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

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

Op-Ed: Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

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FAST food - food sold in an outlet, drive-through,...

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South Africa ranked top global location for business process outsourcing services

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SOUTH Africa has welcomed the title of the Most Favoured Offshore CX Delivery Location for...

A single trade currency for Africa – Mene

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THE secretary-general of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA’s) announced that the continent will...

Angola woos Spanish investment with debt reduction promise

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ANGOLA’S President Joao Lourenco (pictured, right) vowed Thursday to resolve the country's staggering debt in...

Jobs for Africa’s youth: look to local food systems, not civil service, says OECD Development Centre report

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YOUNG Africans’ career aspirations have little in common with current and projected labour demand in...

Kenyans urge IMF to cancel over $2bn loan

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ANGRY Kenyans on Tuesday took to social media to protest a $2.34bn International Monetary Fund...

What are SDRs and why are they a hot topic at the IMF meeting?

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AS International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank leaders kick off their annual spring meetings...

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Meet CORA, the pan-African collective seeking to restore Africa’s intellectual freedom

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A PAN-AFRICAN intellectual collective of more than 100 writers, scholars from the social and natural sciences, medical doctors and artists from across Africa and...

With 2 percent vaccinated against Covid so far, Africa on ‘sidelines’

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AFRICA is on the ‘sidelines’ of the worldwide vaccination drive against Covid-19, with only two percent of the global total to have received jabs,...

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Tanzania opposition calls for new constitution, faster Covid-19 research

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TANZANIAN opposition leader Freeman Mbowe called on Sunday for the new government to prioritise a new constitution, reviving calls for limiting presidential powers. Mbowe, chairman...

Gbagbo ‘free to return’ to Cote d’Ivoire

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FORMER Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and one of his close allies have permission to return home following their acquittal on charges of crimes against...

‘I know in advance that I will win’: Chad’s Deby eyes sixth presidential term

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CHAD’S President Idriss Deby (pictured), an ally of Western nations in the fight against Islamist militants, is poised to extend his three-decade rule in...

Backtracking on one-term pledge, Benin President Talon seeks five more years

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BENIN’S President Patrice Talon (pictured), who previously vowed to serve only one term, enters Sunday's election a heavy favourite to win five more years...

Ethiopia to go on filling Nile mega-dam despite impasse: minister

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ETHIOPIA said Wednesday it would not be deterred from impounding water at its Nile mega-dam, sparking new warnings from downstream countries Sudan and Egypt,...

France opens archives on Rwanda genocide

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THE French government on Wednesday ordered the opening up of significant state archives concerning the genocide in Rwanda, on the 27th anniversary of the...

Tanzania’s new president changes policy on Covid-19, media

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TANZANIA’S new president appears to be taking a new, scientific approach to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. President Samia Suluhu Hassan (pictured) said Tuesday she will...

Top Benin judge flees country denouncing pressure

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A TOP Benin judge on Monday said he had quit and fled the West African country, condemning political pressure that he alleged included a...

Niger inaugurates president in 1st democratic power transfer

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NIGER is swearing in its new president Friday in the West African nation’s first democratic transfer of power. Newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum’s inauguration Friday...

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