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African airlines navigate turbulent skies

Thursday, March 26, 2020
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in November announced its picks for the best airlines in Africa in 2019 mdash;Kenya Airways for having the ldquo;best improved intra-Africa connectivity rdquo; in 2018 and Royal Air Maroc for its remarkable ldquo;financial performance and profitability. rdq ...

We must involve women in the peace process

Monday, March 23, 2020
When we started our peace movement in Liberia in the heat of the civil war in 2003, we were called toothless bulldogs. But we proved that women rsquo;s active participation in a peace process can make a significant difference in the effectiveness and longevity of peace agreements. It all began with ...

Customs, Police, Naval Officers, Others Trained On Containers Targeting And Cont

Friday, March 13, 2020
The Interregional Maritime Security Institute (ISMI) in Abidjan has trained maritime and sector officials in charge of targeting and controlling containers with focus on the fight against trafficking in fake medicines. About 20 auditors which include customs officers, police officers, maritime af ...

ISMI Organises Training Course On Containers Targeting And Control

Thursday, March 12, 2020
In West and Central Africa, ports are the main entry and exit points for the flow of goods and, to a lesser extent, people. Their importance is strategic for the African economy. In this context, port security is obviously part of maritime security, understood in a global manner, and therefore of na ...

Journalist Adalbert Hiol jailed since November in Cameroon

Friday, March 6, 2020
New York, March 5, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should not contest journalist Adalbert Hiol rsquo;s appeal of a false news and defamation conviction and should let his newspaper publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 7, 2019, authorities in Douala, a coast ...

Africa’s Free Trade Area: What we must do for a smooth take-off on 1st July

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Trading in Africa rsquo;s free trade area is scheduled to begin on 1 July. This ambitious initiative creates a single market for goods and services and a customs union with free movement of capital and business travelers ndash;the world rsquo;s largest given Africa rsquo;s 1.2 billon population a ...

President Julius Maada Bio speaks on child and maternal mortality in Sierra Leon

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
When Julius Maada Bio, 55, assumed the presidency of Sierra Leone in April 2018, the country was on a slow but steady rebound following the 2014 ndash;2015 Ebola epidemic. Annual GDP growth stands at 4.8%. Buoyed by increased agricultural output and the resumption of iron ore production and expor ...

Bigger Than Africa: Tales Of The Yoruba People

Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Yoruba people, one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, have survived for centuries on the African continent. Evidence points to a powerful Yoruba kingdom in the eighth century in Ile-Ife. They lived in well-structured urban centers organized around powerful city-states well before the arriva ...
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