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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...

Op-Ed: Britain was built on the backs, and souls, of slaves

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SOME years ago I found myself face to face...

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Africa to rebound from pandemic slump in 2021 but damage done: AfDB

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AFRICA is expected to partially rebound next year from a pandemic-induced economic slump, but it...

CIIE set to boost Africa-China trade, says Standard Bank executive

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THE China International Import Expo (CIIE) has helped to diversify China's sources of imports and...

Developing SMEs in Ghana

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ONE of the most significant backbones of Ghana's economic and social development for a very...

World Bank backs infrastructure finance in East and Southern Africa

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THE World Bank board of directors recently approved $425 million in International Development Association (IDA) financing to support the provision...

AU says Africa lost $55bn in ‘lifeblood’ tourism industry during lockdowns

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AFRICA’S travel and tourism industry has lost about $55bn due to the closure of borders...

Former Irish president to lead probe into African Development Bank head

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IRELAND’S former president Mary Robinson will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the...

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Africa could have Covid-19 vaccine early next year if human trials...

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AFRICA could have a Covid-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa succeed, a university professor heading...

Ogogoro goes upmarket

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KNOWN as ogogoro in Nigeria and akpeteshie in Ghana, it is a West African alcoholic drink extracted locally from palm trees often served to...

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Malawi president under fire for family appointments to cabinet

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MALAWIANS have voiced anger after newly appointed President Lazarus Chakwera unveiled a cabinet that they said was tainted by family ties. Chakwera, 65, comfortably beat...

Cote d’Ivoire ruling party may ask president to stand again after PM dies

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COTE d’Ivoire’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

Donald Trump’s African diplomacy falls flat with little headway in Nile dam dispute

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US President Donald Trump’s biggest foray into African affairs has not turned out well. His bid to resolve a long-running dispute over a Nile dam...

Malawi’s new female cabinet ministers vow to push for jobs for women

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MALAWI’S newly-elected President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed women to a record 12 of 31 cabinet positions, with the new female leaders vowing to use...

Ivorian premier and would-be president Gon Coulibaly dies at 61

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AMADOU Gon Coulibaly, Cote d’Ivoire’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said. The...

Zimbabwe health minister fired over Covid-19 contract

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DISGRACED Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo has been fired for inappropriate conduct linked to the illegal awarding of a multi-million-dollar contract for Covid-19 medical...

Malawi’s Chakwera pledges corruption clampdown in subdued inauguration amid virus

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MALAWI’S new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened...

Ghana minister resigns after breaching coronavirus measures

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GHANA’S deputy trade and industry minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah has resigned for violating coronavirus self-isolation measures after testing positive for the virus, President Nana...

DR Congo @ 60: President vows to fight corruption, impunity

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CONGOLESE President Felix Tshisekedi vowed to root out the corruption and impunity that has hindered the country since its independence from Belgium as the...

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