African News

Kenyan youth mobilizing school children to restore degraded forests »

At only 25, Patricia Kombo from south-eastern Kenyan county of Makueni is shouldering the burden of recruiting learners into the efforts of protecting, managing, and restoring forest ecosystems, whose sustainability…

Jun 14 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Maggots Help Zimbabwe Rural Villagers Put Food on the Table »

KUDZANAI MUSENGI The black soldier fly is becoming an important weapon in the arsenal of small-scale and communal farmers in Zimbabwe who have been hard hit by drought, low prices…

Jun 14 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Germany to fund projects in Namibia to atone for colonial crimes »

Namibian government says Germany will fund infrastructure, healthcare and training projects over 30 years. Germany has agreed to fund projects in Namibia worth 1.1 billion euros ($1.3bn) over 30 years…

Jun 14 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Tanzania government lists priorities to give agriculture a push »

LOUIS KALUMBIA Dodoma. The ministry of Agriculture yesterday outlined seven areas the government will prioritize in the 2021/22 financial year to boost growth of the key economic sector. They include…

May 30 2021 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

Muslim and Arab voters may have secured Biden’s Michigan win »

ROWAIDA ABDELAZIZ Arab and Muslim communities likely substantially contributed to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s victory in Michigan, according to…

Nov 13 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Breast Cancer Is Killing Black Women at Alarming Rates »

The Tigerlily Foundation, an advocacy organization supporting young women diagnosed with breast cancer, wants to help close the racial disparities…

Nov 13 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements »

CLAUDIA LAUER   Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and…

Oct 31 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Planet Pharmacy bounces back after destruction »

KOFI AYIM A neighborhood family-owned and -operated pharmacy in the Bronx, New York City, that became a victim in the…

Jul 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

“Read Your Vehicle Manual,” A Master Mechanic Advises »

KOFI AYIM On a fenced wall tucked in the middle of Light Industrial Area, near Community 25 in Tema, Ghana,…

Jul 2 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa to become ‘land of opportunity’ if US & China strike trade deal – Bank of America »

The long-awaited trade agreement between the United States and China would turn the African continent into a land of opportunity…

Nov 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

Why Mastercard just made a $100 million bet on Africa’s mobile money market »

JACKIE BISCHOF & CARLOS MUREITHI The $100 million investment from global payments giant Mastercard in the mobile money business arm of Airtel Africa announced this week is a sign of the rapid growth and optimism in Africa’s digital payment sector. The transaction values the subsidiary,…

Apr 14 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Tax evasion and theft ‘rob Africa’ of $89bn a year: UN study »

Nearly half of the total annual figure of $88.6bn is accounted for by the export of commodities such as gold, diamonds and platinum, the report found. Africa is losing nearly $89bn a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to…

Oct 1 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America »

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks. TIFFANY HSU & RONI CARYN RABIN Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing North American sales of…

Jun 7 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana is the best investment destination – Prof. Amoako »

KOFI AYIM Ghana’s Consul General in New York, Prof. (emeritus) Samuel Amoako has urged Africans in the diaspora to invest in Ghana for optimal returns. He said the relative peace and stability in Ghana anchored upon democratic governance and its leading role in Pan-Africanism make…

Mar 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

South Africa has three months to defend investment grade rating »

PRINESHA NAIDOO South Africa is fighting to preserve its last remaining investment-grade credit rating and avert a forced selloff of billions of rand of its debt after Moody’s Investors Service gave it just over three months to get its finances in order. The ratings company…

Nov 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

How Will China React to Uganda’s Looming Debt Crisis? »

Uganda is heading toward a debt crisis. According to a senior official at the Bank of Uganda, unless the country is able to sustain a growth rate of at least 7 percent—which economic projections show Uganda will not do—the country will default on its payments.…

Nov 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa Must Take Leading Role in Data Economy »

by VERE SONGWE Technology has broken down barriers and ensured freedoms for millions in a way no other invention has before. At last month’s meeting of the UN General Assembly, 91 world leaders listened to US President Donald Trump rebuke China from inside the room,…

Oct 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Rwanda Releases First Smartphone Made Entirely in Africa »

Rwanda’s Mara Group has grand ambitions. The company hopes to help turn Rwanda into a regional tech hub, and it just got one step closer to completing that mission. This week, the company released two smartphones, earning Mara Group the title of the first smartphone…

Oct 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa’s Digital Boom is Only Just Getting Started »

by ACHA LEKE / TAWANDA SIBANDA Africa is digitizing rapidly – but this trend has been hidden from the view of many global investors and executives. For example, Africa already has 122 million active users of mobile financial services, more than half the global total,…

Sep 26 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Child Pornography: Shelve the report now »

A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that pornography may not always be harmful to children. And preventing children from watching porn…

Jun 10 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana: Media freedom not a license »

Caleb Kudah, a Citi FM journalist ventures into the grounds of the offices of Ghana’s National Security and starts taking shots of the premises against…

May 30 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Beware, Men of God. »

The introduction of religions from Europe and the Middle East, namely Christianity and Islam, to then Gold Coast (present day Ghana) did not change the…

May 15 2021 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Seminary Built on Slavery and Jim Crow Labor Has Begun Paying Reparations

The Virginia Theological Seminary is giving cash to descendants of Black Americans who were forced to work there. The program is among the first of its kind. WILL WRIGHT One night in 1858, Carter Dowling, an…

Jun 14 2021 / Read More »
Uncategorized

How Africa’s largest city is staying afloat

AYODELE JOHNSON The most populous city in Africa is also one of its most vulnerable to sea level rise and floods. To stay afloat, everything from its architecture to its transport may have to change. Navigating…

Feb 3 2021 / Read More »
Uncategorized

How Africa’s largest city is staying afloat

AYODELE JOHNSON The most populous city in Africa is also one of its most vulnerable to sea level rise and floods. To stay afloat, everything from its architecture to its transport may have to change. Navigating…

Feb 3 2021 / Read More »
Uncategorized

How Africa’s largest city is staying afloat

AYODELE JOHNSON The most populous city in Africa is also one of its most vulnerable to sea level rise and floods. To stay afloat, everything from its architecture to its transport may have to change. Navigating…

Feb 3 2021 / Read More »
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