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FIFA Orders Flags At Half-Mast For Mandela

Nelson Mandela

World soccer body FIFA ordered flags to be flown at half-mast and a minute’s silence to be held before the next round of international matches after the death of Nelson Mandela on Thursday. FIFA president Sepp Blatter, in Brazil for […]

 
 

African’s Greatest Son Nelson Mandela Has Passed Away

African’s Greatest Son Nelson Mandela Has Passed Away

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of the nation, died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He said Mandela passed away at 8.50pm at his […]

 
 

Africa’s Economic Growth Miracle Is Real

Africa’s Economic Growth Miracle Is Real

You should know by now that African economies are growing. Almost every continental analysis leads with impressive data: economic growth rates hover at an impressive 6%; combined GDP will hit $2.6-trillion by 2020; foreign direct investment is flocking in to […]

 
 

China Promises Africa $1 Trillion, But The True Sum May Never Be Known

China Promises Africa $1 Trillion, But The True Sum May Never Be Known

China has pledged to provide $1 trillion in financing (paywall) to countries in Africa over the next 12 years. Speaking at a summit in Hong Kong, Zhao Changhui of China’s state-owned Export-Import (Exim) Bank said the money will go toward helping the region build highways, […]

 
 

Youth Unemployment in Africa: A Ticking Time BOMB!

Youth Unemployment in Africa: A Ticking Time BOMB!

Senegalese opposition politicians denounced the country’s high unemployment rate to mobilize youth against former President Abdoulaye Wade in the country’s 2012 presidential election. Joblessness was one of the main issues that drove the country’s many young people into the streets […]