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.
Too often in human history, access to reliable and affordable energy has been a privilege for the few when it should be a basic right for all. ... This has been especially true in Africa where – despite remarkable progress in recent years – hundreds of millions of people still have no electricity.
Despite the effects of COVID-19, Africa’s young creative industries remain ripe for investment opportunities. African music, film, and fashion ... continue to gain global popularity, with companies like Netflix and Universal Music Group expanding their presence on the continent.
Sudan’s transitional government is being buffeted by dangerous economic headwinds. When Sudan’s international partners meet at a conference ... on Thursday 25 June, they should offer further financial support to Khartoum’s civilian cabinet, or risk reigniting economic frustrations and stoking new instability.
Calls by African ambassadors at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week for a top–level investigation into racism and police brutality ... in the United States – as corporate apologias for links to the Transatlantic slave trade and demands for reparations multiply – show how the horrific police murder of George Floyd has resounded across the world.
A picture that went viral on social media in Zimbabwe at the end of last week reminded many of an equally famous picture from 2007 of a young ... boy smiling as he carried wads of notes at the height of the country’s hyperinflation.
China, Western Europe, the United States and Brazil have thus far been the regions hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has also been ... spreading across the African continent and threatening to devastate vulnerable populations and overwhelm an already fragile healthcare system.
Johannesburg scares the shit out of me. Here, even my Chicago core feels intimidated, not quite up to the challenge in this city where safety ... is the first priority. Forever on guard. Driving down a major thoroughfare you grow tense when you see a road-sign warning about a high-crime hot-spot. Hope to make it through without getting jacked or smash-and-grabbed.