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Africa still sees China as best bet for financing

BEIJING: A wave of African nations looking to restructure debt with China on the eve of a major Beijing summit provides a reality check for the continent, where most countries still view Chinese lending as the best bet to develop their…

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

LAGOS: With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn´t look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley. But the NG_Hub office is in the suburb of…

Swaziland monarch changes the country name

MBABANE:  Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, said on Thursday he was officially renaming the country as the Kingdom of eSwatini. He announced the change to eSwatini, meaning “land of the Swazis”, in the local…

African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release

KISUMU, KENYA: The release this week of Marvel Studios' latest superhero outing, "Black Panther", has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of pride that Hollywood has finally plugged a gap. With an almost entirely…