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African Governance Report calls for sustainable management of natural resources

The fifth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR-V) recently launched in Kigali Rwanda has examined efforts made to improve the governance of Africa’s abundant natural resources Entitled “Natural Resource Governance and Domestic Revenue Mobilization for Structural Transformation”, the report, which is produced by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), builds on the themes and […]

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Tourism: Prince Harry to help restock elephants in Zambia

Britain’s Prince Harry paid last weekend a two-day trip to Zambia, where he visited the capital city of Lusaka and its Burma Barracks. On Monday, the Duke of Sussex offered to support the Zambian government’s efforts to boost tourism by facilitating a deal with Botswana to move some elephants to the Zambia. The commitment was […]

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Blues legend Didier Drogba hangs up his boots

Veteran Ivorian forward Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement as a player ending “an amazing 20 years”. The 40-year-old, who scored 164 goals in 381 appearances over two spells with Chelsea, had been expected to hang up his boots following the United Soccer League Cup final defeat to Louisville City earlier this month. In a […]

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Tanzania launches anti-gay witch-hunt

Tanzania’s government has established a committee to investigate and deal with people who are involved in homosexual activities. According to local media, the 17-member committee was announced on Wednesday by the Dar es Salaam regional commissioner, Paul Makonda. The committee includes police officers, psychologists, and members of the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority. Addressing a press […]

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Africa: Air pollution kills hundreds children – WHO warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said air pollution kills 7 million people each year including 600,000 children mostly in Africa and Asia. It also said 9 out of 10 people on the planet breathe in toxic air. According to the UN health body, every day, 93 percent of children under the age of […]

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DRC: Surgeon Denis Mukwege wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Surgeon Denis Mukwege from the Democratic Republic of Congo has won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad. The Congolese doctor, known as the rape surgeon, is a crusading gynecologist who has spent more than two decades treating appalling injuries inflicted on women, victim of sexual violence, in DRC, while Ms […]

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Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, Eritrea celebrate discovery of Christ’s Cross

Thousands of Ethiopians and Eritreans had flocked to Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on Wednesday to commemorate the Meskel festival, also known as the Finding of the True Cross on which Jesus was crucified. Ethiopians from across the country — and visitors from around the world — carried yellow daises, wooden crosses and wax candles […]

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Senegalese capital Dakar to host 2018 CAF awards gala night

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed on Wednesday Senegal will host this year’s ceremony for the 2018 CAF Awards. Nigeria and Ghana had been hosting the prestigious banquet between them in recent years. The continental football body has broken tradition, awarding Senegalese capital, Dakar the hosting rights of the 2018 African Footballer of the […]

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Morocco & India to boost cooperation in tourism

India and Morocco have agreed to give a new momentum to their cooperation ties in the field of tourism industry with a view to increasing tourist arrivals between the two countries. The agreement was sealed during a visit Moroccan tourism minister Mohamed Sajid paid Monday to New Delhi where he met with his Indian peer […]

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Violence against women: Moroccan new law bans forced marriage, other abuses

A new law criminalizing violence against women came into effect in Morocco on Wednesday. Named after Bassima Hakkaoui who heads the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and has been a driving force behind the legislation, the law aims to fight violence against women. The law adopted in parliament in March includes a […]

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