African News

Ghana Bans Tilapia and Ornamental Fish Imports »

by EFUA KONYIM OKAI Ghana’s Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has announced a ban on the import of “all ornamental shes and tilapia species.” The ban, which applies to both…

Jul 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

External Actors Urged to Stop Meddling in Somalia’s Affairs »

The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has expressed concern over “increasing instances” of interference by “non-African actors” in Somalia’s internal affairs. During a meeting at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa…

Jun 25 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Burundi “Insulted” by Donkey Gift from France »

Burundi has ordered the quarantine of 10 donkeys donated to a village in the East African country by France, sparking a debate if there was a subliminal message behind the gift. The donkeys, bought…

Jun 25 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Kenya is East Africa’s First Oil Exporter »

Earlier this week, Kenya followed through on its ambitions to join the ranks of oil exporting nations. An initial load of four trucks ferried 156 barrels of crude oil each, to the Kenya Petroleum Refinery in…

Jun 25 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

Conservatives Help Immigrants Change New Jersey Law »

by Matt Katz Immigrants from West Africa are operating New Jersey businesses in a trade they learned from their mothers…

Jul 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghanaians Divided on Home Insurance in Their Native Country »

by Kofi Ayim About 62% of Ghanaians in the New York area who own real estate properties in Ghana say…

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Fortress ‘Black in America’: Closed to Africans? »

by MKAWASI MCHARO HALL “Black in America” is like a fortress that is all at once forbidding and inviting. As an African arriving…

Jun 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ras Baraka Relected Newark Mayor in a Landslide Victory »

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka won reelection in a landslide victory to lead New Jersey’s largest city over challenger Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, securing his leadership…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Book Launch Animates Ghanaians to Revisit Roots »

About a hundred people gathered on Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, at The Priory in Newark for the launch of local author Kofi…

Feb 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

NYC Lawmaker Pushes to Honor Ghanaian Hero »

New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres says he will propose legislation to name the corner of 187 th Street and Prospect Avenue in honor…

Feb 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

Djibouti Commissions $3.5 Billion Chinese-built Free Trade Zone »

by ABDOURAHIM ARTEH Djibouti commissioned a $3.5 billion, Chinese-built free trade zone on Thursday, deepening ties with the Asian giant and helping the Horn of Africa nation generate more jobs for its youths. Djibouti, with a population of 876,000, already hosts Chinese, U.S. and French…

Jul 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ivory Coast eyes bio-mass power generation from cocoa waste »

The world’s top cocoa producer Ivory Coast plans to build a 60 to 70 megawatt (MW) capacity biomass power generation plant running on waste from cocoa pods, part of its aim of developing 424 MW of bio-mass power generation capacity by 2030. The plant, which…

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Africa Hotel Sector Offers Potential for Further Growth Over Next 5 Years – PwC »

Africa’s hotel sector has the potential for further growth over the next five years, with an increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers, as well as an expansion in a number of hotel chains on the continent reinforcing the industry’s untapped potential, a…

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Listening to Africa’s Future Farmers »

by ROSELYN MUGO Africa is in the midst of a youth employment crisis. By 2035, some 350 million new jobs will be needed, and agriculture, the continent’s biggest industry, could provide the bulk of them. But at the moment, young Africans are shunning life on the farm for work in the city.…

Jun 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Kenya Airways Seeks to Run Main Nairobi Airport to Boost Earnings »

by DUNCAN MIRIRI In 2018, about $40 billion will be Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) is close to winning approval to run the country’s main airport in Nairobi, looking to copy a model that has enabled rivals to overtake it, its chairman said on Monday. Michael Joseph said the loss-making airline had proposed…

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Africa Used-Car ‘dumping ground’ Puts Motor Industry at Risk »

by DAVID FURLONGER The West used coal to power its Africa will never develop a sustainable motor industry as long as it remains a “dumping ground for substandard cars”, says Martyn Davies, head of the African automotive division at business consultancy Deloitte. Car sales across most of Africa are dominated by cheap…

Jun 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Industrialisation the Pathway to Prosperity for Africa »

by SIPHELELE DLUDLA Afreximbank, the prime Export-Import African bank, has said that the intra-Africa trade fair set to be held in Egypt later in December will be an opportunity for the continent to industrialise. Kanayo Awani, managing director of Intra-African trade initiative at Afreximbank, said that one of the aims of the trade…

Jun 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopian Airlines Revises its 15-Year Strategic Plan »

Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to revise its ambitious 15-year strategic plan from 2010, which called for the airline to become the largest carrier in Africa by 2025. While the airline’s initial plan outlined a strategy to more than double its fleet to 120 aircraft within the review period, Ethiopian Airlines has…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghanaian entrepreneur poised to make waves in cosmetics products »

by KOFI AYIM Isaac Kusi has known the benefits of shea butter for a very long time in his native Ghana. He also knew that the thick paste of shea butter commonly found in northern Ghana would assume international status within a matter of years. In 1988 he started to import…

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

…Of Illegal Mining, Perennial Floods, Lawlessness, et al. in Ghana »

On assumption of office January 2017, the current government of Ghana put rubber to asphalt and hit the ground running in fulfillment of its campaign…

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Africa Day – Whither To? »

The Organization of African Unity, a prelude to the African Union, was established on May 25, 1963, and with it was born Africa Day. Even though Africans across the…

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The Case of Gayism in Ghana and Africa »

Ghanaian politicians, clergy, academicians, and other professionals are upset, actually angry and up in arms, about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer to help Ghana expunge laws against homosexuality that…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Ghanaian Culture Performers Making Waves in the U.S.

by Kofi Ayim Okyerema Asante was first introduced to Akan drumming by his uncle at age 3 in his native Koforidua, the administrative capital of Eastern Region, Ghana. His uncle was an Okyerema at the courts…

Jul 14 2018 / Read More »
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