Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel?

African leaders meeting in Mauritania last week pledged to redouble efforts aimed at curtailing and defeating extremist groups on the continent, especially in the Sahel region.

The pledge followed a rash of attacks by jihadi …

African Leaders Vow to Fight Safe Havens for Corrupt Funds

Corruption drains $148 billion annually from Africa, according to the African Union. At an estimated 25 percent of the continent’s average gross domestic product, the AU calls it a huge drain on Africa’s productivity.

At …

German Firms Promised African ‘Marshall Plan’ Tax Breaks

Germany plans to use public money to support companies that invest in Africa, part of a new Marshall Plan with which it hopes to tackle the roots of the refugee crisis that has convulsed European …

Immigrant PhD Candidate Rocked by Sudden US Army Discharge

Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to …

SOUTH AFRICA TO HOST 1ST AFRICAN SAFARI GYMNASTICS COMPETITION

JOHANNESBURG– South Africa will host the first African Safari Gymnastics Competition at the Centurion Gymnastics Club here on July 20 and 21 with the participation of competitors from Japan, Bangladesh, Britain and South Africa.

Japan …