African News

Police in South Africa Arrest 560 ‘Undocumented’ Foreigners in Raid »

by BUKOLA ADEBAYO Nearly 600 foreigners were arrested in a police raid on a business district in Johannesburg, South Africa, police and government officials said Thursday. The operation involving immigration…

Aug 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic’s population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns »

In a briefing, Mankeur Ndiaye, head of the UN Mission to the country, known by the French acronym, MINUSCA, made reference to the “cowardly killing” of 39 people by members of the “3R” armed group…

Jul 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

South Sudan on High Alert for Ebola Virus »

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – South Sudan’s health officials are ramping up efforts to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from entering the country following a confirmed case some 70 kilometers…

Jul 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana Aims to Count Population Digitally »

In Old Fadama, the largest slum in Accra, Ghana, a government official walks over to a group of men playing a card game. The official carries a hand-held computer. He asks if…

Jul 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

U.S. border town seeks African dialect speakers as hundreds of Africans cross from Mexico »

The Texas city of San Antonio is bracing itself as hundreds of African migrants crossing from Mexico are set to…

Jul 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

A Community Leader’s Son, Maj. Kwame Boateng Promoted to Lt. Colonel »

On July 6, 2019, the President of the United States of America promoted Major Kwame Owusu Boateng to the rank…

Jul 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Asanteman Association of New Jersey Showcases its Culture at Inauguration »

by AKOSUA OFORIWAA-AYIM Asante culture was at its best on May 25, 2019, when the Asanteman Association of New Jersey…

Jun 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

US Border Patrol Arrests 153 Africans at Texas Border »

U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 150 African immigrants attempting unauthorized crossings into Texas at the U.S. southern…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

“Look Homeward!” Ambassador Akyaa Pobee Tells Ghanaian Diaspora »

by E. OBIRI ADDO Ghana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations has challenged the Ghanaian diaspora to remain…

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Business

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 »

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 »
Editorial

IS WESTERN DEMOCRACY ANATHEMA TO AFRICA? »

A number of developed countries practice Western-type democracy as their system of governance. Western countries and the U.S. not only tout their democratic credentials as…

Aug 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

RWANDA IN PERSPECTIVE: 25 YEARS AGO… »

…the world woke up to find that almost one million people had been massacred in Rwanda within a period of 100 days. The genocide was…

Jul 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Year of Return – Ghana Can Do More »

Some 400 years ago, the first documented Africans kidnapped from the shores of West Africa by the Portuguese arrived in Europe. The kidnapping and enslavement…

Jul 20 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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