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Op-Ed: How the world has started to realise Africa’s potential

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AFTER being ignored for many decades as a lost...

Op-Ed: Looking to Africa’s future – the promise of transnational ties

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NEARLY seven years ago, when I became president of...

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President Macky Sall on Africa and the world in the face...

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What is important today is for countries to pool their resources in order to confront a common enemy:  a silent killer which scoffs at...

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Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to fall into recession for the first time in 25 years

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THE rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to push sub-Saharan Africa into recession in 2020...

Africa could lose 20 million jobs due to coronavirus pandemic – AU study

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ABOUT 20 million jobs are at risk in Africa as the continent's economies are projected...

Rwanda secures $109m IMF loan to tackle coronavirus

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RWANDA has secured a $109.4 million in emergency coronavirus funding from the International Monetary Fund,...

Ghana slashes GDP forecast over coronavirus shock

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GHANA’S finance ministry has slashed its 2020 GDP growth forecast from 6.8  percent to 1.5...

Op-Ed: Covid-19 may disrupt the schedule of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

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COMBATTING the spread of Covid-19 has now become the top priority of African governments, with...

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3bn ‘Fight COVID-19’ Social Bond

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THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond...

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President Macky Sall on Africa and the world in the face...

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What is important today is for countries to pool their resources in order to confront a common enemy:  a silent killer which scoffs at...

No country to be left behind, AfDB unveils $10bn facility

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THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the creation of the Covid-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic. The Facility...

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African leaders firmly behind WHO head after Trump criticism

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AFRICAN leaders have rallied around the Ethiopian head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) after US President Donald Trump criticised the United Nations agency...

South African minister disciplined for ‘lockdown lunch’

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SOUTH African President Cyril Ramaphosa put the communications minister on ‘special leave’ for two months, one of which will be unpaid, on Wednesday for...

Time for Africa to rise up against European racism

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TWO French doctors drew heavy public ire last week after suggesting live on French TV that Africans could be used as lab rats in...

Zimbabwe top court sacks ‘illegally appointed’ main opposition leader

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ZIMBABWE’S main opposition leader has been removed as President of the Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC). Nelson Chamisa lost a court appeal to remain...

Ethiopia postpones August election due to coronavirus

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ETHIOPIA has postponed parliamentary elections scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak, the electoral board said on Tuesday, a move endorsed by some...

Op-Ed: African elections in the time of coronavirus

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AFRICAN elections slated for 2020 are already being affected by COVID-19, with the potential for delays and disruptions to have a significant impact on...

Malawi’s vice president and speaker take President Mutharika to court

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MALAWI’S vice president Saulos Chilima and speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara have turned to the courts for intervention after President Peter...

Tanzania to hold general elections as planned despite COVID-19 outbreak: president

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TANZANIAN President John Magufuli said on Thursday the country's October 2020 general elections will be held as planned despite the COVID-19 outbreak. ‘The elections will...

Mali opposition leader goes missing with 11 others – party

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MALI’S main opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is missing and thought to be kidnapped along with 11 members of his delegation, his party said on...

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