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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 …

Africa

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

Fashion

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

<b>This Article was previously published in the</b><b><br>Perspectives #02/2017: Putting People Back Into Infrastructure</b><p>The electrification rates of Africa are …

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, …

Africa

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 …

Black History

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 …

Africa

‘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 …

Movies

United States Foreign Policy Toward Africa Since World War II

<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

He Risked Death to Explore Wild Heart of Africa

WATCH: William Stamps Cherry's grandson and biographer discuss the legacy of an early African explorer.<p>Before a brutal civil war plunged the Central African Republic into chaos, the country generated few headlines. Today the former French colony—one of the world’s least developed nations—holds much …

Central African Republic

On Our Radar: “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design”

The High Museum of Art will be the first venue in the United States to present “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design.” This major …

African-American News

Africans never hung up on Nokia's old 'brick'

LAGOS - For Europeans, Nokia's revamped 'brick' is a throwback to a simpler, more innocent age, when phones were for speaking and reading on the …

News (South Africa)

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

The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa, exclusive documents reveal

By Nick Turse on May 18, 2017<p>Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe.<p>Today, according to …

War

Yes, the Population of Africa Will Grow Tremendously This Century

In my <i>Reason</i> column last week, I wrote about Africa's economic prospects in view of the continent's explosive population growth. A number of readers …

Population

Seeing Africa through the eyes of the average American youth

I can’t disagree much with the glowing report that America has become very diverse, and as a result, opinions towards Africa (depending on who’s …

China doubled its investment spend in Africa in 2016 as US and UK fell

Like the rest of the rest of the world, Africa remains uncertain about what’s to come after high-stakes elections in the United States of America and United Kingdom resulted in wins for Donald Trump and Brexit.<p>But amid the uncertainty, China is poised to take advantage and strengthen its influence …

Africa

Founder discusses plans for a transcontinental university for Africa

“This century will be the African century, so students who want to be globally equipped will have to understand where Africa’s going.”Fred Swaniker …

South Africa

Rex Tillerson pisses off entire continent of Africa after ditching meet with diplomat

Follow @timdonnelly<p>As the nation’s top diplomat, part of Rex Tillerson’s job description is to make sure he doesn’t piss off other countries, yet he …

Rex Tillerson

Secret US Military Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across Africa

Nick TurseNewly disclosed numbers contradict more than a decade’s worth of dissembling by US Africa Command.

War

Africa: Union - a Catalyst for African Union

[Daily News] Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar that was inked on 26th April, 1964 - (53 years now) between Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere and …

Africa

America’s Imperial War Drive and the Contemporary African Crisis | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Any reasonable observer of the United States ruling class discourse during April 2017 realizes that the imperialist war drive is still a dominant</i> …

Africa