#GoogleSkills: Tech giant celebrates Africa Day – Independent Online

#GoogleSkills: Tech giant celebrates Africa Day – Independent Online

Johannesburg – As part of celebrating Africa Day, Google is kickstarting one of the first workshops designed to empower Africans with Digital skills. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez The first session is currently being conducted in Soweto where local entrepreneurs and job seekers are assisted with using Google tools for business and career development. The value […]

Damian Marley's deep love for Africa – Independent Online

Damian Marley's deep love for Africa – Independent Online

Damian Marley’s 2010 collaboration album with Nas, Distant Relatives is littered with references to Africa’s rich cultural background. During the recording of the album Marley and Nas dug through archives of African music in search of songs to sample and reference. On one of the album’s more popular songs, Africa Must Wake Up, Marley sings […]

AfDB meet: Modi showcases development model to Africa – Hindu Business Line

AfDB meet: Modi showcases development model to Africa – Hindu Business Line

Vows support in common issues of poverty, power Gandhinagar, May 23:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hard-sold his development agenda and policies to African leaders at the 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group at Mahatma Mandir here. Addressing delegates from 80 African countries, Modi emphasised on strong and long-lasting cooperation […]

Did the First Human Ancestor Emerge in Europe, Not Africa? – History

Did the First Human Ancestor Emerge in Europe, Not Africa? – History

New analysis of two fossil specimens found in Greece and Bulgaria has led a team of international scientists to a stunning conclusion: The fossilized lower jawbone and teeth, which date back some 7.2 million years, belonged not to an ape but to a hominin, or early human ancestor. If correct, their hypothesis would rewrite the […]

World Health Organization Elects First Director General From Africa – NPR

World Health Organization Elects First Director General From Africa – NPR

NPR World Health Organization Elects First Director General From AfricaNPRTedros, who goes by his first name (pronounced TAY-dros), won the job over Sania Nishtar, a cardiologist from Pakistan, and David Nabarro, a physician and WHO veteran from Britain who led the U.N.’s response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak in 2014.WHO Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as […]

Meet the 10 African trailblazers on the TEDGlobal 2017 list – CNN

Ten of the 21 TED fellows are African, from countries such as Egypt, Uganda, Liberia, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Nigeria. “We choose fellows not only based on their accomplishments so far, but also on their grit, their collaborative spirit, and their potential to break barriers as they build their careers” said Tom Rielly, TED […]

South Africa's ANC Dismisses Zuma Removal Report as 'Fabrication' – U.S. News & World Report

South Africa's ANC Dismisses Zuma Removal Report as 'Fabrication' – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report South Africa’s ANC Dismisses Zuma Removal Report as ‘Fabrication’U.S. News & World ReportSouth African President Jacob Zuma addresses a prayer service held in Durban, South Africa, May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rogan Ward Reuters. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress dismissed a media report on …ANC Leaders Plan to Raise […]

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK. Ibori was jailed in the UK for fraud totalling nearly £50m in 2012. He was due […]

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Image copyright AFP/Getty Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the […]

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ from state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh left the country in January after being voted out of power The Gambia’s former president stole “at least” $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said. Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company. […]

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