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President Museveni in Addis for 29th AU Summit

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has today arrived in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa for the 29th Ordinary Session of the assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The President who is accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet …

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Botswana bans export of donkey products

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana’s government has moved to crack down on the multi-billion dollar trade in donkey skins following a spate of killings of the animals across the country fuelled by soaring demand from China. Export licences for donkeys and their products have been suspended indefinitely, the Ministry …

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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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