Japan's Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, sets sights on Africa

Japan's Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, sets sights on Africa

TOKYO (Reuters) – Daikin Industries, (6367.T) the world’s largest maker of air conditioning equipment, is turning to Africa for further expansion, 10 years after a successful gamble on sharing its key technology with a Chinese company. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Daikin Industries Ltd are seen at the company’s office in Tokyo August 29, 2012. […]

Here's What Happened To A White American Who Went On A Racist Rant In Africa

Here's What Happened To A White American Who Went On A Racist Rant In Africa

A white American citizen was put behind bars in Uganda after investigators viewed a video of him attacking hotel staff on Thursday in a racist tirade. SEE ALSO: Hotel Offers An Apology But No Ban Of Guests Who Yelled The N-Word The Ugandan police arrested Jimmy L. Taylor, 69, and charged him with assault for […]

South Africa's Wild Coast under threat of mining – photo essay

South Africa's Wild Coast under threat of mining – photo essay

Xolobeni is a cluster of rural communities on the eastern coast of South Africa. Tourists know the beautiful and rugged area as the Wild Coast. The people of Xolobeni are mostly self-sufficient, living off the land and fishing in the sea, and often only travelling the two hours to the closest shops once a month […]

Graft Probe Hearings Put South Africa's Ruling ANC `on Trial'

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A messaging app with data-free texts is targeting Whatsapp in South Africa

A messaging app with data-free texts is targeting Whatsapp in South Africa

As South Africa’s top social media platform, Whatsapp has taken on Mxit, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and more recently, WeChat. In all three instances, Whatsapp established itself as the most affordable and convenient messaging service in a country whose internet penetration is 54%. But a new messaging app with its promise of data-free messaging presents a […]

Africa's week in pictures: 10-16 August 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 10-16 August 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption Clare Byarugaba, who was outed as a lesbian by a Ugandan newspaper against her will, competes at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris on Friday… Image copyright AFP Image caption … “I was so proud to wear the Uganda […]

Photos: 'This Is Africa' – A look at beautiful Republic of Benin

Photos: 'This Is Africa' – A look at beautiful Republic of Benin

African countries have their peculiar challenges like all countries the world over. Amid these challenges are particular characteristics of countries on the continent. ‘This Is Africa (TIA)’ is an Africanews initiative aimed at sharing information about African countries and helping our audiences better discover the continent – in a small but significant way. For the […]

The US Military Is Worried About China's Moves in Africa

The US Military Is Worried About China's Moves in Africa

The Pentagon and US State Department are reinforcing their commitment to African security and influence amid numerous reports of stepped up Chinese military and economic incursions into the region. Having established a military base in Djibouti on the coast as recently as last year, China is expanding political and military influence in the region, inspiring […]

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