Africa's week in pictures: 23-29 November 2018 – BBC News

Africa's week in pictures: 23-29 November 2018 – BBC News

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption A street vendor sits by her stall in Ghana’s capital, Accra, on Wednesday overlooked by a mural featuring historical figures including the country’s first leader Kwame Nkrumah. Image copyright Getty Images Image […]

Marijuana, mountains and money: How Lesotho is cashing in – BBC News

Marijuana, mountains and money: How Lesotho is cashing in – BBC News

Image caption Mampho Thulo cultivates her marijuana crop without a licence Lesotho is aiming to make money from the booming medicinal marijuana industry, but the BBC’s Vumani Mkhize says the southern African nation already has an unheralded illicit trade in the drug for recreational use. Green dust swirls around Mampho Thulo as she uses her […]

Africa Top10 News – iAfrica.com

Africa Top10 News – iAfrica.com

1The First Release of a Genetically Modified Animal in Africa Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are to be released in Burkina Faso as a step towards the world’s first field test of “gene-drive” technology. The trial, which has been funded by organisations linked to the Gates Foundation, Facebook, and – indirectly – the Pentagon, is […]

China Militarizes Its Influence in Africa

China Militarizes Its Influence in Africa

Albeit from the limited perspective of South Africa’s bi-annual Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) exhibition, from September 19–23, it is apparent that most African states are ready to enthusiastically support China’s ambitions for militarizing its growing influence on that continent, heralded by the first June 26 to July 11 China Africa Defense and Security Forum […]

Man (24) charged with murder of John Curran in South Africa

Man (24) charged with murder of John Curran in South Africa

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Irishman John Curran, who was stabbed to death in his Cape Town apartment earlier this month. Police spokesman Captain Ezra October told The Irish Times the suspect was arrested on Friday night following a collaboration between a number of specialist police units that […]

World View: EU needs to rethink its attitude to Africa

World View: EU needs to rethink its attitude to Africa

Political relations between Europe and Africa are being put on a new footing in recognition that Africa will become a far more significant continental partner this century. Its population could double by 2100, when one in three of the world’s people would live there. If they are to have a sustainable life, a huge effort […]

Uniting Africa for Power

Uniting Africa for Power

Despite advances in recent years, more than 600 million Africans still lack access to electricity. An integrated power market, like that in the European Union, would help, and the place to start is at the sub-regional level. LONDON – African countries are increasingly coming together. A landmark free-trade agreement was concluded earlier this year. East […]