Death, Diamonds and Russia's Africa Project

Death, Diamonds and Russia's Africa Project

Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering European politics and business. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru. Read more opinion Follow @Bershidsky on Twitter The murder of three Russian journalists last week in a remote area of the Central African Republic, the world’s […]

Basketball a big business in Africa

Basketball a big business in Africa

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Spanish hotels cut prices as competition from Turkey, North Africa heats up

Spanish hotels cut prices as competition from Turkey, North Africa heats up

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish hotels are cutting prices on summer holiday packages as tourists return to destinations like Turkey and resorts in North Africa while visitor numbers to Spain start to peak after five record-breaking years. People sunbathe on the beach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo Tourism accounts for around […]

Why Team Africa could finally an NBA Africa game

Why Team Africa could finally an NBA Africa game

Team Africa has never won against Team World in the NBA Africa game, and the third edition, in Pretoria on Saturday, could well see the ‘home team’ get on the scoreboard. Team Africa lost the first two NBA Africa games, and they could have won both, it could be said. Team World used a fourth […]

Africa Asks UN for Court Opinion on Immunity for Leaders

Africa Asks UN for Court Opinion on Immunity for Leaders

UNITED NATIONS —  Kenya is asking the United Nations on behalf of African states to request an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on immunity for heads of state and government and other senior officials. The request by Kenyan Ambassador Lazarus Ombai Amayo follows a decision by the African Union in January to […]

3 Russian Journalists Killed in Central African Republic

3 Russian Journalists Killed in Central African Republic

MOSCOW — Three Russian journalists investigating the activities of a private security company with murky Kremlin connections have been killed in the Central African Republic, the Russian authorities said Tuesday. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the three Russians had been identified by their ID cards as Orkhan Dzhemal, Aleksandr Rastorguev and […]

China in Africa: win-win development, or a new colonialism?

China in Africa: win-win development, or a new colonialism?

As their hand-built wooden dhow approaches the shore, Ibrahim Chamume and his fellow fishermen take in the sail and prepare to sell their catch to the small huddle of villagers waiting on the white sand. He has been making a living like this on the Indian Ocean since he was 14. His father was a […]

US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command said Monday. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser told […]

Mali's election: An imperfect success story

Mali's election: An imperfect success story

COMMENT Outside the region, West Africa rarely makes for good copy — except if there is a death, a protest, or some sexy hashtag. So it makes sense that the small landlocked nation of 18 million-people called Mali isn’t at the top of international news headlines. The nation, of course, must take responsibility for its […]