African News

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 »

Morocco mulling legalizing medicinal cannabis »

Morocco, a country where large volumes of cannabis are grown illicitly, is considering legalizing production for therapeutic use of the drug, the government said Thursday, February 25, 2021. The government…

Feb 27 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

London to remove two statues over links to slavery »

The City of London Corporation voted on Thursday to remove the statues of two 17th and 18th century figures because they had accrued wealth from slavery. The local authority that…

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Daughter of Nigerian Immigrants Hopes to Lead by Example in Minnesota Legislature »

SALEM SOLOMONAs the United States marked the inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris — the first woman, the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent to…

Feb 3 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

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 »

Botswana Rolling Out Red Carpet for Investors »

by POLOKO TAU Botswana has promised to roll out the red carpet for investors, urging them not to be discouraged by its small population from doing business in the country because decent returns are part of the package. Speaking at the official opening of the…

Aug 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Rethinking a lingua franca for Ghana »

At her vetting by the Appointments Committee in Parliament recently the Minister-designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, was alleged to have…

Feb 27 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Matters Arising out of COVID-19 pandemic »

On the website of a British newspaper earlier this month, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda warned the U.S. and Europe of playing political economics with…

Feb 12 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Carnage on Ghana Roads »

Published reports from stakeholders indicate frightening and grim statistics of dangers on Ghana’s roadways. According to the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the…

Feb 3 2021 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Pharaoh killed in ‘execution ceremony’, hi-tech study concludes

Experts believe Seqenenre Tao II was killed after being captured on battlefield 3,600 years ago A hi-tech study has offered new clues about the killing of a pharaoh who ruled Egypt 3,600 years ago, according to…

Feb 27 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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