BMW’s New Driverless Cars: Cutting Edge, But Will They Sell?

  In late 2017, the future will arrive. BMW has announced a new line of driverless luxury vehicles capable of navigating the complexities of traffic and chauffeuring passengers safely to their destinations. This new technology has some drivers skeptical, but early reviews of the self-driving 7 Series suggest that the futuristic fantasy of completely autonomous…

Senegal Prepares to Launch New Digital Currency

  Under-banked Senegal, home to 15,830,490 people, is about to become the second country to introduce a national digital currency, called the electronic Central African Franc (eCFA), which will have the same legal tender status as the CFA, Senegal’s traditional government-backed currency. In Tunisia, the first country to adopt a national digital currency, citizens discovered…

Must-Read African Authors Longlisted for PEN America’s 2017 Literary Awards

  In the longlist for its prestigious 2017 Literary Awards, PEN America has recognized literature representing the African continent as critical to the cultural aesthetic. From debut novelists to emerging mid-career writers to an established young voice of our times, these six African authors should be on everyone’s reading lists now. One of the most…