Rwanda President says Africa will work with NBA to spot new basketball talent

RWANDA (Africa) — Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame announced the warm welcoming of a partnership between the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States and the African continent. Kagame, made the announcement during a reception hosted by the NBA in New York ahead of the United Nations General Assembly. “In the NBA there have been…

The 8th edition of Wolves Summit in Warsaw, Poland – October 23-24

WARSAW, Poland — The 8th edition of Wolves Summit, an international conference for startups, investors, and corporates is taking place in Warsaw, Poland on October 23-24 2018. It focuses on networking and facilitating business development.   Wolves Summit organizers are keen on bringing more medium and large companies, investors (accelerators, VC, angels) innovation centers, incubators and…

Akon talks Investing Into Africa On Drink Champs

MIAMI, Florida — Senegalese entertainer, Akon, who  rose to prominence in 2004 with his chart-topping single, “Locked Up,”sat down with Revolt TV’s Drink Champs podcast hosts Noreaga and DJ EFN to discuss why it is the right opportunity and time to invest in Africa. Akon returned to the continent himself with his Light Up Africa…

Abu Dhabi named safest city in the world for second year running

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — For the second year in a row, Abu Dhabi has been ranked the safest city in the world — according to a website that collates crime statistics on the world’s major cities. Numbeo, a website for crowd-sourced global data, has placed the capital first and given the lowest crime…

Jemele Hill to Narrate Lebron James Documentary – Shut Up and Dribble

LOS ANGELES, California — Jemele Hill “will narrate LeBron James’ basketball documentary Shut Up and Dribble, which bows in November on Showtime. The three-part series is directed by Gotham Chopra. The doc will also include interviews with Charles Barkley, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and more. Hill left ESPN where she earned stardom for her honesty…

South Africa legalizes private usage of Marijuana

JOHANESBURGH, South Africa — On Tuesday, South Africa’s top court ruled that private, personal cannabis use is legal in a landmark case that has pitted officials against marijuana advocates and the judiciary. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, delivering the Johannesburg-based Constitutional Court’s unanimous verdict, said the law banning marijuana use in private by adults “is…

Ethiopians and Eritreans celebrate historic reopening of borders

AFRICA — Ethiopia and Eritrea celebrated the opening of their borders this past Tuesday on the Ethiopian New Year, after the two nations and their two leaders signed a peace deal on July 9, 2018. The opening allows the free movement of persons and goods after years of closure amid a political standoff. Road links between Ethiopia…

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez visits Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez made his official visit to Enköping, Sweden, for talks with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Enkoping is located in the Uppsala County, with around 21,121 inhabitants. Among the topics for discussion are current EU issues and cooperation between Sweden and Spain. 🔴EN DIRECTOComparecencia del presidente del Gobierno, @sanchezcastejon,…

China’s President Xi pledges another $60 billion for Africa

BEIJING, China — Chinese President Xi Jinping announced during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, a triennial meeting between senior Chinese leaders and their counterparts from across Africa — a $60 billion package of aid, investment and loans to the Continent. The financial package is the same amount Beijing pledged at the previous FOCAC summit…

China to Host FOCAC Summit in 2018

BEIJING, China — Chinese President Xi Jinping is to chair the 2018 Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which is scheduled for Sept. 3-4 in Beijing. The summit will be themed “China and Africa: toward an even stronger community with a shared future through win-win cooperation.” Leaders of FOCAC members are invited…