Africa's Untapped Revenues with Alex Segura

Africa’s Untapped Revenues with Alex Segura June 21, 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa’s resource-rich countries have the lowest tax effort and biggest tax gap in the region. (iStock by Getty Images/ssuaphoto) The latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa suggests better policy design could help countries increase tax revenues by […]

Akon wants to use his coin to help Africa

Akon wants to use his coin to help Africa

LOS ANGELES – Akon wants to make his own coin right now, now, now. The “Mr. Lonely” singer plans to launch a cryptocurrency called “Akoin” in hopes of solving some of Africa’s current problems. “I think that blockchain and crypto could be the savior for Africa in many ways because it brings the power back […]

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption A dancer from the Turkana ethnic group performs in blue light at a cultural festival in Kenya’s capital Nairobi… Image copyright AFP Image caption All in all, 14 ethnic groups were represented, […]

How a Texas-Based Nonprofit Changes Hundreds of Young Lives in Africa Daily

How a Texas-Based Nonprofit Changes Hundreds of Young Lives in Africa Daily

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — How does a small Fort Worth, Texas nonprofit reach out to over 1,000 donors, including the most visible Major League Baseball player in America, and start construction on a 700-student school in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia? These smiling faces are looking forward to their new […]

The Latest: 4 EU nations endorse vetting migrants in Africa

The Latest: 4 EU nations endorse vetting migrants in Africa

BRUSSELS –  The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Hungary’s prime minister says a group of countries in eastern Europe supports the idea of setting up screening centers “hotspots” outside the European Union where asylum-seekers can present their requests for protection. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after a […]

South Africa Plans Sweeping Changes to Health-Care System

South Africa Plans Sweeping Changes to Health-Care System

South Africa’s health-care system may face a major overhaul as the government moves ahead with plans to implement mandatory national insurance and reduce the cost of private care. The revamp is part of an effort to broaden access to treatment in a country where more than 80 percent of the population lacks private insurance. This […]

Africa Now: An Introduction to ARTnews's Summer 2018 Issue

Africa Now: An Introduction to ARTnews's Summer 2018 Issue

Serge Attukwei Clottey (center) flanked by fellow Ghanaians and participants in his Afrogallonism piece. FRANCIS KOKOROKO “Neither being out of time nor belated, contemporary African art strategically inhabits a third epistemological space by being in time,” wrote Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu in their 2009 book Contemporary African Art Since 1980. In mind of that, […]

Steinhoff Africa, Brait Put Investors on Hook for Manager Loans

Steinhoff Africa, Brait Put Investors on Hook for Manager Loans

Here’s a surefire way to infuriate your shareholders. In 2011, two companies linked to South African billionaire Christo Wiese offered top managers an option to buy shares in the businesses they were running. Plenty of companies do that, but not necessarily with this additional sweetener: The executives in question received bank loans to buy the […]

MSF workers in Africa 'used prostitutes', BBC finds

MSF workers in Africa 'used prostitutes', BBC finds

Mbappe sends France through to last 16 as Peru knocked out Read more Turkey’s opposition combats media blackout – with jokes Read more Israeli PM Netanyahu’s wife charged with fraud Read more MSF staff in Africa used ‘very young’ prostitutes, BBC says Read more France’s car-sharing system hits the end of the road Read more […]

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