African News

An Islamist Insurgency Brews in Mozambique »

An emerging radical Islamist movement in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province has led to the implementation of night-time curfews and the need for military convoy escorts through some areas. While the…

Aug 15 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Community News

Ilhan Omar Set to Become First Somali- American Member of Congress »

This November, Ilhan Omar is on track to become the first Somali-American elected to the United States Congress, after winning…

Sep 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

“Let’s Look Back Home” »

by Kofi Ayim Dr. Nelson Oke Aluya, assistant professor of medicine at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, New…

Sep 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Our Community’s Thoughts on Kofi Annan »

Amandla sampled a few Africans on their thoughts about the death of Kofi Annan, one-time Secretary General of the United Nations.…

Sep 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Our Campaign Promises Coming to Fruition – Ghana VP Dr. Bawumia »

by Yoyo Poku On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the Ghana Consulate and the Permanent Mission to the U.N. organized a…

Aug 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Jul 14 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…

Jul 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Jul 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Jun 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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

FARE THEE WELL, BUSUMURU KOFI ANNAN »

When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” These words in Julius Caesar, believed to have…

Sep 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Is the Law an Ass? »

The expression “The law is an ass” (originally uttered by Mr. Bumble in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist) is explained on the website The Phrase Finder…

Aug 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

A Rare Step in the Right Direction »

The recently elected President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has done something that very few African leaders would do. He has selected Mr. Siddique…

Aug 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Jack Cudjo – Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier & First Black Businessman

The following is an excerpt from Jack Cudjo – Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier & First Black Businessman by Kofi Ayim. Slavery in New Jersey The state of New Jersey officially abolished further importation of slavery in 1786, yet…

Aug 13 2018 / Read More »
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