AfricaMetro Girl: Adama Indimi

AfricaMetro Girl: Adama Indimi

Africa is a blessed continent full of various different cultures, Languages and people, Moreover among the citizens of the African continent they are for sure those who are more beautiful than the other. One might Argue with the famous saying that beauty dwells in the eyes of the beholder, as much as this is true, […]

Israeli occupation most malignant in the world, says UN rapporteur

Israeli occupation most malignant in the world, says UN rapporteur

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, has described the Israeli occupation as “the most malignant” in the world. The Canadian official added that perpetuating an alien rule over almost five million people, against their fervent wishes, inevitably requires the repression of rights, […]

World Bank: Sudan could become rich when US sanctions are lifted

World Bank: Sudan could become rich when US sanctions are lifted

The World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, Carolyn Turk, said on Monday that Sudan could become a “rich country” after the US sanctions have been lifted, Anadolu reported. In a statement issued by the Sudanese Ministry of Welfare and Social Security, Turk said that she expected the poor in the country could […]

Men and Women Farmers in Benin Are Responding Differently to Climate Change

Men and Women Farmers in Benin Are Responding Differently to Climate Change

As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Grace Villamor about her research on […]

Waiting for a Fibre Upgrade and Price Drops Before Its Users Make the Big Move to Digital Services

Waiting for a Fibre Upgrade and Price Drops Before Its Users Make the Big Move to Digital Services

With certain notable exceptions (Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal), Francophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been slow to move to greater data use. The legacy of monopoly state-owned telcos has acted as a brake on this transition. Russell Southwood spoke to Robert Aoud, Founder and CEO, Isocel Telecom about the upgrades he has planned. When did […]

Stealing With Presidential Decrees

Stealing With Presidential Decrees

When Angola’s President decreed in 2012 that the north-western enclave of Cabinda should have a deep-water port, it was heralded as a private sector deal that wouldn’t cost the Angolan state a single cent. The estimated US $540 million construction costs would be funded by private investors and banks. For once, there was no Angolan […]

The impact of corruption and lost $15 billion on Zimbabwe’s economy

The impact of corruption and lost $15 billion on Zimbabwe’s economy

Mugabe touring Marange diamond mine with the Chinese who are said to be having access to the resource in exchange for arms of war. Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) reported in October 2016 that Zimbabwe is losing at least $1 billion annually to corruption, with police and local government officials being among the worst offenders. Despite the […]

Girl allegedly sexually assaulted on Facebook Live now receiving death threats, family says

Girl allegedly sexually assaulted on Facebook Live now receiving death threats, family says

The Chicago police are questioning several people in the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old that was streamed on Facebook Live, authorities said, but the girl’s family said Wednesday they were receiving death threats.  Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday that no arrests had been made, but he tweeted Tuesday that detectives were questioning several […]

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers were destroyed and three members of terrorist supporting groups arrested on Friday by Army detachments and National Gendarmerie units, the ministry of National Defence said Saturday in a statement. In counterterrorism operations, “detachments of the People’s National Army destroyed five terrorist bunkers on 17 March 2017 in Ain Defla, Tizi Ouzou (1st […]

Bantu Knots Not Just for Bad Hair Days

Bantu Knots Not Just for Bad Hair Days

The 1990s are ruling today’s fashion world. Retro styles are ruling wardrobes and hairstyles alike, because nothing says stylish like a well-put-together retro look. This is one hairstyle you need to try out: the Bantu knots. They are commonly referred to as bituttwa in Buganda. And it is not a style for bad hair days. […]

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