Friday, 12th August 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Blinken in Africa: Wielding more influence on the continent

On his second trip to Africa, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will persue South Africa to a more critical stance on the Ukraine-Russia war and address armed clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Related

30 Jun
Germany has agreed to return trove of looted African colonial artifacts, including over 1,000 Benin Bronzes that will be repatriated to Nigeria.
29 Jun
A Catholic priest, a policeman and 10 others conspired to commit a brutal murder in rural Malawi in 2018. A court has found them guilty of mutilating the 22-year-old victim for the pigment of his skin.
2 Jul
South Africa's small businesses, still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and squeezed by inflation at a five-year peak, are now taking further strain during the worst power cuts in over two years.
2 Jul
Small business owners in South Africa's Soweto say power outages - some of the worst to hit South Africa - have forced them to cut hours and staff.
1 Jul
In South Africa, a xenophobic movement called Operation Dudula is accusing illegal immigrants of taking jobs from South Africans. Operation Dudula vigilantes are known to raid small businesses owned by foreigners. With an unemployment rate close to 35 percent, the situation is tense and the populist rhetoric of Operation Dudula supporters is raising fears of new xenophobic riots in South Africa, like in 2008, 2015 and 2019. Our correspondents report.
3 Jul
A young Cameroonian activist is the force behind a quest to restitute a sacred statue stolen by a German colonialist 120 years ago. Njobati Sylvie believes restitution is integral in confronting the Cameroon's past.
10 Jul
Police in South Africa say 15 people were killed and another nine injured in a shooting at a tavern in Soweto, while four died in an apparently unrelated attack in another bar in Pietermaritzburg.
12 Jul
Authorities say they are still searching for five attackers who killed several people in a bar in Soweto on Sunday. South Africans are angry at authorities for failing to protect them against increasing crime.
14 Jul
Olympic champion Mo Farah has revealed he was trafficked to Britain as a child from Djibouti. The war in Ukraine has deepened a food emergency that's affecting a staggering 346 million people in parts of Africa. And communities in Niger are ramping up training in farming and food production hoping to take more of a lead in the response to the country's food crises.
14 Jul
In tonight's edition: Olympic champion Mo Farah has revealed he was trafficked to Britain as a child from Djibouti. The war in Ukraine has deepened a food emergency that is affecting a staggering 346 million people in parts of Africa. And communities in Niger are ramping up training in farming and food production, hoping to take more of a lead in the response to the country's food crisis.
14 Jul
Nearly 60% of African countries remain dependent on exports of commodities despite decadeslong efforts to diversify. A shift to technology and financial services could help them withstand economic shocks, the UN says.
17 Jul
The fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to impact global commodity markets and to represent a major threat to global food security. In a post-COVID-19 recovery already marked by market balance challenges and price surges, it brings additional instability and uncertainty. Ukrainian agriculture is directly impacted all along the supply chain, from production to trade, maintaining the pressure on the global supply of cereals and oilseeds.