Africa News Headlines for 9 September 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from across the globe over the past 24 hours. Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken Southern Africa’s Skies Sunday Source: Space.com Kenya picked to host 2016 Africa Individual chess championship Source: The Star America’s Imperial Footprint in Africa Source: CounterPunch US to train UPDF doctors Source: New Vision Tree bark …

Continue reading ‘Africa News Headlines for 9 September 2015’ »

What lies behind the rise of jihadist movements in Africa

Charles Villa-Vicencio, University of Cape Town Africa arguably faces the biggest threat to political stability since the collapse of colonialism in the mid-20th century. The threat comes in the main from the proliferation of militant Islamic groups in parts of the continent. These groups, which strike at the heart of African cohesion and nation-building, include: …

Continue reading ‘What lies behind the rise of jihadist movements in Africa’ »

Nigeria’s new president faces uphill task of making economic growth benefit all

Stephen Onyeiwu, Allegheny College The Nigerian economy grew at an average of 6.8% a year over the past decade, placing it among the fastest growing countries globally. But only about 25% of Nigerians have benefited from this growth. Why, despite this spectacular economic growth, are millions of underemployed young people and adults barely surviving on …

Continue reading ‘Nigeria’s new president faces uphill task of making economic growth benefit all’ »

Africa News Headlines for 6 June 2015

Involve Private sector in infrastructure projects, President Uhuru Kenyatta tells East African nations Source: Standard Digital How The Global Cocaine Trade Is Funding North African Jihad Source: AFK Insider The Kenyan town kept afloat by a foreign army Source: Daily Mail/AFP Reform climate financing system – Africa Panel Source: BusinessGhana Cameroon: Africa’s Pivot Source: World …

Continue reading ‘Africa News Headlines for 6 June 2015’ »

Africa News Headlines for 5 June 2015

New Look At Pot-Smoking Pygmies Suggests Marijuana Helps Deter Parasites Source: Huffington Post Mobile Catching Up To Desktop For Porn Consumption In South Africa Source: AFK Insider Kabila’s Plan B for the Congo Source: Atlantic Council East Africa’s Light Bulb Moment Source: Forbes Facebook takes Internet.org to Senegal Source: IT News Africa Lunch with the …

Continue reading ‘Africa News Headlines for 5 June 2015’ »