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DR Congo communities pressured to cede land rights by plantation company controlled by development banks »

Over the past few days, Feronia Inc., a Canadian-based company, majority-owned by European and US development banks, has been pressuring local communities to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that…

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China’s dangerous double game in the Sudans »

by By Jared Ferrie Weapons manufactured by China and sold to Sudan have been funnelled to rebels in South Sudan, where two Chinese peacekeepers were recently killed. The London-based Conflict…

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How child marriage exacerbates Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic »

By Eka Williams Africa is home to approximately two-thirds of the global population living with HIV and— despite a decline in HIV infection rates and AIDS mortality— the epidemic continues…

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Mission (Not) Accomplished: Uganda gives up the hunt too soon for Kony and the LRA »

By Samuel Okiror Uganda’s announcement earlier last month that it plans to withdraw troops hunting the feared Lord’s Resistance Army has triggered alarm that it could encourage a resurgence in…

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Community News

A Senior Citizen defies all odds to obtain a Phd …and tells his own story »


It was a frantic journey through time full of beauty, irony and illusion. But I did it for a formidable…

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Hillary Clinton clinches the Democratic nomination for the US presidency »


Former first lady and former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, was Thursday July 28 nominated by the Democratic…

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Ghanaian jailed in Canada on child porn charges »

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A 58-year-old man from the West African nation of Ghana will have an extended stay in Canada after accepting responsibility…

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President Mahama caught in flagrante delicto »

By Kwabena Opong Ghana’s President John Dramani  Mahama, after unthinkingly prejudicing himself with a car gift from a Burkinabe contractor…

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Would-be-rapist incurs the wrath of an enraged husband »


by Ukachi Uwadinobi What would a married man do after learning that his wife had been attacked by an intruder…

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The hard-knock life of an MBA far from home »


Toyosi Orunmuyi has been leading a double life. On weekends, he is a casually dressed executive MBA student at the…

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Kenya’s PesaPal is moving into the physical world with its first point-of-sale system »

by Joshua Masinde PesaPal, a Nairobi-based aggregator for online and mobile payments, is set to launch its own point-ofsale system (POS) to rival similar products from PayPal, Shopify and Square. Expected to be in place in a month, the point-of-sale system will enable business owners…

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Ghana’s startup hub pioneer is going pan-African with a $50 million fund »


Yinka Adegoke Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has built one of Africa’s best known startup ecosystems in Accra, Ghana over the last eight years—and now it’s doubling down on a push to take its vision pan-African. As MEST has grown, it has opened up…

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Etisalat Sues MTN Over Deal for Nigeria Online Firm Visafone »

by Yinka Ibukun Loni Prinsloo Emirates Telecommunications Group Co is suing Nigeria competitor MTN Group Ltd. over plans by Africa’s biggest wireless company to buy local Internet provider Visafone Communications Ltd. The lawsuit centers on MTN’s potential use of Visafone’s 800 megahertz of spectrum, Abu…

Feb 14 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana Starts Africa’s First High-tech Interactive Distance Learning »

There are no computers, TVs or smartphones in many schools in rural Ghana. In the classroom, teachers talk while students listen. There’s very little engagement and virtually no interaction, because many teachers themselves were not formally trained. The private, nonprofit Varkey Foundation — together with…

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AXA Buys 8% Stake In Africa Internet Group For €75m »

French insurance giant AXA announced today it is investing €75-million to take a 8% stake in Africa Internet Group (AIG), one of the continent’s largest e-commerce operations. Jumia is AIG’s main subsidiary and operates in 11 African markets. Transactions grew 265% during the first nine…

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Where Blackouts Shake Up Elections, Renewables Seek the Benefits »

by Anna Hirtenstein More than a quarter of the African nations south of the Sahara Desert have presidential elections this year, and renewable energy developers could stand to benefit. The region has the world’s biggest concentration of people — more than 620 million according to…

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Using Life Insurance To Jump-Start Your Financial Future (Part Two) »

By: Dr. Peter Ikre The August edition marked the commencement of a series of articles on financial planning tailored toward furthering the empowerment and emancipation of immigrant communities particularly those of African origin from the menace of financial subjugation. In case you missed the previous…

Sep 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Dangote Cement seeks licence for 75 MW power plant in Tanzania »

Dangote Cement has applied for a licence to build a 75 megawatt coal-fired plant in Tanzania that would power a $500 million cement factory now under construction, Tanzania’s energy watchdog said. Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading cement producer plans to roll out plants across Africa to reach…

Nov 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Coca-Cola Nigeria sued for half-empty cans »

NIGERIA is taking Coca-Cola to court for allegedly refusing to comply with orders from the Consumer Protection Council over two half-empty cans of Sprite. ATTORNEY General Mohammed Bello Adoke filed suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday against Coca-Cola Nigeria and its…

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Ghana: A moment of shame »

Last month, a radio host and two panelists were sentenced by Ghana’s Supreme Court to 4 months imprisonment and fines of GHS 10,000.00 (< US$2,500)…

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Who actually won the 2012 Election Petition in Ghana? »

In this issue of Amandla we have a synopsis of a report by a notable Nigerian legal expert on elections in Africa, Bamidele Aturu commissioned…

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Ghana’s Inspector General of Police threatens to jam social media on election day »


Inspector General of Police John Kudalor has threatened to shut off social media on the day of general elections in November this year. This, he…

Jun 17 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

3G Media announces the 6th Annual 3G Awards in NY

3G Media, Inc. presents the 6th Annual 3G Awards Gala. The Awards ceremony is in recognition of exceptional leaders and their contributions to the Ghanaian and Global communities. The event will be held on Saturday, November…

Aug 16 2016 / Read More »