South Africa win regional Cosafa Women's Championship

South Africa win regional Cosafa Women's Championship

South Africa celebrate after winning the 2018 regional Cosafa Women’s Championship South Africa warmed up for this year’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations by winning the regional Cosafa Championship on Saturday, beating guest nation Cameroon 2-1 in the final. A brace from Banyana Banyana’s Refiloe Jane helped the hosts lift the regional southern African title […]

Africa needs China's help to embrace a low-carbon future

Africa needs China's help to embrace a low-carbon future

At the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing in early September, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $60bn to African nations, giving China and Africa an important opportunity to build a lasting partnership for a sustainable future. China’s pledge includes new credit lines, foreign aid, and special funds for development financing and financing imports. China is […]

EU turns to Africa to help tackle migration

EU turns to Africa to help tackle migration

Divisions continue to run deep in the EU over migration. Sharing out refugees and plans to strengthen the bloc’s border force, Frontex, continue to hit hurdles. But, coming together in Salzburg, EU leaders did agree on one thing – to strengthen cooperation with Africa. “The North-African countries are important partners for us in preventing ships […]

The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It

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Innovators are Africa's only real hope for prosperity

Innovators are Africa's only real hope for prosperity

As the wave of independence swept across Africa in the late 1950s, many geopolitical watchers speculated the region would soon become a significant economic and political powerhouse. There was hope that African countries would finally live up to their full potential. George Ayittey, Ghanaian economist, wrote in Africa in Chaos, “When Africa gained its independence from […]

Africa is making great progress in agricultural production

Africa is making great progress in agricultural production

Marshall Matz, Register Opinion contributor Published 3:58 p.m. CT Sept. 19, 2018 | Updated 4:15 p.m. CT Sept. 19, 2018 Marshall L. Matz(Photo: Special to the Register) In the two years since the last African agriculture forum held at the African Union in Ethiopia, the momentum has fundamentally changed. The pace of advancement has quickened […]

Hotspots, not trouble spots: Africa seeks tourism boom

Hotspots, not trouble spots: Africa seeks tourism boom

Africa draws just five per cent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of pristine beach. But the continent’s huge potential can be unlocked by eco-tourism, cultural experiences, domestic travel and political stability, said experts at an African tourism conference hosted by […]

Anger as rhino trade kingpin released from S.African jail

Anger as rhino trade kingpin released from S.African jail

By AFPMore by this Author Conservationists expressed shock Monday after a Thai kingpin of the illegal rhino horn trade was released from jail in South Africa after serving just six years of his 40-year sentence. Chumlong Lemtongthai was freed on parole in Pretoria last week and immediately flew back to Bangkok, government officials told AFP. […]

Africa's Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia

Africa's Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia

Asia’s fintech scene is poised to get a little larger after Jumo, a company that offers loans to the unbanked in Africa, revealed plans to expand into the continent. To get the ball rolling, Jumo has opened an office in Singapore to lead the way and landed a massive $52 million investment led by banking giant […]

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