Chadwick Boseman stars in "Black Panther." (Marvel)

AFRICA/CARIBBEAN NOW: ‘Black Panther’ Paves Way for Investment in South Africa

In an open letter to the president of South Africa, MK Malefane, chairman of Highlands Investment & Development Consortium, argues that the monumental success of the “Black Panther” movie is the “perfect opportunity” for South Africa and Africa’s film industry “to take advantage of the trillion-dollar Hollywood-driven movie, entertainment and merchandising industry and market.” [read more…]

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AFRICA/CARIBBEAN NOW: Zimbabwe Urges Expats to Return Home, Rebuild Country

The new dispensation in Harare needs the buy-in and investment of millions of Zimbabweans who left the country and settled elsewhere, particularly the multitudes resident in neighboring South Africa, if the vision of turning around the Zimbabwean economy is to be realized, Zimbabwe consul general Henry Mukonoweshuro told expatriates in Johannesburg Saturday night. [read more…]