Africa/World

The So Called Brain Drain Proving A Net GAIN for Africa

The So Called Brain Drain Proving A Net GAIN for Africa

More than Just Sending Money Home: Engaging the Diaspora as a Priority for Africa’s Development. In Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013. Anne W. Kamau and Mwangi S. Kimenyi. Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution. January 2013. Af­rica’s large diaspora has […]

 
 

Mugabe Threatens To Stop Raw Platinum Exports

Mugabe Threatens To Stop Raw Platinum Exports

Hate him, love him, Mugabe defies the odds. According to Reutures, Zimbabwe may halt exports of raw platinum to South Africa to force mining companies to build a refinery in the country as a two-year deadline has expired, state media […]

 
 

Angola’s National Currency Now Traded in Portugal and France

Angola’s National Currency Now Traded in Portugal and France

The kwanza, Angola’s national currency, since 11 November, can be traded in both France and Portugal, according to a statement from Portuguese foreign exchange company NovaCâmbios. In Mozambique and Namibia, where the company has branches, “we are waiting for authorisation […]

 
 

AMAZON.COM For Africa Starting With Nigeria

AMAZON.COM For Africa Starting With Nigeria

IT IS impossible to shop in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, says Jeremy Hodara, the French co-founder of Jumia, an online retailer that began trading in the country 18 months ago. The roads are terrible; the traffic is crazy; the city […]

 
 

To BE FOREVER FREE: The Year Of Emancipation!

To BE FOREVER FREE: The Year Of Emancipation!

Every day sees visitors breaking down in tears while touring 97,000-square-foot Elmina Castle, west of Cape Coast, Ghana. Built in 1482 by the Portuguese as a gold trading post on the Gulf of Guinea, it was turned into a fortress […]