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Women in Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership in Government

Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors.
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Virunga Gorilla’s Get In On The Selfie Craze

Social media sensations 'Ndakasi and Matabishi' are mastering the art of the selfie.The two gorillas at Virunga National Park in Congo looked extraordinarily human-like as they posed...
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Kenyan Hospital Opens Human Milk Bank — A Rarity In Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya’s first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, spoke to the team spearheading APHRC’s research efforts in the establishment of Kenya’s first milk bank.
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All The Latest Events In Sudan

All the latest events in Sudan as protesters keep up demands for civilian rule after Omar al-Bashir's removal.

‘The Okavango Blue’, An Exceptional 20 Carat Blue Diamond From Botswana

A remarkable oval shaped blue diamond weighing over 20 carats, has been unveiled to the world by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) in Gaborone, Botswana - the biggest blue diamond discovery ever made...
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Egypt’s Food Challenge: A Good Effort But Not Enough

“Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well,” says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East.
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Nigerian Journalists On Press Freedom Under Buhari

When Nigeria’s incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari won re-election this year, he campaigned (as he did in 2015) on an image of good governance and anti-corruption.

The Future Of E-commerce In Africa: A Mere Illusion?

The potential for a remarkable and long lasting e-commerce growth is within Africa’s grasps. Now, it is the responsibility of everyone involved in this market to do everything in their power, so that African countries can truly enjoy and benefit from e-commerce.
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Belgium Apologizes To Congo,Burundi and Rwanda For Colonization and Kidnapping of Mixed-Raced Children

It’s no secret that colonization has introduced unspeakable horrors to communities of color throughout the world. And while an apology could never remedy those atrocities, it can serve as the impetus for long overdue healing...
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Why I’m Saying ‘No’ To Neglected Tropical Diseases

His Excellency John Kufuor, Former President of Ghana and Special Envoy for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical DiseasesTwo decades ago, a disease called trachoma threatened to blind...
Gerald Gondo, Business Development Executive, RisCura

Closing Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

Never before has the need for infrastructure felt so immediate and acute. This became apparent to me as I travelled to Nairobi, Lagos, Lusaka and Gaborone during the first three months of this year.
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How The Fight Against Graft Is Taking Root In Zambia

By Chris Zumani Zimba*Corruption is frequently cited as one of the top concerns holding back economic growth in Africa, but it is often less clear how we...

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