African News

Africa digs for coal to meet energy demands amid climate concerns »

Africa’s energy needs are growing. This has led some governments to turn to coal-powered plants. Critics say that’s not a smart move in times of climate change and point to…

Apr 14 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Senegal ostrich farming turn lucrative business »

WAHANY JOHNSON SAMBOU It’s a first of its kind in Senegal, an ostrich farm. Over the past seven years, these rare birds have become the economic powerhouse of Mlomp, a…

Apr 14 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Tanzanian President John Magufuli dies at 61 »

Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan announces death of 61-year-old after weeks of uncertainty over his health and whereabouts. Tanzanian President John Magufuli has died, the country’s vice president announced, after…

Mar 25 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Ivory Coast ramps up fight against cashew smuggling »

CHRISTOPHE KOFFI Cashews are big business in Ivory Coast, the world’s leading producer, and the country is waging an intensifying campaign to stop smuggling of the nut known there as…

Feb 27 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

Nigeria: To Let Live or Leave Die »

Guest Editorial by Dr. M.O. Ene Nigeria is at the crossroads. Things are falling apart. This is not new. Nigeria has been here. During the…

Apr 14 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Magufuli -A Mbeki Redux and a Think Up Call for Africa »

(Guest Editorial by Dr. Kofi A. Boateng   New York City) In a few words we seek to tackle three important topics: John Magufuli, the recently…

Mar 25 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana’s Election 2020 Petition – Mahama accepts verdict with a pinch of salt »

On March 4, 2021, the Supreme Court of Ghana threw out a petition filed by former President John Dramani Mahama challenging the validity of President…

Mar 13 2021 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Glimpses of Sudan’s Forgotten Pyramids

ALESSIO MAMO Desecrated by plunderers, threatened by floodwaters and largely overshadowed by their Egyptian counterparts, Sudan’s ancient archaeological sites may finally be poised to receive broader recognition. The site was nearly deserted. A few locals were…

Apr 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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