South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel over deaths on Gaza border

South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel over deaths on Gaza border

South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel over deaths on Gaza border  The Hill South Africa withdraws its ambassador to Israel “with immediate effect”  Middle East Monitor South Africa Withdraws Ambassador in Israel Over Gaza Killings  teleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog) Turkey, South Africa pull ambassadors from Israel over Gaza deaths  i24NEWS Full coverage Source link

China's debt-trap diplomacy is spreading across Africa

China's debt-trap diplomacy is spreading across Africa

China is leveraging debts to gain control of strategic ports and secure primary access to African oil in Angola, Kenya and Djibouti. Why it matters: The Chinese are offering up attractive infrastructure projects to the countries that need them most and following up with escalating demands for influence. That approach will spread to even more […]

How Africa Is Building a $3 Trillion Free-Trade Future

How Africa Is Building a $3 Trillion Free-Trade Future

While the U.S. and China are trying to outdo each other with import tariffs and the U.K. is wants to break away from the European Union, African leaders are working a free-trade agreement that will cover a whole continent. Talks to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area started in 2015 and while many signatures […]

England Rugby Release South Africa Tour Squad Update

England Rugby Release South Africa Tour Squad Update

Last Thursday saw England release name their 34-man squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. The return of Danny Cipriani to the England fold after a near three year absence was the headline news, with England looking to arrest a slump that has seen them lose their last three competitive matches. Seven players were called up […]

South Africa recalls envoy to Israel over 'violent aggression' on Gaza border

South Africa recalls envoy to Israel over 'violent aggression' on Gaza border

South Africa on Monday recalled its ambassador to Israel “until further notice,” in protest of the deaths of at least 55 Palestinians in violent clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border earlier in the day. “The South African government condemns in the strongest terms possible the latest act of violent aggression carried out by […]

Africa's fintech industry has scored another big-ticket investment win

Africa's fintech industry has scored another big-ticket investment win

The streak of big-ticket investment in African fintech companies shows no signs of stopping. Cellulant, the digital payments solutions company operating in 11 African countries has raised $47.5 million in its Series C round—one of the largest for a solely Africa-focused venture-funded company. The round was led by The Rise Fund, an impact investment fund […]

The grandeur of the grandmothers: From Africa, with love

The grandeur of the grandmothers: From Africa, with love

Landing in Uganda in late February, Gail Rappolt must’ve felt not so much as though she’d flown over an ocean as simply put her other foot down, to complete a step. By now, after 12 productive years, it’s almost as though she and the thousands of other women on both sides of the Atlantic, in […]

South Africa 'the front runner' for Michigan's spring trip in 2019

South Africa 'the front runner' for Michigan's spring trip in 2019

Michigan football could be headed to Africa next spring. Head coach Jim Harbaugh named Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, as the front runner for his team’s spring trip in 2019. “A safari,” Harbaugh told reporters Thursday night in Toledo, Ohio, after his keynote speech at the “Access for Justice” awards dinner. Harbaugh identified South […]

Top Africa Travel News From Indaba 2018

Top Africa Travel News From Indaba 2018

With the theme, “Africa’s Stories” as its focus, the opening ceremony for this year’s Indaba travel trade show in Durban highlighted a passion for Africa, and a rebranding of the event from simply “Indaba” to “Africa’s Travel Indaba.” The new name is a call to action to focus on the success of the continent as […]