A Kenyan painter's art questions China's deepening reach in Africa

A Kenyan painter's art questions China's deepening reach in Africa

The officials in suits arrived uninvited at Michael Soi’s studio located in the fringes of the industrial area of Nairobi. They were four men and two women, Chinese, and instantly started rifling through the stacks of artwork in the space and tossing paint cans around. This was in 2015, a year during which China and […]

African Press Review 28 July 2018

African Press Review 28 July 2018

African Press Review 28 July 2018 – Africa – RFI Listen Download Podcast RFI English News flash 04h00 – 04h10 GMT Mon-Fri News bulletin 07/28 04h00 GMT Paris Live AM 04h10 – 04h30 GMT Mon-Fri Features and analysis 07/28 04h10 GMT RFI English News flash 05h00 – 05h10 GMT Mon-Fri News bulletin 07/28 05h00 GMT […]

11 African proverbs you did not know you needed

11 African proverbs you did not know you needed

Africa’s literature, both oral and written, is rich in terms of wisdom and diversity. One of the most used oral literature forms is proverbs, which could be applied to different scenarios, whether serious or fun. The proverbs are also full of imageries and language styles that would leave many impressed and amazed. The trick with the […]

Reality Check: Why some African countries don't want charity clothes

Reality Check: Why some African countries don't want charity clothes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rwanda is planning to ban the import of second-hand clothes Claim: Donating second-hand clothes has had a negative effect on textile industries in African countries. The Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, has said: “We are put in a situation where we have to choose – you choose to be a recipient […]

Hundreds storm border fence into Spain's north Africa enclave of Ceuta

Hundreds storm border fence into Spain's north Africa enclave of Ceuta

About 800 people have tried to enter Europe by storming a border fence that separates Morocco from Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta, according to Spanish police. The incident on Thursday morning followed renewed warnings about Spain’s ability to cope with the rising number of migrants and refugees who have been arriving on its southern […]

India to Open 18 New Embassies Across Africa

India to Open 18 New Embassies Across Africa

India will open 18 new embassies across Africa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the Ugandan parliament Wednesday. In the first speech to Ugandan lawmakers by a sitting Indian leader, Modi also announced loans worth $200 million for infrastructure and environmental projects and thanked Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for welcoming back Ugandan Asians who were expelled […]

Paramount's Ivor Ichikowitz on how Africa can avoid getting caught up in trade war

Paramount's Ivor Ichikowitz on how Africa can avoid getting caught up in trade war

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Africa's latest Ebola outbreak comes to swift end

Africa's latest Ebola outbreak comes to swift end

United Nations workers in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepare to distribute medical supplies to help tackle an Ebola outbreak in May.Credit: Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty An outbreak of the Ebola virus that began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in early May has been declared over by the country’s health ministry. A […]

Standard and ICBC identify $10bn worth of projects in Africa

Standard and ICBC identify $10bn worth of projects in Africa

Standard Bank and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s biggest bank by assets, have identified $9.8bn worth of investment opportunities in Africa in oil and gas, power and infrastructure, and mining and metals. Speaking on the sidelines of a briefing on Monday about future relations between the two banking groups, Kenny […]

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