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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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Senegal on verge of unprecedented growth from oil, gas, president says

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SENEGAL is expected to achieve unprecedented economic growth of 13.7 percent in 2023, thanks to the development of new oil and gas fields, President...

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Senegal on verge of unprecedented growth from oil, gas, president says

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SENEGAL is expected to achieve unprecedented economic growth of 13.7 percent in 2023, thanks to...

Nigeria launches commercial operation of Chinese-built railway

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THE Nigerian government on Tuesday launched the commercial operation of the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri railway, a line...

Kenya: Uhuru visits Paris to sign major contracts

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AFTER receiving the French president in March last year, Kenya's leader Uhuru Kenyatta is on...

Conference to boost UK-Africa trade

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WITH global trade, economic partnership arrangements (EPAs) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in transition,...

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...

SouthBridge Group and Brazil Africa Institute sign partnership to bring Brazilian investors closer to the African opportunities

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SOUTHBRIDGE Group has signed a Collaboration Agreement with The Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF) to jointly...

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Puzzled scientists seek reasons behind Africa’s low fatality rates from pandemic

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AFRICA’S overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when Covid-19 hit the continent in February. The...

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...

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Nigeria turns 60: Hope despite anger over corruption, poverty

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IT was just after midnight in Lagos, on a horse-racing track turned square, when Nigeria’s new white and green flag was hoisted officially for...

Lifting of sanctions against Mali hits a snag 

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THE lifting of crippling economic sanctions against Mali by a bloc of 15-West African countries will come later than first thought, even after the...

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...

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