Wednesday 20 September 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (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 Ivory Coast (Forests pay price for world’s taste for cocoa, 14 September) mentioned the most fundamental thing – the farmer’s livelihood, or lack of it. The low value of his (or more likely her) crop is undoubtedly the cause of this problem. But cocoa farming could also provide the solution.

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(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...

(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...

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