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  • Equatorial Guinea, Uganda, Botswana: One Of Them Could Land The Next African Union Chair Post

    next African Union chair By Staff, 5:06 pm

    Botswana has not always supported the African Union on critical issues such as the International Criminal Court, and experts believe it lacks the goodwill needed to support its candidate. South Africa’s A.U. opinions appear closer to Equatorial Guinea’s than Botswana’s on issues such as the politics in Burundi and the ICC’s relations with Africa. The need to give voice within the A.U. to the continent’s historically marginalized regions could push Equatorial Guinea’s candidate to the top. The A.U. faces many challenges including its dependence on foreign aid for its financing.

  • Opinion: Leadership Is Key, Colonial Past Is No Excuse For Africa’s Failure To Catch Up

    Colonial past is no excuse By Staff, 3:18 pm

    It can take about 25 years to turn a country from Third World to First World. Ten countries in Africa are heading to this transition. Japan was the leader of the “Asian miracle,” but others include Taiwan and South Korea. They had no mineral wealth. What they had were national systems of innovation and they invested in human capital. Many started off equal or lower in GDP per capita than African countries. Household incomes improve when people get involved in tech-based work. Even agriculture needs to be high tech. This is a path Ethiopia is following.

  • 12 African Countries Where It’s Easy To Register A Foreign Company

    Foreign company By Lillian Mutiso, 4:47 am AFKI Original

    Africa is known for its vast potential of mineral resources. It is a great investment destination for foreign business organization from across the world. Investors’ desire to do business on the continent depends largely on the ease of company registration with regard to meeting legal and regulatory demands. According to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, a transparent and smooth registration process woos investors to any nation.

  • 8 Olympic Sports That African Countries Will Excel At

    Olympic sports - Seabelo Senatla - South Africa Rugby Sevens By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 am AFKI Original

    The 2016 Rio Olympics provide an opportunity for African countries to earn medals for Olympic sports in competition with the best athletes and sportsmen and women from around the world. With this in mind, we take a closer look at 8 Olympic sports that teams from the African continent will likely excel at.

  • World Cup Qualifying Draw – African Groups Revealed

    2017 Africa Cup of Nations By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:27 pm AFKI Original

    The 2018 World Cup qualifying draw for the 20 African teams who still have a chance to qualify for the tournament took place in Cairo on Friday. This will be the third round of qualifying for teams in Africa, with 54 countries on the continent originally attempting to book a place in Russia come 2018.

  • World Cup Qualifying Draw For Africa On Friday

    Most loved sports - World Cup Qualifying Draw By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:55 am AFKI Original

    Friday will see the World Cup qualifying draw for the 20 African teams who still have a chance to qualify for the tournament that is set to be held in Russia during 2018. This will be the third round of qualifying from Africa, with 54 teams on the continent originally attempting to book a place amongst the sport’s elite. Only 20 African countries remain.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Makes Transfer Decision

    German Bundesliga Thomas Tuchel desperate to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:16 am

    Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made a final decision concerning his immediate club soccer career, following a great deal of interest in his signature from sides all over Europe. Interest in the player is at an all-time high, with excellent performances for club and country raising his profile among the elite European clubs who are strengthening their teams ahead of the next season.

  • 10 African Players Who Are Transfer Targets This Summer

    Manchester City By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:50 am AFKI Original

    The transfer window is always a busy time for European soccer, and this particular pre-season window will be no different, with numerous African transfer targets set to attract a great deal of attention. We take a closer look at 10 of the African players who are transfer targets in the market window this summer.

  • 8 African Presidents Who Died In Mysterious Ways

    African presidents who died in mysterious ways By Julia Austin, 4:53 pm AFKI Original

    Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi died in 2012 at age 57, with no official autopsy report or death certificate released. Zenawi’s sudden deteriorating health was linked to an encounter with a journalist at a conference who allegedly confronted and humiliated him about his policies. Some say the stress of this encounter may have agitated the president’s pre-existing health conditions and led to his demise. Other reports suggest Zenawi was poisoned.

  • FIFA Announce African Seeds For World Cup Draw

    2017 Africa Cup of Nations By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:08 am AFKI Original

    FIFA have announced the African seeds for teams from the continent which still remain in contention for a qualification berth at the 2018 World Cup set to take place in Russia. A total of 20 teams from Africa will be involved in the draw, which will take place in Cairo, Egypt on June 24. Of those 20 remaining teams, which have been through a previous qualification phase thus far, five will ultimately qualify for the showpiece by topping their respective groups.

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