Bridging Africa's infrastructure gap

Bridging Africa's infrastructure gap

Local women carrying goods on poorly maintained roads, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The poor infrastructure across Africa has a negative impact on the continent’s economic growth &nbsp Author: Barclay Ballard April 20, 2018 More than any other continent, Africa is unfairly homogenised; talked about as if it has an unvarying history, is in possession […]

The Scramble for Africa's Athletes

The Scramble for Africa's Athletes

It’s no secret that foreign interests have long exploited Africa’s resources: oil, gold, diamonds, and, of course, people. What isn’t widely known is that in 2018, Africa is now mined for its athletes. For many young soccer players around the world, a professional career under the bright lights of Europe’s famous stadiums is the stuff […]

Africa in the news: Google Go launch, DRC humanitarian conference, and WB/IMF Spring Meetings

Africa in the news: Google Go launch, DRC humanitarian conference, and WB/IMF Spring Meetings

Google Go launches in Africa This week, Google released the Google Go app in South Africa, with upcoming launches in other African countries. The modified search app circumvents the continent’s slow internet connections. Charles Murito, Google’s country head for Kenya, which also hosts the company’s sub-Saharan African headquarters, states that the launch of Google Go […]

Attracting Private Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nancy Kacungira Ms. Kacungira is a multi-award-winning journalist from Uganda. As a speaker and moderator, she has presented on some of the world’s biggest platforms including the World Economic Forum, TEDx, and a Presidential Debate. Also an entrepreneur, Nancy co-founded the Blu Flamingo digital agency, which now operates in four African countries. She […]

US army trainers try to build West Africa defenses against jihad

US army trainers try to build West Africa defenses against jihad

OUALLAM, Niger (Reuters) – Kicking up clouds of pink Saharan dust, U.S. military trainers impersonated militants, waved flags saying “death to outsiders” and threw smoke grenades toward approaching Nigerien commandos this week, as a surveillance drone hovered overhead.  The joint military exercises between U.S.-led Western forces and several West African nations, dubbed “Flintlock”, have been […]

S Africa's Ramaphosa cuts short UK trip over violent protests

S Africa's Ramaphosa cuts short UK trip over violent protests

Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his trip to the Commonwealth summit in the UK by a day to address violent demonstrations at home. The South African president called for calm and asked law enforcement to “exercise maximum restraint” in a statement issued on Thursday amid clashes in North West province. Protests broke out on Wednesday […]

Angola leads new African clampdown on corruption

Angola leads new African clampdown on corruption

Johannesburg – On a continent where ruling elites have amassed vast wealth through dubious means while millions languish in poverty, Angola’s new president is finally cracking the whip. To be sure, Africa does not hold a monopoly on prominent families blurring the line between political and business activities. US President Donald Trump appointed his daughter […]