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U.S. Immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals from the United States, Somalia’s ambassador says. “We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S....

  KINSHASA Congo’s normally teeming capital Kinshasa came to a standstill Monday as people stayed home in fear of violence after the government banned a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila. Shops were shuttered and streets...

By smartKenya on Apr 11th, 2017

  KIGALI, Rwanda, October 3, 2016/ — Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) (www.Hilton.com) has marked this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) with the announcement of new properties and extensions in three African countries....

  Japan’s presence in Africa was heavily felt recently when Nairobi hosted the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). The city roads were jammed with traffic, hotels fully booked, conference halls occupied...

By smartKenya on Sep 29th, 2016

When the Bank of China secured a Mauritian banking license in March, it was hailed as proof of the island’s potential as a staging post for Africa. Its arrival was the latest addition to what the finance ministry describes as an “important...

By smartKenya on Sep 29th, 2016

  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s surprise August/September trip to Nigeria and Kenya put the global spotlight on Africa’s emerging IT ecosystem. Unsurprisingly, when one of the world’s most recognized tech entrepreneurs pops up at...

By smartKenya on Sep 29th, 2016

The U.S. will vote for a new president on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2016, and a powerful African lobbying group is getting behind its candidate. The Pan-African Business Forum, a private sector-driven organization founded by a group of statesmen...

  Former Israeli PM and President Shimon Peres has died aged 93, reports say. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. Mr Peres, who was one of the last of a generation of...

According to the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) ‘Visa Openness Index’ report, Africans must possess visas to travel to 55% of countries on the continent, with just 20% of nations not requiring a visa. People who hold a United States...