US continues African charm offensive as Yellen visits Senegal
24 January 2023 | 7:03 am
US Treasury Secretary Yellen visits Senegal as Washington eyes Russian influence in Africa, Ivory Coast increases its minimum wage and a Rwandan journalist who was critical of the government is killed in a road crash.
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The Evergrande Group filed for bankruptcy in order to safeguard its assets within the US. Many developers have been facing similar issues in China's expansive property industry.
The EU is set to launch a new mission in West Africa in the fall, a German newspaper has reported. The combined military-civilian operation will aim to prevent instability triggered by jihadi groups.
The Russian mercenary outfit Wagner Group is likely to strengthen its activities in Africa despite the death of its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, analysts predict. The group’s operations may remain under new management or be subsumed into another Russian paramilitary group. But where on the continent does the group operate, and what does it gain by being in Africa?
Europe seems to have ever fewer options as it watches West Africa experience a series of military coups.
July 2023 saw the third edition of a fashion competition in Paris called Africa Fashion Up. It aims to give a platform to young, up-and-coming African talent. Five designers from across the continent presented their collections at the Musée du Quai Branly, as they celebrated local craftsmanship with a global appeal. The winner, Aristide Loua, is an Ivorian who lived in France before returning to his home country, where he spent two years reacclimatising before embracing fashion. FRANCE 24 went to meet him and the other designers.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday an inquiry into a U.S. allegation that a Russian ship had picked up weapons in South Africa late last year found no evidence the vessel had transported weapons to Russia.
The US president visited areas in Florida hit hard by the "extremely dangerous" storm. The visit was overshadowed, however, by the absence of the state's governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis.
Africa accounts for only about four percent of global emissions but bears the brunt of the consequences of climate change. Millions are starving as a result of the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa.
As the first-ever Africa Climate Summit kicks off on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, some representatives in attendance are wondering whether the political elite will match their words with meaningful action.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are pledged to boost African carbon credit production at the opening day of a landmark climate summit for the continent, despite protesters in Nairobi warning the approach is flawed. Also, Gabon's new leader promises elections to restore civilian rule as he is sworn in as president less than a week after toppling his predecessor.
A judge in Washington has sentenced the former national chairman of the far-right Proud Boys militia to 22 years in prison. It's the stiffest sentence yet in connection with the January 6, 2021 attack on Congress.
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