African News

A pan-African CFA activist is the face of rising anti-French sentiment in Francophone West Africa »

CLAIR MACDOUGALL After four days in detention in Burkina Faso for “insulting the president and other presidents,” Kémi Séba, the controversial Franco-Béninois activist, who spearheaded a movement against the regional…

Jan 16 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana is a very good place to invest – Dangote »

RICHARD ANNERQUAYE ABBEY Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has listed Ghana among a list of countries on the continent where investments yield the right returns. The business magnate, who was…

Jan 14 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Bronze Cockerel to be returned to Nigeria by Cambridge College »

LANRE BAKARE Benin bronze statue at Jesus College to be repatriated after 1897 theft by British forces A bronze cockerel taken by British colonial forces and donated to Jesus College…

Dec 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end ‘colonial’ rule »

MAGGIE FICK The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its “continued colonial administration” there after a U.N. deadline for it to…

Dec 14 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

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 »

Ghana Medical Relief Goes to Anomab »

by KOFI AYIM A non-profit medical organization, Ghana Medical Relief, completed yet another successful mission to Ghana from July 22…

Sep 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Nigerian Immigrant Becomes the First Elected Muslim in Tennessee »

by KAYLIN JORGE It’s official. Zulfat Suara has become the first Muslim elected to the Metro Nashville Council. Back in…

Sep 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

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 »

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 »
Editorial

Stop the Religious madness in Africa! »

In November 1978, more than 900 people, including 304 children, lost their lives in the jungles of South America through the acts and actions of…

Jan 11 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Amandla appeals to its patrons and readers »

African immigrants in the United States pride themselves as one of the most educated communities in the country and to a large extent it is…

Dec 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

The African Union Capitulates to French Interest »

In October 2017, the African Union (AU) appointed the Zimbabwean Arikana Chihombori-Quao, MD, as the second African Union Ambassador to the United State. She succeeded…

Nov 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

France to return Benin artworks by 2021: minister

France will return artworks taken from Benin during the colonial conquest of the region by the start of 2021, culture minister Franck Riester said Monday on a visit to the West African country. President Emmanuel Macron…

Dec 17 2019 / Read More »
Uncategorized

Women allowed to wear trousers in Sudan, Bashir’s NCP party dismantled

Sudan’s former ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has lashed out after the new Sovereign Council announced it had passed a law banning the party of ex-president Omar al Bashir and repealed misogynistic legislation banning women from…

Dec 15 2019 / Read More »
Uncategorized

Women allowed to wear trousers in Sudan, Bashir’s NCP party dismantled

Sudan’s former ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has lashed out after the new Sovereign Council announced it had passed a law banning the party of ex-president Omar al Bashir and repealed misogynistic legislation banning women from…

Dec 15 2019 / Read More »
Uncategorized

Women allowed to wear trousers in Sudan, Bashir’s NCP party dismantled

Sudan’s former ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has lashed out after the new Sovereign Council announced it had passed a law banning the party of ex-president Omar al Bashir and repealed misogynistic legislation banning women from…

Dec 15 2019 / Read More »
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