Six critically endangered black rhinos flown from South Africa to Chad park

Six critically endangered black rhinos flown from South Africa to Chad park

ADDO, SOUTH AFRICA – Six critically endangered black rhinos were flown from South Africa to Chad on Thursday in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals to a country where they were wiped out by poaching nearly 50 years ago. The wild black rhinos were loaded onto a plane at Port Elizabeth airport on the […]

Barclays Africa fires KPMG over Gupta connections

Barclays Africa fires KPMG over Gupta connections

Barclays Africa, one of the continent’s largest banks, has fired KPMG as its auditor over the firm’s work linked to the Gupta business family and a high-profile bank failure. South Africa’s second-largest lender by market capitalisation, which is rebranding after separating from the UK’s Barclays, on Thursday dropped a recommendation to reappoint KPMG at its […]

Op Ed: Can Solar Power Drive Bitcoin Mining in Africa?

Op Ed: Can Solar Power Drive Bitcoin Mining in Africa?

While many in the West often overlook Africa as an emerging blockchain innovation center, a deeper look across the continent tells a very different story. The Blockchain Africa Conference came to a close last month in Johannesburg, South Africa. Around the same time, the Kenyan government set up a task force to study the impact […]

Figures of the week: The future of work in Africa

Figures of the week: The future of work in Africa

Automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advances associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution are changing the nature of work globally. A new report, The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives [1], assesses what rapid technological progress could mean for developing and emerging economies. In the chapter focusing on Africa, the report finds that new technologies could enable much-needed […]

South Africa miners reach $400m settlement for lung disease

South Africa miners reach $400m settlement for lung disease

South African gold producers have reached a settlement with lawyers representing thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung disease, in the country’s largest-ever class action suit.  Officials said the six mining companies involved agreed to the 5bn rand ($395m) settlement on Thursday, Reuters news agency reported.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of miners who contracted […]

West Africa's Sahel threatened with malnutrition, insecurity

West Africa's Sahel threatened with malnutrition, insecurity

by Carley Petesch | AP by Carley Petesch | AP May 3 at 1:35 PM DAKAR, Senegal — Drought, conflict and high food prices will drive millions of people in West Africa’s Sahel region into malnutrition and further insecurity without immediate aid, three United Nations agencies warned Thursday. This could be one of the worst crop seasons in several […]

Deadly floods devastate parts of East Africa

Deadly floods devastate parts of East Africa

Kenyan authorities and humanitarian organizations have been working to airlift stranded residents to safety and provide aid to isolated communities after weeks of heavy rain and landslides. The flooding comes as many continue to recover from the severe drought in 2017 that threatened millions of people across East Africa. “This is a double tragedy for […]

Laser From Chinese Base Aimed at US Military Pilots In Africa's Skies, Pentagon Charges

Laser From Chinese Base Aimed at US Military Pilots In Africa's Skies, Pentagon Charges

WASHINGTON—Chinese military personnel are targeting American flight crews in the skies over the east African nation of Djibouti using a high-powered laser in what amounts to a new show of Chinese harassment of the U.S. military at a time of heightened tensions between the nations, according to Pentagon officials. The incidents bolster longstanding U.S. concerns […]

Mohamed Salah award 'important for Egypt and Africa,' says Man City's Kompany

Mohamed Salah award 'important for Egypt and Africa,' says Man City's Kompany

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