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'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra

<b>Accra, Ghana (CNN) —</b> "Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money," this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time.<p>I was not wrong, a lot of what Google does is to push the boundaries of human knowledge through …

Africa

Africa is slowly splitting in two – but this 'crack' in Kenya has little to do with it

Global media outlets have been abuzz recently about a large “crack” which appeared in the Kenyan Rift Valley. Many of these news pieces have tried to get to the bottom of what caused this feature, with many reports concluding that it was evidence for the African continent actively splitting into …

East Africa

Israel Tries to Expand Power in Africa

LOMÉ: An Israeli campaign is underway in sub-Saharan Africa on winning over African nations, which, partly due to significant Muslim minority …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies aged 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa but also one of its most controversial figures, has died aged 81. …

This is what is killing South Africans

Statistics South Africa has released a report on the top 10 leading causes of death in South Africa, based on all death notification forms maintained …

Major Powers Step Up Battle For Africa – OpEd

By Maria Dubovikova*<p>Rex Tillerson’s final overseas visit before Donald Trump fired him as US Secretary of State was to Africa, where many global and …

China’s growing African footprint could lock the US out from its lone Africa base

On the days before and after US secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on his first official trip to Africa, one issue has risen as the main concern among American officials: China’s ascendant role in the African continent.<p>Testifying in front of the US armed services committee on Mar. 6, the top …

Africa

Enviro Monday: Ethiopia leads with Africa's first waste-to-energy plant

Waste management – the collection, management and disposal of solid waste – is one of the biggest challenges facing many African countries.<p>For the …

Land expropriation a victory for Africa

A historic moment in post-democratic South Africa was marked on 27 February, 2018. The motion tabled by the Economic Freedom Fighters to expropriate …

Africa's pioneer in renewable energy

JOHANNESBURG - It's a well documented fact that power and energy are crucial drivers of economic growth and development in Africa.<p>However, out of the …

Africa, IT hub: Cameroonian startup launches drones for global market

Talking fast and dreaming big, William Elong shows off the first “made in Cameroon” drone at his sixth-floor workshop in downtown Douala, minutes …

Nervous in North Africa

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Officials in Morocco are apprehensive. “Africa is approaching a dangerous moment,” one of the Kingdom’s most senior political …

South Africa's Zuma: I've done nothing wrong

<b>South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma says he has done nothing wrong and sees no reason to stand down.</b><p>Mr Zuma spoke after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) gave him an ultimatum to resign by the end of the day or face a parliamentary vote of no confidence on Thursday.<p>The …

Africa:AU Summit 30 - Should Africa Worry About a Growing Foreign Military Presence?

[ISS] The United States in particular, but also France, have had a lot of flak for their military presence in Africa. However a surprising number of …

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Africa Has S***loads Of Resources — Trump May Have Provoked The World’s 2nd Largest Continent To Detach Itself From The Old World

<b>Published on</b> January 18th, 2018 | <i>by Jesper Berggreen</i><p>0<p>Africa Has S***loads Of Resources — Trump May Have Provoked The World’s 2nd Largest Continent To …

South Africa

Africa, Time To Wake Up

<b>That Africans have contributed and continue to contribute to '</b><b>civilisation</b><b>' is not in doubt, even though over the years, some Eurocentric scholars</b> …

South Africa

Africa is changing China as much as China is changing Africa

Eight years ago I watched the movie “2012,” named after the year the Mayan calendar supposedly ends. In the film an American geologist learns that a solar flare is heating the core of the earth and causing its tectonic plates to shift drastically. Before long, mass earthquakes and tsunamis are …

China

How the African economies tipped to thrive in 2017 actually performed

The first few business days of the year allow for a sober assessment of what worked in the previous year, and what didn’t. The African economies that investors were keeping an eye on in 2017 were ones that were eager to harness renewable energy sources and strengthen their manufacturing …

Africa

George Weah: ‘Arsène Wenger showed me love when racism was at its peak’

Former Monaco and Chelsea striker, in final vote to be Liberia’s president, looks back on the time when he was world footballer of the year – and Nelson Mandela gave him political advice<p>George Weah has lived a very fulfilled life, one in which he has achieved a lot. The only player to win the …

How one of Africa's richest men is trying to stem the migrant crisis

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> He is arguably one of the most successful businessmen in Africa and Strive Masiyiwa has an urgent message for young Africans: "You don't have to cross the Sahara. We can create solutions."<p>It's a timely message. Many of Africa's youth are perishing, risking their lives in …

There’s at least one place in Africa where China’s “win win” diplomacy is failing

Juba, South Sudan<p>The rice giving ceremony is more than an hour late. Zhang Yi, China’s economic attaché in South Sudan, sits in the mid-morning heat in a full suit, occasionally checking his phone, a mobile headpiece clipped to his ear. Next to him, a dozen South Sudanese bureaucrats and …

Africa

China, US knew of Zim coup

The coup that led to the ouster of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe was supposed to be executed in December, ahead of the Zanu-PF special congress, …

S. Sudan President Reconciles With Former Army Chief

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his former army chief of staff apparently have reconciled, a week after a tense standoff in Juba threatened to …

Zimbabwe army chief's trip to China last week raises questions on coup

When one of the architects of Zimbabwe’s low-key coup landed in Beijing last week he was met by two of the most senior members of the world’s largest …

Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience

One of the greatest ironies in the history of the collapse of any civilisation must be the initial interaction between Africans and Europeans. The …

Russia hackers pursued Putin foes, not just US Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't just Hillary Clinton's emails they went after.<p>The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election last year had …

Why 'Bushman banter' was crucial to hunter-gatherers' evolutionary success

Barely a day goes by when proponents of greater taxation, universal income and other initiatives aimed at addressing systematic inequality are not accused of inciting the “politics of envy”. Doing so is an effective way of closing down debate; envy is, after all, among the deadliest of the “deadly …

Hunter Gatherers

Kenya: Rich Allela and Dapel Kureng's Controversial Potrayal of Mekatilili

Mekatilili w Menza as depicted by Rich Allela(Kenya) and Dapel Kureng(Nigeria)<p>Kenyan Rich Allela and Nigerian Dapel Kureng collaborate in a stunning …

Africa

Insects Are In Serious Trouble

In western Germany, populations of flying insects have fallen by around 80 percent in the last three decades.<p>The bottles were getting emptier: That was the first sign that something awful was happening.<p>Since 1989, scientists from the Entomological Society Krefeld had been collecting insects in the …