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

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

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...

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Kenya seeks $2.3 billion loan from IMF to boost recovery

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KENYA is seeking a loan of as much as $2.3bn from the International Monetary Fund under the lender’s extended fund facility. Talks on a possible...

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Kenya seeks $2.3 billion loan from IMF to boost recovery

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KENYA is seeking a loan of as much as $2.3bn from the International Monetary Fund...

Op-Ed: Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture

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GHANA’S financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of more than...

African businesspeople are seeking second citizenship to achieve travel freedom

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THE African business market is thriving and has been for a long time. With more...

Angola aims for three-year ‘breathing space’ from creditors

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ANGOLA hopes to get ‘breathing space’ on its debt for the next three years after...

Kenyans surprised and alarmed at cash bonanza for the Chinese contractor building the Nairobi Expressway

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THE China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), a Chinese state-owned construction company, is forecast to...

Investors commit billions at Lagos Free Zone in Nigeria

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LAGOS Free Zone (LFZ), the first privately owned special economic zone in Nigeria with an...

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Nigeria gets back 600-year-old artefact from the Netherlands

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NIGERIA has received a ‘priceless’ terracotta head believed to be at least 600 years old which was smuggled to the Netherlands, the information minister...

Africa CDC sees Covid-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021

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VACCINATIONS against Covid-19 in Africa might not start until the second quarter of next year, the continent’s top public health official said Thursday, adding...

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Ethiopia’s PM rejects dialogue in meeting with AU envoys

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ETHIOPIAN Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he is willing to...

How an East African refugee working 80 hours a week cleaning became an MP...

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AS a child in the East African country of Eritrea, Ibrahim Omer wanted to be either a footballer or a politician. But when dictatorship took...

Ethiopia war destabilising east Africa, warns EU

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FIGHTING between Ethiopia’s military and regional forces from the northern Tigray region is seriously destabilising the East African and Horn region and hostilities should...

Uganda death toll after opposition leader’s arrest up to 45

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THE death toll from last week’s protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45, police...

Warring parties both say they are winning in Ethiopia

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TIGRAYAN forces said on Tuesday that they had destroyed an Ethiopian army division in battles to control the northern region where a three-week-old war...

Ethiopia says Tigray capital encircled after surrender ultimatum

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ETHIOPIAN federal forces were encircling the Tigray region’s capital from around 50km (31 miles) on Monday, the government said, after giving the Tigray People’s...

Ghana’s corruption fight questioned after prosecutor quits

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LESS than three weeks ahead of Ghana's election, anti-corruption Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has resigned, alleging political interference with his work.  Political analysts say...

Op-Ed: Is ECOWAS up to the new challenges facing the sub-region?

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THERE appears to be a growing disconnect between the institution and its key constituents – the people of West Africa – for whom it...

Ethiopia accuses WHO head Tedros of backing Tigray rebels

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ETHIOPIA’S military accused World Health Organisation (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday of supporting and trying to procure arms and diplomatic backing for...

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