Africa Top10 News

1What Mandela and Fanon Learned from Algeria’s Revolution in the 1950s

On the fifth anniversary of South African statesman Nelson Mandela’s death, it’s worthwhile to remember how his thinking moved from violence to reconciliation as the solution to undoing apartheid. On his journey to a different approach, Mandela visited Algeria – a place where the revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon also developed his ideas on armed struggle.

SOURCES: Africa.com

2Africa’s Largest Airline Sets Up a Visa Hub Service for Chinese Travelers

Ethiopian Airlines currently has daily passenger flights from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to Guangzhou and Beijing and three times a week passenger flights to Chengdu as well as daily passenger and cargo flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai.
SOURCES: CGTN Africa

3Netflix will soon add African Content for its Subscribers

The global streaming giant has confirmed plans to order original series from Africa next year to add to its ever-growing roster. At last week’s Content London conference, Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president of international originals, said the company is “in the process of looking at opportunities in Africa” and will “definitely” commission series from Africa in 2019.

SOURCES: Quartz AfricaOkayafrica

4Spilling Burundi’s Secrets

Burundi’s security services are running secret torture and detention sites to silence dissent, former government intelligence agents have told BBC Africa Eye. Using cutting edge reconstruction techniques BBC Africa Eye examines one house in particular, which was filmed in a video posted on social media in 2016.

SOURCES: BBC

5Ever Wondered how Trevor Noah was as a Child?

South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah was in South Africa for the Global Citizen concert, which took place last week Sunday. While he was here, Noah shot an insert for The Daily Show of him visiting his 91-year-old grandmother in her Soweto house.

SOURCES: Okayafrica

6The Economics of Somalia’s Warring Militants

Somali business owners and analysts say that rival Islamist groups are targeting companies to an unprecedented degree with demands for so-called taxes. Al-Shabab has already strong-armed business owners for years to finance its war against the Somali government and African peacekeepers who protect it. Now, al-Shabab is stepping up its demands, and pro-IS groups are apparently trying to fund its own activities by copying Shabab’s tactics of pay up-or-pay the consequences.

SOURCES: VOA

7How Madagascar is Preparing for the Effects of Climate Change

The government of Madagascar is well aware of the country’s vulnerability. Despite government’s attempts at piloting adaptation projects in key sectors, advocacy groups believe that, for Madagascar to boost its resilience, climate change must become embedded in policy “in every sector, and at every level: national, regional and local”.
SOURCES: The Guardian

8Migrant Tales from Morocco

From January to June this year, more than 18,000 migrants reached Spain by land or sea route, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Almost 10 percent of those arrivals were women. Majority of these female migrants come from Nigeria and Cameroon, according to a report which adds that some are also from Mali, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SOURCES: Al Jazeera

9Lawmakers Endorse South Africa’s Land Reform

Land is a hot-button issue in South Africa where racial inequality remains entrenched more than two decades after the end of apartheid when millions among the black majority were dispossessed of their land by a white minority. A parliamentary team last month recommended a constitutional amendment to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation in the public interest.

SOURCES: Reuters

10The Best View of a Mozambican Sunset

Facing the sea, Maputo is the perfect port city to take in the view as the sun kisses the ocean. From hitting rooftop bars to a romantic dinner on a spacious patio, here is a list of the tried and tested spots.

SOURCES: AFK Travel