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Op-Ed: The Thabo Mbeki School and the transformation of Africa

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Last month saw the launch of the University of...

Op-Ed: Why can’t Africa manufacture the medicines it needs?

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THE Covid-19 pandemic exposed Africa's inadequate capabilities and capacity...

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Mali: New solar plant just the beginning

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A 50MW solar plant west of Bamako in Mali is now the largest operational plant in West Africa. A flagship Akuo Group project, the Kita...

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African Development Bank’s investments are transforming the continent, unlocking economic potential, and spurring development – report

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FROM agro-processing initiatives to energy, transportation and water and sanitation services, transformative investments by the...

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire threaten to suspend cocoa companies’ sustainability schemes

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GHANA’S cocoa regulator has threatened to suspend the sustainability schemes used by major cocoa and...

Mozambique: No ‘indications’ that China may seize assets due to debt – government

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MOZAMBIQUE’S economy and finance minister on Thursday said that there was no evidence that China...

Africa’s fashion industry must embrace technology to increase digital economy

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AFRICA’S fashion industry must embrace technology in order to thrive in an increasingly global digital...

Africa on course to implement AfCFTA: AU official

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AFRICAN countries are determined to start trading in line with the African Continental Free Trade...

Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline – new report

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STANDARD Chartered conducted a survey earlier this year among a panel of the world's top...

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Nigeria should sanction CNN for report on shooting of #EndSARS protesters...

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NIGERIA should sanction CNN for its report that the country's military shot and killed protesters demonstrating against police brutality, a minister said on Thursday. The...

Anti-racism protest in South Africa over ‘whites-only’ school party

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THE South African police have fired tear gas at opposition activists protesting against alleged racism at a Cape Town school where a so-called ‘whites-only’...

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Ghana’s corruption fight questioned after prosecutor quits

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LESS than three weeks ahead of Ghana's election, anti-corruption Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has resigned, alleging political interference with his work.  Political analysts say...

Op-Ed: Is ECOWAS up to the new challenges facing the sub-region?

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THERE appears to be a growing disconnect between the institution and its key constituents – the people of West Africa – for whom it...

Ethiopia accuses WHO head Tedros of backing Tigray rebels

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ETHIOPIA’S military accused World Health Organisation (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday of supporting and trying to procure arms and diplomatic backing for...

Death toll rises to 7 in Uganda’s unrest after Bobi Wine arrest

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THE death toll from protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to seven, police said Thursday,...

Ethiopia: Both sides claim military gains as fighting rages

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THE leaders of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region refused on Wednesday to surrender to federal troops and instead claimed they were winning a war that...

African governance declines for first time in nearly a decade, says Ibrahim Index

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AFRICA’S governance performance worsened in 2019 for the first time in nearly a decade due to a broad deterioration in the areas of human...

Ethiopia’s PM vows ‘final and crucial’ offensive in Tigray

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ETHIOPIA’S prime minister on Tuesday declared ‘the final and crucial’ military operation will launch in the coming days against the government of the country’s...

Ethiopia says Tigray town seized, war embroils Eritrea

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ETHIOPIAN Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government said on Monday it had captured another town in the northern Tigray region after nearly two weeks of...

Russia plans naval base in Sudan

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RUSSIA plans to build a naval base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast to resupply its fleet, according to a draft agreement with Khartoum signed...

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