African News

Senegal Blocks Popular Opposition Candidates From Presidential Race »

Senegal’s two best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said on Monday, increasing President Macky Sall’s chances of securing a…

Jan 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Born to Invent – The Case of Two Enterprising Brothers »

by Kofi Ayim Two young enterprising brothers, Frederick and Kojo Ansah, have been dreaming big ever since they relocated to Koforidua, Afidwase, in the Eastern Region of Ghana about a…

Jan 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Autobiography from 1831 provides rare, firsthand account of a Muslim slave in America »

He was 37 when the army of “wicked men” invaded his West African village, murdering many and absconding with others who they put on a ship for the six-week journey…

Jan 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Gov’t Bans Teenage Mothers from School »

by CATHERINE SOI Tanzanian President John Magufuli banned teenage mothers from returning to public schools in a decree. In Tanzania, teenage pregnancy can cost young mothers the opportunity to get…

Dec 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

“Let’s Make a Difference!” – Dr. Genevieve Kumapley »

by E. Obiri Addo Members of the medical profession have been reminded that their mandate in society is to make…

Jan 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

New York City Launches $100M Universal Health Insurance Program »

by Gina Cherelus  New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including…

Jan 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Street Signs to Mark Where Ethiopian Immigrant Mulugeta Seraw Was Murdered in Portland in 1988 »

Thirty years after Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian immigrant, was beaten to death by three white su- premacists, the city has…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT EXTOLS AFRICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL. »

by Kofi Ayim Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has praised the African Advisory Council he set up about eight years…

Nov 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Bring ‘Em to New York City – Mayor Bill De Blasio »

by KOFI AYIM New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has reiterated his stand of the city he superintends as…

Oct 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana is at Peace – President Nana Addo »

by KOFI AYIM The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana is very much at…

Oct 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

Fears Grow in Africa That the Flood of Funds From China Will Start to Ebb »

by Richard Partington  Concerns over Chinese growth could spell problems for Africa and other parts of the developing world. Beijing funded an overseas investment boom in the past few decades as it strove to become the world’s second largest economic superpower, while also buying vast…

Jan 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa Embraces Huawei Despite Security Concerns »

by Allan Olingo  Concerns over Chinese growth Chinese technology giants Huawei and Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE) have established their presence on the continent and become the foundation of Africa’s telecom infrastructure. And they are not slowing down, despite the US placing restrictions on investment…

Jan 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Millions Invested But Significant Gold Mining Underexploited in West Africa »

Mining companies have invested at least $5bn towards gold exploration in West Africa in the past decade but significant reserves are underexploited, mineral industry experts say. Delegates at the Ecomof mining and petroleum forum in the Ivory Coast commercial capital Abidjan were told that more…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

China Buys Up East Africa Soybean »

The effects of the trade war between the US and China have spilled over into East Africa as Beijing starts looking to the region as one of its alternative soybean sources. China’s interest has caused a soybean shortage and an increase in prices, with processing…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as Top Feeder of Air Traffic to Africa »

Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister. Travel consultancy ForwardKeys said on Wednesday Addis Ababa airport had increased the number of international transfer…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Remittance Income Boosts Growth »

by EMMA OKONJI Despite experiencing an overall market slowdown, countries across the continent are reported to have a positive economic outlook. Countries in the East African region are projected to grow by 6.3% due to inflows, with remittances serving as a key economic driver for…

Oct 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Editorial

Curb Racism in Soccer, Now! »

A high number of racist incidents in recent years has prompted calls for tougher action from football’s governing bodies. Racism has left a shameful scar…

Jan 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Unprotected African Intellectual Property Rights »

In Bob Marley’s rendition of his philosophical soundtrack Rat Race, the reggae icon points out “in the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.” Robert Nasta…

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

China Loans in Africa »

Africa and China have been headlining the international news recently, apparently for mutual benefits. After years of depending on IMF, World Bank, and the West for…

Nov 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Afrochella: An Annual Conflux of Music and Culture on the Continent

by Rachel George  With a mission to “welcome multi-generations around the world to celebrate African culture through art, fashion, food and the universal language, music,” over 5,000 were in attendance at the first Afrochella edition in…

Jan 18 2019 / Read More »
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