Rugby Africa head forecasts intense clashes

Rugby Africa head forecasts intense clashes

NAIROBI – Rugby Africa President Abdelaziz Bougja has warned all the six teams eyeing the Rugby Africa Gold Cup that there will be no simple matches ahead of the kick-off on June 16. The six-team competition will be played on a round-robin, home and away basis with the winner joining South Africa at the 2019 […]

U.S. Military Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa Will Likely Decline

U.S. Military Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa Will Likely Decline

In the context of the “war on terror,” many American friends of sub-Saharan Africa’s have been concerned that Washington has been tilting away from supporting the continent’s economic, social, and political development towards a focus on security issues. Though the U.S. military presence has always been small—Djibouti hosts the only U.S. base on the continent—the […]

Henri van Breda: Axe murderer transfixes South Africa

Henri van Breda: Axe murderer transfixes South Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Henri van Breda was 20 years old when he killed his father, mother and brother and attempted to kill his younger sister A paramedic describing the aftermath of the attack on the Van Breda family said it was the worst thing he had seen in his 39-year career. “Blood ran […]

Deutsche Bank Cuts S. Africa Units as Part of Global Review

Deutsche Bank Cuts S. Africa Units as Part of Global Review

Deutsche Bank AG is shutting down most of its corporate-finance division in South Africa as part of a global review of its business. The Frankfurt-based bank will terminate its advisory, corporate-broking and sponsor-services units in Africa’s most-industrialized economy over the next six months, it said in an emailed response to questions, without elaborating on the […]

Discovered by astronomers, then disintegrates over Africa

Discovered by astronomers, then disintegrates over Africa

Artist’s conception of a near-Earth object. An asteroid, discovered Saturday morning, disintegrated over Africa on Saturday evening.(Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech) A small asteroid — which had just been discovered earlier in the day — disintegrated over Africa on Saturday, NASA said.  The tiny space rock, roughly six feet long, entered Earth’s atmosphere at the high speed of 38,000 […]

Digital Revolution Holds Bright Promises for Africa

Digital Revolution Holds Bright Promises for Africa

Techies in Lagos, Nigeria, work on an open-source project. Credit: Andela/ Mohini Ufeli Internet penetration is creeping up in Africa, bringing the prospect of digital dividends to a continent long marked by digital divides. “Africa has reached a penetration which has broken the barrier of 15 %, and that’s important,” says Nii Quaynor, a scientist […]