In Case You Missed It: 3/27/17 – 4/2/17

By Raevyn Goates on April 3, 2017

Paul Ridgeway

A military drone

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, United States President Donald Trump targets Somalia, the United Nations deals a blow to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a Nigerian pilot makes history.

US Orders Airstrikes in Somalia

In an effort to fight terrorism around the world, President Trump has approved airstrikes in Somalia. U.S. military airstrikes are usually carried out by drone, and have become a common tool in the effort to eradicate terrorism. The practice is controversial, and the controversy shows no sign of slowing down during the Trump presidency. …

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In Case You Missed It: 9/19/16 – 9/25/16

By Raevyn Goates on September 26, 2016

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

Leslie Lumeh uses his artwork to chronicle the ongoing effects of Ebola in Liberia.

In this week’s news, France invests in Africa, art saves lives, and floating power plants make waves off Africa’s coast.

Man Used Art to Save People During Ebola Crisis

During last year’s major Ebola outbreak, UNICEF called on artists to create informative posters on how to stay safe.

One artist, a Liberian named Leslie Lumeh, spoke about his work with CNN this week. While Liberia has been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization, Lumeh has continued to document the diseases’ effects on the country through his art.…

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For city and state officials, a diverse Aurora, Colo. means business

By George Bamu on August 16, 2015

Africa Agenda

Members of the African community, Colo. State and City of Aurora officials meet for business and mentorship development, July 25

When you listen to Steve Hogan, mayor of Aurora, Colorado’s second largest city, it’s difficult not to conjecture what’s on his mind, as he attends plenty of functions involving the immigrant communities that are a part of the city he leads. These functions occur all over Aurora, each day of the week.

Hogan, who is running for re-election to a second term, believes the presence of a burgeoning African immigrant community is leaving a positive mark on the way the city does business.…

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Africa’s challenges are not unmanageable, says DHL and Engen

By Africa Agenda on April 4, 2012

We take a look at the views of Charles Brewer of DHL Express and Wayne Hartman of Engen petroleum about the dynamics of African development. While it is not uncommon to come across lots of challenges throughout the continent, these problems can be overcome.


Africa’s challenges are not unmanageable, says DHL and Engen

Jaco Maritz- March 8,2012

Speaking at the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum in Cape Town last week, managers from both DHL and Engen identified Africa’s weak transport infrastructure as a major challenge of operating on the continent. Both, however, said that managing this and the continent’s other difficulties are not impossible.…

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Global financial crisis may slow growth in poor nations

By George Bamu on February 12, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama has called it “the worst financial crisis in our life time.”

You can call anything you like; the crisis of a generation, the trickle-down effects of the sub-prime mortgage lending mess, or whatever, but the global financial crisis is hitting not only the United States but all countries around the world.

It may not be a great depression, or anything similar to the 1972 oil shock or even the 1987 stock market crash, but the culmination of these economic events have implications for today’s internet generation unlike the 30’s, 70’s or 90’s. While homeowners, banks and automakers have gone broke in America, what you may not know is that banks in other countries, including the Netherlands, France, Germany, Iceland and even Switzerland, considered a safe haven for the rich and famous, are all receiving help to stay afloat.…

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Why You should Invest Your Money In Africa

By George Bamu on August 12, 2006

Here’s a mix of reasons, ideas in Industries, Jobs and Financing.
Written by George Bamu and Published both in the Denver Urban Spectrum and the African Vibes Magazine.

If you plan a trip to Africa anytime soon, think about how a few of your dollars could easily turn into profitable investment for the long term. The major indexes and stock exchanges around the world now see Africa as the next big thing in the emerging new markets sector. The chances are, the next time you talk to your stock broker or attempt to pick new funds in emerging markets or try to diversity your portfolio and risks of sorts, your shares could be from sectors in Mali, Malawi, South Africa, Rwanda or Nigeria.…

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