From a windowless room in a dilapidated Hong Kong high-rise, Ali Diallo sells Chinese electronics to retailers across Africa. The modest surroundings belie the multi-million dollar business the West African trader has built in the five years since he moved to the city. The 39-year-old from Guinea is part... Read more
Over 150 Somali-owned Shops Looted in South Africa
More than 150 Somali-owned shops have been looted in four days of xenophobic violence in South Africa’s coastal city of Port Elizabeth, police said Wednesday. The ransacking of the small grocery shops was sparked by the killing of a 19-year-old South African boy by a Somali shop owner following... Read more
It was a parade of men and women adorned in colourful attires and costumes depicting an array of cultures and traditions cutting across the length and breadth of the country including the Federal capital Territory at the opening ceremony of the 27th National Festival of Arts and Culture, (... Read more
New Petition Urges Egypt’s Military Chief to run for President
A group of professionals and former army officers launched Monday a petition urging Egypt’s military chief, who ousted the country’s first freely elected leader, to run for president, highlighting the yearning for a strongman to take charge after nearly three years of turmoil. The campaign for Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi... Read more
Nigerian Leader Sacks Nine Cabinet Ministers
In an apparent move to rid his cabinet of partisan appointees loyal to those opposed to his leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine ministers. A source told told www.Africanewscircle.com that the move was in consonance with an agreement reached with defecting... Read more
Shell begins Negotiation with Nigerians over Devastating Spill
Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria’s southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria’s history. Some experts say two oil spills that started in 2008 caused the largest loss... Read more
Nigeria/Kenya to Collaborate on Mutually Beneficial Economic Sectors
Areas of collaborative efforts that would mutually benefit Nigeria and Kenya have been identified at the Nigeria-Kenya Business Forum that ended on Friday in Nairobi, Kenya. Announcing these areas of collaboration, Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group, stated the need to improve trade and investment by trying to trade... Read more
Mandela Spends first Night at Home After Hospitalization, Remains Critically ill
Nelson Mandela spent a first night back home after being discharged from hospital Sunday, but the South African government said the anti-apartheid hero remains critically ill and under intensive care. The former president had been in a Pretoria hospital for almost three months, spending his 95th birthday there as... Read more
Leaders of Brotherhood for Trial in Egypt
Three leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood go on trial in Cairo on Sunday on charges of inciting lethal violence during unrest that preceded the army’s overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi. Mohamed Badie, the Islamist movement’s “General Guide”, and his two deputies, Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumy, will not attend... Read more
In Egypt, Mubarak’s Release Arouses Interest
Toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak left jail for under house arrest on Thursday but his release stirred little reaction as Egypt wrestles with the fallout from Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster. Mubarak, who was overthrown in a 2011 uprising, was flown from Tora prison in Cairo, a day after a... Read more