Un rapport révèle les économies les plus compétitives d’Afrique

Le nombre de personnes en âge de travailler en Afrique devrait atteindre 450 millions au cours des deux prochaines décennies, mais les moteurs de création d’emplois du continent ne suivent pas. Si des postes nouveaux et en nombre suffisant ne … Read More

‘To develop its textiles market, Africa needs its cotton’ – African fashion designers

Two African fashion designers of international repute, Pathé’O, Burkinabe-born Ivorian, and Nigerien Sidahmed Alphadi, have pleaded the cause of African cotton, a precondition if the textiles industry in Africa is to flourish. The two African designers voiced these views on … Read More

New study says world plundering Africa’s wealth in billions of dollars a year

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Much more wealth is leaving Africa, the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it, according to a new research into total financial flows into and out of Africa. The study by a coalition of UK and African equality and … Read More

AfDB Annual Meetings end with call to see Africa’s agricultural potential

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“With 65% of the world’s uncultivated land, Africa will determine the future of food for the world and there is gold in the dirt, if only we will see it,” said the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, on … Read More

Africa marks 54 years of continental unity

After 54 years, the building of the unity of the African peoples is still a major task while the challenges, which Africans must take up collectively, keep increasing, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Thursday as the … Read More

UNESCO’s Africa Week to showcase Africa through cultural and artistic heritage

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On the occasion of Africa Day, celebrated every year on May 25, the African Member States group at UNESCO is organizing an African Week, which will run from May 22 to 24, 2017. The Week, dedicated to the reflection and … Read More

Africa has huge potential to create more “unicorns” – WEF 2017

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Governments in Africa need to understand the integral role that technology plays in the economy, treating it as a single sector rather than a broad, cross-cutting and transformational issue, delegates to the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa meeting heard … Read More

New Atlas shows Africa’s potential for investment to meet energy needs

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A new Atlas released at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Durban, South Africa, this week highlights the opportunities and challenges for sustainable development of the energy resources on the continent. Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in … Read More

ECA urges IPCC findings to support Africa’s quest for structural transformation

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Many countries in Africa are striving towards achieving the sustainable goals and climate change is one of the greatest threats to achieving sustainable development, a senior official of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said Friday in Addis Ababa, … Read More

‘Restore Internet service to Cameroon English-speaking regions’ – UN official | Les autorités camerounaises invitées à rétablir la connexion internet dans les régions anglophones

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, François Louncény Fall, has urged Cameroonian authorities to examine with diligence the difficulties of the populations and entrepreneurs of the English-speaking regions of the north-west and south-west, which … Read More

“Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others” AfDB Chief Dr. Akinwumi Adesina | “L’Afrique se développera selon ses propres termes et non selon la bienveillance d’autrui” Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, directeur de la BAD

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] “Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others. And that is the only way we can make development faster and driven by our own needs – with a deep sense of … Read More

Video: The weak link: Patrice Lumumba was assassinated because Mobutu was waiting | Le maillon faible : Lumumba a été assassiné parce que Mobutu était prêt pour prendre sa place

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African tech start-up Controvert Media is using robots to produce news stories

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Controvert Media, an African tech start-up, has created and is using artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet, IT News Africa reported on Wednesday saying the service was tested at the recently-concluded AFCON 2017 … Read More

“It’s time for African scientists to use African knowledge to solve African problems” – Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim on Monday said that now is the time for African scientists to play a central role in using African knowledge to solve African problems using African resources. Speaking at a two-day seminar in Port-Louis on ‘Transitioning … Read More

The African hope in Obama

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Rwandan minister concerned about Africa’s US$50 billion annual losses

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The estimated US$50 billion being lost annually by Africa due to illicit financial flows should be a source of concern to the continent, especially as access to finance and capital was a key constraint to growth and economic development, Rwanda’s … Read More

New report charts path for Africa’s nutrition revolution

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is having a positive impact in countries that have implemented its recommendations, according to the 2015 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) released Tuesday in Accra, Ghana. The report, which outlines how agriculture … Read More

Ghanaian leader John D. Mahama says Africa needs fair trade, not sympathy or aid

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What Africa needs is not development assistance from developed countries but a fair chance to trade with the rest of the world, Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama told the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. “Africa does not … Read More

Africa’s Sahel region leaders stress need to keep peace and combat terrorism

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  Peace and security are vital conditions for security and development, leaders from Africa’s Sahel region told the UN General Assembly on Saturday, laying out their plans to end conflict, counter terrorism and striving to achieve the 2030 Agenda Sustainable … Read More

Liberia: Liberians to receive additional tailored mental health services

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  The Carter Centre has partnered with the UBS Optimus Foundation to improve the well-being of vulnerable youth in Liberia by tailoring and strengthening the national mental health care system to address the unique needs of children and adolescents. The … Read More

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