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Op-Ed: Africa should develop its own electric vehicle agenda

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THE future of transportation appears to be electric. More...

Op-Ed: Mind the gender gap, #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

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IN promoting women to fully participate in all areas...

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Huawei launches job recruitment programme for Kenyan graduates

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CHINA’S telecommunication giant Huawei Technologies has launched a programme to facilitate recruitment for jobs and internship targeting Kenyan university students. More than 30 jobs and...

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As tobacco declines, Malawi must switch to cannabis – president

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MALAWI President Lazarus Chakwera (pictured) warned on Wednesday that his country's leading foreign exchange earner,...

DR Congo to suffer $4bn shortfall from Gertler contracts: activists

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THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on track to suffer a shortfall of $4bn...

Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria’s building developers

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NIGERIAN property developer Olawale Ayilara is building housing estates in the affluent Lekki district of...

IMF announces financing plan aimed at Sudan debt relief

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THE IMF on Monday approved a financing plan ‘to cover its share of debt relief...

African farmers stand to benefit from CDC debt deal

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CDC Group, the UK government’s development investment arm, is taking a step to help bridge...

AfDB invites business enablers to apply for funding to support women entrepreneurs

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THIS May, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching a call for proposals for projects...

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Sierra Leone government moves to abolish death penalty

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SIERRA Leone's government will move to abolish the death penalty in the West African state, deputy justice minister Umaru Napoleon Koroma said on Wednesday. No...

Ichikowitz Family Foundation wins prestigious Sabre Awards for building a...

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THE Ichikowitz Family Foundation, a leading African foundation encouraging active citizenship across the continent, have won two prestigious SABRE Awards for its global campaign...

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South Africa reiterates calls for Africa to be included as UN Security Council ...

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SOUTH Africa on Wednesday reiterated its call for an African country to be included in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Deputy Minister of International...

An open letter from African intellectuals to the AU on the Sahel crisis

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YOUR Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission: We write to you as African citizens who have dedicated our lives to a vibrant,...

African Union mission urges return to ‘constitutional order’ in Chad

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AN African Union mission recommended on Wednesday that Chad's military share power with a civilian president, as one of three options towards restoring constitutional...

Ethiopian election expected to deepen rifts

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ETHIOPIANS will vote in June to elect a new parliament. But electoral registration is patchy and opposition parties plan to boycott the ballot. Experts...

Mauritania tightens net against ex-president on corruption charge

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MAURITANIA’S former president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (pictured), was on Tuesday put under ‘house surveillance’ by a judge after he was questioned in an...

Frenchman who claimed to be a journalist arrested in CAR after discovery of weapons...

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A FRENCHMAN who claimed to be a journalist has been arrested in the Central African Republic (CAR) after an arsenal of weapons was discovered...

South Africans protest over Palestinian deaths

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HUNDREDS of South Africans rallied on Tuesday against Israeli attacks on Palestinians after at least 28 people were killed following clashes over the flashpoint...

Portugal signs deal to help Mozambique in jihadist fight

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PORTUGAL and Mozambique signed a new military cooperation accord on Monday to help the country confront a growing jihadist threat by beefing up training,...

African Union appoints former Ghana president Mahama as special envoy to Somalia

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THE African Union (AU) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has announced the appointment of former President John Mahama (pictured), as the High Representative to Somalia. According...

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