African News

Nearly two million Cameroonians face humanitarian emergency: UNICEF »

In Geneva, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson, Marixie Mercado, explained that almost a million children were affected in the West African nation, which until a few years ago was among…

Nov 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed »

by SCOTT NEUMAN The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation” in resolving the border conflict…

Oct 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Ex-Rebel Chief Soro to Run for President in 2020 »

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro, also an ex-president of the country’s parliament, said Friday he will run in the 2020 presidential poll. Next year’s election is a key…

Oct 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana’s Second Lady Samira Bawumia Receives Top UN Award »

The Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia, has been named the first of seven global honourees by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), in partnership with Ashden. This is in recognition of…

Oct 21 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

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 »

The Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Ghana: A Lost Opportunity? »

The recent national discourse on comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Ghana schools has stirred emotions. The debate has been vigorous and healthy. It signifies that…

Oct 17 2019 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Here Cometh Japan, the New Kid on the African Block! »

The announcement of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in infra- structure and human development…

Sep 25 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Famed Ivorian Musician DJ Arafat Dies in Road Crash

Ivorian musician DJ Arafat has died of injuries he sustained in a motor bike accident, according to his management The 33-year-old, whose real name is Ange Didier Houon, died on Monday in a hospital in Abidjan.…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »
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