The Growth of Mobile Money Transfer in Africa

In 2021 the glob­al mobile val­ue stood at 1 tril­lion dol­lars. The African con­ti­nent account­ed for about 70 per­cent of the sta­tis­tics. The adop­tion of mobile mon­ey in Africa con­tin­ues to rise with Glob­al Sys­tem for Mobile Communications(GSMA) fig­ures high­light­ing an increase from 27.5 bil­lion in 2020 to 36.7 bil­lion in 2021. Mobile Mon­ey Enables Growth…

Africa Post-Covid-19

Two Areas That Can Boost Africa’s Post-COVID Development

Editor’s Note: Ear­li­er, Oscar Katusya point­ed us to a strat­e­gy that may ben­e­fit the African con­ti­nent as it deals with the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. Today, Oscar tells us trade and pol­i­tics are some of the key aspects of this strat­e­gy.  The Agen­da 2063 To under­stand the Africa Con­ti­nen­tal Free Trade Area, we first have to be…

Africa News Matters

Fea­tured Head­lines Fact Check Spot­light  Around the World More Sto­ries Videos In the News Cat­e­goriesAfrica Agen­da Analy­sis Africa News — Youtube African News Review African Per­spec­tive All Analy­sis Around the World BBC News Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion Carnegie Endow­ment Cen­tral Africa Covid-19 Cul­ture and Soci­ety East Africa Edu­cate Elec­tions and Democ­ra­cy FactCheck Fake News Finance and Economics…

Protests in Algeria Lead African News

Alge­ria, in North­ern Africa, is con­sid­ered a hotbed of the so-called Arab Spring move­ment. The Arab Spring which came alive in the Decem­ber 2010 peri­od swept away legit­i­mate, yet author­i­tar­i­an gov­ern­ments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen in a rev­o­lu­tion by civ­il soci­ety move­ments. The move­ments are believed to have laid the foun­da­tion for civ­il wars…

Videos

These videos tell the real sto­ry about the African con­ti­nent  Africa Agen­da: World Press Free­dom Day, 2019 ‑Part 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppmCTi3zZn8 Chi­na’s Foot­print in Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRGnYpxTVh8 TALK AFRICA in 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojY2E5I8bG4 In a speech that went viral, Ghana’s pres­i­dent, Aku­­fo-Addo, says Africans, not for­eign­ers, should devel­op the African con­ti­nent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN6OWCe-AfA Rwan­dan Leader, Kagame, Implores Africans to Hold Themselves…

The News

African News Today — This Week — This Month

“Cov­er­age of the African con­ti­nent con­sti­tutes only 5.6 per­cent of inter­na­tion­al news pro­duced by US news media. This 5.6 per­cent offers for its intend­ed audi­ence lit­tle depth in the por­tray­al of an entire con­ti­nent.”  —Asya A. Beso­va, and Skye Chance Coo­ley, For­eign News and Pub­lic Opin­ion, 2010 Each day sig­nif­i­cant African News—Today—This week— This Month happens…

African Nations’ Participation in the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Edi­tor’s Note: As the 2018 World Cup in Rus­sia pro­gressed we assigned Ife Nwosu to give us a score­card of what was hap­pen­ing. Here you’ll find Ife’s obser­va­tions, first record­ed in July. This year’s World Cup is tak­ing place in Rus­sia. And as always, the com­pe­ti­tion is fierce, espe­cial­ly among the four African coun­tries still participating.…

Malaria Vaccine Tops the News: May 1, 2017

ENCA.com In this week’s news, the world’s first malar­ia vac­cine is being devel­oped, Chi­na puts pres­sure on African fish­eries, and the Pope vis­its Egypt. Malar­ia Vac­cine Tri­als To Start Soon Begin­ning next year, the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO) will begin real-world test­ing of its new malar­ia vac­cine. The vac­cine will be test­ed in Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi…

In Case You Missed It: 1/30/17 — 2/6/17

This week’s most impor­tant head­lines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Africans scru­ti­nize Unit­ed States Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son­’s role in enabling dic­ta­tors in the con­ti­nent and despite the Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) foot­ball win, the sit­u­a­tion in Cameroon could take a turn for the worse. Rex Tillerson’s Ties to African…