22 May 2023 /Conflict and War/ –Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, began a tour of African countries this week in an effort to challenge Russian influence in the “Global South.” Kuleba met with foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Morocco to discuss the war in Ukraine and to seek their support for Ukraine’s position. Continue reading
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Debt dangers in Africa: how defaults hurt people, and why forgiveness isn’t the answer
Philippe Burger, University of the Free State
Public debt repayments in some African countries are at their highest levels since 1998. The Conversation Africa’s founding editor Caroline Southey talks to dean and economics professor Philippe Burger about the danger of debt problems some African countries face.
CANTU BEAUTY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL BLACK WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, ANNOUNCING FOURTH YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP WITH WOMEN EMPOWERING NATIONS TO CULTIVATE FEMALE LEADERSHIP
Cantu Beauty, an award-winning textured hair care brand, once again joins Women Empowering Nations (WEN) to host the 2023 Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Global Cohort: an immersive, high impact leadership coaching experience beginning this month through July 2023 for women of color across the globe. This year’s cohort builds on the 2022 program and received applications from more than 2,500 young women from seven countries — the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, France, Germany, Ghana and Nigeria. This year’s investment will eclipse $1 million in total by Cantu toward community efforts across programs and partners including Women Empowering Nations. Continue reading
Remarks by Vice President Harris and President Hichilema of Zambia in Joint Press Conference
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ZAMBIAN OFFICIAL: Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia; Honorable Madam Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of America; cabinet ministers present from both countries; members of the press; distinguished invited guests; ladies and gentlemen: Welcome to the press conference being held here at State House this afternoon.
And to begin the process, I now have the singular honor and privilege to call upon the President of the Republic of Zambia to deliver his remarks.
ID of 93 million Nigerians at risk in landmark election
- Facial recognition and fingerprints needed to cast votes
- Privacy experts fear mass breach of Nigerians’ identity
- Aim is to root out widespread electoral fraud
LAGOS – Africa’s biggest electorate votes on Saturday in a poll that experts fear could unleash a mass breach of privacy as Nigerians relinquish reams of personal data to cast their vote.
FTX collapse crushes crypto dreams in Africa and beyond
- FTX’s bankruptcy hurts small investors across the world
- Young African crypto backers fret about damage to sector
- Regulators repeat warnings about risks of crypto dealing
LAGOS/BANGKOK – Days before his FTX cryptocurrency exchange collapsed, co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried tweeted “Hello, West Africa!” – his latest nod to a region where a growing number of kitchen table investors had put their faith, and savings, in FTX.
Justina Mutale Foundation Launches US$10M Stem Scholarship for Zambia
Press Release, 13 Nov 2022 /Justina Mutale/ —
HE Justina Mutale Foundation have launched a US$10 million (ten million US dollars) Africa Presidential STEM Fellows USA Programme for Zambia.
Under the name, Justina Mutale Foundation Presidential STEM Fellows USA Programme, the programme will offer students in Zambia, who hold a first degree in a STEM-based subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), an opportunity to study at Master’s degree level in the USA.
The Programme forms part of the African Presidential STEM Fellows Programme, which is run as Fellowships Programme for African Presidents; Vice Presidents; Royalty; Foundations and billionaires. Continue reading
The whole world is facing a debt crisis – but richer countries can afford to stop it
Patrick E. Shea, University of Glasgow
Countries across the world are drifting towards a debt crisis. Economic slowdowns and rising inflation have increased demands on spending, making it almost impossible for many governments to pay back the money they owe.
Will South Africa’s street vendors go bust in a cashless world?
Kim Harrisberg Published: October 12, 2022
- Digital payments on the rise in South Africa
- People without mobile phones, bank accounts excluded
- Calls for innovation to include informal economy
JOHANNESBURG – For more than a decade, musician Thomas Nhassavele has been busking next to the parking payment machine at Johannesburg’s Rosebank Mall, where drivers often dropped their change into his guitar case. Continue reading
Women sacrifice their health to shield families from spiking costs
- Rising inflation is widening gender gaps, say charities
- Women report skipping medical care to feed families
- Campaigners sound alarm over government austerity measures
By Nita Bhalla
NAIROBI, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the pain started in Agnes Wachira’s chest almost six months ago, the Kenyan mother-of-three dismissed it as a symptom of the daily grind of working long hours hand-washing clothes in the narrow lanes of Nairobi’s Kawangware informal settlement.