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Financing climate change in Africa

Global leaders commit to mobilise US$2bn to accelerate climate change adaptation Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As Africa struggles to emerge from shocks caused and accelerated by climate change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders have committed to prioritise actions that will help the continent emerge stronger, healthier and …

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Impact of AfCFTA on oil and gas industry

Improved efficiency and competition in the Africa markets will be significantly felt and boost development | SHANTEL MUFANDAIDZA | Created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into effect on January 01, 2021. Since the World Trade Organisation creation, the …

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The United States returns to Africa

  After Trump’s insults and detachment, the Biden administration is crafting a new, more engaged approach to the continent | LYNSEY CHUTEL | From expletive-laden rants at the start of his presidency to allowing corruption to run rampant as one of his last foreign-policy acts, former U.S. President Donald Trump’s …

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Grammys 2021: Full list of winners

Los Angeles, US |  THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA  | Nigerian singer Burna Boy win his first ever Grammy under the “Best global Music Album” category for the “Twice As Tall” 2020 project, at last night’s 63rd Grammy Awards main event. Meanwhile, women dominated the 63rd Grammy Awards Sunday as Taylor Swift won her third …

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Aflasafe the new solution to aflatoxin threat in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture [IITA] developed a scientifically proven biocontrol solution to minimize aflatoxin contamination in Africa. The all-natural, safe, easy-to-use, and environmentally friendly product known as Aflasafe has however not reached most farmers in the region despite its effectiveness in minimizing the …

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