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United Nations on racism and marginalisation against people of African descent

United Nations on racism and marginalisation against people of African descent

The transatlantic slave trade and colonialism led to the scattering of people of African descent throughout the world. They continue to be marginalised and discriminated against to this day. In…

Nkurunziza leaves Tanzania after ‘coup’; regional frenemies laughed and cut him from summit photos

Nkurunziza leaves Tanzania after ‘coup’; regional frenemies laughed and cut him from summit photos

The post-summit photograph on the Burundi crisis summit from Kagame’s Flickr page.There was no funeral mood here. Only Nkurunziza is missing. EAST African leaders condemned an attempted coup in Burundi Wednesday,…

Policewoman STONED by mob after ‘shooting protester’ in Burundi riots

Policewoman STONED by mob after ‘shooting protester’ in Burundi riots

Female officer was attacked by furious demonstrators who accused her of shooting at people taking part in a riot The huge crowd managed to separate her from colleagues and chased…

Mugabe remains popular in Zimbabwe: Survey

Mugabe remains popular in Zimbabwe: Survey

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe remains the most important public figure in the country despite mounting criticism about his three decade long rule, a survey has revealed. According to the survey…

What are African countries really doing in Yemen?

What are African countries really doing in Yemen?

When Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser deployed tens of thousands of troops in Yemen in the mid 1960s for several years to support a nationalist coup modelled on his own, ‘It…

Ghana, a place for African-Americans to resettle

Ghana, a place for African-Americans to resettle

After passing the “Right of Abode” law, which grants African Americans an indefinite “right to stay,” Ghana became the first to open its doors to people of African descent to…

Six amazing numbers you need to know that tell the story of Africa 2015 so far

Six amazing numbers you need to know that tell the story of Africa 2015 so far

Numbers around Africa can often confound.  344  Millions, dollars. Nairobi-headquartered Safaricom, the largest telecoms company in east and central Africa, this week reported a net income of $336 million, from…

Major Reasons Why Increased Global Trading is Good For Africa

Major Reasons Why Increased Global Trading is Good For Africa

“Trade is the best cure for prejudice. It is an almost general rule that, wherever there is good citizenship, there is trade, and that, wherever there is trade, there is…

Africa’s Richest Man, Dangote Builds $500m Cement Factory in Tanzania

Africa’s Richest Man, Dangote Builds $500m Cement Factory in Tanzania

In a bid to set up shop in new African markets, Nigeria’s Dangote Cement, sub Saharan Africa’s leading cement maker, is constructing a $500 million cement factory in southern Tanzania,…

As search for Nigeria’s abducted girls rages, lessons from those seized by Kony, and who lived to tell the tale

As search for Nigeria’s abducted girls rages, lessons from those  seized by Kony, and who lived to tell the tale

The search for Nigeria’s Chibok girls continues. Abductions of females on the continent remains a scar. AS the search for the 219 kidnapped Nigerian girls who were one year ago abducted by Boko…

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