American Tower to buy Eaton Towers in $1.85bn Africa push

American Tower agreed to buy Eaton Towers for about $1.85-billion including debt as one of the few international providers of telecommunications infrastructure expands in the fast-growing African market. Continue reading “American Tower to buy Eaton Towers in $1.85bn Africa push”

American military preparing for seven-year mission to battle Islamist militants in Somalia

By Brian Brinker

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that will extend the national emergency declaration in Somalia for at least one more year. The Pentagon, however, is buckling down for an even longer mission, one that could extend for seven years or more. President Trump cited the Islamist insurgency in the country as an “unusual and extraordinary threat.”

Currently, the U.S. Special Operations Forces are working to establish and train an elite unit of Somali soldiers to combat al-Shabaab militants. The group has been linked to al-Qaeda. While President Trump has sought to diminish America’s large and expensive military presence across the world, some hotspots remain too dangerous to ignore. Continue reading “American military preparing for seven-year mission to battle Islamist militants in Somalia”

US American Music Abroad brings T Sisters’ indie folk to Egypt

By: Nourhan Magdi
American Music Abroad (AMA) program sponsored by the US State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo bring U.S. folk band “The T Sisters” to introduce their indie folk sound to Cairo.
The band features the vocal harmonies of sisters Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen. They performed public concerts and collaborated with Egyptian artists and leading workshops.

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NBA To Invest Millions Of Dollars In New African League

By Omar Mohammed

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The NBA will invest millions of dollars in Basketball Africa League, its first professional league outside of North America, and will be hands-on in its operation, a top executive said on Tuesday.

The NBA, in partnership with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), is launching the Basketball Africa League in January 2020, featuring 12 teams from across the continent. Continue reading “NBA To Invest Millions Of Dollars In New African League”

American nurse who is chasing his dream in the potato fields of Kenya

In Summary

  • Gasperi is a certified seed potato farmer in the region.
  • According to him, seed potato farming, which he went into last year, is an unexploited opportunity.
  • Gasperi says he landed upon the idea during a golf outing when a top National Environment Management Authority shared his frustrations in trying to get quality seed potatoes.
  • Visitors and cars entering the farm are disinfected to avoid transferring diseases and germs to the cuttings

By FRANCIS MUREITHI


A one-kilometre murram road running from Charagita junction, off the Dundori-Ol Joro Orok Road in Nyandarua County, terminates at a Chinese construction company depot.

Thereafter, one takes a very rough road that makes the drive torturous in hot and dry humid weather conditions. Our destination is a potato farm that is run by an American.

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US Ambassador swears in 35 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ghana

By Iddi Yire, GNA

Mrs Stephanie Sullivan, the United States Ambassador to Ghana on Thursday swore-in 35 Peace Corps Volunteers in Accra.

The new volunteers, who would be serving for two years, join nearly 5,000 Americans who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Ghana over the past 58 years.

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IBM Working on Blockchain Based Solution to Tackle Fake Medicine In Africa

The African continent has the most complex drugs and medicine supply chain than other regions. On average, a medicine changes 30 hands before reaching the destined pharmacy.

This complexity makes the region the most appropriate place for IBM to test the blockchain network. Africa has been suffering from the evil of counterfeit medicines for decades.

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Suspicion and strife strain Ethiopian plane crash probe

By Maggie Fick, Tim Hepher
At the headquarters of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, a paper sign balanced above room 107 and a threadbare square of carpet welcome a stream of foreign visitors to the Accident Investigation Bureau.

The office – with three investigators and an annual budget of less than 2.5 million Birr ($89,000) – is leading a multi-party, multi-nation probe into what caused an Ethiopian Airlines flight to crash on March 10, killing all 157 people on board.This modest agency is under intense international scrutiny because the results of its investigation could have far-reaching consequences for the global aviation industry.

If the investigators highlight flaws in the 737 MAX 8 that echo a recent crash of the same model in Indonesia, their report could deal a major blow to Boeing, the world’s biggest planemaker and a massive U.S. exporter.

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