Belgium's Africa museum to reopen, calls for return of looted artefacts intensify

Belgium's Africa museum to reopen, calls for return of looted artefacts intensify

Belgium’s Africa Museum, once a triumphant celebration of the country’s colonial past, is to reopen after years of renovations, with a more critical view on a dark piece of history. The museum, full of historic artefacts and stuffed wildlife, was often criticised for ignoring the brutalities of a time when millions of Congolese are estimated […]

King Leopold's ghost: Belgium's Africa museum to reopen

King Leopold's ghost: Belgium's Africa museum to reopen

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s Africa Museum, once a triumphant celebration of the country’s colonial past, is to reopen after years of renovations, with a more critical view on a dark piece of history. FILE PHOTO: A giant golden statue of a European missionary with an African boy clutching his robes is seen at the Royal […]

Africa's hotel industry is booming—but only in a small number of markets

Africa's hotel industry is booming—but only in a small number of markets

The hotel sector in Africa is thriving, recording a steady improvement in demand and performance, drawing financier interest, and constituting an active segment of the real-estate investment market. But as a new study from real-estate consultancy Knight Frank shows, the current supply is concentrated in a small number of markets, with several nations hosting the […]

South Africa name seven debutants to face Wales

South Africa name seven debutants to face Wales

Bulls wing Travis Ismaiel is one of seven players set to win their first South Africa cap Wales v South Africa Venue: RFK Stadium, Washington DC Date: Saturday, 2 June Kick-off: 22:00 BST Coverage: Live scores and commentary on the BBC Sport website and app, Live commentary on Radio Wales AM and Radio Cymru South […]

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa warns wife, 10 beheaded in Moz

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa warns wife, 10 beheaded in Moz

Don’t be like Grace, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa warns wife President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned his wife and his vice president’s wife to steer clear of politics to avoid being like Grace Mugabe, the shopaholic, insult-spouting wife of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe. A similar demand by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to his own wife has triggered […]

Africa's Hidden Oil Hub Grows After Making Millions for Traders

Africa's Hidden Oil Hub Grows After Making Millions for Traders

For oil traders, there’s no place quite like Saldanha Bay. When prices slumped in 2014, trading houses generated outsize profits by storing millions of barrels of crude in the deep-water harbor north of Cape Town. Now storage facilities at the port — where South Africa built vast concrete bunkers in the 1970s that helped insulate […]

Zoom in on an African safari: South Africa

Zoom in on an African safari: South Africa

Rhino in the Phinda game reserve Cheetah Eleanor and a heavily sedated rhino Zoom in on an African safari: South Africa Independent.ie I bought a fancy camera a few years ago. It stemmed from a touch of envy of those who were bending down, getting up close, zooming in and out and smacking their lips […]

Africa under pressure to tackle burgeoning youth unemployment

Africa under pressure to tackle burgeoning youth unemployment

A photograph made avaiable on 10 March 2017 showing unemployed Liberian men sit in front of a store to seek daily labour at the industrial district of Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia, 09 March 2017. EPA/AHMED JALLANZO It is imperative that Africa shifts from a poverty reduction mindset (move away from development aid) to a job […]

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