Nivea Ad For ‘Visibly Fairer Skin’ Sparks Controversy In West Africa – NPR

Nivea Ad For ‘Visibly Fairer Skin’ Sparks Controversy In West Africa – NPR

NPR Nivea Ad For ‘Visibly Fairer Skin’ Sparks Controversy In West AfricaNPRDove isn’t the only skin-care company caught up in a controversy about its ads. Nivea, a German company with global reach, has been called out on social media for ads in West Africa that many described as racist, colorist and tone deaf. The ads […]

Niger raid highlights US forces’ growing Africa role

Niger raid highlights US forces’ growing Africa role

American soldiers, such as this group training in Senegal, are an increasing presence across Africa The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, which is rapidly becoming a major center of US military action. Their mission is to counter the advances of […]

Millions caught in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’

Millions caught in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’

Image caption South Africa has been hit by what is described as the worst data breach in history Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet – placing them at risk of identity theft. The information contained in […]

Academic exchange with Africa strengthens with Freiburg’s help

Academic exchange with Africa strengthens with Freiburg’s help

IMAGE: The University of Freiburg will receive a subsidy for the “Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in Africa “, making it the hub for African studies in Germany. view more  Credit: Photos: ABI, Guido Kirsch; Montage: Sandra Meyndt Strengthening African viewpoints in science and politics: The goal of the newly founded “Merian International Centre for […]

Member states contributed too little to Africa Fund – EURACTIV.com

Member states contributed too little to Africa Fund – EURACTIV.com

Speaking to the press after the first round of talks at the EU summit on Thursday (19 October), Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned that EU action was “reaching its limits” due to insufficient financing. “We are reaching our limits when it comes to this Emergency Trust Fund for Africa,” Juncker said. “We started by saying […]

AMHVoices: Africa waking up from economic slumber

AMHVoices: Africa waking up from economic slumber

THE Chinese bamboo is an amazing tree. Its seed stays underground for five years without germinating, but when it does, it grows 50 feet in one week. What is important is not how long it delays but how fast it grows. Don’t give up on your dreams on Africa no matter how long it stays […]

Industrialising Africa: Investing in the youth dividend

Industrialising Africa: Investing in the youth dividend

Africa has the fastest-growing economies in the world as well as the youngest population expected to double by 2055. This growth presents an opportunity to transform this youth boom into a catalyst for industrialising Africa or it can undermine the progress that has been made. The real question is “what do we do with the […]