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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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Covid-19 boosts mobile banking in Africa, and network operators are listening

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WHEN Covid-19 hit Cote d’Ivoire, Bonaventure Kra, who works at an import-export business, began to worry. Handling hard cash all day was a risk....

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African countries ask for moratorium extension ‘until 2021’

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AFRICAN nations came out swinging during the United Nations General Assembly, calling for dramatic fiscal...

Kenya to focus on China as key destination for exports

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KENYA plans to focus on the Chinese market in order to boost its exports in...

Nigeria’s main unions suspend planned strike after government talks

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NIGERIAN labour unions agreed with the government on Monday to suspend a planned strike over...

Kenya’s Chinese-built railway proves costly

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KENYAN lawmakers want the operating costs of a Chinese-built railway nearly cut in half and...

Ethiopia tells UN ‘no intention’ of using dam to harm Egypt, Sudan

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ETHIOPIAN Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told the United Nations on Friday that his country has...

Kenya’s WTO candidate says she will focus on climate change if selected

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KENYA’S candidate to become the next head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) pledged on...

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Migration to Gulf States major problem for African workers, warn experts

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AFRICAN migrants in the Gulf States are facing major challenges that have been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic, experts on migratory movements on...

Nigerian physician Dr Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s Most Influential...

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TIME magazine named Nigerian physician Dr Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The...

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Former Mali foreign minister Moctar Ouane named transitional PM

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MALI’S interim President Bah Ndaw has named former Malian foreign minister Moctar Ouane as prime minister. The appointment on Sunday opens the way for the...

African court requests Gbagbo be added to Cote d’Ivoire electoral roll

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THE African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has said Ivory Coast should allow former President Laurent Gbagbo, who has been barred from running...

UK seeks to seize $39 million from lawyer who helped corrupt Nigerian politician

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British prosecutors launched an attempt on Thursday to confiscate $39.3 million from a London lawyer who assisted a Nigerian politician in looting and laundering...

Cote d’Ivoire: Ouattara slams rivals’ presidential bids as provocation

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COTE D’IVOIRE’S president, Alassane Ouattara, has blasted attempts by two rivals to contest next month’s presidential elections as ‘provocation’ and says one of them...

Kenya High Court suspends move to dissolve parliament over lack of women

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KENYA’S High Court on Thursday suspended any move to dissolve parliament after the country's top judge said it was necessary as neither of the...

New date for Rwanda Commonwealth summit

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RWANDA will play host to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) during the week of June 21, 2021 after this year’s gathering, which...

Op-Ed: Why Turkey is making friends in West Africa

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AS US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently visited Sudan to push for more Arab nations to normalise ties with Israel after the UAE...

Mozambique asks EU for help amid wave of Islamic State attacks

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MOZAMBIQUE has asked the EU for support in tackling a wave of militant attacks in the country’s north by rebels with links to Islamic...

Pompeo seeks Sudan breakthrough before US presidential election

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WITH weeks to go before the United States presidential elections, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan...

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