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The Story of Tchuilieu Tchouanga, West Africa’s Solar Energy Pioneer.

For over two decades, Tchounga has been on a quest to power West Africa through solar energy, and despite the many challenges, he remains steadfast in his pursuit to see every African house and industry light up with clean energy. Patrick Nelle, bird story agency In...

“Returnees” are taking this Zimbabwean ICT firm Africa-wide

After recently acquiring controlling interests in Altron Mozambique and Altron Botswana, award-winning Tano Digital is now eyeing Kenya and Namibia as part of an expansion drive across Africa. The company, driven by a group of internationally-savvy "returned"...

Meet Valerie Traore, the woman behind one of Africa’s leading advocacy firms

Through her advocacy firm, this change-maker promotes narrative-shifting public policies. bird story agency Fourteen years ago, Valerie Traore quit her job in Nairobi, put her possessions up for sale and used the proceeds to chase her dream some 6,000 km away, on the...

Meet The Phone That ‘speaks’ 50 African Languages

By using a vocal assistant that responds to commands in local languages, the locally-developed phone - the OpenG - is improving accessibility for African users who don't read or write. Ange Kumasi, bird story agency When David Kouamé decided to improve his literacy in...

8 African Artists Make Rolling Stones’ 200 Greatest Singers of All Time list

Updated for the first time since 2008, the new '200 Greatest Singers of All Time' list includes Miriam Makeba, Tabu Ley, and Burna Boy, among others. Rolling Stone, one of the world's leading music publications platforms, kicked off the new year with an update to its...

The Kabareh Cheikhats: Challenging Gender Stereotypes In Morocco

A performance in Morocco sees actors dressed as women to honour Cheikhat women, preserve traditional culture and challenge gender stereotypes. By Imad Saoudi for bird story agency. Dressed in colourful caftans and sporting wigs, bold make-up and glittering jewellery,...