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  • 12 Africans To Watch In 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Action

    African Soccer Players - Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City in UEFA Champions League By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:39 am AFKI Original

    The UEFA Champions League has returned, and Europe’s premier club competition continues to excite fans the world over. African fans can count on seeing a number of top performers from the continent taking part in the Champions League for many of the best clubs in Europe. Here are 12 Africans to keep an eye out for during the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League season.

  • MTN Shuts Down Mobile Money Service In SA, Plans To Start Selling Insurance

    MTN shuts down mobile money By Dana Sanchez, 5:39 pm

    MTN’s announcement shows how difficult it is to crack mobile payments in South Africa’s financial services market. With one door closing, MTN is entering the micro insurance business with MMI Holdings in a joint venture called aYo. The mobile financial services industry is changing, and aYo will be able to compete thanks to the combined expertise, scale and market access of both companies. Insurance penetration is low in many African countries and MTN will be able to offer relevant, accessible and easy insurance solutions to consumers, the company said.

  • 16 Nations Qualified To Take Part In The 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations

    2017 Africa Cup of Nations By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:22 am AFKI Original

    Over the past weekend the final qualifying matches took place for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will take place in Gabon this coming January. With qualifying now complete, the 16 teams that will be present in Gabon to compete for the title of Africa’s best are now known, and final preparations can begin. Here are the 16 African national teams that have qualified to take part in the 2017 AFCON tournament.

  • #IfAfricaWasASchool: Defying Backwards Western Stereotypes With Humor

    IfAfricaWasASchool By Staff, 11:14 am

    The Twitter hashtag #IfAfricaWasASchool was trending a few weeks back. It’s is a celebration of what makes each country unique in a fun way, says Egyptian-American Malaka Gharib. The funny memes, tweets and one-liners disarm people and cut tension about political strife and interstate rivalries. They also defy backward stereotypes the West may have about people on the continent. And they invite Africans in the diaspora to participate.

  • 16 African Players To Watch In The English Premier League This Season

    English Premier League - Yannick Bolasie signs for Everton By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:12 am AFKI Original

    The English Premier League is already three matchdays old this season, and African players continue to be important for the various clubs in the hunt for the EPL title. This is a list of 16 talented African players to watch in the English Premier League during the 2016-17 season.

  • Final AFCON Qualifiers To Confirm 16 Participating Nations In Gabon

    Top 10 Ranked African National Teams By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:43 am AFKI Original

    This coming weekend sees the final round of AFCON qualifiers, with teams from all over the continent finalising their qualifying campaign for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which is set to take place in Gabon in January and February next year. Here is a brief look at some of the AFCON qualifiers, and what they will mean for the countries involved.

  • 15 Reasons You Really Need To Visit Cameroon

    visit cameroon By Barbara Bean-Mellinger, 9:12 am

    It’s said that if you haven’t been to Cameroon, you haven’t been to Africa. Often called “Little Africa” because it contains the diversity of all of Africa within its borders, Cameroon has volcanoes, beaches, savannas, rainforests and rocky mountain ranges — as well as diversity of culture, including Christians, Muslims, pygmies, ancient chiefdoms and modern cities. Not to mention the vast amount of animals, plants and bird life. Any way you look at it, it’s unique and unmissable.

  • 12 Brexit Implications For Africa That Will Surprise You

    By Keren Mikva, 2:56 pm

    Nine out of the 10 biggest produce exporters to the U.K. are E.U. member countries. Potential changes to E.U. tariffs and the falling value of sterling have forced some retailers to consider sourcing from different countries. U.K. produce importers say they expect to see more produce from Africa. South Africa is already the No. 2 source of fresh fruit to the U.K. after Spain, and Kenya may become a beneficiary of the changing trade patterns.

  • Opinion: Africa Will Be An Afterthought When New US Government Takes Over In January

    Africa will be an afterthought when new US government takes over By Dana Sanchez, 4:46 pm

    Both the U.S. Democratic and Republican parties adopted official party policy platforms for the upcoming presidential election, but not much was said about Africa. U.S. party platforms are not binding, but special interest groups pore over them and use them to try and influence policies in future governments. Just 174 words of the Democratic platform are devoted to Africa, on the next to last page. The Republican party discussed Africa in 197 words in its party platform. It’s still early to tell if Obama’s legacy, Power Africa, will be an enduring success.

  • North Africa Could Help Forge New Strategy For Gas In Sub-Saharan Africa

    gas in sub-Saharan Africa By Kurt Davis Jr., 10:48 am AFKI Original

    Spending on gas projects in 2015 surpassed spending on oil for the first time in North Africa. The serendipitous discovery of gas in sub-Saharan Africa is bewildering to many investors. Discovering gas while searching for oil is like finding gold outside your door when you need cash. The question is how to turn the gold into cash. North Africa could be providing the near-term strategy for sub-Saharan Africa.

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