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  • Luxury Car Thieves Sentenced: They Stole In New Jersey And Shipped To West Africa

    Carjacking Ring That Ships Stolen Luxury Cars To West Africa By Staff, 11:42 pm

    They targeted high-end vehicles like luxury SUVs made by Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Honda, Porsche, Jaguar and Aston Martin. They would load the cars into shipping containers, which were taken to ports for transport by ship to West Africa. In West Africa, luxury vehicles command prices higher than the new market value in the U.S. The gang of car thieves had many methods of stealing the vehicle, prosecutors say.

  • 8 Most Loved Sports In Africa

    Most loved sports - World Cup Qualifying Draw By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original

    Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.

  • Africa’s First Music Download Service, MusikBi, Launches In Senegal

    By Staff, 12:03 am

    MusikBi, Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, launched Wednesday in Senegal. It’s mission? To promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight Internet piracy. Songs cost $0.50 to $0.85 US and users can download them using mobile phone credit. Piracy and changing consumer habits have seen record sales drop across the continent, with illegal downloads tempting African consumers looking online for music. Copyright enforcement remains relatively weak.

  • Why African Countries Are Protecting Their Poultry Markets

    By Staff, 12:01 am

    African poultry markets are on the rise, and governments are trying to protect local markets while opening up to imports. South Africa, which finally agreed to allow chicken imports from the U.S., is now investigating measures to protect its local market from oversupply by E.U. countries. Poultry production is the fastest growing industry in Gambia. Poultry presents massive opportunities in Zambia but is held back by lack of funding. Ghana is taking measures to reduce imported poultry products.

  • 8 Of The Richest Nigerian Banks By Assets

    By Julia Austin, 9:00 am AFKI Original

    Lagos, Nigeria, was identified in 2014 as one of the new finance hubs of the future. Just a year later, U.S. financial services company JP Morgan announced it would be removing Nigeria from its Emerging Market Government Bond Index due to a “lack of liquidity and transparency in the nation’s foreign exchange markets.” Those are two drastically differing opinions on Nigeria’s economy, but you can’t argue with the facts. Here are 8 of the richest Nigerian banks by assets.

  • 8 Natural Sleep Remedies From African Traditional Medicine

    By Julia Austin, 8:55 am AFKI Original

    In much of rural Africa, traditional medicine is the only form of treatment. Silene capensis has been used by Xhosa tribes of South Africa during rites-of-passage rituals. It comes from the roots of a plant that South African natives call undlela ziimhlophe. It’s mostly known for helping people have lucid dreams but many people report waking up feeling incredibly well rested. The roots can be chewed or boiled down and steeped in tea. Some buyers share their experience with the root online. More than 4,000 plants are used for medicinal purposes in Africa. Check out 8 natural sleep remedies from Africa.

  • African Diaspora: Nigerian Americans Adopt Valentine’s Day Spending

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:09 pm AFKI Original

    Do a Google search for African countries that celebrate Valentine’s Day — observed Feb. 14 — and not much comes up, South Africa being an exception. Africans living outside the continent’s major cities may not have embraced the love fest — arguably one of the West’s biggest and best excuses ever for spending money on flowers, chocolates and other gifts. But some Africans living in the diaspora say they plan to send money home to mark Valentine’s Day.

  • Why U.S. Investor Michael Milken Is Bullish On Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:26 pm

    Milken speaks highly of immigrants; 50 percent of the scientists and engineers in Silicon Valley are first-generation immigrants, he told a crowd of 600-plus at the Tiger 21 conference. Members of the North American Tiger 21 network are high-net-worth investors who collectively manage $35 billion in investable assets. Miliken has done a lot to restore his image since being banned for life from the securities industry. He has an institute named for him and he’s full of optimism for Africa.

  • What African Leaders Say About The International Criminal Court

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:09 pm

    What African leaders say about the ICC is making headlines. Regular Africans get less press. A.U members resolved to consider a mass withdrawal from the ICC at a recent summit. “It’s like only African leaders have been arraigned before the ICC,” said Ghana’s president. That’s right, said Gambian ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. “All of our cases right now are in Africa.” Withdrawing from the ICC would be an abuse of justice and a sign that the government only cares about the accused, not the victims, a Kenyan educator said.

  • 10 Great Walks, Treks And Hikes In West Africa

    By Jeanette Wall, 9:37 am

    You’re probably familiar with the incredible walking and hiking opportunities in eastern and southern Africa, but did you know there are also spectacular possibilities in West Africa? Complete with verdant hillsides, rocky escarpments, snow, active volcanoes, and even the occasional elephant? Here’s a list of some of them, from short day walks to more full-on experienced treks.

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