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AU hands over office tools to Somali Police Force

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today handed over an assortment of critical office equipment to the Somali Police Force. The equipment donated by the Danish government was officially handed over to General Ahmed Hassan Malin, the commander of the Banadir Poli ...

Gender: More women in politics Still a man’s business despite notable successe

Monday, September 18, 2017
Once in a while, Africa produces talented women politicians who, despite the odds, overcome the obstacles that impede their success in the political arena. Some of the African women who have shattered the glass ceiling include Liberia rsquo;s president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; former president of ...

Partnerships provide a lifeline for cash-strapped countries

Sunday, September 17, 2017
South Africa and Nigeria may be Africa rsquo;s biggest economies, according to the International Monetary Fund, but thanks to public private partnerships (PPPs), Morocco, Rwanda, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire and a few other smaller countries can boast world-class infrastructure. In an article publis ...

Media Spoilers in Somalia identified as a Threat to the Security of the Journali

Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Somali Media Spoilers, who a Dutch court recently handed down a heavy sentence over false allegations against a Somali remittance company, have now faced their second blow after the United Nations Security Council amended their 2014 Somalia report that alleges Somali innocent citizen as a suicid ...

Partnerships giving Africa a new look

Thursday, September 14, 2017
The private sector in Africa is playing a crucial role in the continent rsquo;s economic development mdash;more than it did a decade ago. Following deep shortfalls in national budgets, African governments are turning to public-private partnerships (PPPs) to bridge the financing gap. Foreign inves ...

Partnerships at work in Africa

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Ghana to support power generation in the Kpone Power Enclave in the port city of Tema, near Accra, is reawakening hopes of an end to the energy crisis that has plagued the country in recent years. Power outages have led to a rationing schedu ...

Increased remittances will have greater impact on development

Friday, September 8, 2017
Migrants sent around $450 billion in remittances to developing countries in 2015, 40% of which went to rural areas. On 16 June, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN agency tasked with eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries, celebrated the ...

Global companies give Africa a second look

Monday, September 4, 2017
Mr. Eyango has been to various countries in Africa for business and work but has reasons for preferring South Africa.hen travelling abroad for work and looking for accommodation, Joe Eyango, a Cameroonian living in the US, considers two factors: convenient transportation from the airport and around ...

Elections still a weak spot in Central Africa

Saturday, September 2, 2017
The special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Fran ccedil;ois Lounc eacute;ny Fall, appeared before the UN Security Council in June to brief it on the situation in the Central African region. He talked about political t ...

An integrated Africa: A boon to the private sector

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Can developing nations thrive in a global economy without a global, collective mind-set? This is a question every developing economy must ponder if it plans to have its economy scaled up and stay up. International organisations such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTA ...

Alternative financing strategies to boost small businesses in Africa

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
A few years ago, more than half a century after the concept was first proposed, the government of C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire completed construction of the Henri Konan B eacute;di eacute; Bridge, a span over the Eacute;bri eacute; Lagoon linking the north and south of Abidjan, the country rsquo;s mai ...

Countering Crony Capitalism in Africa

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Growing up in Nigeria without a silver spoon, I was taught that success depends on hard work and immersed effort, hence, I was poised to start young, excelling academically amidst stiff but healthy competition from classmates and friends in all settings. ldquo;Work hard and be successful, make me p ...

TRANSPORT: Africa’s app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Until recently, public transportation in Cairo, Freetown, Lagos, Nairobi and many other African cities was chaotic and accident prone. The mostly unreliable local taxicabs did not alleviate the situation. But Uber rsquo;s entry into the continent could be changing the narrative. Uber, the global ...
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