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Vice President Arrested In Brazil With $16 Million

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The son of the President of oil rich country Equqtorial Guinea and the Vice President of the country, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue (born 25 June 1968, nicknamed Teodor iacute;n) has been intercepted by the Brazilian authorities with a cash of $16 million. The alleged cash was found in ...

Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

Monday, September 17, 2018
Forty-nine of Africa rsquo;s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free and unfettered movement of businesspeople and investments. When at least 22 countries ratify it, the AfCFTA ...

Cameroon: Proposed Anglophone General Conference Deserves National and Internati

Monday, September 17, 2018
Following the deaths of at least 400 civilians over the past year in Cameroon rsquo;s Anglophone regions, an Anglophone community conference scheduled for 21 and 22 November 2018 could offer a decisive breakthrough. To succeed, international powers should encourage buy-in from separatist and gove ...

Africa’s First Waste to Energy Plant Launched in Addis Ababa

Friday, September 14, 2018
In what many have termed as an exciting advancement, Africa rsquo;s first waste-to-energy facility was recently launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The facility, called Reppie, is located next to the capital city rsquo;s main refuse dump known locally as Koshe, a slang word meaning ldq ...

Helping the Burundian People Cope with the Economic Crisis

Friday, August 31, 2018
What rsquo;s happening? ensp;In the wake of the political and security crisis ongoing in Burundi since 2015, the economy has suffered a sharp decline. The economic and social progress achieved since the end of the civil war in the 2000s risks being swept away. Burundians rsquo; living conditi ...

Investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategy

Thursday, August 30, 2018
The best time to invest in Africa is now.However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expectedbecause foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured.One of the major factors cited is too much risk. But risks and profits are inseparable twins: high-ri ...

Women-led tech startups on the rise in Africa

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
But dig a little deeper and you rsquo;ll find that in many countries in Africa, most female-led enterprises are small businesses with little opportunity for growth. Also, female entrepreneurs are not evenly spread across the continent. Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia have dispropo ...

ASLM Releases Speaker Line-Up For Abuja Conference In  December

Friday, August 24, 2018
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,24 August 2018-/African Media Agency (AMA) /-As the date for ASLM2018, the fourth biennial conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine conference (ASLM) draws near, the organization has released the list of confirmed speakers who will come to Abuja to share l ...

Djibouti Faces Dark Days to Come; Eritrean Ports, Pipeline Threaten Ethiopian Tr

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia rsquo;s only access to the sea and depends of port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea about to open finds itself faced with losing most of the Ethiopian trade it has enjoyed a monopoly on ...

Lesotho authorities accuse MoAfrika FM of incitement for criticalreports

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Nairobi, August 15, 2018-- Authorities in Lesotho should immediately withdraw a baseless complaint of incitement against the privately owned MoAfrika FM radio station and cease trying to intimidate critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Lesotho 39;s Broadcasting D ...

Cameroon’s Far North: A New Chapter in the Fight Against Boko Haram

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
What rsquo;s new? As fighting between government forces and the Boko Haram insurgents in Cameroon rsquo;s Far North diminishes, a lasting peace depends on how the government deals with former members of the jihadist movement, its former prisoners and vigilante groups set up to fight it. [B ...

Several gunshots leave more Anglophones dead in Cameroon as the world remains de

Monday, August 13, 2018
Long serving President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, was about to fly to Geneva on Sunday morning, and roads from his palace to the international airport in Yaounde were shut. Mr. Biya was on his way for a medical vacation and some wellness exercises in Switzerland as well as some rest, activists said, ...

Turning dry Sahel into land of opportunity - Ibrahim Thiaw, UN special adviser f

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania was recently appointed the UN Secretary-General rsquo;s special adviser for the Sahel. A former deputy executive director for UN Environment, Mr. Thiaw is now charged with, among other responsibilities, mobilising domestic and international support for the socioeco ...
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