New African

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New African
Editor Baffour Ankomah
Categories News magazine
Circulation 40,218 / month (2012) [1]
PublisherIC Publications
Year founded1966;53 years ago (1966)
Company IC Publications
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon
Language English
ISSN 0142-9345

New African is an English-language monthly news magazine based in London. [2] Published since 1966, it is read by many people across the African continent and the African diaspora. It claims to be the oldest pan-African monthly in English, as well as "the bestselling pan-African magazine". It is published by IC Publications, which also publishes African Banker, New African Woman and African Business ( ISSN   0141-3929). [3]

News magazine typed, printed, and published piece of paper, magazine or a radio or television program

A news magazine is a typed, printed, and published piece of paper, magazine or a radio or television program, usually published weekly, consisting of articles about current events. News magazines generally discuss stories, in greater depth than do newspapers or newscasts, and aim to give the consumer an understanding of the important events beyond the basic facts.

London Capital of the United Kingdom

London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

Africa The second largest and second most-populous continent, mostly in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. The majority of the continent and its countries are in the Northern Hemisphere, with a substantial portion and number of countries in the Southern Hemisphere.



Since the beginning in 1966 New African has changed its name twice: 1966-76, African Development; 1977–78 (April), New African Development; since 1978 New African. [4]

Advertising contributions

New African magazine carries heavy advertising coverage for a number of multinational corporations (such as Chevron, inside cover of print edition March 2013), and parastatal or Chinese state-affiliated trade organizations. Of interest, advertisements placed in New African by the CantonFair, a Chinese parastatal trade organization, focus on Africa's trade with China and the remainder of the globe, however these advertisements specifically omit any trade relationship that Africa (as a continent) has with the United States. Though the advertisement's illustrations depict a "globally connected Africa" facilitated by Chinese trade, the locations to which Africa is "connected", though they are geographically depicted as being on United States' soil, are actually the names of cities and trade hubs located in Latin America. The advertisement thus gives the impression of appearing comprehensive, but is specifically exclusive of United States' interests and trade representation with Africa upon closer examination.

Chevron Corporation American multinational energy corporation

Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation. One of the successor companies of Standard Oil, it is headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries. Chevron is engaged in every aspect of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy industries, including hydrocarbon exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Chevron is one of the world's largest oil companies; as of 2017, it ranked nineteenth in the Fortune 500 list of the top US closely held and public corporations and sixteenth on the Fortune Global 500 list of the top 500 corporations worldwide. It was also one of the Seven Sisters that dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s to the 1970s.

China Country in East Asia

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Event production

COMESA Investment Forum

IC Publishing and specifically New African magazine served as the host and promoter of a number of trade and investment fairs and/or conferences on behalf of COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa). In particular, the COMESA Investment Forum meetings held in Sharm-Al-Shekh, Egypt and Dubai, UAE have involved a high amount of pro-Chinese programming and media content. Of note, the financial "arm" of COMESA that manages COMESA's trade agreements and investment portfolios is the Preferential Trade Area Bank (PTA Bank), of which the sole non-African member and largest non-regional shareholding state is China.

AFRICASEA Business Forum

IC Publishing is also the organizer and promoter of the Africa and Southeast Asia Business Forum, an annual business conference focused on Sino-African trade relationships. Of note, the primary financial supporter and endorser of the AFRICASEA Forum is BRICS.

BRICS association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Originally the first four were grouped as "BRIC", before the induction of South Africa in 2010. The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs; all are members of G20. Since 2009, the BRICS nations have met annually at formal summits. China hosted the 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen on September 2017, while South Africa hosted the most recent 10th BRICS summit in July 2018. The term does not include countries such as South Korea, Mexico and Turkey for which other acronyms and group associations were later created.

Other languages

In 2007 IC Publications launched a French-language edition of the New African entitled Le Magazine De l'Afrique ("The Magazine of Africa") which features content relating to Francophone Africa. [5]

IC Publications is a publishing house founded in 1957 in Paris by Afif Ben Yedder.

List of editors

1970 March–July: Editor director - Richard Hall, Editor - Alan Rake
1970 August: Editor - Alan Rake
1977 January: Managing editor - Alan Rake, Editor - Sam Uba, Publisher - Afif Ben Yedder
1978 January–April: Executive director - David Coetzee, Managing editor - Alan Rake
1978 May: Editor-in-chief - Peter Enahoro
1980 January–October: Editor-publisher - Peter Enahoro
1980 November: Editor-in-chief - M. Mlamali Adam
1981 February: Acting editor-in-chief - Alan Rake, Deputy Editor - Baffour Ankomah
1995 January: Editor-in-chief - Alan Rake, Deputy editor - Baffour Ankomah
1999 July/August: Editor - Baffour Ankomah

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