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West Africa Inequality Crisis Called Extreme in New Report
July 11, 2019
"Inequality has reached extreme levels in West Africa, and today the wealthiest 1 per cent of West Africans own more than everyone else in the region combined." That was the finding in a new report published by Oxfam and Development Finance International. ... read more »
Senegalese in Wall Street Protest Fear Offshore Oil/Gas Resources Lost to Fraud
June 28, 2019
A foreign investor with mineral assets throughout Africa is alleged to have made a secret payment of $250,000 to a company run by the brother of the president of Senegal, in a bid to obtain the country’s assets, according to recently published reports in the BBC and Global Witness. ... read more »
International Prospects to Head to Atlanta For First NBA Academy Games in The U.S. 
June 28, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that the third NBA Academy Games - a series of exhibition games featuring prospects from the seven NBA Academies and other teams - will take place Tuesday, July 9 – Sunday, July 14 at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, the official practice facility of the Atlanta Hawks, in Atlanta, Ga, marking the first time the NBA Academy Games will take place in the U.S. ... read more »
Study Finds Most of the World Failing at Gender Equality
June 13, 2019
“This report should serve as a wakeup call to the world. We won’t meet the [Sustainable Development Goals] SDGs with 40% of girls and women living in countries that are failing on gender equality,” said Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ... read more »
Mandela’s Widow, Graca Machel: ‘Child Hunger Must Be Priority in Africa’
June 7, 2019
Economic growth in Africa has been impressive, but a sad reality remains: However prosperous, the results have had little impact on child nutrition. ... read more »
Mandela’s Widow, Graca Machel: “Child Hunger Must Be Priority in Africa”
June 6, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa is also a hotbed of chronic hunger due to extreme poverty ... read more »
NBA names Amadou Gallo Fall President of Basketball Africa League
May 31, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. ... read more »
NBA and FIBA Announce Plan To Launch Professional Basketball League In Africa
March 8, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced on Saturday their plan to launch the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa. ... read more »
At New Museum of Black Civilizations, a Call to Come Home
January 3, 2019
The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art. The West African nation's culture minister isn't shy: He wants the thousands of pieces of cherished heritage taken from the continent over the centuries to come home. ... read more »
Time for France to Give Back African Art
December 20, 2018
The experts estimate that up to 90 percent of African art is outside the continent, including statues, thrones and manuscripts. Thousands of works are held by just one museum, the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, opened in 2006 to showcase non-European art — much of it from former French colonies. The museum wouldn’t immediately comment on the report. ... read more »
Teammates Of U.S. Green Beret Face Murder Prosecution
November 20, 2018
More than a year has passed since the death of U.S. Green Beret Logan Melgar in Bamako, Mali. Investigators now believe they have men of interest – two Navy SEALS and two Marine Raiders. The four face charges that include felony murder in the strangulation death of Staff Sgt. Melgar. ... read more »
African Critics See Dark Side to China’s ‘Charitable’ Loans
September 14, 2018
At the confab, with representatives from 53 of 54 African countries, sky-high numbers were bandied about. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in funds for eight initiatives over the next three years, in areas ranging from industrial promotion, infrastructure construction and scholarships for young Africans. ... read more »
Lawyers Building Case Against Gambian Ex-President Over Mass Killing of Refugees
May 31, 2018
Kyere was selling shoes in Ghana and the Ivory Coast when he decided to use his savings to travel to Senegal and then to Europe. His plan fell apart when the boat used by migrants ran out of fuel and beached in the Gambia. The group was arrested, detained for a week in Banjul and beaten. ... read more »
African National Congress To Choose Successor To Incumbant Jacob Fake News’ And Win Prizes
December 13, 2017
Prizes were distributed at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa ... read more »
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