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Africa: Tobacco – Can Smoke-Free Products Contribute to Improved Public Health?

Africa: Tobacco - Can Smoke-Free Products Contribute to Improved Public Health?
Paris — On February 17th, 2021, Philip Morris International (PMI) held an online event entitled " Can scientifically substantiated smoke-free products contribute to public health outcomes?". This event was the third of its « Open Science Conference series » aimed at discussing and sharing the latest...

Africa: Many African Countries Had a Surprise Manufacturing Surge in 2010s – It Bodes Well for the Years Ahead

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Gaaitzen de Vries, United Nations University; Emmanuel B Mensah, University of Groningen; Hagen Kruse, University of Groningen, and Kunal Sen, United Nations University The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy, with world output contracting at 3.5% in 2020, and no recovery likely...

Africa: How Ethical Are Your Valentine’s Day Chocolates?

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Leading chocolate makers have faced intense scrutiny over how they source their cocoa beans in recent years - Cocoa supplies linked to forest clearance in West Africa - Few chocolate makers committing to zero deforestation - Confectioners are doing more to trace supply chain abuses NEW YORK, Feb...

Africa Mulls Taxing Big Tech

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
US tech giants -- such as Amazon, Google and Facebook -- pay minimal taxes abroad, despite making billions in profits. African user countries no longer want to miss out on the revenue and are discussing digital taxes. Despite the global economic crisis caused by COVID-19,...

Africa: UAE Commits to Advancing African Solutions to Shared Global Challenges

Africa: UAE Commits to Advancing African Solutions to Shared Global Challenges
Dubai — The conclusion of the African Union (AU) Summit on Sunday was an important moment to reflect on the pace of change across the continent and the friendship that my country, the United Arab Emirates, enjoys with the people of Africa. The COVID-19 pandemic...

Africa: Financial Inclusiveness Could Be Closer Than Ever

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Several years ago, during a business trip to one of the African countries, I noticed the large number of houses under construction, which seemed to be untouched for a long time. At that moment I was sure that this was a negative indication of...

African Countries Embracing Biometrics, Digital IDs

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
From the spread of digital apps, like the Nigerian-based FarmCrowdy, which is helping farmers utilize technology to improve their operations, to Mpesa - the mobile money in East Africa, to the millions of mobile phone connections in sub-Saharan Africa, bypassing fixed-telephone line services, there...

Africa: U.S. President Biden Strikes New Tone in Relations With Africa

Africa: U.S. President Biden Strikes New Tone in Relations With Africa
Cape Town — President Joe Biden has struck a new tone in U.S.-Africa relations, recording a video message which promotes a "shared vision" of more trade and investment, peace and security for all Africans, a commitment to democratic institutions and the promotion of human...

Africa: Biden’s Message Ahead of African Union Summit

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
The transcript of a message from President Biden to participants in the forthcoming African Union Summit: Hello everyone, I'm honoured to send the best wishes of the people of the United States in advance of the 34th African Union Summit. This past year has shown us how...