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Senegal: NBA opens first Academy to unleash African talents

The NBA, major men’s professional basketball league in North America, opened its first NBA Africa Academy on Thursday in Senegal. The inauguration of the African academy based in the third-largest city of the West African nation, Thies, follows similar NBA projects opened last year in China and other projects in Australia and in India. According […]

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Germany pushes for private investment in Africa

The German government is moving to boost private investment in Africa, Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, told reporters in Washington during the Global Infrastructure Forum. According to Schaeuble, the move is meant to avoid a destructive rise in populism and the gap between the rich and poor. “If we do nothing to change this, we can […]

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Kenyans get 550 Sudanese scholarships

Some 550 Kenyan students will be awarded scholarships to study in Sudanese universities, Sudanese Ambassador to Kenya Elsadig Abdalla Elias told reporters in Nairobi. The Scholarships include 30 slots of oil-related programs and studies in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and technology. The move aims to boost ties between the two countries, Elsadig Abdalla Elias said. “We […]

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A Solidarity-Based South-South Cooperation, Best Way to Upgrade Africa’s Development

Over one thousand figures from the fields of politics, economics, culture, the media and civil society have flocked to the Moroccan Southern city of Dakhla, which is hosting for the third consecutive year the Crans Montana Forum. This year’s session, held under the topic “A New Africa for the 21st Century”, opened by the reading […]

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5th Africa CEO Forum in Geneva next week

Geneva will be hosting this March 20-21 the 5th edition of the Africa CEO Forum, whose purpose is to support the development of African enterprises and to participate in their promotion in Africa and internationally. The objectives of the gathering are, among others, to promote the successes of the African private sector and to have […]

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China releases $30bn aid to Africa

The government of China has announced the disbursement of $30 billion to assist African countries improve agriculture through large-scale farming. Since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation began in the early 2000s, China has pledged funding and commitment to build a “win-win” relationship with the continent. Last year, the Chinese leaders have announced $60 billion for […]

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Radio, the information leader in Africa – UNESCO

The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO on Monday said Radio is Africa’s most influential information outlet. The Survey released by the UN organization comes as the world celebrated the World Radio Day on Monday to promote communication to find “greater solutions” to the planet’s problems. The statistics of the survey indicated that […]

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EU launches $47 billion fund for Africa

The European Union this week launched a $47 billion development fund for Africa. The African Economic Development Fund is to help accelerate African countries economic growth and most importantly, reduce the migrant numbers moving into Europe. The fund is also going to help the digital industry in Nigeria which the EU sees as one of […]

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EU Releases €28.7 Additional Emergency Assistance in Africa, Asia

With the humanitarian situation drastically deteriorating in a number of countries and regions, the EU announced it is releasing an urgent assistance to prevent critical consequences, in the Maghreb, Africa and Asia. A total of additional €28.7 million have been allocated to respond swiftly to the most urgent humanitarian needs, said the European Commission in […]

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Singer Akon Raises $1 Billion for Africa

Popular African American singer Akon on Tuesday said he has raised about $1 billion to finance projects in Africa. Speaking to journalists, Aliaune Damala Bouga, popularly known on stage as Akon, said it was not an easy task for him raising the first billion dollar. According to him, Africa is in dire need of basic […]

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