Six years ago, Amnesty International shocked the world by exposing human rights abuses and child labour in the DRC. The report, titled ‘This ... is what we die for’ painted a grim picture of abuse, tragedy and hardship in the DRC’s artisanal cobalt mines.
With Ghana, Algeria and Nigeria all out of the tournament, and Senegal having stuttered unconvincingly in the group phase, Côte D’Ivoire seemed ... to be the most balanced of the bigger teams initially tipped to succeed. Much of that has to do with the midfield mix offered by Franck Kessie, Jean Michael Seri and – the least experienced of the trio – Ibrahim Sangaré.
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After Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and Alpha Condé, it is the president of Burkina Faso who was swept away by a coup d'état on Monday 24 January. ... Since it is now possible to depose a president without blowback or the risk of external military intervention, this was bound to provoke copycats.
Whatever your take – hype? hope? – cryptocurrencies are part of the conversation. And many Africans are jumping into these digital assets ... with both feet. But with fiat money a key part of the glue of the state, will this lead to creative destruction... or just destruction?
US streaming giant Netflix is getting serious about the potential of the African media market. And big global media players like Universal Music ... Group are also following suit. Dorothy Ghettuba, head of the Africa Originals Series for Netflix, told CNN in 2020 that there is a huge demand for “made in Africa” content.