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Violent Islamist groups are gaining strength in Africa

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria’s main north-eastern city, is at the centre of a series of jihadist campaigns stretching in two broad belts across Africa on …

Africa

How AFRICA is being COLONIZED AGAIN

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GUEST COLUMN: Nyerere and the vision of a United States of

As was indicated last week, to pursue unity and solidarity of the African continent, Nyerere, along with several other Pan-African forefathers, …

South Africa

Nigeria has become the poverty capital of the world

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to end extreme poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met<i>—</i>no thanks, in large part, to Nigeria.<p>A new report by The World Poverty Clock shows Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the most extreme poor people in the world. India has a …

Africa

Africa's New Satirists Draw Political Fire

Michael Soi was hard at work in his Nairobi studio, speckled in acrylic paints, when four unidentified Chinese men and women walked in, demanding to …

Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression -The Most Brutal Place on Earth

The urgent need to pee woke me at 5:30 a.m. I swung my legs over the side of my bamboo cot and gingerly tested my right ankle, which I’d twisted the …

This blackface skit of “lazy” Sudanese re-exposes racism in the Arab world

A popular Kuwaiti television show has aired a skit that exposes the country’s problematic race relations.<p><i>Block Ghashmarah</i> featured a skit in which Kuwaiti actors portrayed negative stereotypes of Sudanese people. The show aired during Ramadan on Kuwait 1, with each episode dedicated to mocking …

Stereotypes

What If We Had a United States of Africa? Find Out What Made It Fail

<b>History will not forget the day Africa almost became a United Africa.</b><p>"The dream of a united Africa started way before the formulation of the …

Nigeria’s stressed-out middle-class is trying to leave in droves and the destination is Canada

By most standards, Ezekiel is living the middle-class Nigerian dream.<p>At 41, he works as a senior manager at a Lagos-based media company where he earns a healthy salary. He also runs a successful side business importing and selling American used cars and has enough money to fund his wife and two …

Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo in Crisis as Kabila Clutches to Power | NBC Left Field

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a rare and deadly disease, on Tuesday, the World Health Organization reported. The declaration came after laboratory results confirmed two cases of the disease in the province of Bikoro in …

Disease

#AfricaMonth: 'We're not the United States of Africa'

Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro; Rudi Visser, head of innovation acceleration for RCS; Victoria Jackson of Mest; Kerry Petrie of Silicon Cape; Xabiso …

Competing in Africa: China, the European Union, and the United States

By Witney Schneidman, Joel WiegertGiven recent developments in the global economy, especially Brexit and the Trump administration’s “America First” …

The Bloody Toll of Congo's Elephant Wars

In Garamba National Park, in Democratic Republic of Congo, 13 park rangers have been killed in the past three years, and 256 elephants have been taken for their tusks—and these days, the poachers often arrive in uniform, with an arsenal of weapons to match.<p><b>Fifteen shots felled</b> the elephant. It was …

Wildlife

Otobong Nkanga explores Africa's relationship with the west – in pictures

The Nigerian-born, Belgium-based artist’s first North American exhibition looks at the relationship between Africa and the western world, focusing on the mining of natural resources. To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again draws from a range of media, from photography to illustration to tapestry, to …

Rwanda closes thousands of churches in bid for more control

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government has closed thousands of churches and dozens of mosques as it seeks to assert more control over a vibrant religious community whose sometimes makeshift operations, authorities say, have threatened the lives of followers.<p>President Paul Kagame has said he was …

From Africa to the United States, the revolution begins online

In the weeks following the Parkland, Fla., massacre, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter have erupted, projecting a different image of teenage life. …

Winnie Mandela, controversial ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the controversial former wife of legendary South African President Nelson Mandela, died Monday, her family said. She was 81.<p>“She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones,” the family said in a …

Liberia - the country where citizenship depends on your skin colour

<b>Tony Hage has lived in Liberia for more than 50 years.</b><p>It is where he went to university. Where he met his wife. Where he set up his successful business.<p>He has stayed when so many others have fled the country's years of unrest- determined to see the country he loves and calls home succeed.<p>But Mr …

Africa

Poverty drives some Kenyans to rent out their wives

Poverty and unpredictable tourism industry forcing men on the east coast to send spouses into prostitution.<p><b>Kwale, Kenya</b> - <b></b>It's a cloudy Sunday morning in Kenya's Kwale county and Sande Ramadan just woke up to get ready for another weekend of work.<p>Wearing a green vest and khaki shorts, he washes his …

Africa

South Africa Is Sending Someone To Prison For Being Racist

The woman, the first to be sentenced under South African laws criminalizing racist language, called two police officers “kaffirs,” a highly offensive term for black South Africans.<p>NAIROBI — For the first time in South African history, a court on Wednesday sentenced a white woman to prison for …

Justice

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

KAKUMA, Kenya — These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have always been followed by normal times, when it rains enough to rebuild …

Africa

Africa should avoid forfeiting sovereignty to China over loans: Tillerson

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that African countries should be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China, the continent’s biggest trading partner.<p>Tillerson is using his first diplomatic trip to the continent to …

Africa

Commander v. Chief

The lessons of Eisenhower’s civil-rights struggle with his chief justice Earl Warren<p>At a White House stag dinner in February 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower shocked the new chief justice of the United States. Earl Warren was Eisenhower’s first appointment to the Supreme Court and had been sworn …

Antichrist Rising: Is The United Nations Setting Up The World For The Antichrist Empire?

The topic of the Antichrist, who he is and when he’ll ascend to power, is popular in most Christian circles. Many have hypothesized the Antichrist is …

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If African Americans Returned to Africa?

During the “Back to Africa” movement in the 1920s Marcus Garvey argued that African Americans could only attain social equality by moving back to …

‘Hysteria in the United States over China in Africa’

Washington seems to be quite hysterical over Beijing’s growing influence in Africa. China is starting to play “first fiddle” on the continent by …