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Why we need African energy banks now

No more begging for foreign financing that only would be awarded if we abandon fossil fuels COMMENT | NJ AYUK | For more than a year, the African Energy Chamber has been pushing back against steadily building pressure to halt new foreign investments in Africa’s oil and gas industry. To …

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Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA

It is projected that under the AfCFTA, extreme poverty will significantly decline across the continent COMMENT | ZION ADEOYE | Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms; energy and …

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Sadio Mane strikes as Senegal sink Zimbabwe

✳ Senegal 1 Zimbabwe 0 ✳ Morocco 1 Ghana 0 ✳ Guinea 1 Malawi 0 Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | A late penalty from talisman Sadio Mane helped Senegal beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in their opening TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon match at the Kouekong Stadium in Baffoussam. The Teranga Lions started …

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There is nothing wrong with the African mind

COMMENT | Kwame Gonza | African brethren, I have a big problem with this assertion of ‘a problem with the African mind’. This allegation does not hold water in the eyes of history, and, is an insult to the African personality. Africans single handedly rescued themselves and plucked victory from …

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

Kinshasa, DRC  | Xinhua |  The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially declared Thursday the end of the latest Ebola outbreak, the second outbreak in 2021, according to the DRC’s health authorities. In total, 11 cases — eight confirmed, three probable, including six deaths, were reported in the outbreak …

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Caring for the mentally ill

Focused on peer support yields positive results | MICHELLE M. SCHWAB | In many regions of Africa, traditional healers have treated all illnesses, physical and mental, for centuries. As the prevalence of mental illness continues to rise in Uganda, western influence impacts how those with a mental illness can access …

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