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green investment

Berlin hosts EU-Africa Green Talk to share development solutions

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· Dialogue between European Investment Bank, Portuguese Embassy in Berlin, financial community and development stakeholders confirms importance...
green investment

African and European Blue Economy leaders share sustainable investment best practices

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· Addis Ababa hosts EU-Africa Green Talk to highlight the vital role of Blue Economy for sustainable...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement 

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement is touted to be the World’s largest Free Trade Area since the establishment of the World...
Vaccines

Global and African vaccine experts address mass vaccination rollout concerns and solutions

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Global and African vaccine experts join BroadReach Group webinar to address mass vaccination rollout concerns and solutions Webinar in summary: ● ...
battery cage systems

Don’t rush for battery cage systems, poultry farmers warned

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World Animal protection while hosting a webinar has raised concern on the sustainability of the African poultry production, especially with the influx of battery...
DIGILOGIC

The first pan European and African Digital Innovation Hub focusing on smart logistics launched

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The European Commission (EC) has granted EUR 1.9 million to DIGILOGIC, a three-year Horizon 2020 project to boost cooperation and long-term, sustainable partnerships between...
pigs

Number of pigs killed by African swine fever in Tanzania rises to 1,155

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The number of pigs killed by the African swine fever in northern Tanzania has risen from 500 to 1,155, an official has said Hezron Nonga,...
Education Research Fund

African governments have not shown much commitment to research – Prof. Awandare

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Professor Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare, Director of West African Centre for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens at the University of Ghana has bemoaned Africa’s...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

China proves true friendship with Africa in times of challenges – AU official

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China has proved itself a true friend of Africa by displaying its continued solidarity with African people in times of challenges, said the Deputy...
Cattle Ranching

Study says African indigenous cattle more resilient to climatic shocks, diseases

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The genetic make-up of indigenous cattle found in the Sub-Saharan African region is more resilient to climatic shocks and diseases, a study launched...
climate change

African campaigners urge action on climate change

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Green advocates drawn from the sub-Saharan African region on Friday renewed call for robust action on the climate crisis in order to hasten post-pandemic...
NAIROBI, June 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A swarm of desert locusts invade parts of Mwingi Town in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)

Zambia to conduct survey on outbreak of African migratory locusts

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Zambia's cabinet has called for the undertaking of a comprehensive surveillance exercise to establish the extent of the infestation of the African migratory locusts,...
Marginal gains can make all the difference between defeat and victory for elite athletes

African top high jumper Sawe calls on world stars to grace Kip Keino Classic

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After making remarkable progress to join elite high jumpers in the world, Kenyan Mathew Sawe has put the Nairobi Continental Tour slated for October...
Swine Fever

First case of African swine fever in Germany found in wild boar

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The first case of the African swine fever (ASF) was detected in northern Germany, Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Kloeckner announced during...
Photo taken in a foreign trade company in an industrial park of Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone shows employees working on a production line of cameras for a well-known brand of mobile phones. Jiangsu Haizhou Economic Development Zone in Lianyungang, east China’s Jiangsu province, has recently introduced a series of measures to cut taxes and fees in an effort to help foreign trade enterprises cope with the challenges brought about by the epidemic. (People’s Daily/Geng Yuhe)

African CEOs believe intra-Africa trade will increase over next 12 months: survey

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More than 70 percent of African CEOs believe intra-Africa trade will increase over the next 12 months, says a survey released on Thursday. ...

African executives say cyber threats rise during COVID-19 era

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The threat of attack on digital infrastructure owned by Africa-based enterprises has increased during the COVID-19 era, executives said during a virtual briefing on...
Covid-19

African countries conduct over 11.8million COVID-19 tests so far – Africa CDC

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday said that African countries have conducted more than 11.8 million COVID-19...
murder

South African MPs debate rising farm murders

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South African Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday started a heated debate on the issue of farm murders as the recent scourge of farm...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana to host African Development Bank 2021 AGM

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Ghana will host the African Development Bank’s next Annual Meetings in May 2021, it was announced Thursday, at the end of the Group’s 2020...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa CDC says 5 African countries account for 72 percent of COVID-19 cases in...

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday disclosed five African countries account for 72 percent of all COVID-19...
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials prepare to load one of the stray elephants on a truck in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 18, 2020. The KWS on Monday captured the three marauding elephants at Enkamuriaki, Kitengela area that had terrorized residents for three days. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

African campaigner calls for ban on wildlife trade

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The international community should impose a ban on trade in wildlife products amid threats to ecosystems and spread of zoonotic diseases, an African campaigner...
Fero Mobile Phones

African mobile phone market shipments fall due to COVID-19 impact

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African mobile phone shipments declined by 6.0 percent quarter on quarter in the second quarter but Chinese smartphone brands still continued to lead the...
Makeshift Hospital

African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic – UN report

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African businesses are shifting towards new technologies in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the United Nations...
Covid Infections

Africa CDC says 15 African countries report more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday said some 15 African countries have so far reported more than...
ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 15, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A woman wearing a scarf walks along an empty street in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Aug. 14, 2020. Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 27, 242 after 1,038 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Friday, the country's Ministry of Health said. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Africa CDC says 32 African countries report less than 5,000 COVID-19 cases

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday said some 32 African countries have so far reported less than 5,000...
Chinese And African People Stick Together

Chinese, African people stick together in collaboration amid epidemic

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On the evening of June 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Beijing, where he gave...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Solutions to Africa’s problems reside within Africa itself

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) chairperson, on Monday stressed the role of African countries in resolving African...
Africa-China

African countries urged to deepen business ties with China amid COVID-19

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African countries have been urged to strengthen business and economic activities with China in order to tap into the booming Sino-Africa trade relations to...
Covid

Mass COVID-19 testing in Africa a key to flatten the curve

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Governments across the Sub-Saharan African region should partner with industry and multilateral lenders to boost large-scale testing of COVID-19 disease and halt its spread...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African President calls for debt cancellations for poor African countries to aid coronavirus...

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday called for lifting the waiver of interest payments and possible cancellation of debt for Africa's low-income countries...