African News

Libyan PM Accuses Rival Leader of Seeking a Coup »

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj says his rival for power, General Khalifa Haftar, is trying to stage a coup and take Libya by force. “He’s dreaming of entering Tripoli,” al-Sarraj…

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Study Finds Ethiopian Garment Workers are Worst Paid in World »

Ethiopia’s clothes factory workers, producing items for top fashion brands including Guess, H&M and Calvin Klein, are the worst paid in the world, earning only $26 (23 euros) a month,…

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

A Conflict Deadlier Than Boko Haram »

Haruna Usman’s biggest worry for many years was the pests that feasted on his harvest of millet, corn and groundnut in the small farming village of Maha-awo in Nigeria’s northwest…

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Community News

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 »

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 »
Business

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 »

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 »
Editorial

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 »

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 »
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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