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African-Americans to tour six African countries next year

African-Americans, who have found their ancestry through a DNA-established birthright with African Ancestry will in the coming year embark on a trip to six African countries to identify with their home countries. The African Ancestry, which is a US-based pioneers of genetics ancestry tracing for people of African descent, announced …

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African court directs Tanzania to drop the death penalty

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has ordered the government of Tanzania to remove from its statute books the death sentence imposed on persons convicted of murder. Composed of ten justices, lead by President Sylvain Oré, the Court also directed Tanzania, as respondent state, to take necessary measures …

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Anas, West African journalists visit Ahmed Suale’s grave site

Ghana’s most decorated award-winning investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and a group of West African journalists on Wednesday visited the graveside of slain colleague Ahmed Hussein-Suale. Hussein-Suale was shot in the neck and chest by unknown assailants while he was driving in Accra on the evening of 16 January 2019. …

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Jumia shuts down in Cameroon as African e-commerce struggles

Pan-African e-commerce giant Jumia has suspended its marketplace business in Cameroon. Jumia did not publicly announced it imminent closure in the country and the move took many customers and local staff by surprise. “It came as a bombshell and all operations just stopped abruptly,” a Yaounde-based staff member, who asked …

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