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AfDB: Africa dominates list of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024

Uganda among 11 African countries projected to experience a strong economic performance forecast alongside  Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank Group said in its latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) …

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Rwanda steps up cancer screenings on World Cancer Day

KIGALI, RWANDA | Xinhua | Rwanda marked World Cancer Day on Sunday with a variety of activities, including cancer screenings and raising awareness about cancer prevention among the population. In the capital of Kigali, hundreds of residents took part in a cancer awareness walk, while cervical cancer screening and breast …

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A world on edge in 2024

The outcome of major geopolitical reconfiguration underway will depend on developments over the year COMMENT | BRAHMA CHELLANEY | Israel’s devastating war in Gaza, Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine, America’s extraterritorial assassinations, and China’s aggressive expansionism all point to one conclusion: the global system that emerged after World War II is …

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The wars of the new world order

Beyond Gaza and Ukraine a fundamental global geopolitical rebalancing now appears all but inevitable COMMENT | BRAHMA CHELLANEY | The crises, conflicts, and wars that are currently raging highlight just how profoundly the geopolitical landscape has changed in recent years, as great-power rivalries have again become central to international relations. With …

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Democracies are not ‘backsliding’

The world is not moving “back” toward some regimes familiar from the past, nor moving by “accident’ COMMENT | JAN-WERNER MUELLER | It seems that 2023 will be another dismal year for democracy. There have been several coups in Africa. Tunisia long touted as the Arab Spring’s one democratic success story  …

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World is falling short on gender equality – UN

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite global efforts, the world is falling short of achieving gender equality. This year’s edition of the UN Women “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2023”, launched on Thursday, paints a worrisome picture halfway through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “The …

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