African News

Nobel Prize Laureates Call for Cameroon Ceasefire »

Abu-Bakarr Jalloh A group of Nobel Prize laureates has urged the government of Cameroon and separatist rebel forces to cease fighting and let health workers tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Jul 2 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Locally-manufactured electric buses hit the streets of Uganda »

Electric buses made by students of the Makerere University in Uganda have now hit the road with improved health guidelines as the country battles Covid-19. The bus, called The Kayoola…

Jun 7 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Cameroon Suspends University Lecturer for Setting Exams on Anglophone Crisis. »

Cameroon has suspended one of its lecturers at the University of Buea, its lone Anglo-Saxon University headquartered in Buea, capital of the country’s restive South West Region, National Telegraph can…

May 15 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Commuting in A Pandemic: These Health Workers Are Trekking and Canoeing »

KEREN LANDMAN & CALEB OKEREKE Hellen Anek used to get to work by hopping on a boda boda, the motorcycle taxis ubiquitous throughout Uganda. Now she must walk two hours…

May 15 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

“Read Your Vehicle Manual,” A Master Mechanic Advises »

KOFI AYIM On a fenced wall tucked in the middle of Light Industrial Area, near Community 25 in Tema, Ghana,…

Jul 2 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Business

Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America »

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks. TIFFANY HSU & RONI CARYN RABIN Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing North American sales of…

Jun 7 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana is the best investment destination – Prof. Amoako »

KOFI AYIM Ghana’s Consul General in New York, Prof. (emeritus) Samuel Amoako has urged Africans in the diaspora to invest in Ghana for optimal returns. He said the relative peace and stability in Ghana anchored upon democratic governance and its leading role in Pan-Africanism make…

Mar 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Editorial

POLICE BRUTALITY: WHEN IS ENOUGH NOT ENOUGH? »

Last month’s murder of a black man in Minnesota by a white police officer and his associates is not unprecedented in U.S. history so far…

Jul 2 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Finding a cure for COVID-19 in Africa »

The race for a remedy for coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19 has gathered full steam as the pandemic is unrelentingly devastating countries. In the United…

Jun 6 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Tuskegee is on our mind! »

In early April of this year, two French doctors suggested on French television the idea of testing a vaccine against coronavirus in Africa. The two…

May 13 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Africans in the Bronx Find Family on the Soccer Field

MICHAEL SIMPSON One day nine years ago, Abrourazakou Bawa, a truck driver originally from Togo, was in his home borough of the Bronx when he noticed a disappointed kid walking with a soccer ball under his…

Mar 12 2020 / Read More »
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