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Op-Ed: How the world has started to realise Africa’s potential

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AFTER being ignored for many decades as a lost...

Op-Ed: Looking to Africa’s future – the promise of transnational ties

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NEARLY seven years ago, when I became president of...

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Coronavirus patients on chloroquine heal faster – Senegalese medic

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COVID-19 patients on hydroxychloroquine heal faster, a Senegalese doctor has disclosed. Moussa Seydi, Head of the Infectious Diseases Department at Fann Hospital in Dakar...

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Rwanda secures $109m IMF loan to tackle coronavirus

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RWANDA has secured a $109.4 million in emergency coronavirus funding from the International Monetary Fund,...

Ghana slashes GDP forecast over coronavirus shock

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GHANA’S finance ministry has slashed its 2020 GDP growth forecast from 6.8  percent to 1.5...

Op-Ed: Covid-19 may disrupt the schedule of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

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COMBATTING the spread of Covid-19 has now become the top priority of African governments, with...

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3bn ‘Fight COVID-19’ Social Bond

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THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond...

ECA calls for $100bn G20 support for Africa amid coronavirus crisis

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THE Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has called on the leaders of the Group of...

G20 nations back Ramaphosa’s appeal to give Africa economic aid to fight Covid-19

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THE G20 has expressed support for Africa’s appeal for economic assistance to help the continent...

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Malawi president, ministers take 10 percent salary cut to fight coronavirus

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MALAWI'S president and cabinet will take a ten percent salary cut and redirect the money towards the fight against coronavirus, President Peter Mutharika said...

EU should help African ‘neighbours’ as fears of ‘out of control’...

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EUROPEAN countries will club together and ‘create a package’ to try and help African countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the EU’s foreign policy...

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Zimbabwe top court sacks ‘illegally appointed’ main opposition leader

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ZIMBABWE’S main opposition leader has been removed as President of the Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC). Nelson Chamisa lost a court appeal to remain...

Ethiopia postpones August election due to coronavirus

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ETHIOPIA has postponed parliamentary elections scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak, the electoral board said on Tuesday, a move endorsed by some...

Op-Ed: African elections in the time of coronavirus

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AFRICAN elections slated for 2020 are already being affected by COVID-19, with the potential for delays and disruptions to have a significant impact on...

Malawi’s vice president and speaker take President Mutharika to court

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MALAWI’S vice president Saulos Chilima and speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara have turned to the courts for intervention after President Peter...

Tanzania to hold general elections as planned despite COVID-19 outbreak: president

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TANZANIAN President John Magufuli said on Thursday the country's October 2020 general elections will be held as planned despite the COVID-19 outbreak. ‘The elections will...

Mali opposition leader goes missing with 11 others – party

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MALI’S main opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is missing and thought to be kidnapped along with 11 members of his delegation, his party said on...

Malawi electoral commission announces vote rerun on July 2

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MALAWIANS will return to the polls in early July for a presidential election rerun ordered by the country's top court, which annulled last year's...

At least 10 dead during Guinea’s controversial referendum

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THE official count of votes is underway in Guinea after at least 10 people were killed in the violence as debris burns on the...

Uganda’s former security minister charged with treason

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FORMER security minister and Ugandan presidential hopeful Henry Tumukunde will spend about two weeks in prison. Online news publication, The East African said Tumukunde would...

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