African News

Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic. »

Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American…

Sep 15 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Outrage as Faki and Ramaphosa muscle out competition for AU Chair’s position »

At a time when the African continent is fully embracing democratic form of governance; at a time when coup leaders in Mali have been treated with zero tolerance by ECOWAS;…

Sep 15 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Water already dwindling, Egypt’s farmers fear impact of dam »

SAMY MAGDY In the winter of 1964, Makhluf Abu Kassem was born in this agricultural community newly created at the far end of Egypt’s Fayoum oasis. His parents were among…

Sep 1 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Tobacco companies sue South African government over smoking ban »

As lockdown ban on the sale of tobacco lifts, firms launch lawsuits over ‘bizarre and irregular’ prohibition. MIA SWART Tobacco companies are determined to move forward with litigation against the…

Sep 1 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

Planet Pharmacy bounces back after destruction »

KOFI AYIM A neighborhood family-owned and -operated pharmacy in the Bronx, New York City, that became a victim in the…

Jul 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

“Read Your Vehicle Manual,” A Master Mechanic Advises »

KOFI AYIM On a fenced wall tucked in the middle of Light Industrial Area, near Community 25 in Tema, Ghana,…

Jul 2 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa to become ‘land of opportunity’ if US & China strike trade deal – Bank of America »

The long-awaited trade agreement between the United States and China would turn the African continent into a land of opportunity…

Nov 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

U.S. Reopens Embassy in Somalia After 28 Years »

by HARUN MARUF The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia. The previous one had been closed in January…

Oct 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

African Languages Are the Fastest Growing in the United States »

by CHIDINMA IRENE NWOYE Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau spotlights African languages among the top ten fastest…

Oct 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghanaian Posing as Overseas U.S. Soldier Arrested in Over $2M Romance Scam »

by ANTHONY V. COPPOLA A Ghanaian native living in Millville, NJ man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he defrauded…

Sep 26 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America »

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks. TIFFANY HSU & RONI CARYN RABIN Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing North American sales of…

Jun 7 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana is the best investment destination – Prof. Amoako »

KOFI AYIM Ghana’s Consul General in New York, Prof. (emeritus) Samuel Amoako has urged Africans in the diaspora to invest in Ghana for optimal returns. He said the relative peace and stability in Ghana anchored upon democratic governance and its leading role in Pan-Africanism make…

Mar 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

South Africa has three months to defend investment grade rating »

PRINESHA NAIDOO South Africa is fighting to preserve its last remaining investment-grade credit rating and avert a forced selloff of billions of rand of its debt after Moody’s Investors Service gave it just over three months to get its finances in order. The ratings company…

Nov 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

How Will China React to Uganda’s Looming Debt Crisis? »

Uganda is heading toward a debt crisis. According to a senior official at the Bank of Uganda, unless the country is able to sustain a growth rate of at least 7 percent—which economic projections show Uganda will not do—the country will default on its payments.…

Nov 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa Must Take Leading Role in Data Economy »

by VERE SONGWE Technology has broken down barriers and ensured freedoms for millions in a way no other invention has before. At last month’s meeting of the UN General Assembly, 91 world leaders listened to US President Donald Trump rebuke China from inside the room,…

Oct 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Rwanda Releases First Smartphone Made Entirely in Africa »

Rwanda’s Mara Group has grand ambitions. The company hopes to help turn Rwanda into a regional tech hub, and it just got one step closer to completing that mission. This week, the company released two smartphones, earning Mara Group the title of the first smartphone…

Oct 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa’s Digital Boom is Only Just Getting Started »

by ACHA LEKE / TAWANDA SIBANDA Africa is digitizing rapidly – but this trend has been hidden from the view of many global investors and executives. For example, Africa already has 122 million active users of mobile financial services, more than half the global total,…

Sep 26 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Botswana Rolling Out Red Carpet for Investors »

by POLOKO TAU Botswana has promised to roll out the red carpet for investors, urging them not to be discouraged by its small population from doing business in the country because decent returns are part of the package. Speaking at the official opening of the…

Aug 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Kenya manufacturers’ lobby launches hub to boost small enterprises »

Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) on Thursday launched a hub to foster growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through access to finance, markets and capacity development. Kenyan government officials and corporate executives who attended the launch of Manufacturing SME Hub said it will help…

Jul 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Honor this Philosopher »

In our last issue we published an article by the Guardian titled “Berlin to rename ‘Moor Street’ after black philosopher Anton Wilhelm Amo” on our…

Sep 14 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Of pylons, antennae, and billboards in Ghana »

Since political independence, various governments have embarked on electrification of the country.  While hydroelectric dams such as the ones at Akosombo and Bui generate 14.5…

Aug 30 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Time Is Now »

The Black Lives Matter movement which started in the U.S. and gained international recognition did not occur in a vacuum. It has facilitated black consciousness…

Aug 14 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Beliefs about Natural Phenomena

“Modern superstition is symbolism in its state of dotage, when it cannot remember what the types originally meant.” – Gerald Massey, Natural Genesis, 1:50 KOFI AYIM In the early development of man, natural objects were employed…

Sep 13 2020 / Read More »
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