Ford Motor Co (F.N) has a long-term commitment to South Africa, its regional head said, playing down any concerns about strikes that an engineering federation said had prompted the U.S. carmaker to consider pulling out of the country.
An international protest for the 300 kidnapped girls in Nigeria has
begun. This week, First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her support for the
girls and set off a social media campaign that is growing in size and
gaining strength worldwide.
Yesterday evening, news broke that South African icon Nelson Mandela had passed away at the age of 95. Here, journalist and author Herb Boyd offers a personal reflection of Mandela, affectionately known as Madiba, his tribal name.
Among Forbes’ 2013 list of powerful African women who are “changing the game” is Kenyan-born artist Wangechi Mutu. Known for her signature watercolor collages that depict themes of feminism and racial objectification, Mutu has been a rising star in the art world - both here and abroad - for more than a decade.
As the daughter of a career
diplomat, Liberian-born Saran Kaba Jones traveled the globe with her
family--from Cote d’Ivoire and Egypt to France, Cyprus, and the U.S. She had many business avenues open to her, but when she, in
2008, returned to her home country, she knew she had to do something for the people of
Liberia. Her efforts began with Fund a Child's Education (FACE). Here, TNJ.com caught up with Jones, who splits her time between Boston and Liberia, to find out more about FACE Africa.