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Op-Ed: Can roots tourism build social justice? A case study of travellers to Ghana...

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PROTESTS against racism have erupted around the globe in...

Op-Ed: The Thabo Mbeki School and the transformation of Africa

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Last month saw the launch of the University of...

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Africa cannot relax now Covid-19 vaccines are coming, health boss says

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VACCINES are not yet Africa's antidote to the coronavirus pandemic, a regional health official said on Thursday, after the African Union (AU) secured 270...

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This gig-work startup thinks West Africa is poised for economic explosion

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COMPRISING 17 countries and more than 407 million people, West Africa is poised for an...

IMF approves $487.5 million disbursement to Angola

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THE International Monetary Fund said on Monday its executive board approved a disbursement to Angola...

UK supports South African female GreenTech entrepreneurs

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THE UK, through the UK-South Africa Tech Hub, and in partnership with the Future Females...

German auto industry strengthens ties with Africa

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THE German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) recently partnered with the African Association of...

China sends Africa a signal that Belt and Road Initiative is still open for business

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CHINA Foreign Minister Wang Yi used his recent visit to Africa to signal that Beijing...

World Bank sees 2.7 pc growth in 2021 for SSA, lower than expected

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IN a first report on global economic prospects for 2021, issued on January 5, the...

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Paramount Group launches Advanced Training and Support Division

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PARAMOUNT Group, the South African-based global aerospace and technology company, announced Tuesday the establishment of a new division that will provide advanced training solutions...

Official: Africa secures close to 300 million vaccine doses

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THE African Union has secured close to 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in the largest such agreement yet for Africa, a continental official said...

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Factbox: Africa’s longest-serving leaders

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UGANDANS head to the polls on Thursday for an election in which President Yoweri Museveni is seeking to extend his 34-year rule by another...

Bobi Wine relying on tech-savvy youth in Ugandan elections

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UGANDAN popstar-turned-politician Bobi Wine is banking on technology and a high voter turnout to help him unseat one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. Wine is the...

US won’t observe Uganda’s election as accreditations denied

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THE United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has cancelled plans to observe the country’s tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a...

Uganda’s opposition cites ‘untold violence’ before election

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OPPOSITION figures in Uganda are criticising widespread violence by security forces ahead of Thursday’s presidential election, while main challenger Bobi Wine said soldiers who...

Uganda regulator orders social media shutdown before tense polls

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UGANDA’S communications regulator has ordered internet service providers to shut down social media and messaging services, just two days before a tense presidential election. In...

Africa to Trump: Who’s a sh*thole now?

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AFRICANS have responded to the chaos at the US Capitol last Wednesday with irony, sarcasm and humor. #Trump started trending on Twitter in places...

Facebook shuts down Ugandan accounts ahead of general elections

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A NUMBER of Ugandan government officials and ruling party members have had their Facebook accounts shut down as the internet giant accuses them of...

UN officials say fair elections unlikely in Uganda

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UN officials warn prevailing political conditions in Uganda are stacked against the likelihood of free and fair parliamentary and presidential elections later this week. The...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia say talks on disputed dam deadlocked

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EGYPT, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to achieve a breakthrough in the African Union-led talks to revolve their years-long dispute over the controversial dam that...

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