Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

Dec 3, 2016

Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a “new Gambia” Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh — who has been frequently accused over the years of suppressing his opponents — conceded ...

Air rally featuring vintage planes reaches Kenyan capital

Nov 27, 2016

Air rally featuring vintage planes reaches Kenyan capital

A vintage air rally hoping to fly across Africa has reached Kenya on its way to southern Africa. The Vintage Air Rally bills itself as a “flying rally across Africa, from Crete to Cape Town,” for planes built in the early 20th century. The ...

Nov 26, 2016

Fidel Castro's military forays in Africa

Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, leaving thousands dead. Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday, was convinced ...

Aug 29, 2016

Japan's three biggest banks seeking business expansion in Africa

The three mega-banks said they will expand their businesses in Africa, following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pledge over the weekend to bolster measures to boost investment in the resource-rich continent. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ are aiming ...