Keren Mikva

  • 12 Reasons Billionaire George Soros Is Investing In Africa

    By Keren Mikva, 7:52 pm AFKI Original

    Hungarian-American businessman George Soros has become one of the most aggressive foreign investors in African economies. While many predict a decrease in investment due to regional instabilities and lingering Ebola fears, Soros says African investment remains one of the few bright spots on the gloomy global economic horizon. As one of the richest people in the world with a track record of investment profits, Soros might just know what he’s talking about.

  • 12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Sotho People

    Sotho People By Keren Mikva, 7:17 am AFKI Original

    The rich and diverse culture of the Sotho people is integral to the composition of southern Africa, where about 7 million people identify as Sotho. One of the first African languages to be written down, Sesotho literature is incredibly diverse and impressive. French missionaries transmuted Sesotho into writing beginning in 1833, and Thomas Mofolo’s “Chaka,” written in 1925, was one of the first Sotho books written. It is still read today.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Kevin-Prince Boateng By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    An interesting player to watch throughout his career, the AC Milan player is no stranger to controversy, but despite this, he remains a popular player with fans and among his peers. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Kevin-Prince Boateng.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Ghanaian Michael Essien

    By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien has been a leading African talent on the pitches of Europe, having played for the likes of Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid. He currently represents Greek club Panathinaikos. The former Black Stars player is famous for his energetic and aggressive style of play, contributing immensely in midfield for all of the teams he has represented. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Ghanaian soccer player Michael Essien.

  • 12 Of The Most Influential Female Politicians In Africa

    By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    As chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court since June 2012, Gambian Fatou Bensouda has been credited with changing the face of the embattled institution. Taking over from the highly criticized Luis Moreno Ocampo, Bensouda doesn’t shy away from difficult cases. She seeks to restore the integrity of the ICC and is pursuing a case against the president and vice president of Kenya for their alleged roles in violence following the 2007 election.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Emmanuel Eboue

    Emmanuel Eboue By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    Ivorian winger Emmanuel Eboue is best known for his efforts for the Cote d’Ivoire national team along with his contributions from 2005 to 2011 at English Premier League club Arsenal. He recently returned to the Premier League after a stint in Turkey, and will play out the rest of the current season in the English top flight. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Emmanuel Eboue.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Serge Aurier

    defending champions By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    Ivorian football superstar Serge Aurier has taken a fair amount of heat for his lack of tact on Twitter. Aurier has a reputation for mouthing off on Twitter, and often plays up the fact that he is a diehard Arsenal fan with an interest in joining the team, much to the consternation of Toulouse followers. After retweeting a picture that a fan had photoshopped of Aurier wearing an Arsenal shirt, he began to get called out by international media outlets for self-promotion and a lack of loyalty. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Serge Aurier.

  • 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza

    By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    Jean Pierre Nkurunziza was elected president of Burundi, in 2005, after a decade-long war that had torn the country apart. He led the Eastern Africa nation to achieving political stability after the civil war. In 2006, he led Burundi to joining the East African Community economic bloc. Last year, his decision to run for a third term sparked off protests and violence as the opposition and civil society groups condemned the decision. They said it was in violation of the peace accord, signed in 2000 in Tanzania.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Soccer Star Samuel Eto’o

    Samuel Eto'o Businessman - African Legends By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o is one of the most recognisable footballers from the African continent. The striker made a name for himself during his years in Spain’s La Liga with Barcelona, before successful stints at Italian Serie A club Inter Milan and English Premier League side Chelsea. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about soccer star Samuel Eto’o.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Didier Drogba

    Premier League Hat-tricks By Keren MikvaAFKI Original

    Ivorian football star Didier Drogba is well known for his prolific scoring and his charitable endeavours. Drogba has the distinction of being highest goal-scorer of any foreign player in the Premier League, and was even voted the best Chelsea player by supporters of the club in 2012. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Didier Drogba.