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Africa’s stake in Brexit

COMMENT: Why African countries must prepare for a pull-out by a major contributor to their development University of Cape Town | Carlos Lopes|  As Britain focuses on what its relationship with the European Union might look like once it leaves the bloc, sometime during 2019, the rest of the world …

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A better investment framework for Africa

COMMENT: The new G20 Compact with Africa stands for a new approach in international development policy Germany |Wolfgang Schäuble |   Africa’s enormous economic potential is not news. But, until now, policymakers around the world have not successfully defined the political and economic steps that must be taken to enable Africa …

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Youth can help achieve SDGs

  In 2015, Samuel Malinga, at age 26, founded Sanitation Africa—a company engaged in turning human waste into briquettes for cooking and agricultural manure.  For his innovative approach to waste management, he has been recognized by several organizations, including the Tony Elumelu Foundation, a philanthropy that awarded him a grant …

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Two dead as suspected jihadists attack Mali tourist resort

Bamako, Mali | AFP |   Suspected jihadists crying “Allahu Akbar” stormed a tourist resort popular with foreigners on the edge of the Malian capital Bamako on Sunday, briefly seizing more than 30 hostages and leaving at least two people dead. The assault on the Kangaba Le Campement resort comes …

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Why do opposition coalitions in Africa succeed or fail?

For the past two decades, the phenomenon of the opposition coalition has gained growing traction and interest across Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa| AFRICAN ARGUMENTS| BY NICOLE BEARDSWORTH | For the past two decades, the phenomenon of the opposition coalition has gained growing traction and interest across Africa. In 2000, a group of …

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Merkel calls to fight African poverty to curb migrant influx

KAGAME: There is a need to dispel the notion that Africa is inherently riskier than other developing markets Berlin, Germany | AFP |  German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged more investment in Africa, saying that economic growth there is needed to fight the poverty that is driving the mass …

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Museveni in Addis for IGAD summit

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia| PPU|  President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa. The meeting took place this afternoon shortly before the official starting of the 31st Extraordinary Summit of the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) Heads of State. The summit will …

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Kagame, Sisi head to Berlin for G20-Africa

Merkel’s G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Monday meet African leaders in Berlin on initiatives aiming to reduce the poverty and conflict driving a mass migrant influx to Europe. The idea is to team up African nations …

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