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Gabon president insists AFCON finals on course

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabon president Ali Bongo has insisted that that the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) will go ahead in his crisis-ridden country. The CAN is due to take place from January 14 to February 5 next year but was thrown into doubt after violence broke …

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Kagame ready to lead Africa on SDGs

President Paul Kagame on Sept. 20, while speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, appealed to fellow leaders to foster inclusive growth and prosperity of all citizens. Kagame was chairing the 3rd board meeting for the SDG Center for Africa when he made the remarks, …

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Africa’s disputed elections

Paris, France | AFP |  Gabon’s disputed election, which culminated Saturday with the constitutional court’s confirmation of President Ali Bongo’s victory, is the latest in a long list of violence-tinged ballots in Africa:   Ivory Coast  After a five-month-standoff, incumbent Laurent Gbagbo was detained on April 11, 2011 by forces …

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Traders selling dangerously dirty fuel across Africa

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  European oil companies, especially Swiss commodity traders, are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent, a campaign group said Thursday. A three-year investigation published by Switzerland-based environmental and economic group Public Eye did not accuse oil companies of …

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Africa’s crisis in Michela Wrong’s words

Historical causes, individual choices For six years, Michela Wrong covered Africa as a journalist and wrote three books on DR Congo, Kenya and Eritrea. Ivan Rugambwa spoke to her on the sidelines of the recent Writivism Festival in Kampala. Firstly, what are your impressions of the continent over the decade …

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The dilemma Africa faces

  THE LAST WORD: Andrew Mwenda The postcolonial state needs to transform not replicate existing social arrangements Lately, I have been thinking about the postcolonial state inAfrica, and this column reflects these growing thoughts. Why do our states and their political leaders fail to do the things we expect of …

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Africa Cup of Nations winners and losers

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Guinea-Bissau winning a group in which they were expected to finish last was the biggest shock of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition that ended at the weekend. The tiny Portuguese-speaking west African country reached the finals for the first time at …

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Museveni confident Africa is ready to push global economy

  Museveni: Africa is the next big centre for economic growth. Africa needs value addition to agriculture, minerals, human resource President Museveni has told the Global African Investment Summit that he is confident that the continent is the next pusher for the global economy. He said bottlenecks that exist are being handled to ensure a better environment …

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