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Africa: It's the Continent's Time for Investment - Kagame

Tue 12 Nov 2019 05:21:32 GMT
[New Times] The African continent ought to seize every available opportunity to attract and nurture investments to live up to the narrative of 'it's Africa's time', President Paul Kagame has said.

Africa: Investment to Make Continent a World Leader in Renewables

Tue 12 Nov 2019 04:47:34 GMT
[IPS] Johannesburg, South Africa -Africa, where close to half of its 1.2 billion people have access to electricity, is set to become a world leader in renewable energy. As global business and development leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), held Nov. 11 to 13, one of the key focuses of the deals being discussed was around sustainable, renewable energy.

Africa: We Are Gaining Against TB but Knowledge Gaps Remain

Mon 11 Nov 2019 07:26:23 GMT
[The Conversation Africa] Important gains have been made in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB). Each year, fewer people are being diagnosed with the disease. The recent World Health Organisation (WHO) global TB report, which gathers data from 202 countries and territories, shows a 6.3% reduction in the number of new TB infections between 2015 and 2018. This trend of decreasing incidence is also evident in Africa, where it fell from 275 per 100 000 people in 2015 to 231 per 100 000 in 2018.

Africa: Bank of Kigali Listed Among Continent's Top 100 Banks

Mon 11 Nov 2019 06:07:49 GMT
[New Times] Bank of Kigali has been listed among Africa's top 100 banks in the latest African Business Magazine ranking.

Africa: AfDB, Investors Discuss $67bn Investments for Africa

Tue 12 Nov 2019 12:59:27 GMT
[Daily Trust] Johannesburg -The African Development Bank (AfDB) and institutional investors on Monday opened $67billion investment deals for African countries, the AfDB President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina has said.

Africa: Continent Must Benefit the Most From Mineral Wealth - Ramaphosa

Mon 11 Nov 2019 01:29:02 GMT
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa says the time has come for Africa to benefit from its mineral wealth and be a producer of value-added goods.

Africa: Some of the Things We Learned At Africa Oil Week

Mon 11 Nov 2019 03:04:53 GMT
[Daily Maverick] Africa Oil Week, the annual industry bash that attracts executives and analysts from the northern hemisphere to the delights of Cape Town as the southern summer ascends, always offers fresh glimpses into the sector. Here are a few of the things we learned at the 2019 variation of the conference.

Africa: Ethiopian Takes Over IGAD Mantle After Weeks of Haggling

Mon 11 Nov 2019 01:25:10 GMT
[Nation] An Ethiopian has taken over the mantle of regional bloc, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad), calming weeks of wrangles that had threatened to stall programmes for the eight-member association.

Africa: How SMEs Can Turn Around Food Production in Africa

Mon 11 Nov 2019 10:01:13 GMT
[New Times] Among the many challenges that Africa faces on a daily basis, the food and agriculture sector has been receiving some added attention. Finding a solution for over 250 million undernourished people (over 20 per cent of the population) has been on the top of the list for decades, and with the continent's population expected to rise to 1.3 billion by 2050, that solution cannot come fast enough.

Africa: Donors Need to Step Up and Support Democracy in Africa

Mon 11 Nov 2019 08:07:46 GMT
[Daily Maverick] Entrenching democracy, rather than authoritarianism, requires supporting the systems and institutions that enable it, and calibrating aid accordingly.

Africa: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall 30 Years Ago Resonated Across Africa

Mon 11 Nov 2019 07:13:00 GMT
[The Conversation Africa] When the Berlin Wall was pierced on 9 November 1989, world attention was on Europe. But the collapse of the Soviet Union that followed resonated across Africa and globally. The 30th anniversary offers an opportunity to reflect on these forces and their implications for Africa's politics and foreign relations.

Africa: Afreximbank Urges Open Account Terms for AfCFTA's Success

Mon 11 Nov 2019 01:52:04 GMT
[This Day] The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has called for the use of open account terms for trade in Africa.

Africa: Russia's Big Move to Africa

Mon 11 Nov 2019 01:32:40 GMT
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -One might have probably heard about Sochi, Russian city located on the Black Sea Coast near the border with Georgia, for co-hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Africa: Electricity Initiative Reaches 70 Million People

Mon 11 Nov 2019 12:52:40 GMT
[Reporter] Power Africa, a five-year American presidential initiative launched by former President Barack Obama, has reportedly created 15 million new electrical connections bringing electricity to 70 million people.

Africa: AfCFTA a Stepping Stone for Huge Investments in Africa - Songwe

Mon 11 Nov 2019 02:04:55 GMT
[New Times] Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), on Tuesday last week opened the 23rd meeting of the intergovernmental committee of senior officials and experts from 14 eastern African countries in Asmara, Eritrea insisting on the importance of increasing regional trade and implementing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).Leveraging new opportunities for regional integration was the theme of the ECA annual meeting/ .In the eastern trading Africa bloc,

Africa: Nine African Countries Agree to Begin Journey Towards Pooled Procurement to Increase Their Access to Affordable Life-Saving Vaccines

Sun 10 Nov 2019 04:41:20 GMT
[WHO] Brazzaville -Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices, including the prices they pay and their suppliers. Sharing information and ultimately pooling their orders will better leverage their individual purchasing power and thus strengthen their vaccine security and increase their access to affordable life-saving vaccines.

Africa: U23 Africa Cup of Nations - Nigeria Lose to Ivory Coast

Sun 10 Nov 2019 01:29:38 GMT
[Premium Times] The Nigeria U23 team suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ivory Coast in their opening Group B tie at the U23 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt.

Africa: Museveni Urges African Countries to Promote Trade

Sun 10 Nov 2019 11:54:51 GMT
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -President Yoweri Museveni has urged African countries to promote trade as one of the strategies that will ensure the survival of the continent and the prosperity of the people.

Africa: Scientists Push for Climate-Friendly Farming Methods

Sat 09 Nov 2019 03:16:07 GMT
[East African] Africa must adopt climate-friendly farming methods to revamp its struggling agriculture and feed its 1.2 billion people.

Africa: African Farmers Have Homegrown Solutions to Hunger

Sat 09 Nov 2019 03:15:01 GMT
[East African] Two months ago in Ghana, Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, congratulated an illustrious group of corporate and government leaders for "leapfrogging into the future" in their efforts to "modernise" African agriculture with high-yield commercial seeds, fertilisers, and other technologies.

Africa: Shalom - the New Kid On the Block

Sat 09 Nov 2019 03:01:44 GMT
[East African] Shalom Nyandiko is evidence that with the right support and encouragement, young people can achieve their dreams.

Africa: Anti-Gay Laws - South African Deputy President Defends Sovereignty of States

Fri 08 Nov 2019 05:50:04 GMT
[News24Wire] Deputy President David Mabuza refused to condemn human rights violations against members of the LGBTQ+ community across Africa during a question session in the National Council of Provinces on Thursday.

Africa: How Power Africa Plans to Electrify the Continent

Thu 07 Nov 2019 11:24:53 GMT
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Andrew Herscowitz, coordinator for Power Africa, aims to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa within two decades. Speaking in a special briefing, Herscowitz said that tremendous progress had already been made and outlined how collaboration between different business and legislative bodies have contributed towards efforts.

Africa: Diet for Healthy People, Healthy Planet Too Costly for Some

Fri 08 Nov 2019 02:33:33 GMT
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -At $2.84 per head per day, the 'ideal diet' would be beyond reach for nearly 1.6 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, researchers say

Africa: Refugees - Rwanda Helps Hundreds, but Thousands More Languish in Libya

Fri 08 Nov 2019 11:41:44 GMT
[African Arguments] International policy towards refugees tends to ignore root causes and often makes humanitarian crises worse.

Africa: More World Bank Loans and Grants On the Cards for Continent

Fri 08 Nov 2019 04:54:11 GMT
[Deutsche Welle] The World Bank's International Development Association lends to the poorest nations. The economist heading its 2019 replenishment process, Antoinette Sayeh, told DW about the plans to boost its budget for Africa.

Africa: What Does the Death of IS Leader Al-Baghdadi Mean for Boko Haram?

Fri 08 Nov 2019 04:32:10 GMT
[African Arguments] Will members of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stay or defect? Their decision will have far-reaching implications.

Africa: Saving the Planet Requires a New Economic Model. It's That Simple

Fri 08 Nov 2019 02:20:04 GMT
[Daily Maverick] To continue life as we know it is to plunge the planet and its people into ecological catastrophe. To change course requires a fundamental rethink of the economic and financial models many take for granted. A groundswell of change has begun and is likely to gather momentum.

Africa: The Climate Crisis Has Arrived, Leaving Fate of Humanity in the Balance - Thousands of Top Scientists

Fri 08 Nov 2019 02:03:41 GMT
[Daily Maverick] In a radical departure from the conservative language that normally defines science, 11,258 scientists from around the world have called for drastic climate action to "avoid untold suffering".

Africa: Steady Progress At a Slow Rate

Fri 08 Nov 2019 01:50:06 GMT
[Africa In Fact] SDG 3: healthy lives and wellbeing for all