African Parks Network, which manages natural parks throughout the continent, is seeking to expand. Present today in Benin, and perhaps tomorrow ... in Côte d'Ivoire, APN rangers -- who fight poachers with guns -- now face the risk of clashes with jihadists. An interview with Charles Wells, the director of operations.
Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto is a man who believes he has the best chance to succeed his boss of nine years President Uhuru Kenyatta. ... During his meteoric rise, he has turned the heat on institutions that he believes stand in his way. Like US President Donald Trump before him, Ruto accuses the media of protecting the 'deep state' and the system. Is he justified? Or is this a populist pose?
Human genome sequencing company HLI (Human Longevity Inc.) is planning to go public via a merger with Freedom Acquisition I Corp, launched by ... Franco-Ivorian financier Thiam. The combined company would be worth nearly $1bn.
Through the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe, Stanbic Bank engaged the central bank to ensure the suspension of bank lending does not cripple ... their operations, Panashe Chitumba Stanbic Bank's head of risk and corporate affairs tells The Africa Report.
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We are sitting around a café table in a wharf on Cape Town’s waterfront, a few hundred metres from the Mining Indaba, where thousands of engineers, ... bankers and assorted geeks are crowding into the city’s conference centre, breaking cover after two years of pandemic prohibition.
The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival returns to theatres for the first time in two years, with in-person screenings ... taking place across venues in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Perhaps the most prestigious festival on the continent for documentary films, the 24th edition of Encounters offers a whopping 53 titles – shorts and features inclusive. It runs from 23 June to 3 July 2022.
Findings contained in the final report of South Africa's inquiry into the large-scale corruption under former president Jacob Zuma's watch asserts ... that President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was Zuma's deputy at the time, didn't do enough to stop the rot. It also implicates the entire governing ANC in state capture.
Despite the federal government’s claims to the contrary, insecurity in Nigeria is on the rise, with kidnappings for ransom taking place daily ... across the country. This week in particular further shone a light on increasing security concerns.
The leaders of Sudan’s military junta, General Abdel-Fattah al Burhan and the General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo ‘Hemeti’ are accused of trying ... to exploit a new upsurge of violence in Darfur for their political advantage this year.
Ousmane Diagana, the West and Central Africa vice-president of the World Bank explains the Bretton Woods institution's positioning and priorities ... on the continent. In this long interview, he pushes back against the familiar critique of rigidity and economic orthodoxy.
In May, Netflix scored its biggest Nigerian hit with the original title, Blood Sisters. The gripping thriller about two best friends on the ... run from the law, and the mighty reach of an influential family, has since hit over 20 million hours, becoming a global favourite. The key to its success? Not playing to a particular genre, says co-director Kenneth Gyang.
Africa’s largest private higher education network Honoris United Universities plans to expand in Egypt, Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire, Chief Growth ... and Strategy Officer Laura Kakon tells The Africa Report.