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Building Africa’s Shipping Center

Located at the mouth of the red sea, sits along the Gulf of Aden – one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. However, it has a population of less than one million, and several other African nations have a head start. South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique already have much larger, busier ports. Despite this, […]

Port Rates in Ghana to Go Down – President Akufo Addo

by Kofi Ayim Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised Ghanaians that the exorbitant custom and excise taxes at Ghana’s ports will soon be a thing of the past. “I am not talking about next year, or in six months’ time, I am talking very, very soon,” he emphasized to a thunderous applause. The […]

Son Becomes Lawyer, Wins Back Family Land Lost 23 Years Ago

A Ugandan man, who was only six years old when his father lost his land in a legal dispute, has finally won it back 23 years later, after becoming a lawyer. Jordan Kinyera went through 18 years of education and legal training before taking on the case. On Monday, the High Court delivered a final […]

M-Pesa Helps Drive Up Kenyans’ Access to Financial Services – Study

by GEORGE OBULUTSA The proportion of Kenya’s population with access to formal financial services rose to 83 percent from 75 percent in 2016, driven largely by mobile technology, a survey partly conducted by the central bank showed on Wednesday. The East African nation is one of the world’s leaders in mobile money services, after telecoms […]

The Once Homeless Young Nigerian Chess Champion in NY is Homeless No More

by Nicholas Krisof Tanitoluwa Adewumi, age 8, skidded around the empty apartment, laughing excitedly, then leapt onto his dad’s back. “I have a home!” he said in wonderment. “I have a home!” A week ago, the boy was homeless, studying chess moves while lying on the floor of a shelter in Manhattan. Now Tani, as […]

Ghana Can Be Self-Sufficient in Food Production

It is welcome news that the government of Ghana plans to cut the importation of rice by 50% – and we think 50% reduction even in the short to medium term will be a remarkable achievement. – and drastically reduce same to basic imported items. It’s a step in the right direction albeit long overdue. […]

Trump Extends Deportation Protections for Liberians

by Richard Gonzales Faced with the possibility of deportation, over 4,000 Liberians who were impacted and their political advocates praised President Donald Trump’s decision but called for comprehensive immigration reform and said they would immediately renew work on a legislative remedy that would offer those with DED status a pathway to citizenship. President Trump is […]

Hear Her Majesty, Aye, She Speaks the Truth

Whether by design or default, Europeans created artificial boundaries in Africa between homogeneous groups. So much so that most African countries have no national language, having adopted foreign languages as lingua franca. Now, a traditional ruler in Ghana has questioned the wisdom of nation building on a borrowed language. A traditional ruler at Nkyinkyin Grabodo […]

Pres. Bouteflika Resigns But Protests Continue In Algeria

by Ruth Michaelson Despite the announcement by 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika that he will step down after having been in power for 20 years, Algerians have continued their protests, now in its seventh successive week. Thousands have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital Algiers, demanding a complete overhaul of the country’s political structure. […]

France Evaluates Role in Rwanda Genocide, Marking 25th Anniversary

by Henry Samuel French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide that is still a source of tension between Paris and Kigali 25 years later. President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to shed unprecedented light on France’s murky role in […]