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African Union slams ‘hurtful, upsetting’ Trump remark

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The African Union said Friday that President Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations as “shithole countries” broke with “accepted behaviour” and was “extremely upsetting.” Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU Chairperson Moussa Faki, told AFP that Trump’s statement “truly flies in the face of …

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Makerere offers land for Mutebile Centre of Excellence

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has offered land and space where the proposed Tumusiime-Mutebile Centre of Excellence for Private Sector Development will be constructed and hosted. Council Chairperson of Makerere University Prof. Charles Wana Etyem confirmed the development at Thursday’s inaugural Tumusiime-Mutebile Center of Excellence (TMCE) business dialogue …

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Global warming will expose millions more to floods

Miami, United States | AFP | Global warming is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding particularly in the United States and parts of Asia, Africa and central Europe, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances calculates how much more flood protection will …

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ANALYSIS: Women’s NGOs are changing the world

Women’s NGOs are changing the world…. But research shows they are easily marginalised and trivialised once projects take off NEWS ANALYSIS | Bipasha Baruah & Kate Grantham | In contemporary global development circles, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are now performing many more roles and activities than they did a few decades ago. NGOs …

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COMMENT: Instability in Africa

What are the seven relationships behind violence on the continent and the way out COMMENT | JAKKIE CILLIERS | Africa will remain turbulent because it is poor and young, but also because it is growing and dynamic. Development is disruptive but also presents huge opportunities. The continent needs to plan accordingly. …

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Qatar emir, seeking new markets, starts West Africa tour

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Qatar’s emir landed in Senegal on Wednesday at the start of a six-nation tour of West Africa as Doha seeks out new markets after Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries cut ties with the wealthy emirate. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s is expected to visit …

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