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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

Africa lags behind in global innovation – WIPO

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Sub-Saharan Africa continues to lag behind among global leaders in innovation, according to a new report released on Monday by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Mauritius took the top spot among all economies in the African region (53rd), … Read More

8 African FMs to discuss Africa’s opposition to ICC with UN Security Council

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The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, has said that he and seven other African Foreign ministers will discuss with the UN Security Council (UNSC), on June 9, the position of African countries opposing the International Criminal Court (ICC). The African … Read More

British company clinches massive ARV deal in Botswana

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Translated in French by Oumar Diouck Botswana has awarded a massive anti-retroviral drugs tender to a British company, ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company majority owned by GSK, with Pfizer Inc. and Shionogi Limited as shareholders. ViiV Health said … Read More

Impatient Africans “not going to wait until 2063”

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There is a mood of impatience among the ministers, businessmen and education experts attending this year’s eLearning Africa conference in Cairo. Aware of the opportunity offered by information and communication technologies to spread education, training and access to information throughout … Read More

African ministers stress need for accountability on Africa’s resources

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Environment ministers from around the world have agreed on a new plan to promote accountability in the use of natural resources found in Africa. The resolution was agreed on Wednesday at the ongoing second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) holding in … Read More

WHO confirms Zika virus strain in Cape Verde imported from the Americas

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The World Health Organization confirmed that the Zika virus strain in Cape Verde was imported from the Americas. In a statement, WHO said: “Sequencing of the virus in Cape Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar, confirms that the Zika virus currently … Read More

Nigeria to receive looted 300 million pounds from Jersey Island

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Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday said that the federal government is on the verge of securing repatriation of the country’s 300 million pounds looted funds from Jersey Island. Towards this, Onyeama said, President Muhammadu Buhari will … Read More

AfDB releases new report on impact of Ebola on women

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – While projections have been made about the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of Ebola on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, it is clear that women in the three countries are likely … Read More

Burkina Faso: Govt. tracking down 86 billion CFAF laundered during transition

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe government announced on Wednesday that 86 billion CFAF have been laundered in 2015 when the country was under the transitional regime following the fall of president Compaoré, ousted by a popular uprising. In … Read More

Botswana, Zimbabwe condemn instabilities in Africa

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana and Zimbabwe have expressed concern over the continued instability in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the political impasse in Lesotho. Following a session of the Zimbabwe-Botswana Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security held … Read More

Tanzania, Uganda agree to construct oil pipeline

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli and Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni  announced on Tuesday a bilateral deal to construct a 1,120-kilometre oil pipeline from northern Tanzania’s port of Tanga on the Indian Ocean to … Read More

Chinese language added to Tanzania school curriculum

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training has introduced a Chinese language teaching programme saying the move is aimed at meeting local market demands for innovation in science and technology. The programme … Read More

Mbeki urges action plans to tackle illicit financial flows from Africa

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New York, US (PANA) – Addressing billions of illicit financial outflows from Africa is imperative as the continent needs domestic resources for its development, says the former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, who chairs a United Nations panel on … Read More

Rwanda introduces free Wi-Fi on public transport

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – All passengers on public transport in Kigali city and its outskirts will start using the freely available Wi-Fi, running with fourth generation (4G LTE) high speed connectivity, to browse the internet, send emails and use social … Read More

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