The United States of Africa

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South Asia bureau chief for the New York Times, author of the new memoir, Love, Africa, and Pulitzer winner in 2012.

The Shadow Society That Controls Female Bodies in Liberia

The nation of Liberia has an intricate court system — comparable to that of the United States — but when 16-year-old Zaye Doe and a friend used …

Circumcision

Why Hawaii Isn't Rich Like Texas

There is a big difference between living in a state with rich people and living in a rich state.<p>Hawaii is definitely one of the former. Tech billionaires build vacation homes here. Residents whisper about which celebrity they glimpsed at dinner the other night.<p>But ask the average family about what …

China has officially opened its first military base in Africa

China has officially opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. In a flag raising ceremony today (Aug.1), Chinese officials unveiled the base that Beijing insists is purely a support center for Chinese peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts in the region.<p>“The …

China

The African Community Reacts to Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Birth Rates in Africa

E. Macron visiting Mali – Screenshot via YouTubeJuly 11, 1987 marks the Day of 5 Billion, or the approximate date when the world reached a population …

Africa

Africa 'the richest continent on Earth is the poorest' – AU envoy to US

The African Union (A.U.) envoy to the United States (U.S.) has said despite being the richest continent, Africa was the poorest. She puts the …

Africa

Africa’s Youth Could Transform Governance on the Continent

Africa's aging leaders are desperately clinging to power, and that stands in sharp contrast to the young profile of the continent.As August begins …

Africa

Tanzania has hit a British mining company with a fine worth two centuries of revenue

The future of the largest mining company operating in Tanzania has been thrown into doubt following a hefty $190 billion fine.<p>Acacia, the London-based gold mining firm, was hit with the extraordinary fine by Tanzania’s government for allegedly operating in the country illegally and also for failing …

Africa

100 African Cities Destroyed By Europeans: WHY there are seldom historical buildings and monuments in sub-Saharian Africa!

When tourists visit sub-Saharan Africa, they often wonder “Why there are no historical buildings or monuments?”<p>The reason is simple. Europeans have …

History

Liberia: The Politics of Forgetting - the United States of Africa

opinion<p>It was almost 98 years ago in 1919 that Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., under his United Negro Improvement Association and African Communities …

Africa

Keith Baird, Linguist Who Fought the Use of ‘Negro,’ Dies at 94

Keith Baird, a linguist from Barbados who rose to prominence in the 1960s arguing persuasively against the use of the word Negro and in favor of the term Afro-American, died on July 13 in Atlanta. He was 94.<p>His daughter Marcia Baird Burris said the cause was myelodysplastic syndromes, a group of …

Black History

This Video Of Africans Finding Harvested Black Body Parts In Egypt Has Gone Viral

A very disturbing video posted on Kalsan TV, YouTube and Facebook shows the patched-up remains of 9 Somalis found on an Alexandria coastal …

Egypt

#AfricaDay2017 – The Rise of a United States of Africa

After a whirlwind of recent travel across Southern Africa, the realities of the continent hit home and pretty much keep me awake at night, but also …

Africa

Meghan Markle Secretly Engaged To Prince Harry, Afraid To Go Public For Fear Of Comparisons To Kate Middleton

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been secretly engaged for close to six months, but the couple is reportedly wary of going public as Markle fears …

Royal Family

Don't Blame Your Mom's Dad for Male Pattern Baldness

Leave Grandpa's noggin out of it.<p>One day, a guy’s got a full head of tousle-able, luscious hair. The next, that same guy looks into a mirror and sees …

Biology

Only four Africans made it to the G20 summit, who are they?

Four Africans were present in different capacities at the G20 summit that takes place in the German city of Hamburg (July 7 – 8). They comprised …

Antonio Guterres

Townsend: Exploding all the stereotypes of Africa

By visiting places and meeting those who are ‘other,’ we can re-examine the harmful stereotypes we have.<p><b>By Laura Townsend</b><p><b>laura-townsend@uiowa.edu</b><p>I …

Africa

Continent in a corrupt state of disarray | African Independent

False dawns of good African football governance come thick and fast.<p>Every time there is a scandal involving officials from a national association, we …

The booming, broken `New York of Nigeria'

Away from the noise and hustle and stink, the shriek of energy, the never-ending buzz that is Lagos, a man reclines on a gravestone, serenely reading a book.<p>His name is Immortal, and he sells life insurance. He says he is waiting for an angel.<p>"I just come here to relax," says Immortal Emenike, 40, …

Rem Koolhaas

China has overtaken the US and UK as the top destination for anglophone African students

The surge in the number of African students in China is remarkable. In less than 15 years the African student body has grown 26-fold – from just under 2,000 in 2003 to almost 50,000 in 2015.<p>According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the US and UK host around 40,000 African students a year. …

China

The Congo Dandies: living in poverty and spending a fortune to look like a million dollars

Congo

Large Hydropower Dams Are Not the Answer: Time to Rethink Africa’s Energy Infrastructure

By: Rudo A. Sanyanga<b>This Article was previously published in the</b><b><br>Perspectives #02/2017: Putting People Back Into Infrastructure</b><br>The electrification …

Africa

UN: Half of world's population growth is likely to occur in Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report.<p>Currently the seventh-most populous country in the world, the West African nation is projected to surpass the 300 million people mark by 2050, …

White House Pushes Military Might Over Humanitarian Aid in Africa

MUA MISSION, Malawi — If ever there was an example of American and African military bonhomie, it was at a recent summit here over glasses of South African Pinotage and expectations of Pentagon largess<p>Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, vice chief of staff of the United States Army, gave the African generals …

Africa

Harlem Street Renamed After Elombe Brath, Renowned Pan-African and Champion of Black Empowerment

<i>Elombe Brath</i><p>The great Pan-African leader Elombe Brath's legacy will be recognized Friday June 23, when the southwest corner of Adam Clayton Powell …

The ‘Humanitarian’ Destruction of Libya – Part 3: The War on Africa

<i>This article is part of a three-part series called “The ‘humanitarian’ destruction of Libya” that analyses the 2011 war in Libya and the motives</i> …

United States Of Africa

This is the United States as you've never seen it before.<p>With 53 states, and more than 2,000 official languages, it's also home to some pretty famous …

‘The Mummy’ Will Have You Feeling That Old ‘I’ve Just Seen A Hollywood Movie’ Feeling

Watching <i>The Mummy</i> is sort of like going to Vegas’ newest casino, where you get to witness corporate America’s most cynical vision of what the average wage-earning slob should do with his disposable income. It’s all chintzy faux extravagance, a simulacra of a real experience, a strip mall recreation …

United States Foreign Policy Toward Africa Since World War II | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Note: This paper was prepared and presented in part for a panel at the Left Forum held at John Jay College of the City University of New York (CUNY)</i> …

Africa