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Mozambique: Land And Property Rights

Mozambique is a large, sparsely populated country in southern Africa with a population of nearly 28 million (2017), about 70% of whom live and work in rural areas. Growth has been driven by capital-intensive projects, mainly in the extractives sector, but agriculture continues to be important. Mozambique is one the most land-abundant countries in Africa, …

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Zambia: Land And Property Rights

Zambia is a landlocked country in south-east Africa with a population of 17.1 million (2017). It has a reputation for political stability but faces challenges, particularly rural poverty. Per capita GNI is US$1,300 but nearly 58% of the population live under the poverty line. In 2017, 53% of the employed population worked in farming, but …

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Namibia: Land And Property Rights

Namibia was a German colony from 1884 to 1914. In the decades that followed to independence in 1990, it was administered by South Africa, which imposed its oppressive system of apartheid on the population. During this time, thousands of Namibians were expelled from their lands. To this day, a large portion remains under the control …

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Education: NGO To Get 3 Million Out-Of-School Children Back To School By 2030

To reduce the current high number of out-of-school children in Nigeria estimated at 13.5 million by UNICEF, and to combat the menace of illiteracy in Nigeria, Mr. Ibezim Chike Victor, the founder of the Mil-Vision Foundation has announced his organization’s plan to send 3 million out-of-school children back to school by 2030. Mr. Ibezim made …

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A New Approach To Prevent Future Terrorism In Kenya

In his address on the Kenya Hotel attack Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said: “Even as we regret yesterday’s incident, as Commander-in-Chief, I want to commend the quick and effective response by our elite fighting teams for neutralizing all the terrorists involved in the attacks.” It is right for him to give credit to his brave …

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Banknotes and Coin Celebrate Mandela’s Centenary

Has South Africa recognized its greatest asset, its people, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, asked on 13 July at the South African Reserve Bank’s official launch of a set of banknotes commemorating Nelson Mandela. The banknotes are the first set of commemorative notes the Reserve Bank has released in its 100-year history, and were released …

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Why Every Company Should Offer Digital Skills Training

By Dr. Roti Balogun Global Head, Organization & Talent Development GE Power Headquarters Digital disruption is challenging the way we live, the way we work, the way we learn, all over the world and particularly in Africa. By 2050 the world top countries with the youngest working population will be on the continent. Rethinking education …

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Fighting polio in Nigeria

McKinsey: The Strong Fight Against Polio In Nigeria

Nigeria recently celebrated a full year and a half without a new case of wild poliovirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified there has been no evidence of wild polio in Nigeria for more than a year and removed it from the list of polio-endemic countries. These are milestones both for Nigeria and for the global campaign …

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Soaps And Detergents In Africa

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods: Soaps And Detergents In Africa

If you know a woman who is experienced in traveling Africa, ask her what things she always travels with. She will definitely mention two things: soap and toilet paper. If you are an investor and do not understand this, then you are missing the boat on Africa’s emerging fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market. This week’s …

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WATCH: What You Need To Know About Obama’s Visit To Tanzania

Africa.com CEO and Executive Editor, Teresa Clarke, brings you the highlights of what President Obama and the First Family got up to in Tanzania during the last leg of their three-country Africa tour. This is the third in our three part series report on President Obama’s historic trip to Africa. After leaving Senegal and South Africa …

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