Perry: Fossil fuels help prevent sexual assault in Africa – Politico

Rick Perry is pictured. | AP Photo

Since taking the helm at the Energy Department, Rick Perry has said he doubted the scientific consensus that carbon dioxide was causing climate change. | AP Photo By DARIUS DIXON 11/02/2017 11:23 AM EDT Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggested on Thursday that increasing fossil fuel use to spread electricity across Africa would help prevent sexual [...]

Chinese mines in Africa provide better roads but not more jobs for locals – Quartz

One of the most common complaints about large often state-owned Chinese companies operating in Africa is that they bring in their own labor from China, hiring locals only for the lowest paid work. It’s a claim that raises larger questions about how much Chinese companies, criticized for everything from environmental degradation to operating and living [...]

Africa is back in oil firms’ sights – Business Day

PwC director Chris Bredenhann said the easy oil discoveries had been made. As opportunities became scarcer, Africa was becoming a more attractive destination, but more gas than oil was being discovered. In 2016, five of the world’s 10 biggest new discoveries were in Angola and Senegal. PwC senior manager Derek Boulware said several international oil [...]

For This Playwright, Africa With Laughter, Not Tears – The New York … – New York Times

It was when she was cast as a cockroach — and not even the play’s sole cockroach — that Ms. Bioh realized that if she wanted better roles, she would have to start writing them. (Her contemporaries Katori Hall and Dominique Morisseau followed a similar trajectory.) Later, at Columbia’s School of the Arts, where she [...]

Global prime property hotspot list puts Cape Town tops in Africa – Fin24

Cape Town – Cape Town tops the list of top prime property hotspots in Africa, according to a quarterly report by New World Wealth for the third quarter of 2017. The city’s Atlantic Seaboard suburbs of Clifton and Bantry Bay – which sell at about R82 000/m² – are mentioned in the report. New [...]

HSBC ‘complicit’ in South Africa scandal, House of Lords told – The Guardian

HSBC has been accused of “possible criminal complicity” in a money laundering scandal involving South Africa’s wealthy Gupta family. Speaking in the House of Lords on Wednesday, two weeks after he first voiced concerns about UK links to the probe, Lord Hain said he had handed new evidence to the chancellor about the alleged involvement [...]

America’s expanding ‘shadow war’ in Africa – Washington Post

That four U.S. Army soldiers lost their lives in an ambush in Niger should spark a reckoning. While U.S. news outlets flood us with reports on President Trump’s alleged insults to a widow who lost her husband and the congresswoman who defended her, and probe the tactical details of the ambush, the real question is: [...]

For This Playwright, Africa With Laughter, Not Tears – New York Times

It was when she was cast as a cockroach — and not even the play’s sole cockroach — that Ms. Bioh realized that if she wanted better roles, she would have to start writing them. (Her contemporaries Katori Hall and Dominique Morisseau followed a similar trajectory.) Later, at Columbia’s School of the Arts, where she [...]

HSBC ‘complicit’ in South Africa scandal, House of Lords told – The Guardian

HSBC has been accused of “possible criminal complicity” in a money laundering scandal involving South Africa’s wealthy Gupta family. Speaking in the House of Lords on Wednesday, two weeks after he first voiced concerns about UK links to the probe, Lord Hain said he had handed new evidence about the alleged involvement of a British [...]

Haley draws on her African visit when briefing Trump – CNN

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