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Guterres: Security Council’s African alliances ‘needed and appreciated more than ever’

The Security Council’s strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”, the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday. Seeing the eradication of conflict across Africa, “depends on the engagement of the parties involved”, and prevention and […]

African leaders to address UN delegates this week in New York

World leaders are gathering this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly, which this year opened in the United States with a whole lot of fanfare around climate change. This year’s theme is “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”. The theme is in line with the priorities set […]

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World’s most dangerous, unfriendly places through expatriates’ eyes

A recent research published by InterNations has named Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt among the world’s most dangerous places to live and work in, for expatriates. The report polled 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries or territories, covering topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, safety […]

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Morocco’s OCP, AUC & AUDA-NEPAD pool efforts to promote Agriculture in Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC), AUDA-NEPAD and Morocco’s OCP Group have just formed a tripartite partnership to support the development of the agricultural sector in Africa. The main purpose of this partnership is to facilitate effective coordination of the implementation and delivery of a set of goals as outlined in the African Union Malabo Business […]

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For Africa, ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger,’ Guterres says

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres who attended the opening of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VII) in Yokohama, Japan, on Wednesday August 28, said that African nations have made ‘significant progress’ in developmental efforts in the last few years and that technology can be a catalyst in the continent’s developmental efforts. […]

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Don’t expect debt relief, US warns Africa

Tibor Peter Nagy, the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, has warned African countries running up debt that they should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief. Referring to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, Tibor warned African nations that the US would […]

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Africa’s free trade zone on the rails

The African free-trade zone came into effect on Thursday after the 22nd member country of the AU ratified the treaty last month, thus paving the way for the founding of the AfCFTA. The African Union (AU) hopes the agreement will create a continental $2.5 trillion market of 1.2 billion people and will be the biggest […]

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Cisco to train 1 million additional students by 2025 in Africa through its NetAcad program

Cisco has announced that it will train an additional one million students over the next five years in Africa through its Networking Academy Program (NetAcad). The company made the announcement during the Cisco Connect conference held in South Africa. During the next three years, Cisco says it will focus on training students. This will be […]

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Microsoft launches $100m Development Centers in Africa

Tech giant Microsoft has launched a $100 million Africa Development Centre (ADC) with offices in Kenya and Nigeria. The program will support the recruitment of 100 full-time engineers by the end of the year, and 500 engineers by the end of 2023. The tech company is betting on African innovation in fields like fintech, agritech […]

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AfDB, World Bank commit more funds for renewable energies in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will soon launch ‘Green Baseload’ Facility to provide concessional finance to support reliable and affordable renewable energy, the bank’s president Akinwumi A. Adesina said. Speaking at the One Planet Summit in Nairobi, Adesina said that the Bank would commit at least US$25 billion towards climate finance. In his words, the […]

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