Melania Trump under fire for 'colonial' hat during Africa trip

Melania Trump under fire for 'colonial' hat during Africa trip

Melania Trump has prompted consternation, some anger and much derision by choosing a pith helmet – a symbol of colonial rule across Africa – as headwear for a brief safari in Kenya. On the penultimate day of her tour of Africa – her first solo trip overseas – the first lady visited an orphanage in […]

Melania Trump's Colonialist Outfit During Africa Trip Has Twitter Users Gagging

Melania Trump's Colonialist Outfit During Africa Trip Has Twitter Users Gagging

It was bad enough that Melania Trump lamented the slaughter of African elephants even though her stepsons hunt them and her husband’s administration made it possible to import elephant trophies into America again. But observers were further taken aback by the tone-deaf outfit the first lady wore in Kenya. She donned a startling symbol of […]

New Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Nagy Hits All the Right Notes

New Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Nagy Hits All the Right Notes

In remarks delivered at his swearing-in ceremony on September 17 as the new U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, veteran diplomat Tibor Nagy hit all the right notes, stressing the challenges and opportunities inherent in Africa’s youthful demographics and emphasizing the enduring importance of governance in attracting trade and investment. Like other public […]

Africa's week in pictures: 28 September – 4 October 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 28 September – 4 October 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. Image caption Ethiopia’s Oromo people celebrate the thanksgiving festival Irreecha on Sunday. Dressed in traditional clothes, people take fresh grass to Lake Harsadi to thank God for the beginning of spring. Image caption A young couple have chosen the day […]

Melania Trump in Malawi, Next Stop on Goodwill Africa Tour

Melania Trump in Malawi, Next Stop on Goodwill Africa Tour

LILONGWE, MALAWI —  U.S. first lady Melania Trump has arrived in Malawi on the second leg of her four-nation tour of Africa. Trump is expected to visit Thursday with children at a primary school in the capital city, Lilongwe, followed by a meeting with Gertrude Maseko, her Malawian counterpart. WATCH: What’s on Melania’s schedule in […]

Could Melania Trump's visit to Africa repair US-Africa relations?

Could Melania Trump's visit to Africa repair US-Africa relations?

David M. Rubenstein fellow Landry Signé discusses the focus of First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to Africa and the positive implications her actions could have for U.S.-Africa relations. Related Content: Trump’s Africa policy takes form with focus on security (and China) The 2018 AGOA Forum: A turning point for US-Africa commercial relations? Brookings experts on […]

WHO and AUC pledges deeper ties to improve people's health in Africa

WHO and AUC pledges deeper ties to improve people's health in Africa

Brazzaville, 2 October 2018 – With growing momentum to advance universal health coverage, strengthen health security, and ensure sustainable socio-economic transformation of the African continent, the World Health Organization in the African Region and the African Union Commission (AUC) have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen collaboration between the two institutions to improve people’s health in […]

Trump reportedly picks handbag designer as ambassador to South Africa

Trump reportedly picks handbag designer as ambassador to South Africa

A luxury handbag designer in Palm Beach, Florida, has reportedly been chosen by Donald Trump as the next US ambassador to South Africa. The appointment of Lana Marks, whose products sell between $10,000 and $400,000, would be likely to cause some surprise: Marks was born in South Africa but has not lived there for more […]

Relief then recession in South Africa

Relief then recession in South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to revive Africa’s second-largest economy aren’t off to a propitious start. The latest: The country has now entered into recession for the first time in nearly a decade, and Ramaphosa’s remedies are limited by the fact that his fantastically corrupt predecessor left a bare cupboard behind. Emigration is on […]

Geoffrey Kondogbia set for Central Africa Republic debut

Geoffrey Kondogbia set for Central Africa Republic debut

Geoffrey Kondogbia made five appearances for France in friendly matches before deciding to play for CAR Former France international Geoffrey Kondogbia is finally set to make his debut for Central African Republic (CAR) against Ivory Coast in this month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Kondogbia was cleared to swap allegiances from France by Fifa […]

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