Tag: Africa

World Bank and African Union Team Up to Support Rapid Vaccination for Up to 400 million People in Africa

The African Finance Ministers and the World Bank Group met today to fast track vaccine acquisition on the continent and avoid a third wave. In a boost to the African…

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Mo Ibrahim: Pandemic Is Rolling Back Democracy Gains in Africa

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a deterioration in democracy in Africa and the continent may require a fresh crop of statesmen to boost participation, philanthropist Mohamed Ibrahim said. The Ibrahim Index…

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World Bank Group Steps Up Support to Deepen Regional Integration in Africa

The World Bank Group has updated its approach to help strengthen regional integration in Africa. This reinforces the institution’s support to help the continent recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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Grammys 2021: Burna Boy and Wizkid win at music awards

Nigeria Afrobeats stars Burna Boy and Wizkid have both won awards at the 2021 Grammys. Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Wizkid won the Best Music…

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Aisha Abubakar- Achonu: FG should come to the aid of Garment Manufacturers

The fashion industry, like many others in Nigeria, has been hit hard by the impact the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has had on the country’s economy, permanently changing lives, livelihoods and…

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Ghana’s $1m trade levy on foreign traders

Hostility towards Nigerians is becoming a recurring theme in Ghana’s economic playbook. Shops belonging to foreign nationals, who are largely Nigerians, have been closed by the local authorities and the…

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Hotel Rwanda film hero Paul Rusesabagina held on terror charges

Paul Rusesabagina - known for saving more than 1,000 people in the hotel he managed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a story later told into the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda…

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Despite U.S.-Led Boycott, China’s Huawei Strengthens Hold on Africa

Even as Europeans and Asians join Trump’s ban, the Chinese company continues to prosper from the continent’s move toward 5G. A year ago in June, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa…

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WHO declares Africa free of wild polio disease

  THE World Health Organisation (WHO), has certified Africa free of the wild polio virus, after Nigeria, the last country in the continent did not record a single case three…

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Zimbabwe Annual Inflation Soars to 837%

Annual inflation in Zimbabwe accelerated to 837.53% in July, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency said on Saturday in a Twitter post. The year-on-year rate for June was 737.3%. The monthly…

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