Why xenophobic violence against migrants in South Africa never really goes away

Why xenophobic violence against migrants in South Africa never really goes away

Foreign nationals have, yet again, been attacked, displaced and had their shops looted in South Africa. This is an unfortunate – but entirely unsurprising – way to mark the anniversary of the 2008 xenophobic attacks during which tens of thousands were displaced and more than 60 people killed. Even before 2008, a handful of scholars […]

What happens to African designers when Beyonce and other stars wear your clothes

What happens to African designers when Beyonce and other stars wear your clothes

Everything Beyonce touches turns to gold, or at the very least profit. So when the megastar wore an African designer—twice!—she cemented the international status of a local brand. Beyonce was first spotted in a monochrome geometric coat by South Africa-based design house Kisua in 2014. The coat sold out immediately. The brand clearly appealed to […]

Africa urged to clear barriers for trade to flourish

Africa urged to clear barriers for trade to flourish

Published on 08.09.2018 at 18h21 by APA News African countries are their worst enemies, as they have made it difficult to do business among themselves by erecting unnecessary barriers, Kenya’s deputy President William Ruto said on Saturday.Speaking in Kigali during the African Green Revolution Forum, Ruto said the solution to African […]

2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Kenya secure shock win over Ghana in qualifiers

2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Kenya secure shock win over Ghana in qualifiers

Ghana’s Nicholas Opoku scored an own-goal as the Black Stars fell to a 1-0 defeat in Kenya Ten-man Kenya held on to beat Ghana 1-0 in Nairobi on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. In other results on Saturday, Nigeria were emphatic 3-0 winners in their game at Seychelles and next year’s […]

Senegal first African nation to host an Olympic event

Senegal first African nation to host an Olympic event

Senegal is set to become the first African country to host an Olympic event. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday said its executive board picked Senegal in a four-nation hosting contest for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games. Botswana, Nigeria and Tunisia were the other bidders. “It is time for Africa. Africa is the home of many […]

Southern Africa backs Danny Jordaan for FIFA Council place

Southern Africa backs Danny Jordaan for FIFA Council place

The southern African soccer region has endorsed South Africa’s Danny Jordaan, the 2010 World Cup’s head organizer, for a place on the FIFA Council which was left open after Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned under allegations of corruption. The Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) says after a meeting Friday that Jordaan will be its preferred […]

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

It’s go-time people. As in go apply right now to compete in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 — do it now because in 48 short hours, the application window slams shut for good. Think you have the best early-stage startup in Sub-Saharan Africa? Do you dream on a global scale? Then come to Lagos, Nigeria […]

Africa in the news: China-Africa cooperation, South Africa's recession, and Rwanda's parliamentary elections

Africa in the news: China-Africa cooperation, South Africa's recession, and Rwanda's parliamentary elections

Updates from the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation This week, the 2018 Beijing Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) convened top Chinese and African officials, including representatives from 53 of 54 African countries, to outline China-Africa relations over the next three years. The forum follows Chinese Prsident Xi Jinping’s recent tour of Rwanda, Senegal, Mauritius, and South […]

New starts and new faces in Africa

New starts and new faces in Africa

Qualifying set to resume for the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Several new coaches will begin competitive action Three of Africa’s leading talents are now at the same club Africa is abuzz once again with a new target on the horizon following the disappointment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. None of the continent’s […]

Crypto Exchange Giant Binance Outlines Plans to Expand in Africa

Crypto Exchange Giant Binance Outlines Plans to Expand in Africa

Binance Labs Director Benjamin Rameau has stated that Africa is front and center of the company’s expansion strategy as it bets on a vision of the 21st century driven by the world’s youngest population gaining increased access to technology and opportunities. In June, CCN reported that Binance began actualizing its African expansion strategy when it […]