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Africa: Covid-19 – How Five Hardest Hit African Countries Are Coping

Africa: Covid-19 - How Five Hardest Hit African Countries Are Coping
Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa have surged by 40 per cent in the past month. On February 14, 2020, Egypt became the first African country to record a COVID-19 case. The virus has since spread to the other 53 countries in the continent. In many African...

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: Nautic Africa Launches New 35metre Flagship Vessel

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Paramount Maritime Holdings subsidiary, Nautic Africa has announced the launch of its flagship 35m Sentinel vessel, the second of the new enhanced class. The latest development is a major milestone for the company and the wider African shipbuilding industry, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19...

Africa: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Tomorrow, February 15, 2020, Nigeria's former Finance Minister Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will be formally appointed as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO. This is coming after the United States dropped its opposition to her selection. Nosa James-Igbinadolor looks at what Africa's relationship...

Africa: Ten Facts About Child Soldiers Around the World

Africa: Ten Facts About Child Soldiers Around the World
Coronavirus pandemic feared driving more children into armed groups as world marks Red Hand Day Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could lead to more children being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations warned on Friday as the world marked the International Day Against the...

Africa: Re-Arming Leadership and Reinventing Democracy in Africa

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
As development and democracy are deprived of a destination but are endless roads of consistent actions and consequences through which the state is adjudged, Obasanjo admonished all to keep pressing for a viable democratic space in Africa. "Leadership re-arming," as he puts it, will...

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: Biden Lifts Travel Ban On Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Others

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted the travel restriction the Trump administration had placed on countries including Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea, Tanzania, among others. The order also ended blocked entry to most people from Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and North Korea. On Wednesday the president news24nationed...

Africa: Former U.S. Officials Call on Biden to Back WTO Selection for Okonjo-Iweala

Africa: Former U.S. Officials Call on Biden to Back WTO Selection for Okonjo-Iweala
A cross-section of former senior U.S. government officials, including a Nobel Laureate, along with academicians and civil society leaders, have written to President Biden in support of the election of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Opposition from the Trump...