Kuki Gallmann, ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ author, shot at Kenyan ranch – Fox News

Kuki Gallmann, the Italian-born conservationist and author, is being treated for a gunshot wound at a Nairobi hospital after being attacked by herders at her ranch in Kenya. Gallmann, 73, known for her bestselling book “I Dreamed of Africa,” which became a movie by the same name starring Kim Basinger, was patrolling the property […]

Pentagon Chief Visits Djibouti, Sole US Base in Africa – Voice of America

DJIBOUTI —  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has visited Djibouti, the tiny east African nation that is home to the United States’ only military base on the continent, in his sweeping tour of the Middle East and Horn of Africa. Mattis called Djibouti an “important geographic crossroads.” Dozens of commercial and military ships travel through […]

‘I Dreamed of Africa’ Author and Conservationist Is Shot in Kenya – New York Times

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Pirate attacks rising off East Africa, Pentagon and shipping records show – USA TODAY

French special forces on patrol against pirates near Somalia in 2014.(Photo: DAI KUROKAWA, EPA) CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI — Pirates once again prowl the high seas off shore of this tiny country on the strategic Horn of Africa. Navy Capt. Richard Rodriguez, chief of staff of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, said Sunday U.S. forces […]

Germany pushes plan to boost private investment in Africa – Eyewitness News

WASHINGTON – Narrowing the gap between rich and poor is key to avoiding a destructive rise in populism, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Saturday as he laid out a plan to boost private investment in Africa. “If we do nothing to change this, we can expect a rise in populist parties and […]

Target Somalia: The new scramble for Africa? – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright Mary harper I know some rather annoying crows in the Somali port town of Berbera. Every morning, as I eat my breakfast by the beach, they swoop down and steal my bread, my jam, even my butter. Then they fly back up to their perches on a tall metal fence. They look like […]

Africa Security Forum Opens in Ethiopia, Natural Resources Tops Agenda – AllAfrica.com

By Andualem Sisay The sixth Tana High-level Forum on Security in Africa opened today in the Bahir Dar city of Ethiopia, where the management of the continent’s natural resources tops the agenda. “The Forum has become a platform to nurture open dialogue on the continent’s peace. Unless we manage our natural resources properly, they will […]

Target Somalia: The new scramble for Africa? – BBC News

Image copyright Mary harper I know some rather annoying crows in the Somali port town of Berbera. Every morning, as I eat my breakfast by the beach, they swoop down and steal my bread, my jam, even my butter. Then they fly back up to their perches on a tall metal fence. They look like […]

Ivanka’s shoes could be made in Africa – Independent Online

According to Nigerian media, the Abia State-Huajian Shoe Industrial City, which will be located in Aba, will produce 5 000 shoes a day and employ about 10 000 people directly and indirectly. Zhang said a large number of African countries had great untapped potential. “But investors are looking for political stability, security and protection of property. […]

Science is key to agriculture advancement in Africa – Experts – The New Times

Technological innovations through the use of science and research and diversifying investments in agriculture is one way to ensure that Africa cuts its food import bills and become a leader in the global food supply chain, agricultural experts have said. The experts’ appeal comes at a time when, despite having land suitable for agriculture, […]

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