African News

‘F**k off’ – African grey parrots removed from UK wildlife park for swearing at visitors »

FRANCIS AKHALBEY Management at a wildlife park in Britain have had to remove and separate a group of five African grey parrots from public view after the birds developed a…

Oct 16 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Mauritius Oil Spill – Japanese Ship Operator Pledges to Help Pay for Clean-Up »

The Japanese ship operator of the tanker that leaked over 1,000 tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius in July has pledged $9 million toward clean-up efforts. The oil…

Oct 1 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

UNICEF Criticizes Sentencing of 13-Year Old for Blasphemy in Nigeria »

TIMOTHY OBIEZU The United Nations Children’s Agency, UNICEF, has condemned a Nigerian court for upholding a 10-year prison sentence with manual labor for a 13-year-old boy convicted of blasphemy.  The…

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First Coffee College Puts down Roots in Addis »

HAGOS GEBREAMLAK The first institute of higher education that will deliver courses and conduct research solely focused on the coffee industry is setting foot in Ethiopia with an investment of…

Oct 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

Tax evasion and theft ‘rob Africa’ of $89bn a year: UN study »

Nearly half of the total annual figure of $88.6bn is accounted for by the export of commodities such as gold, diamonds and platinum, the report found. Africa is losing nearly $89bn a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to…

Oct 1 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Editorial

Common currency in West Africa stalled »

The road to a Euro style common West African or ECOWAS currency is littered with uncertainty and lack of mutual understanding, among other economic factors.…

Oct 16 2020 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Crush them now! »

Once upon a time, Germany colonized what is now known as the Republic of Togo in West Africa. A part of that area was referred…

Oct 1 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Artcultainment

Basic Similarities between Ancient Egyptians/Others and the Akan People

KOFI AYIM As Gardiner explains of ancient Egypt, “Among officials whose duty it was to look after the king’s own person there were sandal bearers, keepers of the robes and crowns, barbers, and physicians, the last…

Oct 16 2020 / Read More »
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