African News

Pope Francis saddened by ‘brutal attack’ which killed Catholic nuns in South Sudan »

HANNAH BROCKHAUS Pope Francis has sent his condolences after a violent attack on a group of Catholic religious sisters and others in South Sudan left five dead on Monday, August…

Aug 26 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Côte d’Ivoire: Ebola vaccination of high-risk populations begins three days after outbreak declared »

The vaccination against Ebola of high-risk populations began on Monday August 16, in Côte d’Ivoire following the discovery of an outbreak in the country three days ago. The swift response…

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Kenyan Court Blocks Attempt to Change Constitution »

MOHAMMED YUSUF Kenya’s Court of Appeal ruled Friday August 20, that a plan by President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to change the Constitution was unlawful. Justice Gatembu…

Aug 26 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

A Senegal-born factory worker is Europe’s first TikTok megastar »

ALEXANDER ONUKWUE The latest TikTok star to reach 100 million followers is not a musician, actor, or athlete. It’s a 21-year-old former factory worker living in Italy on a Senegalese…

Aug 26 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

The State of Democracy in Africa »

Military coups in Africa have always promised transformation but experi­ence over the years showed that the military were not to be trusted in establishing democratic…

Sep 20 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa’s Medal Count and Performance in Tokyo 2020 »

The Olympic Games just ended in Tokyo, Japan with much of the medal haul going to the Peoples Republic of China, the United States of…

Aug 13 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana’s Parliament Seeks to Outlaw Homosexuality »

The practice of homosexuality in Ghana is not novel. Men known in some Ghanaian communities as Kojo Besia are closet homosexuals against who parents warn…

Jul 30 2021 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Victor Uwaifo recorded many firsts: Buhari says in tribute

President Muhammadu Buhari poured encomiums on the departed legendary musician and teacher Victor Uwaifo, saying he recorded many firsts in his lifetime. “Uwaifo lived for many firsts”, Buhari said in a condolence message sent to the…

Sep 20 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 »
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 »
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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