I will not rest until Africa feeds itself

I will not rest until Africa feeds itself

CLOSE Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn gives 10 reasons a statue of Norman Borlaug deserves to be in our nation’s capitol. Buy Photo 2017 World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi A. Adesina shakes hands with Governor Kim Reynolds after receiving his award Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.(Photo: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register)Buy Photo Akinwumi Adesina, the 2017 World Food Prize winner, […]

Africa’s top shots: 13-19 October 2017

Africa’s top shots: 13-19 October 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Reuters In Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, Sandra Kouadio takes time off to pose with her latest hairstyle… Image copyright Reuters While Simon Nkendoh waits for clients at his salon in the city. Image copyright […]

Engie agrees to buy solar-power firm Fenix to expand in Africa

Engie agrees to buy solar-power firm Fenix to expand in Africa

Engie SA agreed to buy US energy-technology start-up Fenix International to help fund the roll out of solar-power systems for Africans with no access to the electricity grid.  The French utility will provide capital and help raise debt to expand the electricity service into at least 10 African countries over the next five years, Fenix […]

Nivea accused of racism with fair skin advertising campaign in Africa — Quartz

Nivea accused of racism with fair skin advertising campaign in Africa — Quartz

“Now I have visibly fairer skin, making me feel younger.” In Africa, this is a divisive tagline, and yet global skincare brand Nivea created a whole advertising campaign around attaining fairer skin. In parts of Africa and Asia, Nivea has created “Natural Fairness”, a body care line promising to restore and enhance fair skin. The […]

Russian Bitcoin Tycoon Expands Into Africa – Forbes

Russian Bitcoin Tycoon Expands Into Africa – Forbes

Forbes Russian Bitcoin Tycoon Expands Into AfricaForbesRu, recently opened an office in Dubai, UAE, to cover the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. His fund’s model has been so successful, so much that investors and hedge funds from South Africa to Switzerland have asked to white-label his … Source link

Next Generation in Africa See Agribusiness as Future of Farming

Next Generation in Africa See Agribusiness as Future of Farming

DES MOINES, Iowa – African population trends show that the continent is youth “full.” The population bulge of 420 million, ages 15-35, is an opportunity for the continent to employ the next generation of farmers, and new farmers are framing the future with agribusiness, “agripreneurship” and technology. In Africa, though new technology is becoming available, […]

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Danny Jordaan is a prominent member of the governing ANC party South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago. He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city, she has […]

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 –

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 –

“Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development” Aliko Dankote, President / Chief Executive Officer Dankote Group & Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum On Africa WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 19, 2017/ — Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global […]