More than 20 victims were scammed out of anywhere between a few thousand to up to 800,000 euros in a scheme that led them to believe they were ... purchasing African works of art whose authenticity or export was fraudulently “certified” by UNESCO.
Africa’s population will double by 2050. The continent and its vast pool of exceptionally young human capital – with a median age of 19.7 ... years – is gifted with an historic opportunity for sustained economic development. One of the key factors in realizing this growth is the widening of access to higher education - however, there are legitimate questions to be asked about what kind of education is on offer and who gains access to it.
Egypt presented a new peace initiative for Libya in June in support of Marshall Khalifa Haftar. Cairo has been taking a more influential role ... in the conflict between the internationally recognised government, the GNA, and Haftar’s LNA. But why is Egypt further involving itself in the affairs of Libya? The answer comes from the historical relationship between these two neighbours.
The Francophone countries coming together to replace the colonial currency, the CFA Franc with the Eco, may be “a major step forward and a ... positive thing,” says Andrew S. Nevin, Chief Economist, Nigeria Clients and Markets Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). But for Nigeria, the eventual uniformed adoption of the single currency challenges the sovereignty of its naira.
In the aftermath of the financial and debt crises that started in 2007, food prices increased 57% in 2008 and 64 per cent in 2012, leading to ... a global food emergency in which 75 million more people went to bed hungry. The food crisis contributed to major protests and instability across the world, including in Mexico, Bangladesh and Burkina Faso. In the Middle East, it helped trigger the Arab Spring of 2012.
The Gabon National Assembly’s passing of a law decriminalising homosexuality is a triumph for those behind the initiative, but is nevertheless ... just one of several steps. The text is up for a vote in the Senate next, and the debates promise to be heated.
The weekend of 20 June witnessed a sharp escalation in tensions between Egypt and Turkey over Libya. In a speech near the Egyptian-Libyan border, ... President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed his full intentions to fully involve Egypt’s military in Libya. But with each country armed with similar military capabilities, such a scenario would likely lead to a long-lasting standoff.
Protests against racism have erupted around the globe in recent weeks, sparked by the murder of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a ... white police officer in Minnesota, in the United States. This act of racial violence serves as a timely reminder of the racial inequalities that persist for black people around the world, African diasporas being no exception.