African News

U.S. Asks Investigators to Probe Whereabouts of Millions in Liberian Cash »

by JAMES GIAHYUE Former President Olusegun The U.S. Embassy in Liberia said on Wednesday it had asked forensic investigators to carry out a preliminary probe into the possible disappearance of…

Oct 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Nigeria Needs President Who Understands the Economy – Obasanjo »

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday Nigeria needed a President who understands the economy. Obasanjo, who stated this at the Foursquare Gospel Church’s annual public lecture in Lagos, quoted the…

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An Islamist Insurgency Brews in Mozambique »

An emerging radical Islamist movement in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province has led to the implementation of night-time curfews and the need for military convoy escorts through some areas. While the…

Aug 15 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana Bans Tilapia and Ornamental Fish Imports »

by EFUA KONYIM OKAI Ghana’s Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has announced a ban on the import of “all ornamental shes and tilapia species.” The ban, which applies to both…

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Community News

BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT EXTOLS AFRICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL. »

by Kofi Ayim Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has praised the African Advisory Council he set up about eight years…

Nov 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Bring ‘Em to New York City – Mayor Bill De Blasio »

by KOFI AYIM New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has reiterated his stand of the city he superintends as…

Oct 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana is at Peace – President Nana Addo »

by KOFI AYIM The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana is very much at…

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GIVE GENEROUSLY – FORMER SWESCO TEACHER »

Amandla Staff Reporter Some sixty-one years ago, Ghana was a poor and unstable newly independent country with a population of…

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Ilhan Omar Set to Become First Somali- American Member of Congress »

This November, Ilhan Omar is on track to become the first Somali-American elected to the United States Congress, after winning…

Sep 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

“Let’s Look Back Home” »

by Kofi Ayim Dr. Nelson Oke Aluya, assistant professor of medicine at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, New…

Sep 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

Remittance Income Boosts Growth »

by EMMA OKONJI Despite experiencing an overall market slowdown, countries across the continent are reported to have a positive economic outlook. Countries in the East African region are projected to grow by 6.3% due to inflows, with remittances serving as a key economic driver for…

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Djibouti Commissions $3.5 Billion Chinese-built Free Trade Zone »

by ABDOURAHIM ARTEH Djibouti commissioned a $3.5 billion, Chinese-built free trade zone on Thursday, deepening ties with the Asian giant and helping the Horn of Africa nation generate more jobs for its youths. Djibouti, with a population of 876,000, already hosts Chinese, U.S. and French…

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Ivory Coast eyes bio-mass power generation from cocoa waste »

The world’s top cocoa producer Ivory Coast plans to build a 60 to 70 megawatt (MW) capacity biomass power generation plant running on waste from cocoa pods, part of its aim of developing 424 MW of bio-mass power generation capacity by 2030. The plant, which…

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Africa Hotel Sector Offers Potential for Further Growth Over Next 5 Years – PwC »

Africa’s hotel sector has the potential for further growth over the next five years, with an increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers, as well as an expansion in a number of hotel chains on the continent reinforcing the industry’s untapped potential, a…

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Listening to Africa’s Future Farmers »

by ROSELYN MUGO Africa is in the midst of a youth employment crisis. By 2035, some 350 million new jobs will be needed, and agriculture, the continent’s biggest industry, could provide the bulk of them. But at the moment, young Africans are shunning life on the farm for work in the city.…

Jun 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Kenya Airways Seeks to Run Main Nairobi Airport to Boost Earnings »

by DUNCAN MIRIRI In 2018, about $40 billion will be Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) is close to winning approval to run the country’s main airport in Nairobi, looking to copy a model that has enabled rivals to overtake it, its chairman said on Monday. Michael Joseph said the loss-making airline had proposed…

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Africa Used-Car ‘dumping ground’ Puts Motor Industry at Risk »

by DAVID FURLONGER The West used coal to power its Africa will never develop a sustainable motor industry as long as it remains a “dumping ground for substandard cars”, says Martyn Davies, head of the African automotive division at business consultancy Deloitte. Car sales across most of Africa are dominated by cheap…

Jun 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Industrialisation the Pathway to Prosperity for Africa »

by SIPHELELE DLUDLA Afreximbank, the prime Export-Import African bank, has said that the intra-Africa trade fair set to be held in Egypt later in December will be an opportunity for the continent to industrialise. Kanayo Awani, managing director of Intra-African trade initiative at Afreximbank, said that one of the aims of the trade…

Jun 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopian Airlines Revises its 15-Year Strategic Plan »

Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to revise its ambitious 15-year strategic plan from 2010, which called for the airline to become the largest carrier in Africa by 2025. While the airline’s initial plan outlined a strategy to more than double its fleet to 120 aircraft within the review period, Ethiopian Airlines has…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

China Loans in Africa »

Africa and China have been headlining the international news recently, apparently for mutual benefits. After years of depending on IMF, World Bank, and the West for…

Nov 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

AFRICAN LEADERS AND LOVE OF WESTERN CLOTHES »

Last month several African leaders met in China for a historic economic session with Chinese leaders. Dubbed the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the “Ethiopia…

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FARE THEE WELL, BUSUMURU KOFI ANNAN »

When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” These words in Julius Caesar, believed to have…

Sep 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Concluding our serialization of the book JACK CUDJO

You can buy Jack Cudjoe: Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier and First Black Businessman on Amazon Cudjo versus Cudjo During the Revolutionary War, John Murray, Earl of Dunmore and governor of Virginia established the Ethiopian Regiment for the…

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