For Africa, Trump has been heavy on muscle but light on compassion – Quartz

Through a mix of arms deals, proposed budget cuts and an attempted travel ban, US president Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have had an impact on Africa. Within days of taking office, Trump signed an executive order on immigration that barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days […]

Gift Ngoepe is the first African-born player to baseball’s major league – PRI

A Pittsburgh Pirates rookie named Gift Ngoepe has become the first African-born player to appear in a Major League Baseball game. Listen to the Story. On Wednesday, the 27-year-old South African stepped up to the plate in a game against the Chicago Cubs and hit a single up the middle in his first at-bat. Here’s […]

Is there a future for the EFF in S. Africa after Zuma? –

The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the third largest political party in South Africa, is Julius Malema: A controversial, but popular politician. Malema has always maintained one primary goal since he founded the EFF in 2013: Ousting President Jacob Zuma from office. His party has so far failed to present an […]

Barclays Net Profit Tumbles on Africa Write-Down – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

LONDON—Barclays PLC said its net profit fell by more than half in the first quarter of the year, as the British bank’s bottom line was stung by the cost of shedding its African business and weaker-than-expected returns at its investment bank. The lender, which is entering the final two months of a restructuring program, said […]

Africa is in the go – Independent Online

Having the world’s most youthful population and solid economic fundamentals, Africa is now in the best possible position to benefit from the digital revolution. Africa’s ongoing economic development will undoubtedly be achieved by leapfrogging outmoded Western models of industrialisation. How this will come about is best illustrated by the continent’s power challenge. Today, some 600million […]

‘I told myself not to cry’: South Africa’s Gift Ngoepe makes MLB history – The Globe and Mail

It came as a rare glimmer of good news in a country struggling with economic and political crises: a South African has crossed a historic barrier by becoming the first African to reach baseball’s major leagues. Gift Ngoepe’s landmark debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates was a boost for baseball’s global ambitions, adding another potential market […]

The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa – Common Dreams

General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy.  “I would just say, they are on the ground.  They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a Pentagon press briefing in March, when asked about Russian military personnel operating in North Africa.  “We watch what they do with great […]

Behind the Comparison of Zuma’s South Africa and Mugabe’s Zimbabwe – New York Times

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How to Help Africa Feed Itself – Bloomberg

Peter Sotamaruti’s 2-acre farm near Bungoma, a village in western Kenya, is minuscule by the standards of the developed world. But it’s double the acreage he tended five years ago. Sales of surplus corn have allowed the 49-year-old farmer and his family to trade up from a mud hut to a three-room brick house with […]

23 beautiful reasons to visit South Africa – CNN

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