Articles by Jacey Fortin
- Ethiopia Celebrates Meskel, A Christian Holiday All Its Own
September 27 2013 12:02 PM
For Orthodox Christian Ethiopians, Meskel marks the finding of the "true cross," and it's a huge, colorful event.
- Angola To Invest In Electricity, So As Not To End Up Like Nigeria
September 26 2013 9:45 AM
Angola wants domestic companies to help drive its $23 billion investment in electricity over the next few years.
- No More Drones At The Airport As Djibouti Pulls Plug On US Military
September 26 2013 7:50 AM
The drones have been banished to the desert, but Djibouti remains a major hub for U.S. counterterrorism ops in the Horn of Africa.
- Oil-Dependent Nigeria Bets On Agriculture To Diversify
September 25 2013 10:41 AM
Africa's richest man builds the continent's largest high-energy food processing plant. It could help Nigeria move away from oil dependency.
- Egypt’s Ultimatum: As Protests Rage, What Are Morsi’s Options?
July 02 2013 12:39 PM
As the Egyptian military issues an ultimatum and ministers resign, will President Morsi step down?
- China To Invest $2.4B More In Africa, As Obama Shrugs Off Competition
July 01 2013 3:26 PM
The Chinese investment vehicle CAD Fund will ramp up its investments in Africa to build markets and spur development.
- As Protests Rock Egypt Again, What Does The Opposition Want?
July 01 2013 12:02 PM
Egypt's future is up in the air as violent protests rage across Cairo again. What are the demonstrators fighting for this time?
- Watch Your Back, China: India Creeps Up On African Resources
June 27 2013 5:45 AM
In China's shadow, India -- the other emerging Asian superpower -- is making moves in Africa.
- Obama, Fashionably Late, Aims To Bolster Trade With Africa
June 26 2013 5:56 AM
Obama's visit to Africa this week could spur American economic partnerships in the region, at long last.
- Meet The New Ruler Of Qatar, The Young Sheikh Tamim
June 25 2013 1:06 AM
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has stepped down, making his son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani the new emir.
- West African Nations Mull New Railway System
June 21 2013 6:01 AM
A new international rail system could be on its way to West Africa.
- Mobile Phone Usage In Africa May Actually Worsen Violent Conflicts
June 20 2013 3:28 PM
Mobile phone usage in Africa is spreading fast, at once spurring economic growth and also making violent conflicts more common.
- United Arab Emirates Brings Winds Of Change To A Sinking African Archipelago
June 19 2013 5:48 AM
The UAE is funding clean energy, but eight new wind turbines in the Seychelles can’t stop the water from rising.
- Libya, Armed And Dangerous, Exports War On The Black Market
June 18 2013 5:47 AM
Libya may have more weapons than the British army arsenal. What does that mean for Syria?
- Fastjet Gains Rights To Offer International Flights In Africa
June 15 2013 1:20 PM
The Africa-based budget airline Fastjet has secured the rights to fly cheap international flights within the continent.
- Can Syrian Entrepreneurs In Exile Rebuild A War-Torn Country?
June 14 2013 8:54 PM
The Syrian conflict has forced many entrepreneurs to flee, but the country needs them back in order to rebuild the economy.
- Uganda May Tax Mobile Money Transfers
June 14 2013 1:33 PM
Uganda may levy a new tax on mobile money usage, a controversial move given corruption concerns in the government.
- Syrian Conflict Dries Up Funds For Gaza Strip
June 14 2013 5:46 AM
The poverty-stricken Gaza Strip has seen a decrease in aid funding since the Syrian conflict began.
- Nigeria To Pour More Capital Into Growth, Entrepreneurship
June 10 2013 1:36 PM
The Nigerian government has approved a plan to recapitalize the pro-development Bank of Industry, bringing total capital up to $4.72 billion.
- Nigerians Call For Transparency In Wake Of Online Surveillance Deal
June 07 2013 6:45 PM
In Nigeria, citizens suspect the government of entering into a shady deal for a sophisticated Internet surveillance system.