S. Africa Jews: Ambassador recall a 'gross double-standard'

S. Africa Jews: Ambassador recall a 'gross double-standard'

A protester and member of South Africa’s ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF), carries a placard outside the Israeli embassy in Pretoria, South Africa. (photo credit: SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) South African Jewry reacted with shock and dismay following the government’s decision to recall its ambassador from Israel in response to Monday’s violence on the […]

Transform Africa Blockchain Workshop day 1 recap

Transform Africa Blockchain Workshop day 1 recap

The CoinGeek.com crew traveled to Kigali, Rwanda last week to cover the Transform Africa Summit’s Blockchain elements. Monday, May 7th marked the Summit’s Blockchain Workshop, an event taking place in Kigali’s Serena hotel with a mission of educating local students and entrepreneurs on Blockchain technology. Big names in Blockchain and Bitcoin were in attendance, such […]

Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea 2018 Launches At AOP Investor Forum

Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea 2018 Launches At AOP Investor Forum

The most comprehensive guide to Equatorial Guinea’s oil and power sectors, as well as the country’s political history and development, was officially launched at the Africa Oil & Power Investor Forum in London. Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima and the Director General of GEPetrol Antonio Oburu presented the publication to […]

US Air Force rescue units move closer to Africa and Eastern Europe

US Air Force rescue units move closer to Africa and Eastern Europe

According to RAF Lakenheath, the 56th moved to the English base in 2006 from Keflavik, Iceland. The 57th came much later, in 2015. “But no matter where we’re located, we remain ready to deliver combat search and rescue capabilities wherever and whenever they’re needed,” Semrau said. Source link

S. Africa Withdraws Envoy to Israel Amid US Embassy Move Protests

S. Africa Withdraws Envoy to Israel Amid US Embassy Move Protests

JOHANNESBURG —  South Africa recalled its ambassador from Israel on Tuesday, after Israeli forces killed around Palestinians 60 protesters during demonstrations against the U.S. embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem. South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation condemned the actions of Israeli forces against pro-Palestinian protesters in Gaza, saying, […]

Photos: Scenes from South Africa's squatters city

Photos: Scenes from South Africa's squatters city

In this March 30, 2018 photo, Malawian migrants Kaseem Ali, right, and Lion Milan light a lamp inside their room inside an abandoned building in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. An estimated 100,000 people are living in scores of abandoned buildings across downtown Johannesburg, one of Africa’s wealthiest cities but also one of its most unequal. […]

South Africa under pressure to keep backing Morocco's World Cup bid

South Africa under pressure to keep backing Morocco's World Cup bid

African football’s leadership will attempt on Wednesday to persuade South Africa to keep backing Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup, officials said on Tuesday. South Africa, who became the first African country to host the World Cup in 2010, are threatening to break ranks and vote for the rival North American bid in […]

South Africa's Jobless Rate Persists Near a 15-Year High

South Africa's Jobless Rate Persists Near a 15-Year High

South Africa’s jobless rate stayed near a 15-year high in the first quarter as optimism following the ascent to power of President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to translate into increased employment opportunities. The unemployment rate was 26.7 percent, unchanged from the previous three months, Statistics South Africa said in a report released on Tuesday in the […]

Regulators have blown up bitcoin trade in Africa's most active crypto currency market

Regulators have blown up bitcoin trade in Africa's most active crypto currency market

Harare, Zimbabwe Tech savvy Zimbabweans have long used bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to plug foreign currency and liquidity gaps plaguing the country, so much so that the southern African country has become one of Africa’s most active markets for crypto transactions. But that hedging strategy has suffered a major setback after the Zimbabwean central bank […]