African News

Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century ‘precious crown’ to Ethiopia »

BUKOLA ADEBAYO The Dutch government returned a stolen ceremonial crown to the Ethiopian government Thursday. The 18th-century crown, which has great religious significance, went missing from a church in Ethiopia…

Apr 2 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya »

Bodies of the last female white giraffe and her calf were found by locals in eastern Kenya. Kenya’s only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers,…

Apr 1 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Mali shows support for singer Rokia Traore, arrested in France »

Mali’s government has expressed its support for singer Rokia Traore, arrested earlier this week on a Belgian warrant over a child custody dispute with her ex-partner. The Malian artist has…

Mar 28 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa Confronts Falling Oil Prices Amid Coronavirus »

by John Campbell The new coronavirus has led to a slowdown in economic activity in China and East Asia more broadly. The global price of oil has now fallen to…

Mar 28 2020 / 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

Of epidemic, pandemic et al…How prepared Is Africa? »

Human development has been characterized by tangible and intangible challenges. From hunter-gathering times through agrarian and industrial societies epidemics and pandemics have altered the course…

Apr 1 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

COME INVEST IN AFRICA »

For the past several centuries, Africa has been the mother continent that has been feeding the rest of the world in almost all facets of…

Mar 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana – NO ROPAA, NO VOTE in 2020! »

(Guest editorial) Article 42 of Ghana’s current Constitution of 1992 states that every Ghanaian aged 18 years old and older, and of sound mind, has…

Feb 9 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 »
Uncategorized

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…

Mar 12 2020 / Read More »
Uncategorized

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…

Mar 12 2020 / Read More »
Uncategorized

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…

Mar 12 2020 / Read More »
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