Wednesday , May 22 2024


Why the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Negotiations Matter

Does Ethiopia have the right to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) or does Egypt have the right to prevent this from happening? To get a sense of what’s at stake for each of these countries and what can be done, we interviewed two experts—one from Egypt and the …

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The African Festival of the Arts: Using Culture to Span Continents

DSC_1584For 26 years, Africa International House has brought the African Diaspora to the U.S with their unique cultural celebration, the African Festival of the Arts. Held each Labor Day weekend in Chicago, the Festival offers a glimpse into the many unique treasures of the African Continent as well as African-centric …

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South Africa’s Jobodwana joins world sprint elite and aims to stay there

South African runner Anaso Jobodwana is aiming high after winning third place in the 200 metres, he said after the race. His under-20-seconds time puts him in the running elite and he plans to stay there, he told RFI, while paying tribute to compatriot Wayde Van Niekerk. Poultry famously featured …

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Pharrell Williams Could Face Pro-BDS Backlash in South Africa

Concerts scheduled by U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro-Palestine protesters over a promotional deal he has with major retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel The Grammy award-winning producer and performer has been targeted by the South African branch of the …

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Photos: LGBTQ Africans express identity in ‘(Limit)less’ ways

“I think the world tends to place African and LGBTQ identities in opposition with each other,” Odera, a queer Nigerian-American, said to photographer Mikael Owunna. “I am lucky because, I have built a home and inner fire within myself that simply does not accept the binary. And it certainly doesn’t …

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S.African economy faces turbulence: central bank’s Kganyago

South Africa’s economy faces a turbulent time as the prospect of rising U.S. interest rates and a slowing Chinese economy complicate policy-making, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Reuters Economist of the Year event, Kganyago said China’s devaluation of its currency to stem an economic …

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