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U.S. President Donald Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

U.S. President Donald Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

President Yoweri Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering. Leaders, he said, should thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people transform and develop using their natural resources. Museveni added that focus should be on home-based solutions and self reliance. He said new US President Donald Trump’s […]

Africa In Pictures For This Week

Africa In Pictures For This Week

A Sudanese girl shows off her face tatoos on Sunday at a local market 480 km from the capital Khartoum. Members of Zimbabwe’s Guard of Honour go on parade on Tuesday as part of celebrations marking the country’s 37 years of independence from Britain. The memorial of the “Unknown Soldier” in Egypt’s capital Cairo pictured […]

Africa’s economic transformation will create a third centre of global power

Africa’s economic transformation will create a third centre of global power

What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we’d find a primitive China; a Middle East that had yet to discover the riches of oil and most of Southeast Asia consisted of countries that were barely distinguishable from medieval societies. It was an entirely different world. […]

At least 68 children among 126 killed’ in Syria bus bombing

At least 68 children among 126 killed’ in Syria bus bombing

Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitor said on Sunday. Saturday’s blast hit a convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya as they waited at a transit point in rebel-held Rashidin, west of […]

Filipino Catholics crucify themselves in gruesome Easter reenactment

Filipino Catholics crucify themselves in gruesome Easter reenactment

As Christians around the world celebrate Easter, several devout believers in the Philippines are taking it a step further by reenacting the crucifixion for real, in a practice frowned upon by Church leaders in Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation. A number of male Catholic devotees in San Fernando City performed a bloody reenactment of the […]

Gambian human rights activist Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajan Wins the New African Woman Award

Gambian human rights activist Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajan Wins the New African Woman Award

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the their Award ceremony that took place in Dakar last night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel […]

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

East Africa’s economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2017 launched today, the accountancy and finance body points out that authorities from various East African nations have […]

Why Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Is Symbol of New Might, National Consensus

Why Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Is Symbol of New Might, National Consensus

There was times when Ethiopia wanted to embark upon various development ventures exploiting its abundant natural resources, yet it could not do so due to a variety of reasons. First of all, being a country with modest financial resources, it could not afford to pursue such projects. However, the affordability issue is not only related […]

Innovation, Technology and Growth: A Conversation with Christine Lagarde: What She said

Innovation, Technology and Growth: A Conversation with Christine Lagarde: What She said

I happen to have attended a Christine Lagarde open lecture and she had interesting things to say about Africa.She was very direct in letting people know that Africa is a continent and not a country and hence each country needs to be treated totally different.She told the people gathered that IMF has different systems linned […]

What can Ghana teach South Africa about neocolonialism?

What can Ghana teach South Africa about neocolonialism?

In 2011, the South African government announced a plan to create a 9.6-gigawatt nuclear energy programme. The project, they argued, would allow South Africa to diversify its energy sector, move away from coal-based energy production and boost economic growth. But soon questions were raised about who this large-scale industrial project would ultimately benefit. Allegations have been […]

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