Why isn’t Kate Middleton joining Prince William on his royal tour to Africa?

Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of the future King of Britain. The Duchess met her husband at University, and they married almost 10 years later. Now the couple have three children, Prince Geroge, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis who was born in April. However, it sees the pair will […]

West Africa Invades the American Beer Conversation

In 2012, two friends originally from West Africa and now living in Washington, D.C., noticed something about their local beer market: an absence of imported African beers. Seeing this as a challenge, Kofi Meroe and Amado Carsky started home-brewing together, incorporating techniques and the unique flavors they knew growing up. The result? Sankofa Beer Company, […]

Informal trade is ubiquitous in Africa, but too often ignored

Fair exchange, sometimes robbery “THE border is like a river,” says Ronald Sembatya, “where somebody can come to get fish.” He is resting beside his wheelchair in the muddy no-man’s land between Uganda and Kenya. His disability makes it hard to find work elsewhere. But here he earns his “fish” by shuttling goods across the […]

White supremacists celebrate Trump’s promotion of false claims of white persecution in South Africa

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump excited white nationalists on Wednesday when he announced that his administration would look into farm seizures and the “large-scale killing” of white farmers in South Africa.  The issue has been promoted by right-wing groups and white supremacists around the world, and Trump took his cue from Fox News host […]

Autonomous drones will help stop illegal fishing in Africa

Drones aren’t just cracking down on land-based poaching in Africa — ATLAN Space is launching a pilot that will use autonomous drones to report illegal fishing in the Seychelles islands. The fliers will use computer vision to identify both the nature of boats in protected waters as well as their authorization. If they detect illegal […]

Oldest-ever meteorite found in Africa… and could unlock the solar system’s secrets, scientists say

The oldest meteorite ever discovered could help researchers on their quest for truth: discovering how our solar system formed 4.6 billion years ago. The record breaking space rock was discovered in Mauritania, Northwest Africa. Found in a sand dune in Mauritania, the light-colored space rock is laced with green crystals and is about the size […]

South Africa to change constitution to legalize taking away white farmers' land

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving the way for land grabs without compensation. Ramaphosa, who vowed to return the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the country’s black population after he […]

China’s Xi Jinping just arrived for a visit to Africa — as US interest in the region seems to be waning

Reuters DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is arriving in Africa on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the continent. This is Xi’s first trip abroad since he was appointed to a second term in […]

Gunmen shoot dead 11 taxi drivers in ambush in South Africa

Eleven taxi drivers have been gunned down in a “heinous” ambush outside Durban, South Africa’s police force has confirmed. The group belonging to the Ivory-Park Taxi Association in Gauteng were returning to Johannesburg from a funeral when they were set upon by gunman in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Eleven people were killed and four […]

China’s Xi touches down in Senegal for first visit to west Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Senegal on Saturday for the first leg of his tour of sub-Saharan Africa that will also see him visit Rwanda, South Africa and Mauritius. The Senegal visit marks President Xi’s first ever trip to a west African nation, and he is the first Chinese head of state to […]