Murder, rape and claims of contamination at a Tanzanian goldmine

When safari tourists drive to the Serengeti national park in Tanzania, few realise they are passing one of the world’s most contentious goldmines. From the escarpment above the plain, the North Mara facility is so large that it at first resembles a bare hillside. But look closer and the artificial mound is made up of tiers of reddish brown earth, from which a thin grey plume of smoke drifts up to the sky. Nearer still, you find a vast tailings reservoir filled with contaminated wastewater. Locals live in huts under…

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What is the role of women in new technologies?

The second edition of the Women in Business leadership meeting organized by the Africa CEO Forum kicked off on Monday. For the next two days, nearly 250 participants from 31 countries will discuss innovation and the role of women in new technologies. A highly dynamic sector with the development of artificial intelligence… which women must seize, explains Hajer Khader Bizri, deputy director of the Women in Business Initiative. The second edition of the Women in Business leadership meeting organized by the Africa CEO Forum kicked off on Monday. Women are…

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Ghanaian American Karen Attiah receives top NABJ award

Karen Attiah, the Global Opinions editor for The Washington Post and a Ghanaian American writer, has received the 2019 Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in the United States. She coordinates and edits commentary on global issues from a variety of international writers and often writes on issues relating to race, gender and international politics, with a special interest in Africa. Attiah is primarily recognized for “raising her voice and using the power of her pen to bring attention to and offer ongoing…

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Chinese traders, hawkers are in the country illegally, Interior CS

By Samuel Ouma | @journalist_27 A Chinese trader sells goods at a past Nairobi International Trade fair. China has lowered tariffs on Kenya’s exports to address the unfavourable balance of trade and strengthen trade relations between the two countries. Photo/FILE Nation Media GroupFacebook Few days after Kenyan small scale traders operating in the country’s biggest second hand merchandise hub, Gikomba, raised an alarm over the Chinese traders infiltration into the market, Interior Cabinet Secretary has responded. Speaking in Nakuru on Wednesday, 139 kilometers from the capital, June 12, during the…

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Reparations Must Include The Costs Of Predatory Lending..

You are here: Home / Money / Business / Reparations Must Include The Costs Of Predatory Lending.. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths — a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, even attracting interest among presidential candidates. While no amount…

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Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines plans to restart smelter on June 22

A miner is seen underground in Nchanga mine in Cingola, in this file photo. REUTERS/Stringer LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owned by Vedanta Resources, plans to restart its Nchanga smelter on June 22, the company said on Wednesday. KCM said in a statement that the Nchanga smelter had been idle pending availability of concentrates. Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Louise Heavens source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AFRICAbusinessNews/~3/390j7HZy0Zs/idAFKCN1TD13R-OZABS

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The oldest black-owned construction firm headed by this woman was founded by her slave great grandfather

Two centuries ago, a Tennessee slave named Moses McKissack, started a trade in construction after he was taught the trade of making bricks by his Scottish slave master. Today, in 2019, that business is the oldest, still running, African-American-owned construction management firm and it is headed by Moses’ great granddaughter – Cheryl McKissack Daniel. Cheryl McKissack of McKissack & McKissack, 1001 6th Ave., New York, New York, February 9th, 2018. Yvonne Albinowski/For Commercial Observer McKissack & McKissack was incorporated in 1905 by Cheryl’s grandfather and great uncle as a family…

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African officials to attend follow-up FOCAC meeting in Beijing

China will host the next step in achieving the goals of last September’s Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit, with a coordinators’ meeting planned for June 24 and 25 in Beijing. The meeting, announced Monday by spokesman Geng Shuang of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will see ministerial officials from 54 African countries and their Chinese counterparts gather to discuss implementation of the 2018 FOCAC agenda on trade, security and development. Outcomes of that summit included a USD$60 billion commitment from President Xi Jinping in a mix of grants, loans…

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Aid Money: International NGOs VS Home Grown Solutions?

[embedded content] Globally, only an estimated 2 per cent of all international aid money goes to local organisations, despite evidence that home-grown solutions can be better placed, more equitable and at times even more efficient than top-down development. CNBC Africa sat down with three players from the non-profit sector, a funder, an entrepreneur and a convener to discuss exactly why this is the case. CNBC Africa is an African television network for Sub-Saharan Africa. It was launched by CNBC and Africa Business News LTD on June 1, 2007. CNBC Africa…

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Ethiopian commits to Asmara route, despite $6m locked in Eritrea

A number of African countries are holding up funds by airline operators as a result of foreign exchange crunch, the International Air Transport Association, IATA, has disclosed. Amongst them are Eritrea, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Angola and Algeria. Eritrea is holding a total of 73 million dollars of such funds with six million of the chunk belonging to Ethiopian Airlines. Africa’s largest operator resumed operations to Asmara in July 2018 after two decades absence. “We have no intention of suspending our flights to Asmara. This is just a temporary problem,” a senior…

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