Is it time for Vogue Africa? [This is Culture]

Is it time for Vogue Africa? [This is Culture]

Following her recent trip to Nigeria for Arise Fashion Week, Naomi Campbell decreed it was time for Condé Nast to launch an African edition of Vogue. Africa has never had the opportunity to have an international magazine on the continent, while its creations and crafts have already been around the world. It’s time for things […]

Graft in South Africa: The People Deserve Better

Graft in South Africa: The People Deserve Better

It may seem unfair to single out South Africa for its corruption. It’s not the worst offender in sub-Saharan Africa, and far from the worst in the world — India, China and Russia rank far worse on the Transparency International list, and South Africa has functioning democratic institutions and a lively press. But countries should […]

US army trainers try to build West Africa defences against jihad

US army trainers try to build West Africa defences against jihad

OUALLAM, Niger – Kicking up clouds of pink Saharan dust, US 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 US-led Western forces and several West African nations, dubbed “Flintlock”, have been […]

Russia to pitch first camp in Africa with military base in Somaliland

Russia to pitch first camp in Africa with military base in Somaliland

Russia is in talks with breakaway Somali region, Somaliland, to set up a naval base of at least 1500 men outside Zeila, a city near the border with Djibouti to offer support to warships and submarines patrolling the strategic stretch of coastline. Reported by Somaliland and other international news outlets, the base is expected to […]

Designs For Africa, And Michelle Obama

Designs For Africa, And Michelle Obama

Tanzanian designer and fashion entrepreneur Anissa Mpungwe has dressed the rich and famous at home and abroad. Born in Tanzania, living in South Africa, and dressing the world, Anissa Mpungwe, is difficult to pin down. In the end, we manage to do it online. I look for her on Google Maps, and set out to […]

Eddie Jones allowed to pick Brad Shields for England's South Africa tour

Eddie Jones allowed to pick Brad Shields for England's South Africa tour

Eddie Jones will have the green light to select Brad Shields for England’s summer tour of South Africa despite the fact that the New Zealand-born flanker could play up to six Super Rugby matches for the Hurricanes after the three-Test series against the Springboks. Shields, who joins Wasps next season, has been in excellent form in […]

Al-Qaeda Attacks in Somalia Scuttle Africa's Plan to Withdraw

Al-Qaeda Attacks in Somalia Scuttle Africa's Plan to Withdraw

African troops battling an al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia for the past decade stand little chance of withdrawing by their deadline in two years as the government remains fragile and a spike in militant violence has drawn in U.S. forces. The longest-running African Union peacekeeping mission, known as Amisom, operates in a shattered country whose lawlessness […]

Ethiopia Pips Ghana as Fastest-Growing Africa Economy for IMF

Ethiopia Pips Ghana as Fastest-Growing Africa Economy for IMF

Ghana has lost its mantle as the African economy likely to grow the quickest this year to Ethiopia, which has held the position for most of the past decade, International Monetary Fund data showed. West Africa’s second-biggest economy should expand 6.3 percent this year, the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook released Tuesday. That’s […]

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