Details of horrific first voyages in transatlantic slave trade revealed

Details of horrific first voyages in transatlantic slave trade revealed

Almost completely ignored by the modern world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of history’s most tragic and significant events – the birth of the Africa to America transatlantic slave trade. New discoveries are now revealing the details of the trade’s first horrific voyages. Exactly five centuries ago – on 18 August 1518 (28 […]

A Promise of a Cleaner South Africa

A Promise of a Cleaner South Africa

With the departure of a compromised top prosecutor, the country’s new president can now take on endemic corruption in government and the ruling African National Congress. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. South […]

Interview with Jean-Louis Billon, AfroChampions Vice Chair for Western Africa

Interview with Jean-Louis Billon, AfroChampions Vice Chair for Western Africa

AfroChampions Vice Chair for Western Africa, Jean-Louis Billon, underlines the need for Africa to think of international trade in a different way. Why did you take on the role of Vice Chair for AfroChampions? It seemed to me that the challenge of working alongside the trade commissioners at the African Union and with the support […]

Ahunna Eziakonwa takes the helm of UNDP's Africa portfolio

Ahunna Eziakonwa takes the helm of UNDP's Africa portfolio

New York – Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa officially began her role today as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa.  In this role she will lead UNDP’s work supporting 46 countries in Africa to achieve Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.  “I warmly welcome Ahunna to my senior leadership team and to her new […]

Duminy pleased with South Africa's progress as ODI unit

Duminy pleased with South Africa's progress as ODI unit

SOUTH AFRICA TOUR OF SRI LANKA 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 15 Aug, 2018, 09:26 AM South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka ended with a defeat in the T20Is © AFP South Africa were humbled in the Test series in Sri Lanka, won the ODI series and ended the tour with a loss in […]

Summit aims to find solutions to achieve peace in Africa

Summit aims to find solutions to achieve peace in Africa

Government ministries, civil society organisations and youth groups from across Africa and the globe have gathered in Cape Town to spread a message of peace. Her Majesty Dr Semane Molotlegi speaking at the African Leaders Peace summit in Cape Town. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN. CAPE TOWN – In an effort to find solutions […]

Ouster of Zuma Loyalist Bolsters South Africa's Corruption Fight

Ouster of Zuma Loyalist Bolsters South Africa's Corruption Fight

CAPE TOWN — South Africa on Monday took an important step toward restoring a more independent justice system, removing a chief prosecutor widely seen as an obstacle to reining in the country’s rampant corruption. The prosecutor, Shaun Abrahams, the director of public prosecutions, was ordered to step down immediately by the country’s highest court, a […]

[WATCH] Jack Ma: Africa is the future

[WATCH] Jack Ma: Africa is the future

[WATCH] Jack Ma: Africa is the future Kayleen  Morgan | Jack Ma, one of China’s richest men and a co-founder of e-platform Alibaba, speaks to EWN’s Technobyte host Aki Anastasiou about his time in Africa and Africa’s future in the digital world. Source link

China's growing influence in Africa

China's growing influence in Africa

In the past few years, Chinese investment in Africa has exploded. While the US currently has $58 billion worth of investments in Africa and China has $40 billion, the US’s investments in Africa have been dropping over time. Consider the fact that in 2014, the US pledged to invest $14 billion in Africa over the […]

Africa Opens its Doors to the World

Africa Opens its Doors to the World

Durban, South Africa. By Thomas Okbo 2018-08-12 01:55:12 A diverse continent with more than 50 different countries, Africa is blessed with vast natural resources – offshore oil and gas reserves, precious metals and diamonds, iron ore, cocoa, timber and more. That wealth of resources, coupled with an increasingly skilled workforce, key trade hubs and growing […]

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