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China to restructure Congo’s debt

  Congolese Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso acknowledged on Monday the financial difficulties his country is facing, and promissed to reduce a debt that has recently increased. "Our financial difficulties,…

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Emily Kilcrease Named Director of CNAS Energy, Economics, and Security Program

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Emily Kilcrease has been named Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program. Prior…

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5 NGOs, 4 Journalists Sue Federal Government at ECOWAS Court Over Twitter Ban

Five non-governmental organizations and four journalists have filed a suit against the Federal Government at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja asking it to declare the indefinite suspension…

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World Bank and African Union Team Up to Support Rapid Vaccination for Up to 400 million People in Africa

The African Finance Ministers and the World Bank Group met today to fast track vaccine acquisition on the continent and avoid a third wave. In a boost to the African…

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Private consortium takes over 51% stake of South African Airline, gov’t has 49%

South African Airways will now be 51% owned by a private consortium, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced Friday. At a virtual press conference, Gordhan said "The government has agreed…

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Bitcoin plunges below $30,000 as China ramps up the pressure on cryptos

Bitcoin tanked again on Tuesday and fell below $30,000 for the first time since late January as China escalated its crackdown on cryptocurrencies. China further curbed mining activity and told major payment…

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Mo Ibrahim: Pandemic Is Rolling Back Democracy Gains in Africa

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a deterioration in democracy in Africa and the continent may require a fresh crop of statesmen to boost participation, philanthropist Mohamed Ibrahim said. The Ibrahim Index…

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Yetunde Juliet Adeshile: My father raised an unbelievably high bar and pressure for a child to have to live up to.

   Self-driven, Sociable, hardworking. determined, calculated, tenacious, an Amazon who doesn’t take ‘No’ for an answer. Born to a foremost Nigerian billionaire father, the Late Chief Oyedele Ashamu, the United Kingdom-trained Yetunde Juliet Adeshile’s dad had raised an unbelievably high bar and…

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Pornhub videos: Women sue, alleging lack of consent

More than 30 women are suing the company which owns the streaming site Pornhub, alleging exploitation over the use of explicit videos of them. The women say the videos were…

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Mike Pence Called ‘Traitor’, Booed and Heckled in Florida

Former Vice President Mike Pence was briefly heckled Friday as a "traitor" at a conservative conference in Orlando seen as a stop for Republicans honing stump speeches for a possible…

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