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Asanteman Leadership Crisis Resolved

The first known Ghanaian non-religious, non-political, and non-profit organization in the United States is Asanteman Association of New York. The association, formed almost forty years ago, was patterned after traditional setups in their native Asante, Ghana. The premier Constitution of New York Asanteman – crafted with doses of Western and Asante elements – was basically […]

Time to Acquire Africa Center is Now!

According to 2015 research, there were more than 1.7 million Africans in the United States, and the 2010 American Community Survey found out that the largest numbers of African immigrants are in California, New York, Texas, Maryland, and Virginia. New Jersey has about 86,000 Africans, Maryland 120,000, Georgia 75,000 and Florida 60,000, according to 2018 […]

Elephant Hunting Ban Lifted in Botswana

by Sasha Ingber Botswana has announced that it is lifting a ban on elephant hunting, much to the objection of conservationists and pro-wildlife groups. Trophy hunters have hailed the announcement as a step in the right direction. Botswana contends that the 2014 ban increased elephant populations but has caused havoc to livestock and livelihood. In […]

Full Speed Ahead into Debt

by YUNNAN CHEN Kenya has slashed the reported earnings from its new standard gauge railway (SGR) between Mombasa and the capital Nairobi, raising fears over the profitability of the project and the ability of Kenya’s government to repay the $3.2bn it borrowed from China to get it built. The news isn’t better for its northern […]

Middle-Class Exits Nigeria

by TOPE ALAKE In Africa’s most populous nation, nearly half (45%) of adults say they plan to move to another country within five years, by far the highest share among 12 countries surveyed across four continents, according to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center. Nigeria’s continued exit of its middle-class is costing the nation […]

Libyan PM Accuses Rival Leader of Seeking a Coup

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj says his rival for power, General Khalifa Haftar, is trying to stage a coup and take Libya by force. “He’s dreaming of entering Tripoli,” al-Sarraj told France 24 television in Paris Wednesday. “This attack must be clearly condemned because it is an attempt to overthrow the (government’s) legitimacy and seize […]

Swiss Company Seeks To Put Zimbabwean Coffee Back On The Table

Zimbabwean coffee was once highly regarded for its quality, a prince among East African coffees. In the late 1980s, Zimbabwean coffee farmers produced over 15,000 tonnes of coffee a year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, placing it firmly among the top global coffee producers. Since the beginning of the 21st century, however, the […]

Study Finds Ethiopian Garment Workers are Worst Paid in World

Ethiopia’s clothes factory workers, producing items for top fashion brands including Guess, H&M and Calvin Klein, are the worst paid in the world, earning only $26 (23 euros) a month, a report said Tuesday. As Ethiopia seeks to become the continent’s leading manufacturing hub, it has sold investors on workers’ willingness to toil for less […]

A Conflict Deadlier Than Boko Haram

Haruna Usman’s biggest worry for many years was the pests that feasted on his harvest of millet, corn and groundnut in the small farming village of Maha-awo in Nigeria’s northwest state of Zamfara. Life was peaceful for the 50-year-old with three wives and 25 children. Then, in April, his life tipped into tragedy. Bandits killed […]

Ghana Losing Its Rainforest Faster Than All Other Nations

byKWASI GYAMFI ASIEDU Ghana’s rainforest is being lost at an alarming rate, according to a new report about the state of forests worldwide. Global Forest Watch (GFW) used updated remote sensing and satellite data from the University of Maryland and estimates that there was a 60% increase in Ghana’s primary rainforest loss in 2018 compared […]