Monday 25 September 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (Voice of America Monday 25 September 2017)

    African first ladies and activists hailed progress that some governments on the continent are making on gender equality. They met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

    “We used to have 23 percent female representation in parliament but, with the stroke of a pen it went up to 48 percent. So, we managed to double our female representation with that decision,” said Namibia’s first lady Monica Geingos at a roundtable invitation-only event co-hosted by the Global First Ladies Alliance (GFLA) and Facebook.

    Geingos credited the quota enacted by the...

(Voice of America Friday 22 September 2017)

Many African leaders used their speeches at the U.N. General Assembly this week to express concerns about the growing threat of violent extremism in Africa.

Several leaders from the continent called upon the international community to help better equip regional anti-terror forces to...

(Reuters (Eng) Friday 22 September 2017)

From deadly droughts and destroyed crops to shrinking water sources, communities across sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to withstand the onslaught of global record-breaking temperatures.

But the dangers do not end there. Rising heat poses another threat - one that is far less known and...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 21 September 2017)

Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.

Global health experts hope the deal will...

(The Guardian Monday 18 September 2017)

Anna Jones says that, through selling its cocoa cheaply, Africa is exporting its wealth overseas; while Sue Banford claims that the soya moratorium in the Amazon has done nothing to halt deforestation.

Only the final paragraph in your article on cocoa farming causing deforestation in...

(The Associated Press Friday 15 September 2017)

Reggie Moore rarely gets through a day without stopping for an autograph or selfie in the basketball-mad African country of Angola.

“If I'm in the mall, it's going to be 30 to 40 selfies,” said Moore, a bearded 36-year-old Californian who plays in Angola's professional league and also for...

(Bloomberg Friday 15 September 2017)

Societe Generale SA, challenged on its home turf by Orange SA’s push into banking, is fighting back with a new mobile lender in Africa.

The French lender started YUP, a new app for smartphones, in Senegal and Ivory Coast and plans to begin operating in four other sub-Saharan countries...

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 13 September 2017)

In an effort to promote economic development and solve complex conservation challenges facing world heritage sites, the African World Heritage Fund Patron and former President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba will host a business leader's breakfast event in Namibian Capital, Windhoek on Thursday...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 12 September 2017)

When Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) opened a direct daily route to a war-ravaged African failed state plagued by Islamist militants, industry insiders were skeptical.

Not anymore.

“Somalia is one of our most profitable destinations worldwide,” Mustafa Ozkahraman, Kenya country manager...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 12 September 2017)

Olympic boxing’s governing body, AIBA, has banned African confederation head Kelani Bayor for three years for allegedly provoking the crowd at the continental championships in Brazzaville last June.

Bayor is an AIBA vice-president and executive committee member as well as chairman of Togo...

(Bloomberg Monday 11 September 2017)

The South African companies that dominate the U.K.’s growing private hospital industry are counting on more people like Katie Corrie.
A children’s party entertainer, Corrie opted to use 13,000 pounds ($17,000) of her savings and inheritance to get a hip replacement rather than spend months...

(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...

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