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Participants attend the 36th ordinary session of the executive council of the African Union Commission which in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Feb. 6, 2020. The 36th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, which comprises ministers of the 55-member pan-African bloc, opened on Thursday in the framework of the 33rd AU summit at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Optimism grows on Africa’s security situation as continent embarks on “Silencing Guns”

by Habtamu Worku and Wang Shoubao Only few could be more excited than Young Nial, a South Sudanese refugee currently residing in Ethiopia, as the...
African Union (AU)

Optimism grows on Africa’s security situation as continent embarks on “Silencing Guns”

Only few could be more excited than Young Nial, a South Sudanese refugee currently residing in Ethiopia, as the African continent embarks on "Silencing...
Mapping Africa

African countries commit to roadmap to shape the future of work on the continent

Representatives from 49 African countries have issued a call for a human-centred approach to the future of work, to unleash Africa's potential for inclusive...

South Africa ranks 3rd in continent’s investment destinations

South Africa comes as the third preferred investment destination in Africa in the latest Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) ranking. It slipped another...

IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 °C launched in Accra

According to World Recourses Institute, "The world is way off track from its agreed-upon goal of limiting warming to 1.5˚C-2˚C (2.7-3.6˚ F). While all...
An antelope walks at Kenya's Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, March 21, 2015. Kenya's "long rains" season which usually begins in March is unpunctual this year, making both the people and wild animals of this country longing for the coming rains. (Xinhua/Yang Yang)

AU urges continent to promote conservation of indigenous animal breeds

The African Union (AU) on Wednesday urged the continent to promote the conservation of indigenous animal breeds. Josefa Correia Sacko, commissioner for rural economy and...

Merck Foundation Marks World Cancer Day By Building The Capacity Of Oncologists In Africa

Merck Foundation ( has provided one and two year Oncology Fellowship Program to African doctors to be the future oncologists in their countries; Merck...

Renewal of Revolutionary Pan-Africanism needed on the continent and globally

Reflections on the 60th Anniversary of the Convening of the First All-African People’s Conference in Accra Commentary Six decades have passed since the gathering of the...

Ghana Selected Among Top 5 Emerging Destinations In Africa

A panel of some of the world's top travel influencers and bloggers has selected Ghana as one of the top five emerging destinations on...

AfricaCom Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced

AfricaCom's annual Awards shortlist has been released with an overwhelming number of excellent entries, through a very challenging selection process than ever before. According to Tom...

AASU Marks 2017 Africa Youth Day

Today, the youth is celebrated, around Africa as they have been recognized as key partners in all the efforts geared toward the development of...
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Growth In Middle Class Drives Private Education Boom On Continent

April 2017 Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering...

George Oppong Weah, Nana Addo Discuss Issues Of Mutual Concern

George Oppong Weah, Senator of the Montserrado County of Liberia, on Tuesday called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to congratulate him on his...

2016 Electoral politics, volatility and growing economic hardships in review

Recent national elections in the West African state of Ghana were heavily influenced by the growing crisis in various economies throughout the region. Ghana,...

Tanzania Minister calls for measures to make African legal system effective

Dr Mahiga asserted that it was incumbent upon all African Governments to work towards full harmonisation and synchronisation of the legal instruments. “Equally important,...

Africa: Taking Power Into Our Own Hands To Develop

But this excitement has regularly been dampened when discussion turns to electricity. In a continent where 620 million people lack access to electricity, the situation...
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Rhoda Wilson Wins Best Film Producer Again

The Western movie industry is usually characterized by African stories being portrayed with little-to-no-insight, as Africa is usually placed along the thematic lines of...
Libya Dawn fighters check passing cars near a local checkpoint in the al-Tusha area, west of al-Azizia, Libya, on April 3, 2015. Clashes continued in al-Azizia on Wednesday between pro-government forces and the Islamist armed coalition Libya Dawn. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

AASU Questions Africa’s Silence On Libya’s Tragedy

The seeming silence of Africa on the Libyan tragedy constitutes a dangerous standpoint for the continent as a whole. After the dust has settled...

Prof. Kwame Offei Calls For Review Of Africa’s Educational System

Prof Offei, was speaking in Accra at a two-day international symposium for Harmonisation Initiative and Third General Meeting of the Turning Joint Africa-European Union...

UNESCO urges African judiciary to protect journalists’ safety, end impunity

Zulmira Rodrigues, Head of UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office, Representative to Tanzania made the call in the country's safari capital of Arusha when speaking...
ICT sector

Africa charged to use ICT to boost trade

He said the world was rapidly changing as marked by various developments, including the emergence of technology such as 3-D printing, shifting focus to...

2-days conference on palm oil production sustainability opens for experts

Organised jointly by Proforest, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and Solidaridad, the meeting is also seeking ways to mainstream small producers’ ability to access...

G20 Summit: Shell pumps $50 billion in illicit financial outflows annually out of Africa...

Obasanjo who is a panel member pleaded with the G20 countries bloc to help fight tax evasion and the system of tax havens or...

Experts: corruption is a canker pulling down Africa’s development

They made the remarks on Tuesday during the second day of the Global African Investment Summit in Rwandan capital Kigali. Rwanda hosts the high level...

MTN joins in the celebrations of Highway Africa Partnership

Themed The Internet and Media – Celebrations, Reflections and the Future, Highway Africa 2016 will kick off this weekend in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South...

Africa’s blue economy gets World Bank support

World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, Makhtar Diop, said if well managed, the blue economy could contribute to food and nutrition supply,...

Finalists of 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards Out

The live finalists announcement on CNBC Africa brought together members of the press, key stakeholders and sponsors to reveal this years contenders for the...

Growing informal sector hinders investment potentials – Lisa Opoku

She says the situation also makes it expensive for businesses to sustain investment channeled into economies and turnaround the fortunes of emerging economies such...
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100 Young Most Influential Africans for 2016 Released

The list which has representation from 27 African countries has a gender equity of 62 men and 38 women with the youngest being 14,...

Joyce Banda: African Leaders Must Be Assisted In Uprooting Corruption

Mrs Banda, who was speaking at the fourth John Evans Atta Mills Commemorative Lecture on Monday, said fighting corruption was one of the difficult...