Bitcoin has fielded criticisms from governments around the world for its unpredictable market value, but in some African countries, supporters of the cryptocurrency are seeing growing interest in its trade.
Amid a violent five-year civil war, some young women are using international beauty pageants to advocate for peace, both at home and abroad, drawing attention to the plight of young girls in South Sudan.
As Cape Town's water supply dwindles, the city's lucrative tourist industry reconsiders how to market the region to visitors. For many hotels and conference centers, reducing water consumption is now just another part of the tourist experience.
In Kenya, a country with the highest youth joblessness rate in East Africa, thousands of young people are returning home to rural areas to take up farming, although some still see the profession as undesirable.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga pledged on Friday to bring Kenya together after elections last year turned violent. 'We have a responsibility as leaders to find solutions. Elections come and go but Kenya remains,' Mr. Kenyatta said.
Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai, India on Mar. 18.
Companies from around the world are working quickly to access West Africa's growing off-grid energy market. The movement is building an electric future for millions of residents in the region living outside of the grid.
Following a parliamentary vote that opposition parties boycotted, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in on Thursday. Mr. Ramaphosa is now tasked with rehabilitating his party's fractured image.
South African President Jacob Zuma announced his resignation late Wednesday after mounting accusations of corruption. The South African parliament is expected to elect Zuma's replacement, Cyril Ramaphosa, by the end of the week.
The TV show aims to challenge prejudices surrounding farming-related careers to prove that agriculture can be fun and profitable by giving young people in Kenya and Tanzania plots of land to cultivate with a cash prize for the most productive.
More than 300 child soldiers have been released and accepted back into their homes by their families. Although a sign of hope and peace, aid workers worry that renewed violence may cause children to be recruited again by armed groups.
Zimbabwe has implemented a new government policy that will grant 99-year leases to white farmers. Intended to mend relationships with white farmers after they were evicted by the previous administration, the policy aims to revive the country's agricultural sector.
South Africans are slashing their water usage in the country's second biggest city as local reservoirs continue to shrink following months of drought. Cape Town has struggled to accommodate its 4 million residents and risks being the first global city to run dry.