African News

Why Zimbabwe’s schools have taken to selling chickens »

A collapsing education system means head teachers must get creative The job of a head teacher involves hiring teachers, disciplining pupils and placating parents. It does not normally include selling…

Jan 26 2023 / No Comment / Read More »

Nigeria set for presidential polls but insecurity threatens process »

MOHAMMED MOMOH Three West African nations – Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone – are jostling to strengthen their fledgling democracies as they go to polls to elect new presidents in…

Jan 26 2023 / No Comment / Read More »

US, Chinese, Russian Officials Scramble to Visit Africa »

ANITA POWEL Top Chinese, Russian and American officials are scrambling to visit African nations and pledge their commitment to the world’s fastest-growing continent. As President Joe Biden prepares for a…

Jan 26 2023 / No Comment / Read More »

In Baidoa, Somalis live at the epicenter of drought, hunger and conflict »

At a camp for displaced persons on the edge of Baidoa, in southwestern Somalia, Mariam Kasim says that she’s very old — so old that it’s impossible to really know…

Dec 30 2022 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

Gas station ordered to pay $1M to woman refused service because she’s Black »

FRANCIS AKHALBEY A Portland jury has awarded $1 million to a woman who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a…

Jan 27 2023 / No Comment / Read More »

How ‘everywhere chemicals’ help uterine fibroids grow »

Scientists are just beginning to learn how these common tumors in women are linked to phthalates—chemicals found in hundreds of…

Jan 26 2023 / No Comment / Read More »

DEA seized enough fentanyl to kill every American in 2022 »

QUINN OWEN The Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday December 20, 2022 said it has seized more than 379 million deadly…

Dec 30 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Why doesn’t the U.S. have more Black doctors? »

BRITTANY TRANG When LaShyra “Lash” Nolen was learning about how to recognize signs of Lyme disease in a class at…

Nov 30 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

One-third of U.S. labs have stopped using race-based equations to diagnose kidney disease »

BRITTANY TRANG Even as a child, La’Tonzia Adams was interested in diagnosing disease. One day, when she noticed a bump…

Nov 30 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
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

Faith, Fear and the World of Prophecy »

It is that time of the year when Ghana’s prophets and seers predict the future of the country and some prominent personalities in the country…

Jan 12 2023 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana: Old wines in old bottles in the NDC »

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the immediate past general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s), Ghana’s largest opposition party defeated the party’s chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo…

Dec 30 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

The Ghana Black Stars: Matters Arising »

Association Football, popularly called football the world over and soccer in the United States of America is the most widely played game in the world.…

Dec 15 2022 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

This woman escaped slavery by hiding in plain sight—disguised as a white man

Ellen Craft’s light skin allowed her to pose as her husband’s enslaver when the two made their daring escape—in broad daylight—from Georgia to freedom in 1848. TUCKER C. TOOLE In the 1800s many enslaved people in…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »
Uncategorized

Door of No Return: Yellen visits onetime slave-trading post

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen paid a solemn visit Saturday January 21 to the salmon-colored house on an island off Senegal that is one of the most recognized symbols of the horrors of the Atlantic slave…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »
Uncategorized

Door of No Return: Yellen visits onetime slave-trading post

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen paid a solemn visit Saturday January 21 to the salmon-colored house on an island off Senegal that is one of the most recognized symbols of the horrors of the Atlantic slave…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »
Uncategorized

Door of No Return: Yellen visits onetime slave-trading post

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen paid a solemn visit Saturday January 21 to the salmon-colored house on an island off Senegal that is one of the most recognized symbols of the horrors of the Atlantic slave…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »
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