Africa

A black British domestic abuse campaigner today claimed she was ‘violated’ and ‘insulted’ by a royal aide who she accused of asking her: ‘What part of Africa are you from?’ Ngozi Fulani, director of the east London charity Sistah Space, said she was so shocked by the incident at

Welcome to Foreign Policy’s Africa Brief. The highlights this week: M23 rebels agree to a cease-fire in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana’s fired Twitter workers accuse Elon Musk of flouting local labor laws, and Morocco, Ghana, and Senegal give Africa high hopes at the World Cup. If you would like to receive Africa Brief in your […]

Police and investigators fear organised gangs of fraudsters are expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, exploiting new opportunities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis to make huge sums with little risk of being caught. The growth will have a direct impact on the rest of the world, where many victims of […]

Recently, I interviewed a 70-year-old coconut farmer, who told me about the hundreds of trees he was losing to the drought ravaging his home town of Rabaiin southern Kenya. Fighting back tears, he told me how weather patterns that he could no longer master or predict had left him without a way to provide for […]

Hollywood undermines Africa’s struggles, creating a false impression of the continent to please western viewers. While the story told in The Woman King took place in what is now Benin, the film was shot in South Africa. Image courtesy (Ilze Kitshoff/Sony Pictures Entertainment) The latest film by director Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King, is about […]

Comment: At the Cop27 summit in Egypt, a dash for gas risks distracting from the support for climate resilience Africans really need Here in Egypt at Cop27 climate talks, attendees are on the receiving end of a barrage of announcements centred around Africa. Africa, where climate vulnerability is higher than any other region. Where renewable […]

Black Americans sue to keep Benin Bronzes in US — not Africa  The Black Wall Street Times Source link

NEWARK, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man has been indicted for laundering money on behalf of the Cape Town Zone of Black Axe, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Andrew Suarez, 29, of Middletown, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with money laundering conspiracy, substantive money laundering counts, and aggravated identity theft. […]

WASHINGTON — Gen. Darryl Williams has been the commander of U.S. Army Europe and Africa since June 2022, a job that puts him front and center in NATO efforts to fortify the eastern front after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He spoke with Defense News in late September about his observations on the war and why […]

Letter from Africa: The Afro-punk band taking on ‘whitewashed’ history  BBC Source link


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