African News

Surge in Violence Results in African Union Membership Suspended »

by CATHERINE BYARUHANGA The African Union has suspended Sudan’s membership “with immediate effect”, amid an upsurge of violence in the capital that has seen dozens killed. The pan-African body has…

Jun 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Rwanda Receives Global Recognition For Strengthening Youth Involvement In Agriculture »

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) was awarded this year’s Edouard Saouma Award, a global prize instituted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for outstanding efforts in…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Mass Detention of Opposition Members in Cameroon »

by ILARIA ALLEGROZZI At least 350 members and supporters of Cameroon’s main opposition party, including its vice president, were arrested across the country this weekend after they tried to hold…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

China to Construct Two Major Water Dams in Sierra Leone »

by ABDUL RASHID THOMAS Sierra Leone’s minister of water resources – Dr Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe, has confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

Asanteman Association of New Jersey Showcases its Culture at Inauguration »

by AKOSUA OFORIWAA-AYIM Asante culture was at its best on May 25, 2019, when the Asanteman Association of New Jersey…

Jun 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

US Border Patrol Arrests 153 Africans at Texas Border »

U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 150 African immigrants attempting unauthorized crossings into Texas at the U.S. southern…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

“Look Homeward!” Ambassador Akyaa Pobee Tells Ghanaian Diaspora »

by E. OBIRI ADDO Ghana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations has challenged the Ghanaian diaspora to remain…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Sky is the Limit for Ethiopian Airlines »

by Kofi Ayim Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, continues to expand in leaps and bounds.…

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Port Rates in Ghana to Go Down – President Akufo Addo »

by Kofi Ayim Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised Ghanaians that the exorbitant custom and excise taxes at…

Apr 10 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

The Once Homeless Young Nigerian Chess Champion in NY is Homeless No More »

by Nicholas Krisof Tanitoluwa Adewumi, age 8, skidded around the empty apartment, laughing excitedly, then leapt onto his dad’s back.…

Apr 9 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

NYC Yellow Cab Drivers’ Earnings Have Fallen 44 Percent Since 2013 »

by RUSCHELL BOONE Yellow cab drivers in New York City say they don’t need a study to tell them what they already know: the drop in fares over the last six years has been devastating. “You can see it every day. You can feel it,…

Jun 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Choosing Between Land Ownership Reform and Food Security »

by SELLA ONEKO Farfell Coffee Estate is known in countries such as Sweden, France and the US for its products The farm employs 600 workers, exports macadamia nuts and sends 1,300 tons of avocados to France each season Its coffee is in demand in more…

Jun 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Swiss Company Seeks To Put Zimbabwean Coffee Back On The Table »

Zimbabwean coffee was once highly regarded for its quality, a prince among East African coffees. In the late 1980s, Zimbabwean coffee farmers produced over 15,000 tonnes of coffee a year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, placing it firmly among the top global coffee…

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Amazon of Africa’ is a‘Fraud’,‘Worthless’: Research Firm »

Jumia Technologies AG shares sank more than 20% in Thursday trading after Citron Research’s Andrew Left, a noted short seller, alleged in a report that it has the “smoking gun” that shows why Jumia equity is “worthless.” “In 18 years of publishing, Citron has never…

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Mogadishu Gets App for Motorcycle Taxi »

You can now hail a motorcycle service in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The Go! app launched in the Indian Ocean city today (May 1) promising affordable and convenient options in the city’s bustling transport sector. The e-hailing service is starting out with 20 motorcycles, allowing…

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Building Africa’s Shipping Center »

Located at the mouth of the red sea, sits along the Gulf of Aden – one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. However, it has a population of less than one million, and several other African nations have a head start. South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania…

Apr 10 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

M-Pesa Helps Drive Up Kenyans’ Access to Financial Services – Study »

by GEORGE OBULUTSA The proportion of Kenya’s population with access to formal financial services rose to 83 percent from 75 percent in 2016, driven largely by mobile technology, a survey partly conducted by the central bank showed on Wednesday. The East African nation is one…

Apr 9 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Remittance Into Nigeria Increased by 14% to Reach $25 Billion in 2018 — PwC »

by YINKA AWOSANYA In 2018, a total of $25.08 billion was remitted by Nigerians in diaspora into the country, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) estimates. This represents about 14% increase from 2017 and 83% of the federal government’s 2018 budget in value. This is almost $3 billion higher…

Mar 14 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana Seeks $300 Million to Prop Up Loss-Making Cocoa Board »

EKOW DONTOH Ghana is in talks with lenders for $300 million in loans to support the country’s loss-making cocoa regulator. Ghana Cocoa Board, which oversees sales and purchases in the world’s second-biggest grower of the chocolate-ingredient, needs 1.1 billion cedis ($223 million) to meet its…

Feb 25 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Asanteman Leadership Crisis Resolved »

The first known Ghanaian non-religious, non-political, and non-profit organization in the United States is Asanteman Association of New York. The association, formed almost forty years…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Time to Acquire Africa Center is Now! »

According to 2015 research, there were more than 1.7 million Africans in the United States, and the 2010 American Community Survey found out that the…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Welcome to Africa! (Fellow Africans Need not Apply) »

Prior to the demise of the ignoble apartheid regime in South Africa, African countries led the fight by any means possible to free their fellow…

May 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Medgar Evers College Jazzy Jazz Festival Honors Eddy Grant This Summer

Trail-blazing musician, Eddy Grant will headline the 23rd Jazzy Jazz Music Festival sponsored by the Department of Mass Communications, Creative and Performing Arts and Speech, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York scheduled July…

Jun 12 2019 / Read More »
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