A New African Country Stands Between Europe and Instability – OZY

A New African Country Stands Between Europe and Instability – OZY

Niger sits in a dangerous neighborhood. Six of the seven countries it borders face crises of one degree or another. Across its northern border, a military strongman’s march on Tripoli threatens to send Libya back into civil war. To the south, Boko Haram and criminal gangs wreak havoc along much of the border with Nigeria, […]

The Myth Of The 'China Model' Perpetuated Among Africa's Leaders – Forbes

The Myth Of The 'China Model' Perpetuated Among Africa's Leaders – Forbes

Forbes Asia’s Chief Economics Commentator talks with thought leaders for their insights on the evolution of Asia’s economic order. Martyn Davies is, simply put, a man of the world. Apart from his constant international travel as a managing director of Deloitte responsible for emerging markets in Africa and beyond, Davies’ very upbringing, education, and subsequent […]

Mezzo launches in Africa on Canal+ – Broadband TV News

Mezzo launches in Africa on Canal+ – Broadband TV News

French music channel Mezzo, dedicated to classical music, jazz and dance, has launched on Les Bouquets Canal+, distributed in 22 African countries. “With this launch in Africa, Mezzo, which is already available in some sixty countries in Europe, in Asia and North America, continues to expand internationally. It’s an extra step for Mezzo, a channel […]

KawiSafi Ventures has $70 million to invest in African energy – Fast Company

KawiSafi Ventures has $70 million to invest in African energy – Fast Company

When people living off-grid in sub-Saharan Africa need power or light, they often turn to diesel generators or kerosene-powered lamps. Not only are those energy sources expensive, dangerous, and often unreliable; they’re enormous sources of carbon emissions. Scale that to roughly 600 million suffering people in that region alone, and you’ve got an inefficient energy […]

Financing Africa’s economic growth – Brookings Institution

Financing Africa’s economic growth – Brookings Institution

In this final episode of Intersections, Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, and Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer chair professor of finance at the University of Maryland, explain why national debts in sub-Saharan Africa have risen in recent years, the challenges of sustainably financing economic development, and […]

Ivanka Trump in Africa to promote women's empowerment | Watch News Videos Online – Globalnews.ca

Ivanka Trump in Africa to promote women's empowerment | Watch News Videos Online – Globalnews.ca

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DW News Africa with Christine Mhundwa,17 April 2019 – Deutsche Welle

DW News Africa with Christine Mhundwa,17 April 2019 – Deutsche Welle

DW News Gambia disposed of its dictator two years ago. But has much changed since Yaya Jammeh was forced out? DW’s Fanny Facsar has the story. Which environmental concerns do the city of Beira in Mozambique need to take into account as it rebuilds from Cyclone Idai. And what can young people in Africa do […]

Ivanka Trump visits Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire on women's empowerment – Quartz

Ivanka Trump visits Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire on women's empowerment – Quartz

On Ivanka Trump’s first official visit to Africa, there have been no colonial-era helmets or Trump-style gaffes—just business. The daughter and adviser of president Trump has spent the past three days visiting Ethiopia and Côte d’Ivoire as she promotes the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity program, an initiative to support women across developing countries. The […]