South Africa's Zuma makes second court appearance on corruption charges

South Africa's Zuma makes second court appearance on corruption charges

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who was ousted by his own party in February, appeared at the Durban High Court on Friday for the second time on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal in the late 1990s. Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears in court […]

A new investigation shows the scale of illicit financial flows out of West Africa

A new investigation shows the scale of illicit financial flows out of West Africa

A questionable web of shell companies and tax-evasion schemes have cost West African countries millions of dollars in revenue, a new investigation shows. West Africa Leaks, an investigative project by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in collaboration with West African journalists, has uncovered how these practices take money out the region. ICIJ says […]

Africa's week in pictures: 1-7 June 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 1-7 June 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption A hopeful dog scavenges in plastic waste at the Kibarani dump site in Kenya’s coastal city, Mombasa, on Sunday ahead of UN World Environment Day. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Friday, […]

Africa seeing signs of revival

Africa seeing signs of revival

After years in the doldrums, Africa is witnessing a much-needed pick-up in seismic data gathering activity as more confidence returns to frontier exploration players, aided by higher oil prices. Inspired by big discoveries off Egypt and in the Mauritania-Senegambia-Guinea Bissau-Conakry basin and driven by an urgent need to replace reserves and production, oil companies are […]

Go Africa Harlem Festival 2018

Go Africa Harlem Festival 2018

African dance, art, music and fashion invades the city at the 2018 Go Africa Harlem Festival next month. The event will take place July 14 on 116th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In its fourth year, the event celebrates Africa’s diversity by showcasing unique […]

'Shithole?' The Rest Of The World Says Africa Is The Future

'Shithole?' The Rest Of The World Says Africa Is The Future

The president is living in ignorance when it comes to a lot of things, including and especially Africa. The continent’s population has been growing by leaps and bounds despite the U.S. failing to offer more diplomatic support to the African government. The estimated number of African people will increase by the end of the century, reaching […]

Eddie Jones catapults Brad Shields on to England bench against South Africa

Eddie Jones catapults Brad Shields on to England bench against South Africa

England have capped plenty of overseas-reared players over the years but none has had a shorter run-up than Brad Shields, their latest newcomer. If Eddie Jones’s team are half as quick to the breakdown against the Springboks as they have been in fast-tracking the 27-year-old Kiwi into their first-Test squad, their hosts will not have […]

WesternZagros has eyes on Africa

WesternZagros has eyes on Africa

Privately-owned WesternZagros is on the hunt for potential upstream investments in Africa as well as the East Mediterranean. The company, which was listed on the Toronto stock exchange until mid-2017, has been focused on its assets in Iraqi Kurdistan for the past decade and more, but is now assessing whether to expand its portfolio into […]

1 29 30 31 32 33 246