Tag - africa



Finding capital needed to start a business can be challenging. But for many women in the Global South, it’s not just difficult — it’s often impossible.
Apr 16, 2024
Women entrepreneurs could make the world $6 trillion richer
When a woman walks through the door with a good idea, a smart business plan and a dream to improve her future, lenders too often see only risk.
A protester demands the United Kingdom make reparations for slavery, outside the British High Commission, in Kingston, Jamaica, in March 2022.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Apr 13, 2024
Slavery tribunal? Africa and Caribbean unite on reparations
A tribunal was proposed last year, and it has now gained traction within a broader slavery reparations movement.
Nissan is leveraging its e-Power hybrid technology in Tunisia as Africa is not ready in terms of infrastructure availability of electricity.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 27, 2024
Nissan to test African demand for its e-Power hybrid vehicle
Africa is the world's last remaining automotive frontier due to the low level of vehicle ownership.
A farmers open cocoa pods in Cote d’Ivoire in October 2018. Many West African farmers make just enough to subsist, with most lacking the means to re-invest in their small plots.
Mar 13, 2024
The meltdown in chocolate is coming as prices signal supply shortages
It’s worth remembering that cocoa beans traded a year ago for $2,500 and that in 2000 they changed hands at just $650.
A housing development next to the Sasol’s petrochemicals plant in Sasolburg, South Africa.
Mar 2, 2024
What it's like to live in the most polluted place on Earth
Coal and steel plants offer steady work for residents in South Africa's Vaal Triangle, yet they’re also pumping out harmful emissions.
Cote d'Ivoire's Max-Alain Gradel lifts the trophy after the team's victory over Nigeria in Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday
Feb 12, 2024
Cote d'Ivoire edges Nigeria to win Africa Cup of Nations
Cote d'Ivoire displayed a never-say-die attitude on the way to a win over Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Indian commandos stand guard with a group of detained pirates after the Indian Navy freed an Iranian fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates on Tuesday.
Feb 4, 2024
As navies focus on Red Sea Houthis, Somali pirates may rebound
Attacks off the coast of Somalia peaked around 200 incidents a year from 2009 through 2011 — there have already been three in 2024
A decision by Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger to withdraw from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) could yet take time to implement, but if carried through, is set to disrupt the region's trade and services flows, worth nearly $150 billion a year.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2024
West Africa's 'Brexit' moment spells trouble for the region
The latest crisis highlights the growing rift between the Western-allied governments and military-run countries increasingly relying on Russia and China.
South African officials speak ahead of the International Court of Justice's ruling on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide, in The Hague on Friday.
Jan 27, 2024
South Africa invokes Mandela's legacy with case against Israel
To many South Africans, the country’s outspoken advocacy on behalf of Palestinians has become a point of national pride.
The courtroom in The Hague on Friday as the International Court of Justice prepared to rule on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 26, 2024
World Court orders Israel to prevent acts of genocide
South Africa brought the case to the International Court of Justice earlier this month, asking it to grant emergency measures to halt the fighting.
South Africa has accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians amid the war in Gaza.
Jan 24, 2024
Should Japan support the ICJ genocide case against Israel?
South Africa has accused Israel of genocide in the International Court of Justice. The case can't be ignored, or impunity and the global order's collapse will be the price.
NBA players take part in a training session in Johannesburg in 2015. The Basketball Africa League, now entering its fourth season, is the NBA’s sole professional league outside the U.S., and its most ambitious international expansion since it attempted to break through in China two decades ago on the coattails of Hall of Fame center Yao Ming.
Jan 14, 2024
NBA’s Africa league struggles to find fans as it faces mounting losses
The Basketball Africa League is the NBA’s sole professional league outside the U.S., and its most ambitious international expansion in years.
Pro-Israel demonstrators march toward the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Thursday.
Jan 12, 2024
Israel faces accusation of genocide as South Africa brings case to U.N. court
South Africa argued that Israel "means to create conditions of death” in Gaza, and demanded the court order an emergency suspension of the military campaign.
A Palestinian girl who survived an Israeli strike is carried by her father next to the bodies of their relatives who were killed in the strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 11, 2024
Israel to face Gaza genocide charges at International Court of Justice
A case brought by South Africa in December claims Israel's war against Hamas militants in Gaza violates the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Egypt's Hamdi Fathi chases after Senegal's Sadio Mane during the Africa Cup of Nations final in Cameroon in February 2022.
Jan 7, 2024
Stars of African soccer descend on Ivory Coast for Cup of Nations
Sadio Mane's Senegal team is aiming to retain their title and Mohamed Salah is chasing a first trophy with Egypt at this year's Africa Cup of Nations.
Oscar Pistorius, a South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, arrives at a courthouse in Pretoria in October 2014.
Jan 5, 2024
Oscar Pistorius, Olympian convicted of murder, set for release
Pistorius was granted parole in November on the basis that he had served half of a 15-year sentence for murder.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Kenyan President William Ruto arrive at a joint news conference in Nairobi in May.
Jan 2, 2024
Japan to boost ties with Africa, with eye on China
Japan's shift in approach mirrors Africa's importance as "a significant voting bloc" of 50-plus countries that Tokyo can look to for support in international conferences.
Idriss Diallo, president of Cote d'Ivoire's soccer federation, at Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in northern Abidjan
Dec 21, 2023
Africa Cup of Nations organizers confident no repeat of Cameroon tragedy
Cote d'Ivoire may be one of the heavyweights in African soccer but this will be only the second time the country hosts the tournament.
Sacks of coffee beans at a storage unit in the Sidama region of Ethiopia.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2023
Coffee firms switch sources, evading impact of EU deforestation law
Under the new law, importers of various commodities and products that use them must prove goods did not originate from deforested land.
Nelson Mandela (left) is embraced by Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat as he arrives at Lusaka airport on Feb. 27, 1990.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 5, 2023
A decade after Mandela's death, his pro-Palestinian legacy lives on
Many South Africans saw parallels between their own struggle against white minority rule and the Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on