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Zambia plans to cancel over $2 billion projects to rein in debt »

CHRIS MFULA Zambia is cancelling more than $2 billion worth of projects financed by commercial loans to reduce the risk of accumulating more non-concessional debt, the ministry of finance said.…

Jul 27 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana loses GHS5 billion to corruption in 2021 — Report »

Ghana lost approximately GHS5 billion in cash through the payment of bribes to public officials in 2021, the Ghana Integrity of Public Services Survey (GIPSS) has disclosed. This is equivalent…

Jul 27 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Malawi’s struggle with deadly witchcraft violence »

The calm air cloaking Lupembe, a sleepy village on the sandy shores of Lake Malawi, conceals a dark secret. On December 26 2019, a mob driven by rumors of sorcery…

Jul 27 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Hausas in Sudan: The pilgrims’ descendants fighting for acceptance »

ZEINAB MOHAMMED SALIH A demand by Sudan’s Hausa community to be recognized as traditional custodians of some land in Blue Nile state has erupted into deadly violence. Clashes broke out…

Jul 27 2022 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

Police and sheriff’s deputies try to curb spike in catalytic converter thefts »

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in San Diego County and nationwide DAVID HERNANDEZ The job usually gets done…

Dec 28 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Business

How Wade turned a traditional Senegalese drink into a hit U.S. product and made a turnover of $3.2m »

ABU MUBARIK Magatte Wade recently recalled returning from the United States to Senegal and finding out that many Senegalese preferred foreign drinks to the country’s traditional hibiscus drink, known as bissap. “When I went to Senegal, I was sorry to see that many young people…

Apr 13 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Nigeria-Born Tope Awotona Poured His Life Savings into Calendly. Now He’s One of America’s Wealthiest Immigrants »

AMY FELDMAN Calendly was built out of frustration. Now the scheduling app is worth $3 billion—and the subject of a heated Twitter spat among Silicon Valley elite. Tope Awotona, the 40-year-old founder and chief executive of Calendly, leans back in his chair and lets loose a…

Apr 13 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Editorial

Is Ghana’s return to the IMF necessary? »

Within five years of breaking away from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with glee and fun fare, the West African country couldn’t survive its independence.…

Jul 27 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana Goes to the IMF »

Against the backdrop of denunciations, admonitions and condemnations from some quarters, including the ruling party, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at a June 30, 2022…

Jul 13 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa’s antidotes against Putin’s retaliatory measures »

Bakeries in Burkina Faso are reported to have shut down owing to scarcity of flour because of the Russo-Ukrainian war. NATO’s standoff to call a…

Jun 12 2022 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Who wrote the Dead Sea scrolls? Science may have the answer

Mysterious authors penned these holy texts some 2,000 years ago, but modern archaeology is shedding new light on who they were. JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS In November 1946, as the sun slowly rose over the Judean Desert, three…

Aug 12 2022 / Read More »
Uncategorized

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 to atone for its role in…

Jun 18 2021 / Read More »
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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 to atone for its role in…

Jun 18 2021 / Read More »
Uncategorized

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 to atone for its role in…

Jun 18 2021 / Read More »
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