Melania Trump Will Visit Africa Reportedly Without President Trump

Melania Trump Will Visit Africa Reportedly Without President Trump

While earlier this year President Donald Trump may have reportedly had less than positive things to say about Africa, First Lady Melania Trump says she’s excited to learn about its “rich history and culture” during an upcoming trip.  She also says she’s looking forward to learning about “the issues facing children throughout the continent,” which […]

First lady Melania Trump to make solo trip to Africa

First lady Melania Trump to make solo trip to Africa

First lady Melania Trump attends a dinner with the president and business leaders in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Aug. 7, 2018. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) First lady Melania Trump will make a solo trip to Africa later this year, she announced in a statement Monday. “This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I […]

No, murder rate for women in South Africa hasn’t spiked by 117%

No, murder rate for women in South Africa hasn’t spiked by 117%

A man holds a banner reading “No woman will be killed in my name” during the “One Nation, One Voice” campaign to remove the scourge of child abuse, femicide and other social ills facing all communities in South Africa on June 30, 2018 in Durban. / AFP PHOTO / RAJESH JANTILAL Crowds of women took […]

‘All of Africa Is Here’: Where Europe’s Southern Border Is Just a Fence

‘All of Africa Is Here’: Where Europe’s Southern Border Is Just a Fence

CEUTA, Spain — For most migrants from Africa, the last stage of their trip to Europe involves some sort of perilous sea crossing. At the border in Ceuta, there is just a fence. Ceuta (pronounced say-YOU-tah) is one of the two Spanish communities on the north coast of what otherwise would be Morocco, the only […]

An extended goodbye as Minnesota Orchestra trip to South Africa ends

An extended goodbye as Minnesota Orchestra trip to South Africa ends

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – The Minnesota Orchestra had wrapped up its encores Saturday night at Johannesburg City Hall. The conductor had left the stage. But the two choirs from Minnesota and South Africa, who met just a week ago, weren’t done making music together. As the orchestra filed offstage and concertgoers headed to the exits, […]

Across Africa, mourning over Kofi Annan

Across Africa, mourning over Kofi Annan

Across Africa, mourning over Kofi Annan People across Africa are expressing shock and sorrow over the death of Ghanaian-born Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general. His death at age 80 […]

European museums may “loan” stolen artifacts back to African countries

European museums may “loan” stolen artifacts back to African countries

The legacy of colonialism and empire looms large in Europe. In recent months, museums in France, the United Kingdom, and Germany have begun to address the fact that large portions of their collections are, well, not theirs — and were stolen from other countries during the colonial era. But there’s no consensus on how to […]

Photos: ‘This Is Africa’ – A look at beautiful Republic of Benin

Photos: ‘This Is Africa’ – A look at beautiful Republic of Benin

African countries have their peculiar challenges like all countries the world over. Amid these challenges are particular characteristics of countries on the continent. ‘This Is Africa (TIA)’ is an Africanews initiative aimed at sharing information about African countries and helping our audiences better discover the continent – in a small but significant way. For the […]

The U.S. Military Is Worried About China’s Moves in Africa

The U.S. Military Is Worried About China’s Moves in Africa

The Pentagon and US State Department are reinforcing their commitment to African security and influence amid numerous reports of stepped up Chinese military and economic incursions into the region. Having established a military base in Djibouti on the coast as recently as last year, China is expanding political and military influence in the region, inspiring […]

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