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China’s Africa Alliance

How China’s Africa Alliance is Shifting World Order

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) - When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the...
young South Africans

Young South Africans Want To Farm

Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher than the regional average – 62% of South Africans between 15 and...
Africa’s free trade area

Ghana Hopes To Benefit From Hosting Africa’s Free Trade Area Secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and...
kakuma refugee camp

How A Pilot Project In Kenya Helps Refugees Go To University

Across the world, armed conflict, instability, drought and famine are driving more people from their homes for longer periods of time. On average, displacement lasts almost 20 years. This means that displaced...
Mauritius

Mauritius Leaks: Leak Reveals How Mauritius Siphons Tax From Poor Nations To Benefit Elites

The Mauritius Government And Ministry Of Finance Responds To Factually Incorrect ReportsBob Geldof’s firm wanted to buy a chicken farm in Uganda, one of the poorest...
africa free trade zone

African Leaders Launch Landmark 55-nation Trade Zone

African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone on Sunday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development.
Lessons From Rwanda

Liberation Starts With Women: Lessons From Rwanda

When one thinks of role model countries, one doesn’t typically look to the African continent. It isn’t only that protracted conflicts in places like Sudan, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic...
bob colymore

Bob Collymore, CEO Of Telecoms Giant Safricom, Passes On

Kenya’s biggest telecoms company Safaricom Plc said on Monday its Chief Executive Officer Robert William Collymore had died after a nearly two-year long battle with cancer.“It is with...
Kenya coal plant

Court Stops Construction Of Kenya’s Coal Power Plant – Here’s Why

Kenyan judges have stopped plans to construct the country’s first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tribunal ruled that the National Environment Management...
The African Union

Sudan’s Fragile Hope for Democracy

Sudanese civilians risk their lives everyday protesting and campaigning for democracy but they face several obstacles, including street closures and no Internet access.However, the prospect for democracy remains...
Accra Ghana

Opinion: Urban Resilience As A Crucial Factor Of Success In Accra

M. Adjei Sowah, Mayor of AccraBy M. Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra. Mayor Sowah was recently named one of Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People...
Asmara, Eritrea

Patriotism versus Hope: Eritreans Wrestle with Leaving Home or Remaining

Most media narratives about Eritrea suggest an endless stream of young people fleeing the country, who couldn’t wait to escape. But the reality is far different and more nuanced—both when it comes...
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