African News

Nigeria labels bandit gangs ‘terrorists’ in bid to stem violence »

Official gazette refers to criminal gangs who carry out mass kidnappings of students, abduction for ransom, cattle rustling and destruction of property, among other crimes. Nigeria has branded criminal gangs…

Jan 12 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Biden to Lift Travel Ban on Southern African Countries on Dec. 31 »

President had put restrictions in place as the Omicron variant began spreading around the world, but it is now the dominant strain in the U.S. President Biden will lift a…

Dec 27 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Gambia Commission Recommends Ex-President Jammeh Be Tried »

A commission in Gambia has suggested that former President Yahya Jammeh be brought before an international tribunal for crimes committed during his 22-year dictatorship. A truth and reconciliation commission in…

Dec 27 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Biden to Lift Travel Ban on Southern African Countries on Dec. 31 »

President had put restrictions in place as the Omicron variant began spreading around the world, but it is now the dominant strain in the U.S. President Biden will lift a…

Dec 27 2021 / 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

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

Honor; Appreciation; and Gratitude »

Every year in the United States and some European countries, people who have made significant contributions in their fields of endeavor are recognized for their…

Jan 12 2022 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana’s Democracy: Quo vadis? »

Depending on which side one belongs, being a Ghanaian in these post-Covid times in Ghana could worsen one’s Maalox moments or give one hope for…

Dec 14 2021 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana’s 2022 budget: matters arising »

On November 17, 2021, Ghana’s minister of finance, Ken Ofori Atta read his budget for the year 2022 but the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)…

Nov 29 2021 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Egyptian pharaoh’s mummified body gives up its secrets after 3,500 years

Amenhotep I ‘unwrapped’ digitally by Cairo scientists, revealing details from his grave jewelry to his teeth With his narrow chin, small nose and curly hair he physically resembles his father, said radiologist Sahar Saleem. Perhaps surprisingly…

Jan 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 »
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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