Gambia: Latest News

  • 8 Of The Most Useful African Passports

    South African passport By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:05 am AFKI Original

    Carrying a South African passport means you can travel to 97 countries without a visa, making it one of the top three countries in Africa whose citizens have broad freedom to travel. Certain countries have more freedom than others when it comes to travelling without a visa. Check out 8 of the most useful African passports to have.

  • African Asylum Seekers Walk The Runway At Florence Fashion Show

    By Staff, 12:05 am

    The asylum-seeking models, age 19-to-27, are from Mali and Gambia. They’ve worked in farming, construction and waiting tables. Organized by the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, the event showcased the fall 2016 collections of four African labels. “We wanted to offer a different view of the problem of asylum seekers in Europe today and a practical solution,” the founder said.

  • How A Tiny West African Tourist Trap Turned Into An Islamic State

    Islamic state By Kevin Mwanza, 2:23 am

    It is not clear what the impact of this statement has been on the country’s vibrant tourism sector, but saying this at a time when the rest of the world is grappling with the terrorism problem posed by Islamic State (IS) tourists are bound to be repulsed. Gambia has joined other African nations including Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, in the to become an Islamic state.

  • African Countries Call For China To Stop Illegal Fishing

    By Staff, 12:08 am

    A former fisherman who sells sandwiches in a Cameroonian town on the West African coast says he and his colleagues were forced to abandon their jobs three years ago to Chinese fishermen who have taken over all fishing areas. The government has allowed foreigners to do jobs Cameroonians should be doing. Officials from 24 African countries met in Cameroon last month and called for China to stop illegal fishing off the West African coast.

  • Netflix Goes Live In Africa And Most Of The Rest Of The World

    By Dana Sanchez, 6:40 pm

    While its expansion to Africa is a welcome development, the U.S. company could face challenges due to the high cost of Internet mobile data and lack of quality broadband. Africans are already fans of most Netflix content. Netflix could oust Naspers-owned digital satellite TV service, whose users complain about its fees. However, Netflix isn’t cheap either. Still, the U.S.-based company has 65 million streaming customers worldwide.

  • African Press Freedom Stalls, Ethiopia Arrests Second Journalist In A Week

    Ethiopia arrests second journalist in a week By Dana Sanchez, 11:37 am

    Ethiopia has has become notorious for labeling critics of the essentially one-party state as terrorists. A quarter of the 199 journalists in jail globally in 2015 for doing their jobs were in three African countries — Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia. Another quarter were in China. Journalists expose corruption, promote good governance, and give voice to a country’s most vulnerable citizens, CPJ says. They should be allowed to do their jobs.

  • This Is How Badly Facebook Wants To Be In Africa

    135199855 facebook logo reflected in glasses By Julia Austin, 7:00 am AFKI Original

    Facebook has gone the distance to promote itself in Africa. How far? To infinity and beyond. Well, maybe that’s overstating it, but it works through satellites in space beaming the Internet down on sub-Sahara. To combat the issue of expensive data on mobile phones in Africa, Facebook is offering Internet.org, a system that gives mobile Facebook users free airtime, specifically while on the social media site. Here’s how badly Facebook wants to be in Africa.

  • An Investment Banker’s 54 Christmas Wishes For African Economies

    By Kurt Davis Jr., 8:00 am AFKI Original

    Fewer traffic jams for Kenya. Rebounding copper prices for Zambia. A less tarnished international image for Sudan that reaches beyond civil conflict — because there are investment opportunities in the country. These are just a few of the wishes that a U.S. investment banker visualizes for African countries as the old year winds down and 2015 makes way for 2016.

  • 12 Investors Changing The Technology Landscape In Africa

    By Julia Austin, 2:03 am AFKI Original

    You may have read about a lot of tech companies building things like mobile pharmacy apps and virtual classrooms, but do you ever wonder where they get the capital? There is a good chance they went to one of these investors, who are putting a lot of money into the technology landscape in Africa.

  • Yoruba Speakers In High Demand In London’s Luxury Markets

    Yoruba Speakers In High Demand By Dana Sanchez, 11:06 am

    As wealth gets more evenly distributed across the world, Africa is following in China’s footsteps as a major source of luxury spending power. Nigerian tourists became the fifth biggest spenders in London in 2014. Continued growth will pressure retailers to adapt to their needs. Staff with a grasp of Yoruba are in high demand. Key cities in Africa remain on the radar of luxury retailers planning entry or expansion. Check out the top African countries on their radar.

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