Tag: Africa

Why is Nigerian author Chimamanda upset with Hillary Clinton?

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has ignited a debate about feminism and marriage following her conversation with Hillary Clinton at a literary event in New York. The novelist was referring to Bill Clinton’s twitter bio which reads ‘Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States.’ Hillary, whose Twitter bio states, ‘Wife, mom, …

Eight months on, is Kenya’s plastic bag ban working?

The ban comes with the worlds stiffest fines and some businesses are struggling to find affordable alternatives, but in Nairobis shanty towns the clean-up is changing lives Waterways are clearer, the food chain is less contaminated with plastic and there are fewer flying toilets. A year after Kenya announced the worlds toughest ban on plastic bags, …

Ethiopia is now Africa’s fastest growing economy

(CNN)Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populated country, is forecast to be the fastest growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa this year, according to new data from the IMF. Ramachandran, along with three academics, released a report suggesting Ethiopia can follow in China’s footsteps, and become a destination for low-wage manufacturing jobs. However, despite sustained economic growth, in the …

Fidelity Bank of Ghana Plans to List on Stock Exchange by 2020

Fidelity Bank Ltd., a closely held Ghanaian lender, plans to list its shares for trading on the country’s bourse by 2020 as it targets a spot among the largest three banks in the West African nation. Shareholders of the country’s fourth-largest lender on Friday approved a proposal to raise 70 million cedis ($16 million) by selling …

More than 200 child soldiers freed in South Sudan

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)More than 200 child soldiers have been freed in South Sudan, according to UNICEF. The UN agency said it hoped to release around 1,000 more child soldiers in coming months and has freed more than 500 child soldiers so far this year. South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, has been embroiled in a violent …

Eleven lions die at Ugandan national park in suspected poisoning

Authorities suspect poisoning caused deaths at popular tourist destination Eleven lions, including eight lion cubs, have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth national park in Lions have been killed in a number of poisoning incidents in Uganda. In May 2010, five were killed in the park in another possible poisoning case. Between May 2006 and July …

Nigerian man caught with $400,000 counterfeit bills

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A Nigerian man was arrested for alleged possession of $400,000 counterfeit bills, Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency said Tuesday. “Those conversant with currency trading in Nigeria know that most legal and illegal bureau de change operators come from the north,”Uwujaren told CNN. The suspect was arrested Saturday and will be charged to court after investigations have …

Nigeria rejects West Africa-EU free trade agreement

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)While the UK prepares to leave one of the world’s largest trading blocs, Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, is declining to join one in the first place. In a statement delivered in the Nigerian capital Abuja Thursday, the Nigerian president said he didn’t sign to protect national industries and the country’s youth population.
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