Trump picks veteran diplomat Tibor Nagy for top Africa post

Trump picks veteran diplomat Tibor Nagy for top Africa post

By KEVIN J. KELLEYMore by this Author President Trump has nominated a career diplomat with extensive experience in Africa to lead the State Department bureau focused on the sub-Saharan region. Mr Trump also on Thursday formally submitted to the US Senate his choice of Kyle McCarter as the next US ambassador to Kenya. Tibor Nagy, […]

1 killed, 2 badly wounded in South Africa mosque attack

1 killed, 2 badly wounded in South Africa mosque attack

In this photo supplied by the South African Police Services, paramedics attend to an injured man after attackers entered a mosque in Verulam, Durban, South Africa, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Attackers entered a South African mosque after midday prayers, stabbed three people and set the place on fire before fleeing, local police said Thursday, as […]

Africa wants the same opportunity as the West had to develop

Africa wants the same opportunity as the West had to develop

The West used coal to power its industrial revolution and now many developing countries argue they should not be held back from using this abundant resource to do the same. Coal is abundant across Africa. South Africa alone has around 200 billion tonnes – enough to keep the lights on for at least 200 years, […]

The challenges of a single stock market for Central Africa

The challenges of a single stock market for Central Africa

The same is true for the financial market, in defiance of economic sense, two stock exchanges Douala in Cameroon and Libreville in Gabon are the only two stock markets functioning very well on a rather limited space. Finally, in October 31 last year in Ndjamena at an extraordinary summit of the CEMAC heads of state, […]

Africa is NOT rising or falling

Africa is NOT rising or falling

The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, leaves the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 03 April 2014. EPA/Stephanie Lecocq Africa is increasingly divergent. Straight-line projections and simplistic ‘rise-and-fall’ economics have never served the continent well. These have undermined the basic understanding of such […]

Top Africa stories: Zim couple, Malema, Mugabe

Top Africa stories: Zim couple, Malema, Mugabe

WATCH: Couple marry in Zim hospital days after serious croc attack A Zimbabwe woman got married in hospital this weekend – days after her arm was bitten off in a crocodile attack near Victoria Falls, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Zanele Ndlovu, a former national tennis player, married Jamie Fox on Saturday in a chapel […]

UN launches biggest cholera vaccine drive in Africa

UN launches biggest cholera vaccine drive in Africa

Geneva — The biggest cholera vaccine drive in history is under way in Africa aimed at reining in a spate of outbreaks across the continent, the UN and charity alliance Gavi said Monday. More than 2-million people will receive the oral cholera vaccine as part of five major campaigns in Malawi, Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda […]

Mauritius story tells us that Africa can transform, develop

Mauritius story tells us that Africa can transform, develop

YOU know the election season is reaching fever pitch when political parties begin to launch their manifestos. In the next few weeks, we are going to witness a flurry of those, basically stating nothing, but the same mundane things in different words and style. By Tapiwa Gomo It is sad that our belief in democracy […]

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