt financing round of USD 10 million, which will enable the company’s expansion and product...

Africa Braces Itself for Coronavirus

Africa’s close ties to China have led to questions over the preparedness of the continent, which remains one of only two continents with no...

Latest Gist: Nigerian English Phrases Added to Oxford English Dictionary

The globalisation of West African culture continues as western culture moves from adopting West African music to acknowledging West African lexicon, with the first-ever...

Johnson Makes His Pitch For African Trade

“We have no divine right” acknowledged Boris Johnson, in his opening remarks this week at the maiden UK Africa Investment Summit hosted by the...