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United States of Africa

African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi is on a quest to craft an album that pays tribute to the great black revolutionary leaders and their struggle to …

What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

The African Global Economic and Development Summit took place at the University of Southern California from March 16th to 18th.<p>None of the approximately 60 invited guests from Africa were able to attend.<p>The problem was that none of the African delegates were able to get U.S. visas.<p>Humphrey Mutaasa …

Rwanda's Kagame Is First African Leader to Address AIPAC

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame hailed Rwanda-Israel friendship Sunday in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy …

Africa: Before And After Colonialism

2:30 AM 03/27/2017<p>From their plush apartments, over groaning dinner tables, pseudo-intellectuals have the luxury of depicting squalor and sickness as …

Investment in Africa: There's room for everyone

What African countries want are partners who are in it for the long haul and can deliver the best return on investment.<p>China is not "moving relentlessly across Africa". Despite what Peter Navarro, head of US President Donald Trump's National Trade Council has written, that China is "locking down …

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Arnie to Trump: ‘You got swamped’

The actor and former California Governor was responding to the latest Gallup poll which shows his approval rating has dropped to 37 per cent, while …

116 million African children to get polio vaccines: WHO

Lagos - The World Health Organisation said on Friday 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as …

Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?

Two striking stories, back to back, come our way as spring arrives. I cannot get either out of my mind—for what they say, for what they imply about …

Africa

Create jobs or face chaos is the choice awaiting Africa | Financial Times

Unemployment is rising around the world to the point that anxiety over that basic modern human need — a job to provide for our families — has emerged …

What do we do for Africa?

<b>Jamaicans say they love Africa but are absent when Africa needs help. With Ebola rampant we wrung hands. When girls were kidnapped, we bawl the</b> …

The land question in Africa

BEFORE Africa was carved up and occupied by the European colonial powers, land in Africa was largely under populated and human population growth was …

‘Days of telling Africa what to do over’

The Herald<p>Jim Yong Kim<p>Dar es Salaam. – The days of debt crises and the World Bank telling African nations what to do are over, according to the …

The Making of Our Africa Issue

Behind the April issue's cover.<p>“I tell the story of society through the lens of individuals,” says Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop. In 2012, he kicked off his ongoing series, “Le Studio des Vanités,” a collection of portraits featuring ambitious young creatives from Dakar. One of his …

Has Africa’s time arrived?

The Herald<p><b>Lovemore Ranga Mataire Syndication Writer</b> <br>If Chinua Achebe had been alive today, he would surely have marvelled at how his fellow Africans …

Trump’s America First Budget Puts Africa Last

NAIROBI — It gets more U.S. foreign aid than any other continent, the largest share of U.S. global health and disaster relief spending, and it hosts …

Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again

2017-03-22<p>By any measure, Africa’s fight against terrorism has been a failure.<p>Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in …

The state of the world? Every day, 800 million people go to bed hungry, the U.N. says

With people now living longer, more children attending school and basic social services reaching a larger portion of the world's population, the development and well-being of humans is quantitatively better today than it was 25 years ago.<p>But the progress has been uneven and stymied by persistent …

The African Billionaires 2017

There are 25 African billionaires this year, up from 24 last year. Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu failed to make the cut this year.<p>Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is still the youngest billionaire in Africa with a fortune FORBES estimates at $1.09 billion.<p>Angolan investor Isabel …

USA4USAfrica: The United States of Africa

World Bank Group Announces Record $57 Billion for Sub-Saharan Africa

<i>Funds will scale up investments and de-risk private sector participation for accelerated growth and development</i><p><b>BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017</b>— …

How Africa is Leading the Global Mobile Revolution

By Johnny Crisp<p>If you were asked to locate the forefront of mobile technology innovation on a world map, it is fair to assume a lot of people would opt for the highly concentrated technological community of Silicon Valley. However, the smart money may in fact wish to look elsewhere. Specifically, …

Africa: Keeping the Lights on Power Africa

Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa live without access to electricity. Although many of these people will be connected to the electricity …

Africa's new sovereign debt crisis

Mozambique is the first major African nation in recent times to become unable to meet obligations to international creditors. A decade after the last …

Africa and dearth of great leaders

Exchange Program Builds Ties Between US, Africa

The United States is working with a non-profit group to send 26 Americans to Africa to teach and connect with people there. The U.S. State …

Inside Kenya-SA fight to control .Africa domain

Kenya and South Africa are currently embroiled in a decade-long dispute over the control of a new Internet resource expected to significantly alter …

NATO's War Of Resources Is Causing A Humanitarian Crisis In West Africa

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks with Multinational Joint Task Force Commander Maj. Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, right, as …

How Africa Can Win the War on Islamist Militants

By any measure, Africa’s fight against terrorism has been a failure.<p>Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in 1992, in the …

Boko Haram