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A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

Zambia urges Africa to demand for two UN Security Council seats

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The Zambian government has called on African countries to demand for two permanent seats on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, an official said...

Measure EU clout where it counts and that’s Africa, not the Middle East

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It’s been a sobering start for ‘Geopolitical Europe’. America’s killing of Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s top military commander, spurred frenetic EU activity. Phone calls, meetings,...
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2020-2030: Decade of Activism Against Witch Persecution in Africa

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The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) hereby announces a Decade of Activism against Witch Persecution in Africa: 2020-2030. The main objective of this initiative...
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Zambian experts urge Africa to advance local causes in 2020

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Zambian social and economic development specialists said on Thursday that the year 2020 is the dawn of a new decade in which the African...

Africa’s instability and security concerns

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Africa’s dynamic security environment is characterised by great diversity from conventional challenges such as insurgencies, resource and identity conflicts, and post-conflict stabilisation...
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Africa needs to balance mobilising financial resources – Report

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Accra, Feb. 1, GNA – The “Foresight Africa” Report on top priorities for African continent in 2019 stressed the need for governments to balance...
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Africa should increase investments in technology

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Zambian experts have urged African countries to intensify efforts aimed at advancing the use of modern technology if the continent is to fully realize...

Boko Haram/ISWAP: Centre decries global support for terrorism in Africa

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Berates UN for not doing much..  The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has frowned at the United Nations and other international organizations...
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China’s economic success provides valuable experience for Africa

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Africa still has a lot to learn from China's economic success to transform communities around the continent and to boost peace and development, Zambian...

Impacting lives through equity financing in Ghana and beyond – Angel Investor Company

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The CEO and founder of Quick Angels Limited and Quick Credit, a financial institution solely owned by a Ghanaian, has been selected by a...
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WB pledges US$250 million to finance public health initiatives in Africa

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The African Union (AU) has announced a total of 250-million-U.S. dollar financial support from the World Bank Group to strengthen continental and regional healthcare...
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Ghana ranks 91st globally, 10th in Africa on economic openness – L.I Report

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A new report on economic openness in Ghana by the Legatum Institute, was launched at an event with the African Center for Economic Transformation...
Internet

UN agency urges concrete actions as Africa hosts 21 of world’s 25 least connected...

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African countries have been urged to exert concrete actions in promoting the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector as the African continent presently hosts...

Africa must make conscious efforts to accelerate development – Lumumba

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Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, the Director of the Kenya School of Law, has charged African leaders to take pragmatic steps to address...
Social entrepreneurship

UN calls on increased funding for social entrepreneurs in Africa

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United Nations on Wednesday called for increased funding for small scale social entrepreneurs to improve their innovations in Africa. Arif Neky, senior...
Mapping Africa

Experts mull common strategy for Africa to work with non-African countries

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The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union (AU) Commission on Thursday stressed the need for the Africa to have a...

Economic outlook for Africa remains challenging as growth picks up

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The economic outlook for Africa remains challenging with growth expected to pick-up to close the year and going into 2020, the Economic Commission for...
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Ethiopia Launches New Economic Reform Agenda

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Ethiopia Launches New Initiatives To Expand Its Economy In the last decade, Ethiopia, the second most populated nation in Africa with over 100 million people,...
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Will Brexit affect Africa at all?

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THE fascination with Brexit continues with the torturous process of democracy being showcased. All the important institutions of the state are playing a role,...
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Africa: Urgent action needed to mobilise domestic resources as tax revenues plateau

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The average tax-to-GDP ratio for the 26 countries participating in the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa was unchanged at 17.2% for the...
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African manufacturers urged to drive fourth industrial revolution

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African manufacturers have been urged to exert concerted efforts to speed up the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa as part of Africa's drive toward...
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Russia, Africa and the Debts

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Long seen as a strategic partner, Russia has opened a new chapter and started building better relations with Africa, and most significantly made its...
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Africa’s US$2.6 Trillion Energy Gap Provides Opportunities

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2020, As per the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), Africa is experiencing the fastest progression of urbanisation the world over, thereby...
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Kenyan official calls on geospatial experts to help solve climate-related disasters in Africa

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Kenya on Thursday requested geospatial experts to help solve water conflicts, and weather and climate-related disasters in Africa. Gideon Mungaro, chief administrative...
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EU urges Africa to prioritize women empowerment to accelerate SDGs progress

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The European Union on Thursday urged Africa to prioritize women empowerment in order to accelerate progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...

Consumer demand for personalisation drives revenue growth in Africa

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The rise of increasingly personal and personalised media interaction fueled by technology and evolving customer behaviour is gaining momentum. Consumers are using an array...
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Political stability allowing Africa to achieve economic progress – Cyril Ramaphosa

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Political stability achieved in Africa in recent years has enabled a number of countries to achieve economic progress and positioned themselves to attract investment,...

Africa challenged to redefine its development agenda beyond aid

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged African countries to take charge of their destiny and not to allow national budgets to be over-dependent on aid....
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Experts urge gender parity in provision of clean energy in Africa

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African governments must prioritize affirmative action to achieve gender parity in the provision of clean energy technologies that are key to boost the continent's...