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Surfing at Koel Bay, South Africa. The country's economy may have to ride rough waves this year. (Photo/ Daniel Flower)

Africa’s GDP Projections 2017: Tears In South Africa And Nigeria, And Africa May Catch A Sniffle

Together, Nigeria and South Africa account for half of sub-Sahara Africa’s GDP. They are major trade partners to the countries in their respective regions, as well as wielding significant political and diplomatic clout

Amilcar Cabral, one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial thinkers, with Fidel Castro. (Photo/ Invent the Future)

On Fidel Castro’s Death, And ‘Small’ Cuba’s Outsized Influence In Africa

Cuba is a small island nation that has had a huge impact on post-colonial Africa, and possibly no other figure would have as towering an influence on Africa’s revolutionary imagination than Fidel Castro.

Pretoria is famous for its jacaranda trees. (Photo/ South African Tourism)

Jacaranda Season Is Ending, But Here’s A Reminder Of How Trees Are Very Political In Africa

Even in Kenya’s dusty little border town with Ethiopia, the jacaranda tree stands out as a marker of British presence – Moyale on the Kenyan side has the trees around its town centre, on the Ethiopian side there are none