US Air Force rescue units move closer to Africa and Eastern Europe

US Air Force rescue units move closer to Africa and Eastern Europe

According to RAF Lakenheath, the 56th moved to the English base in 2006 from Keflavik, Iceland. The 57th came much later, in 2015. “But no matter where we’re located, we remain ready to deliver combat search and rescue capabilities wherever and whenever they’re needed,” Semrau said. Source link

Is Lionel Messi coming to South Africa?

Is Lionel Messi coming to South Africa?

The two teams have not given a definitive answer to questions about Messi’s availability for this clash but he is expected to play some part in a match that has been listed by Barcelona as part of their training schedule for the week. It also doesn’t help that Sundowns officials are reluctant to even mention […]

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 […]

TPG's Rise Fund makes its first Africa investment

TPG's Rise Fund makes its first Africa investment

The Rise Fund, the impact fund run by private equity group TPG Growth, has made its first investment in Africa, leading a $47.5m deal to buy an unspecified stake in digital payments provider Cellulant. The deal, which also included Endeavour Catalyst and Satya Capital, is the largest involving a fintech company that does business only […]

Chinese debt doesn't have to be a problem for African countries

Chinese debt doesn't have to be a problem for African countries

The Angolan newspaper Expansão had an intriguing front page cover this week. It declared, “Every Angolan owes $745 to China.” It also listed debt to other countries, but debt to China was more than seven times what’s owed to the next creditor, Israel. By some estimates Angola owes some $25 billion to China. Since resuming […]

How Africa can bridge the gender digital divide

How Africa can bridge the gender digital divide

Until now, only a few girls and women in Africa are dispelling the stereotypes associated with technology and science industries in general. There are still a small number of women in digital space compared to men, and the situation is similar in many other areas. According to the 2016 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, […]

South Africa

South Africa

Experience the many facets of South Africa with National Geographic. With its dramatic landscapes, vibrant cities, and legendary wildlife, the “rainbow nation” has something to offer every type of traveler. We offer a range of safaris in and around the world-famous Kruger National Park, and many include a visit to the Cape Peninsula, where we […]

Sub-Saharan Africa: Firming Up the Economic Recovery

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have invested in infrastructure are reaping the benefits, but more private investment is needed to boost growth (iStock by Getty Images/RapidEye) Sub-Saharan Africa: Firming Up the Economic Recovery May 11, 2018 […]

Top Africa stories: Chamisa, Kenya dam burst, Dhlakama

Top Africa stories: Chamisa, Kenya dam burst, Dhlakama

EXCLUSIVE: It’s impossible for Zanu-PF to change its long held tradition of vote rigging, says MDC leader Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa, has criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for “failing” to address electoral reforms less than three months before a watershed election. In an interview with News24, Chamisa said it was […]

White House taps nominees for major Africa posts

White House taps nominees for major Africa posts

Illinois state Sen. Kyle McCarter was picked as ambassador to Kenya. | Seth Perlman/AP The White House sent several State Department and diplomatic nominations to the Senate on Thursday, including two prominent Africa positions that were sitting unfilled. Tibor Nagy, recently a vice provost at Texas Tech University and former ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea, […]

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