You are here: HomeRegional › Search › Africa


Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding leave at least 200 dead, untold number missing, buried

via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2017

Flooded streets in Regent near Freetown are seen Monday. The death toll from massive flooding in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown climbed to 312, the local Red Cross told AFP. Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi told AFP the toll could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in Freetown, where heavy rains have caused homes to disappear under water and triggered a mudslide. | SOCIETY 4 CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION SIERRA LEONE / VIA AFP-JIJI

Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 200 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in ...

Renegade leader defects from al-Shabab to Somalia government amid purge of group’s ranks

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2017

A renegade leader of Somalia’s Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the government.Mukhtar Robow was flown to Mogadishu Sunday from Hudur in southwestern Somalia, ...

Kenyan opposition chief Odinga, calling polls rigged, urges followers to skip work Monday

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2017

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (far left) holds a microphone as he addresses supporters in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday. Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday in a protest over the country's disputed election and the police killings of rioters, even as the government denounced violent demonstrations as unlawful and urged Kenyans to return to their jobs. | AP

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to ...

Libya’s banning of ships from migrant ‘search and rescue’ zone hailed by Italy, seen by NGOs as ‘deady gap’ in sea

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2017

The Italian rescue ship Vos Prudence run by NGO Doctor Without Borders (MSF) arrives July 14 in the port of Salerno carrying 935 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean sea. French NGO MSF announced on Saturday the activities of vessel Prudence, the largest of the rescue boats for migrants in the Mediterranean sea, were temporarily suspended following a ban by the Libyan Navy to sail off the Libyan coast. | AFP-JIJI

The Italian government on Sunday welcomed Libya’s decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, as two more international charities ...

Bolt bids emotional farewell to track on final day of world championships

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2017

Usain Bolt stops to make his signature pose during a lap of honor on the final day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships on Sunday in London. | AP

Usain Bolt took a last leisurely stroll around the track, placed his hands over his heart and then pointed toward the stands, where barely a ...

Egypt punishes medics who took selfies in front of deadly train wreck

via The Japan Times    Aug 13, 2017

Egyptians look at the wreckage from a fatal rail collision in the area of Khorshid on the outskirts of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Saturday. | AFP-JIJI

Egypt’s health ministry has punished six medics who took selfies in front of a deadly train wreck by transferring them to a remote part of ...

Matsuyama trails leader by one stroke at PGA

via The Japan Times    Aug 13, 2017

Hideki Matsuyama tees off on the second hole during the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. | USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS

Hideki Matsuyama shot a 2-over-par 73 on Saturday and gave up his share of the overnight lead after the third round of the PGA Championship, ...

White nationalist rally linked to three deaths in Virginia

via The Japan Times    Aug 13, 2017

A car drives into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. | AP

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing a 32-year-old woman as ...

Kenyatta declared winner of disputed Kenyan presidential vote

via The Japan Times    Aug 12, 2017

President Uhuru Kenyatta reacts after he was announced winner of the presidential election at the national tallying center in Nairobi on Friday. Beside him is Deputy President William Ruto. | REUTERS

President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner Friday of Kenya’s hard-fought presidential election, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged the voting was rigged.In announcing the ...

Soil science can help save a hungry planet

By Esther Ngumbi
- via The Japan Times    Aug 12, 2017

By 2050, the world's population will approach 10 billion people. Feeding them all will require novel solutions.

  • Global Media is your partner in reaching a powerful international audience through high-level economic reporting.

    Our ambition is to highlight under-reported developments and opportunities around the world, and allow leaders in these regions and sectors to take their message to the highest global level. We partner with top media to communicate with the world’s most powerful audiences. We specialize in communication and branding initiatives that help our clients effectively get their messages to their existing and potential partners. We achieve results for our clients by introducing them and their initiatives to an audience of elite international business and government leaders.

    Global Media Inc. is an independent media agency with offices in Hong Kong and Canada. GMI has more than a decade of experience in the writing, researching, and production of promotional country reports, with media partners from East Asia to North America. We have teams worldwide that develop country and thematic reports on the latest economic trends and developments.

    We are a media partner of Foreign Affairs,the United States’ most influential publication, published by the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.

    Nearly a century old, there isn’t a more influential or higher-reaching publication in the United States than Foreign Affairs. The journal is ranked #1 in influence by U.S. opinion leaders in a recent nationwide study conducted by Erdos and Morgan, the premier business-to-business research firm. Their findings place Foreign Affairs ahead of all media, both print and broadcast, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Washington Post.


    “We were extremely impressed with how efficient, well-coordinated, responsive and reliable the Global Media Inc. team was. We owe them a lot for their professionalism. We were very pleased with the outcome, and the article was very well-written. We hope to have an opportunity to work with Global Media Inc. again in the near future.� – Japan Airport Terminal Co. Ltd.
    “The Global Media team’s professionalism was excellent. Their team was great and always gave us the right suggestions and information. The product was excellent, and we were very happy to have such a great opportunity working with their excellent team.â€� – National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS)
    “We were honored to be chosen as one of the good universities in Japan. This article conveyed Seigakuin University’s educational ideals and the message from President Akudo. The advertisement was conspicuous and gave a good impression that Seigakuin nurtured students to contribute to world peace. We really appreciated what Global Media Inc. had did for us.â€� – Seigakuin University

    Whom we have featured:

    • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
    • Australian Foreign Affairs Minister (and former Prime Minister) Kevin Rudd
    • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
    • Qatari Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed
    • Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yoshiaki Takaki
    • Taiwanese Foreign Minister Yang Chin-Tien
    • Taiwanese Finance Minister Lee Sush-Der
    • Taiwanese Economic Affairs Minister Shih Yen-Shiang
    • Taiwanese National Science Council Minister Lee Lou-Chuang,
    • Taiwanese Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Yeh Kuang-Shih
    • Taiwanese Political Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Lin Tsong-Ming
    • Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
    • Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board Chairman Gita Wirjawan
    • Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III
    • Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile