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  • 15 Global Businesses Owned By Africa’s Most Valuable Company

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 11:50 am AFKI Original

    Naspers is Africa’s most valuable company, and it has built its $72 billion valuation through investments in international companies and the creation of other businesses that have gone global. The South African media company which is listed on the Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges has stakes in about 45 technology and media companies around the world. Here are 15 global businesses owned by Africa’s most valuable company, Naspers.

  • Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah Returns For Juventus Following Knee Injury

    Kwadwo Asamoah - Juventus By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:18 am AFKI Original

    At a time when injuries have ravaged the Ghana national team, removing a number of experienced and key personnel, fans will be pleased at news that midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has returned to training following an injury sustained in September. The Juventus midfielder ruptured the meniscus cartilage in his knee, forcing him to sit on the sidelines at Italian club.

  • Comparing Ghana-US Elections: Economy Will Determine Results

    presidential election By Kurt Davis Jr., 10:42 am AFKI Original

    When the vote closes on Nov. 8 in the U.S., Ghanaians may realize that they were watching the American version of their election, which will take place in December. The opposition New Patriotic Party, still led by Akufo-Addo, is pushing a narrative centered on the economic trail of tears. He prefers to ask the crowd if their lives have improved in the last eight years, emphasizing the perceived economic woes of President Mahama’s party’s eight years in office.

  • 30 Players Nominated For The 2016 African Player Of The Year Award

    German Bundesliga Thomas Tuchel desperate to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:10 am AFKI Original

    The shortlist of 30 nominees for the 2016 African Player of the Year award has been announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ahead of the winner’s announcement in the new year. Below are the 30 players who have been nominated for the 2016 African Player of the Year award.

  • Sundowns To Represent Africa At Club World Cup In Japan

    Club World Cup participants - Mamelodi Sundowns enjoying success this season. Photo: kickoff.com By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:47 am AFKI Original

    South African soccer club Mamelodi Sundowns will represent the African continent at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan this December. The Tshwane-based outfit earned the honour by becoming African club champions this past weekend. Sundowns beat Egyptian club Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate over two legs to secure their first ever African triumph in the CAF Champions League.

  • How Tech Can Fix Africa’s Transportation Problems

    Africa's transport problems By Tom Jackson, 2:33 am AFKI Original

    Whereas in places like London, local transport authorities have rolled out app and web-based solutions allowing commuters to check schedules and be notified of issues, in Africa that role is falling to startups like Ma3Route and GoMetro. This is a vital role. Transport is at the heart of how people live and work, and making it affordable and accessible is key to economic success.

  • The 10 Most Polluted African Cities

    Most polluted African cities By Keren Mikva, 6:05 pm AFKI Original

    Air pollution in African countries could develop into health and climate crises like China and India have endured. A day spent breathing in Cairo has been likened to smoking a pack of cigarettes. Industrial plants burning low-quality fuel, seasonal sandstorms that often smother the city in a yellow haze, and high vehicle emissions have made the problem worse. Little regulation is in place to enforce environmentally friendly industry processes. Here are 10 of the most polluted African cities.

  • 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations Draw Determines Four Competitive Groups

    Top 10 Ranked African National Teams By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:31 am AFKI Original

    The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations draw was held in Gabon’s capital city Libreville on Wednesday evening, as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) determined the four groups of 16 teams that will be aiming for glory come the AFCON in January 2017. The four host cities that will stage matches include Libreville, Franceville, Oyem and Port Gentil, as Gabon hosts the continental showpiece on their own, six years after co-hosting the competition alongside Equatorial Guinea.

  • 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    By Keren Mikva, 2:23 am AFKI Original

    Her work has been sampled by Beyoncé. The visual album release for Beyoncé’s song, “Flawless,” included an excerpt from a talk that Adichie gave at TEDx. “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller,” Adichie said. “We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man…’” She’s one of Africa’s most prominent young authors. Here are 16 things you didn’t know about author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

  • 10 Things You Should Know About The Recession In Nigeria

    naira loses By Kevin Mwanza, 9:27 am AFKI Original

    Nigeria, the second largest economy in Africa, has a population of 167 million people making it the most populous country on the continent. The West African nation is also the second-top producer of oil in Africa, after Angola. It has been in an economic crisis since 2014 and slipped into a recession this year. Below are 10 things to know about the economic recession in Nigeria.

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