Book review: The tale of a Nazi collaborator who became Africa's 'saint'

Book review: The tale of a Nazi collaborator who became Africa's 'saint'

In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and AtonementJohn Heminway, Knopff When Dr Anne Spoerry died in 1999 at the age of 80, much of East Africa fell into mourning. Men, women and children from far-flung villages in Kenya gathered alongside European diplomats and African politicians in an airport hangar in Nairobi to pay their […]

HOW COULD AFRICA SPLIT IN TWO?

HOW COULD AFRICA SPLIT IN TWO?

A large crack, stretching several miles, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya.  The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area. Now researchers are claiming that in millions of years the African continent could split two. In an article […]

West Africa's Amazons profiled for Smithsonian's 'Epic Women' series

West Africa's Amazons profiled for Smithsonian's 'Epic Women' series

When one thinks of Amazon warriors, the images depicted are usually of Greek women, or, in recent months, the female-led army featured in the blockbuster film, “Black Panther.” These characters have roots in real-life, as depicted in the captivating Smithsonian Channel series, “Epic Warrior Women.” In the 19th century the Kingdom of Dahomey was a […]

Miss Congo crowned Miss Africa Utah

Miss Congo crowned Miss Africa Utah

 WEST JORDAN, Utah (News4Utah) The Miss Africa Utah pageant was held in West Jordan Friday night. News4utah team members Donald Hudson and Brittany Johnson were a part of the special evening. Don played the part of a judge and Brittany hosted the event. The winner of the pageant recieves a college scholarship. In the end, […]

Africa's Oldest Ever DNA Sheds Light on The Mysteries of an Ancient Culture

Africa's Oldest Ever DNA Sheds Light on The Mysteries of an Ancient Culture

Scientists have successfully sequenced genes from people who lived in Africa some 15,000 years ago – and what they found casts new light on the way communities moved and interacted as far back as the end of the Stone Age.   Understanding the history of North Africa is crucial in mapping out how human beings […]

Benjamin Akande to lead Africa initiative at Washington University

Benjamin Akande to lead Africa initiative at Washington University

With an eye toward strengthening and expanding Washington University in St. Louis’ efforts in Africa, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has appointed Benjamin Akande as senior adviser to the chancellor and director of the Africa initiative, effective April 1.  “Africa is going to be far more important in this century, growing dramatically in population and economic […]

Africa in the news: Ethiopia's new PM, Ghana's record IPO, and Angola and UK uncover fraud

Africa in the news: Ethiopia's new PM, Ghana's record IPO, and Angola and UK uncover fraud

Ethiopia to vote in new prime minister, though political protests and arrests persist On Tuesday, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front voted Dr. Abiy Ahmed the new chairman of the four-party coalition, replacing Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after his February resignation. Abiy, the 42-year-old leader of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization and former lieutenant […]

Trump's Militaristic Africa Policy Will Backfire

Trump's Militaristic Africa Policy Will Backfire

Gen. Thomas Waldhauser faced some tough questions about U.S. military activities in Africa when he testified to the House Armed Services Committee earlier this month. Members of Congress asked him why so many U.S. troops are deployed to the region, and how four U.S. soldiers could have been ambushed and killed in Niger last year. […]

East Africa Metals and Luck Winner fail to agree on Ethiopian projects financing

East Africa Metals and Luck Winner fail to agree on Ethiopian projects financing

Vancouver-based East Africa Metals (TSX-V:EAM) revealed that its previously announced Ethiopian Project Financing Memorandum of Understanding with Luck Winner Investment Limited failed to materialize. In a press release, East Africa said that “despite the best efforts of both parties, negotiations failed to define a viable transaction that would be in the best interests of East […]