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Chinese mines in Africa provide better roads but not more jobs for locals – Quartz

One of the most common complaints about large often state-owned Chinese companies operating in Africa is that they bring in their own labor from China, hiring locals only for the lowest paid work. It’s a claim that raises larger questions about how much Chinese companies, criticized for everything from environmental degradation to operating and living […]

HSBC ‘complicit’ in South Africa scandal, House of Lords told – The Guardian

HSBC has been accused of “possible criminal complicity” in a money laundering scandal involving South Africa’s wealthy Gupta family. Speaking in the House of Lords on Wednesday, two weeks after he first voiced concerns about UK links to the probe, Lord Hain said he had handed new evidence to the chancellor about the alleged involvement […]

Africa is not immune from secessionist sentiment – Financial Times

Close Financial Times International Edition Africa is not immune from secessionist sentiment – Financial Times

In East Africa, Uber and its rivals are fighting over drivers rather than passengers – Quartz

Last month, the Estonian ridesharing platform Taxify, revealed it was launching in the Ugandan capital city, Kampala. What’s interesting about the company’s launch there is that it’s equally focused on marketing the promise of lower prices for riders as it is on taking lower commission fees from drivers: 15% instead of the 25% competitors take. […]

For This Playwright, Africa With Laughter, Not Tears – The New York … – New York Times

It was when she was cast as a cockroach — and not even the play’s sole cockroach — that Ms. Bioh realized that if she wanted better roles, she would have to start writing them. (Her contemporaries Katori Hall and Dominique Morisseau followed a similar trajectory.) Later, at Columbia’s School of the Arts, where she […]

Africa is back in oil firms’ sights – Business Day

PwC director Chris Bredenhann said the easy oil discoveries had been made. As opportunities became scarcer, Africa was becoming a more attractive destination, but more gas than oil was being discovered. In 2016, five of the world’s 10 biggest new discoveries were in Angola and Senegal. PwC senior manager Derek Boulware said several international oil […]

Global prime property hotspot list puts Cape Town tops in Africa – Fin24

Cape Town – Cape Town tops the list of top prime property hotspots in Africa, according to a quarterly report by New World Wealth for the third quarter of 2017. The city’s Atlantic Seaboard suburbs of Clifton and Bantry Bay – which sell at about R82 000/m² – are mentioned in the report. New […]

Haley draws on her African visit when briefing Trump – CNNPolitics – CNN

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America’s expanding ‘shadow war’ in Africa – Washington Post

That four U.S. Army soldiers lost their lives in an ambush in Niger should spark a reckoning. While U.S. news outlets flood us with reports on President Trump’s alleged insults to a widow who lost her husband and the congresswoman who defended her, and probe the tactical details of the ambush, the real question is: […]

For This Playwright, Africa With Laughter, Not Tears – New York Times

It was when she was cast as a cockroach — and not even the play’s sole cockroach — that Ms. Bioh realized that if she wanted better roles, she would have to start writing them. (Her contemporaries Katori Hall and Dominique Morisseau followed a similar trajectory.) Later, at Columbia’s School of the Arts, where she […]

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