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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...

Black Lives Matter: Joint reflections by United Nations Senior African Officials

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A desperate yearning for a long-departed mother. Reaching deep...

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Cameroonian asylum-seekers accuse US of forcing deportation

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A GROUP of asylum-seekers from Cameroon facing deportation back to their conflict-ridden country say they were pressured with force by US immigration officers to...

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Research is key as Africa moves towards AfCFTA implementation

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THE UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Tuesday stressed that continued research is the...

Mozambique seeks extradition of ex-Credit Suisse bankers

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THE Mozambican Supreme Court has granted authorisation to the Attorney-General’s Office (PGR) to seek the...

China ramping up Africa projects as Covid-19 fades

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CHINA is actively encouraging Chinese companies to resume their projects across Africa as Covid-19 lockdown...

The US government makes its big push for investment in Africa

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BUOYED by the bipartisan commitment and a new government agency, the United States has taken...

One of China’s major foreign policy think tanks proposes 4 ways to revive slumping China-Africa trade

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TWO-WAY China-Africa trade dropped by almost 20 percent to just $82bn in the first half of the...

Africa and Brexit: new opportunities?

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IN the first report of its kind, UK-based research and content firm The Share Theory...

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UN Secretary-General condemns Nigeria killings

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday added his voice to the growing worldwide condemnation of the authorities in Nigeria for the killing of unarmed...

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Shanghai suspended after positive Covid-19 test results

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CHINA’S civil aviation regulator ordered on Tuesday a five-week suspension of an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Shanghai in an effort to...

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Op-Ed: Britain: Time to unbundle the Nigerian contraption

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THE Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson has a choice either to make history or follow the dehumanising history of his forebears for...

Human rights bodies struggle to uphold rights amid political headwinds

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FOR a second consecutive year, human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has documented how African governments are grossly undermining regional human rights bodies by failing...

Ex-Burundi president handed life sentence for murder of opponent who beat him in 1993...

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BURUNDI’S top court has sentenced a former president to life in prison for the 1993 murder of another president who had defeated him in...

US to remove Sudan from State Sponsors of Terrorism list: Trump

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PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said the United States will remove Sudan from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list after the government in Khartoum paid...

African women enjoying increasing participation in politics: AU

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THE African continent has achieved major milestones in women's participation in political decision making during the past decade, the African Union (AU) Commission has...

Sudan’s premier backs demands for justice as ICC prosecutor visits

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SUDANESE Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday his government was committed to achieving justice as an International Criminal Court (ICC) delegation visited for...

Angola grabs assets from generals close to former president

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ANGOLAN prosecutors have seized assets belonging to two of former president José Eduardo dos Santos’s closest aides, the latest step in a crackdown on...

Leading challengers in Cote d’Ivoire presidential election say they will boycott vote

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TWO leading challengers to Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara say they are boycotting this month's election and are urging their supporters to block the...

Tanzania opposition agrees to collaborate. Will it pay off?

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VOTERS in Tanzania’s mainland and the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar will head to the polls in two weeks to elect their presidents, as well...

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