More questions than answers in murder of Russian journalists in Africa

More questions than answers in murder of Russian journalists in Africa

But the exiled Russian billionaire who was funding their work says evidence gathered so far indicates they were not the victims of a random attack but a well-planned ambush. The three journalists — Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhan Dzhemal — were shot dead last month on a remote road in the north of the […]

Reading Naipaul in Africa | The New Yorker

Reading Naipaul in Africa | The New Yorker

I first read V. S. Naipaul before knowing anything about him—I came under the spell of his prose before I knew not to like him. In the early eighties, when I was serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa, a copy of “A Bend in the River,” published just a few years earlier, passed […]

Heat Could Make N. Africa, Persian Gulf Countries Unlivable

Heat Could Make N. Africa, Persian Gulf Countries Unlivable

The heat feels relentless. Temperatures here in August regularly top 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and Sunday’s forecast projects thermometers will hit 100 F. In Ouargla, Algeria, the temperature spiked to 124.34 F on July 5 this year, the highest temperature reliably recorded on the continent of Africa. In 2016, Mitribah, Kuwait, reportedly reached 129.2 F, which […]

South Africa, Sri Lanka keen to finish ODIs on a high

Overview Sri Lanka v South AfricaR Premadasa Stadium, Colombo4th ODISunday 12 August, 09:00 GMT, 14:30 local After falling 3-0 behind in the five-match one-day international series, Sri Lanka made a thumping comeback in the fourth game. A strong batting performance was supported by a brilliant effort with the ball as the hosts clinched a three-run […]

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia’s two superpowers — China and India — and, for the most part, the United States is nowhere to be seen. Meanwhile, the President of the African Development Bank had to come hat in hand to Washington, where, […]

Africa Oil & Power Conference Shows Ongoing Pivot To African Energy

Africa Oil & Power Conference Shows Ongoing Pivot To African Energy

On September 5-7 in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power will welcome the Secretary Generals of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and the International Energy Forum, hosting top-level discussions as the top energy coalitions in the world pivot to Africa amid a wealth of opportunities in the continent’s […]

How China bought Africa

How China bought Africa

the China dilemma How China bought Africa China’s trade-and-investment march may be a neo-imperialist campaign to extract Africa’s natural resources and become a leading global power Source link

With a Positive Spin, Chinese News Outlets Cover Africa

With a Positive Spin, Chinese News Outlets Cover Africa

In Rwanda, a Chinese-owned garment factory provides jobs to hundreds of local workers. In Ethiopia, a Chinese-built railway makes life easier for business owners and travelers. In Zambia, a Chinese-funded television project will bring satellite TV to 500 villages. Each of these stories, published by Xinhua, China’s state-run news organization, typifies the country’s coverage of […]

Hoping for Peace in the Horn of Africa

Hoping for Peace in the Horn of Africa

The political map in the Horn of Africa is being redrawn at astonishing speed. At the beginning of June, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the stunning announcement that his country was ready to move on from decades of conflict and rancor by giving the disputed iconic town of Badme back to Eritrea. The result […]