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Why The African Monetary Fund Is A Good Idea And How To Get It...

African Union (AU) leaders will gather in Niger on 7 July for an Extraordinary Summit to discuss the African Continental Free Trade Area. They will be meeting at a critical moment for...
sierra-leon fishing

Was Sierra Leone’s One-month Fishing Ban Enough To Replenish Fish Stocks?

The Sierra Leone government closed the country’s waters to fishing during the entire month of April to give flagging fish stocks a chance to rebuild. During that period industrial fishing companies were not allowed...
Food Insecurity Africa

Fighting Food Insecurity In Africa – Lessons From The United States

The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green recently concluded a one-week visit to USAID-funded programs at several African countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya and Mozambique. His goal...
west african nations

West African Countries To Adopt ‘Eco’ As Single Currency

The Authority of Ecowas Heads of State and Government has elected President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger as the chairman for a one-year term and adopted ECO as the name of the single currency to...
Ethiopia

Letter From Ethiopia

"This began as a letter written by my colleague and friend, Melissa Cook, Founder of African Sunrise Partners. She wrote to her family, explaining why she had been in a cone of silence for several...
Kenya strathmore University

Kenyan University Beats Harvard In WTO Competition

Three students from Kenya’s Strathmore University School of law emerged winners in the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law that was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The students Mishael Wambua,...
okavango delta

African Countries And The State Of Their Environments: The Best And The Worst

Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Flinders University and Enrico Di Minin, University of HelsinkiSocial and economic changes in Africa are being driven by increasing prosperity and heavy foreign investment. Money has been poured into activities...
Blockchain and Farmers

Blockchain Releases Farmers From The Collateral Trap

A Jamaican start-up has an innovative solution to help smallholder farmers—many of whom do not have the collateral demanded by financial institutions to access loans—build a track record of their production that...
2019 World ROBOFEST Competition

Ghana Wins 2019 World ROBOFEST Competition

Methodist Girls’ High School at Mamfe Akuapem in the Eastern Region has won the 2019 World ROBOFEST Competition held in Michigan in the United States of America. The 20th edition of the robotic driven approach...
Robben Island

Robben Island Joins List Of 20 New Protected Marine Sites In South Africa

South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently declared 20 marine sites as protected areas. One of them is Robben Island, the site of the prison where anti-apartheid activists including Nelson...
zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Resettled Farmers Hawking Cigarettes to Survive

For subsistence farmer Rogers Hove—who proudly brandishes a worn out letter for his five hectare piece of land he obtained from government following the chaotic land seizures from white commercial farmers over...
Uganda’s Tree Climbing Lions

Uganda’s Rare Tree Climbing Lions and Endangered Primates Threatened By Climate Change

As climate change leads to increased temperatures in East Africa, a thicket of invasive thorny trees with the ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions have begun threatening Uganda’s second-largest park, home to...
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