Op-Ed: Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

FAST food - food sold in an outlet, drive-through,...

Op-Ed: African radicals must realise the importance of pan-Africanism

2020 was a significant year for Africa in many...

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Medical oxygen scarce in Africa amid virus

A CRISIS over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at...

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Paramount Group and Burnham Global sign multi-million dollar training contract with an African government

THE newly-established Advanced Training and Support Division of Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology...

Bharat Forge Limited and SA’s Paramount Group ink deal for production of protected vehicles in India

AFRICA’S largest privately-owned defence firm, Paramount Group, and India-based engineering and technology conglomerate Bharat Forge...

Senegal’s Makhtar Diop appointed IFC managing director and executive vice president

FORMER Senegal finance minister Makhtar Diop is the new Managing Director and Executive Vice President...

Nigeria unexpectedly exits recession in fourth quarter

NIGERIA’S economy unexpectedly came out of a recession in the fourth quarter as growth in...

Angola: Brazil’s Odebrecht denies undue payments to firms linked to president

BRAZIL-BASED construction company Odebrecht on Thursday denied having made improper payments to companies linked to...

IMF and Kenya reach preliminary agreement on $2.4bn loan

THE IMF has reached a staff-level agreement with Kenya for a $2.4bn loan that will...


South African university student practising traditional Chinese acupuncture

IF you ask Andy Carr, a 22-year-old smart South African girl, what she would like to do in the future, her answer may amaze...

Tanzania’s president admits country has Covid-19 problem

TANZANIA’S president is finally acknowledging that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had been defeated by prayer. Populist...

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South African ex-president’s corruption trial set for May

FORMER South African president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial is set to begin in May, more than 16 years after he was first implicated in...

Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda after Italian ambassador killed

RWANDAN Hutu rebels denied allegations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and instead...

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine withdraws poll result challenge

UGANDAN opposition leader Bobi Wine says he is withdrawing a court case challenging presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent President Yoweri Museveni,...

New allegations on France’s role in Rwanda genocide put pressure on fact-finding commission

TWO years ago, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a fact-finding commission of historians to shed full light on a less glorious past: notably France’s...

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero faces trial as family fears for his life

AS the terrorism trial for Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, is set to start on Wednesday, his family says the...

Malawi opposition moves to nullify election results

MALAWI’S opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has called on the Malawi Congress Party-led government to nullify the June 2020 presidential election results for failing...

Protests erupt in Senegal after opposition leader is accused of rape

PROTESTS erupted across Senegal earlier this week after supporters of an opposition political figure accused of rape came to blows with authorities in the...

Zim activist faces terrorism trial in UK

A ZIMBABWEAN teacher based in the United Kingdom, Martin William Chinyanga, is set to be tried by a British court after he was charged...

Sudan premier names Darfur rebel leader as new finance minister

SUDAN’S Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok  appointed the leader of the Darfur rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM),  Jibril Ibrahim, as finance minister in...