Thursday 14 December 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (AFP (eng) Monday 11 December 2017)

    Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

    Smail Chergui, the AU's commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would need to work closely with each other and share intelligence to counter returning militants.

    "There are reports of 6,000 African fighters among the 30,000 foreign elements who joined this terrorist group in the Middle East," Chergui told a meeting in Algiers, according to the...

(APA Friday 08 September 2017)

Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the first study of its kind.

Based on interviews with 495 voluntary...

(The Guardian Thursday 07 September 2017)

State action against terrorism may paradoxically prompt many to join groups such as Boko Haram and al-Shabaab.

Hundreds of violent extremists in Africa have told researchers that government action aimed at countering terrorism and insurgency across the continent was the “tipping point”...

(Bloomberg Thursday 07 September 2017)

African Rainbow Minerals Ltd., the miner chaired by South Africa’s richest black businessman, will pay a record dividend this year as rising iron-ore and manganese prices boosted earnings at its ferrous unit.

ARM will pay investors 6.50 rand a share, almost triple that of the previous...

(Bloomberg Tuesday 05 September 2017)

A surge in agriculture has helped lift Africa’s biggest economies out of their slumps, but the recovery may be weak.

Gross domestic product in Nigeria, the continent’s largest crude producer, advanced for the first time in six quarters in the three months ended June from a year earlier,...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 05 September 2017)

Delegates from African countries are hoping to attract more Chinese investment at the ongoing 11th China-Northeast Asia Expo in Changchun, capital of northeastern Jilin Province.

Representatives from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia and Mozambique presented a variety of collaborative projects at...

(Xinhuanet Monday 04 September 2017)

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma on Monday, vowing to deepen cooperation with South Africa and support peace and development in Africa.

Zuma is in the southeastern Chinese coastal city of Xiamen for the ninth BRICS summit and the Dialogue of...

(Bloomberg Monday 04 September 2017)

The worst may be over for Africa’s two largest economies as they likely emerged from a slump in the second quarter.

Official data on Tuesday will probably show South Africa’s economy expanded in the three months through June, ending its second recession in less than a decade. Nigeria’s...

(Xinhuanet Thursday 31 August 2017)

Cooperation between China and Africa has seen remarkable progress in renewable energy, showing the determination of developing countries to harness the huge potential of clean energy and combat climate change.

China-Africa Renewable Energy Cooperation and Innovation Alliance, a coalition...

(Bloomberg Wednesday 30 August 2017)

One Thousand & One Voices LLC, a private-equity fund started by the great-grandson of the founder of Coors Brewing Co., said it bought a producer of sushi-quality trout that is the largest such facility in Africa.

SanLei’s operations are on the Katse Dam in Lesotho, an enclave...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 29 August 2017)

Europe’s “big four” continental powers and three African states agreed a plan on Monday to tackle illegal human trafficking and support nations struggling to contain the flow of people across the desert and Mediterranean sea.

The 28-nation European Union has long struggled to reach a...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 29 August 2017)

African and European leaders on Monday backed proposals to screen asylum seekers in Africa as a way to prevent thousands from taking perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. Hosting the talks in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron suggested setting up "fully safe areas" in Niger and Chad...

(Reuters (Eng) Monday 28 August 2017)

Getting Europe’s migrant crisis under control will be in focus at a summit of Europe’s “big four” continental powers and three African nations in Paris on Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron seeking concrete action.

The 28-nation European Union has struggled to agree on a...

(AFP (eng) Monday 28 August 2017)

Leaders from seven African and European countries meet in Paris on Monday for a mini-summit to discuss how to ease the EU's migrant crisis.

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited his counterparts from Niger and Chad as well as the head of the Libyan unity government Fayez al-Sarraj...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 24 August 2017)

One of six African nations will bid to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships as the continent hopes to stage the global meet for a first time, the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) president Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has said.

African countries have previously held several major...

(Bloomberg Thursday 24 August 2017)

Every African nation that’s sold dollar debt now has at least one junk rating, but it would be hard to tell by looking at the bond market.

The average yield on sovereign Eurobonds in Africa has hovered near the lowest level in two years this month, according to a Standard Bank Group Ltd....

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 23 August 2017)

China is dedicated to enhancing its cooperation with Africa in human resource development through knowledge and technology transfer, a Chinese diplomat said Tuesday.
Liu Tao, Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, made the remarks at the Chinese Government Training Program...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 22 August 2017)

African officials on Monday called for urgent infrastructural development and regional integration to boost the continent's economy.
At the Infrastructure Africa 2017 in Johannesburg, Zambian Minister of Finance Felix Mutati encouraged Africans to speedily address infrastructural deficit....

(AFP (eng) Monday 21 August 2017)

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

The continent is home to many men who have held office for two decades or more, and Dos Santos has...

(Bloomberg Monday 21 August 2017)

GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy company run by a former Morgan Stanley executive, is planning to invest $800 million on solar-powered telecommunications towers across Africa.

The project could fuel economic growth by providing power for essential services. Sub-Saharan Africa has...

(Xinhuanet Monday 21 August 2017)

The African Union (AU) has condemned the attack that has claimed lives and caused injuries in Barcelona, Spain.
The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack carried out in Barcelona's Las Ramblas area, in which thirteen lives were...

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