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How Africa Loses Billions Due To High Cost Of Remittances

Global remittance is big business. Remittances are sums sent home by migrant workers. Numerous studies have…

How Rwanda is Becoming an African Tech Powerhouse

When most people think about Rwanda, what immediately comes to mind is genocide. Yes, in 1994,…

How INEC Risked the Lives of NYSC Corps Members By Postponing the 2019 Elections

The postponement of Nigeria’s elections is a huge blow to the country’s optimism and democracy presently.…

South Africa Ex-Ambassador Seized Over MTN Iran License Win

South African police arrested a former ambassador to Iran on corruption charges related to the award…

British Company Copyrights Kenya’s National Anthem

Disturbing details have emerged indicating that the Kenyan National Anthem is copyrighted by a British music production…

How A Translation Error Highlights Fears About China’s Relationship With Africa

It was a tactless case of translation that caught the attention of China-Africa observers worldwide. At…

US Policy Towards Africa Will Change Significantly in 2019 But Africans Don’t Know This

When many Africans think about US-Africa relations, they still see it through the lenses of imperialism…

Blackstone Group, the World’s Largest Alternative Investment Firm is Pulling out of Africa

Investment firm Blackstone Group LP is scaling back its bet on Africa, almost five years after it made…

France’s Renault Considers Establishing Assembly Plant in Ghana

Renault, the French multinational automobile manufacturer is to establish an assembly plant in Ghana. Renault’s Vice…

Who are the African Millennials?

The word millennial has been tossed around in recent years. But what does it mean exactly? The word…

What is the CFA Franc and Why Do African Countries Still Use It?

The CFA Franc is one of the most hotly debated currency ever used by any group…

Death Toll From Zimbabwe Protests Rises to 12, Rights Body Says

The death toll in Zimbabwe from a week of violence that erupted during a nationwide strike over fuel…

Netanyahu Heads to Chad to Renew Diplomatic Ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off on Sunday for Chad, where he is expected to…

Africa-led solution in DRC: AU wants CENI to ‘suspend’ final results

The African Union, AU, on Thursday urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, to suspend…

Explosions and Gunfire Heard in Kenyan Capital Nairobi

Two explosions and gunfire were heard at an upscale hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya‘s capital, on Tuesday…

Five Issues to look out for in Political Africa in 2019

2018 was a very eventful year for the African continent. Not the obnoxious coups and violent…

South Africans are the Biggest Online Porn Consumers in the Whole of Africa

South Africans are the biggest consumers of online porn in Africa. According to statistics from PornHub,…

Delay Hits Nigeria’s Plans to Construct the $1.1 billion Qua Iboe Power Plant

Plans to build another privately-financed power station in africa to help end decades of chronic blackouts…