African News

Son Becomes Lawyer, Wins Back Family Land Lost 23 Years Ago »

A Ugandan man, who was only six years old when his father lost his land in a legal dispute, has finally won it back 23 years later, after becoming a…

Apr 10 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

President Officially Secures Re-election »

Senegalese President Macky Sall was officially declared winner of the Feb. 24 vote on Tuesday, after the constitutional council confirmed his re-election with 58 percent of votes. Provisional results announced…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Committee Begins Probe Into Massive Failures at Ghana Law School »

Results released by the Independent Examinations Committee of the General Legal Council, reveals only 64 students passed in all the papers. The Student’s Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana School…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Child Mortality Down But Another Crisis Looms »

by Orji Sunday It is a bright morning in Lagos, Nigeria. Babatunde Ogunmefun, 24, limps around the soccer pitch, chasing the ball, hands firmly gripping his crutches. When he heaves…

Mar 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

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 »

Trump Extends Deportation Protections for Liberians »

by Richard Gonzales Faced with the possibility of deportation, over 4,000 Liberians who were impacted and their political advocates praised…

Apr 8 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

President Julius Bio of Sierra Leone Receives Big Welcome in Massachusetts »

by Rashid Thomas President Julius Maada Bio was welcomed in Boston by the State Representative – Shawn C Dooley of…

Mar 14 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

“Ghanaians must Unite” – Ghana’s Consul General »

by Kofi Ayim Ghana’s Consul General in New York, Professor Samuel Amoako, has reiterated the need for Ghanaian unity both…

Mar 14 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

GAMA Does it Again »

by KOFI AYIM A 20-person delegation of health professionals under the auspices of the Ghana Association for Medical Aid (GAMA)…

Feb 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

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 »

Fears Grow in Africa That the Flood of Funds From China Will Start to Ebb »

by Richard Partington  Concerns over Chinese growth could spell problems for Africa and other parts of the developing world. Beijing funded an overseas investment boom in the past few decades as it strove to become the world’s second largest economic superpower, while also buying vast…

Jan 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa Embraces Huawei Despite Security Concerns »

by Allan Olingo  Concerns over Chinese growth Chinese technology giants Huawei and Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE) have established their presence on the continent and become the foundation of Africa’s telecom infrastructure. And they are not slowing down, despite the US placing restrictions on investment…

Jan 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Millions Invested But Significant Gold Mining Underexploited in West Africa »

Mining companies have invested at least $5bn towards gold exploration in West Africa in the past decade but significant reserves are underexploited, mineral industry experts say. Delegates at the Ecomof mining and petroleum forum in the Ivory Coast commercial capital Abidjan were told that more…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

China Buys Up East Africa Soybean »

The effects of the trade war between the US and China have spilled over into East Africa as Beijing starts looking to the region as one of its alternative soybean sources. China’s interest has caused a soybean shortage and an increase in prices, with processing…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as Top Feeder of Air Traffic to Africa »

Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister. Travel consultancy ForwardKeys said on Wednesday Addis Ababa airport had increased the number of international transfer…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Political Vigilantism and Democratic Governance in Ghana »

Political vigilantism is not new in Ghana. In the colonial era when Kwame Nkrumah initiated his independence agenda, he set the pace for youth activism with…

Feb 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Curb Racism in Soccer, Now! »

A high number of racist incidents in recent years has prompted calls for tougher action from football’s governing bodies. Racism has left a shameful scar…

Jan 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Unprotected African Intellectual Property Rights »

In Bob Marley’s rendition of his philosophical soundtrack Rat Race, the reggae icon points out “in the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.” Robert Nasta…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Afrochella: An Annual Conflux of Music and Culture on the Continent

by Rachel George  With a mission to “welcome multi-generations around the world to celebrate African culture through art, fashion, food and the universal language, music,” over 5,000 were in attendance at the first Afrochella edition in…

Jan 18 2019 / Read More »
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