Tag: Africa


Barbados Look To Africa For Business

Barbados is scheduled to host more than 700 African businessmen, investors, and representatives of financial institutions during the first Africa-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum from August 31 to September 3. The Forum is one of the first projects coming out of last year’s First Africa-Caricom summit. The event is a collective initiative of Invest Barbados and Export Barbados in collaboration […]


Top Five African Countries With Islam As The Religion Of The Majority

In Africa, Islam is one of the major religions representing 45% of the population. Muslims are monotheistic and worship one, all-knowing God, who in Arabic is known as Allah. Muslims account for 1/4 of the world’s population. The top 5 countries with the most Muslims in Africa are: 1. Mauritania 99.9% of the Mauritanian population are Muslims, nearly all of […]


Africa’s Top 5 Richest Countries By GDP

Africa is said to be the cradle of civilization. The wealth of its natural resources is mind-blowing, but one would not readily recognize it given the level of poverty that prevails within the continent. With 54 countries on the continent, significant growth has occurred over the years.  Today, some of these countries have risen above their expected growth rate performance, […]


Govt Targets Tourist Markets In Africa And Middle East

Jamaica’s source markets for tourists are being further expanded and diversified to include several countries in Africa and the Middle East. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said that the Government has engaged counterpart officials and airline executives in those regions regarding flight arrangements. He said that the market diversification is in recognition that traditional locations like the United States, Canada, […]


Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Says Kyiv Is Ready To Export To Africa After Russia Lifts  Blockade

According to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dymtro Kuleba, his country will be ready to export much-needed grain to Africa as soon as Russia lifts its Black Sea blockade. In a U.S.-arranged online briefing to journalists recently, the minister blamed Russia for the global food crisis affecting millions of Africans and called for more African support against Moscow. Kuleba argued that his […]


NRC: World’s 10 ‘Most Neglected’ Refugee Crises All In Africa

In DR Congo, the most-neglected country on the list for the second year running, a third of the population went hungry last year. The world is paying too little attention to a slew of mass displacements of people across Africa, risking starvation deaths and prolonging conflicts, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has warned. “With the all-absorbing war in Europe’s Ukraine, […]


Monkeypox Spreading In Europe, US, Has African Scientists Baffled

WHO’s European chief concerned that monkeypox could spread as people gather for parties and festivals over the summer. As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in developed countries. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have not previously been seen among […]


Top News Headlines Around The World

IMF: Rising Food And Fuel Prices Stoke Risk Of Unrest In Africa Experts have been sounding the alarm that the Ukraine conflict could lead to food insecurity across parts of Africa. Surging food and energy prices stoked by the war in Ukraine may lead to “social unrest” in Africa, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Read more at — Aljazeera.com […]


Case Of Wild Polio Hits Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a case of wild polio has emerged in Africa for the first time in five years. Malawian health authorities have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was detected in the capital Lilongwe. The poliovirus paralyzed a three-year-old girl. Health authorities say a laboratory test found the strain to be […]


Zambia’s Former President Kenneth Kaunda Dead At 97

Photo Credit wikipedia Kenneth David Kaunda, also known as KK, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He died at age 97. Kaunda served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991 and was at the forefront of the […]