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Ecotourism: 6 African countries among the best world destinations

Global travel website Big 7 Travel has selected 50 countries to explore for tourists eager for carbon-conscious travel. Africa shines on the podium. White sand beaches as far as the eye can see. The Gambia has been ranked third among the best eco-friendly places to visit in 2022. Global travel website Big 7 Travel has […]

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Four African countries invited to US-led Ukraine defense summit

Four African countries have been invited to the defense summit organized by the United States to push for more support for Ukraine against Russia. The United States hosted defense officials from several countries at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for the conference on Tuesday. The list of invited countries reported by breaking defense show that […]

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African countries defy Covid-19 challenges, increase military spending: report

African countries increased their military spending last year despite the economic collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A new report shows that African countries increased their military spending by 1.2% in 2021, compared to 2020. That means African countries have spent $39.7 billion on military hardware, according to the report from the SIPRI Fact Sheet, […]

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African countries unite to develop space industry

The last few decades have transformed the space sector from a closed market into a global bazaar. A recent article in the journal Science describes how African countries are coming together to expand their presence in the space market – and perhaps even corner some of it. “We’re in this apparent era where the future […]

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5 Nigerian dishes that have similar versions in African countries

Food is an integral part of culture. Food types known to a particular community sometimes have similar versions in other communities. Here are 5 Nigerian foods that have similar versions in other African countries; Of course, jollof rice comes first on the list. It is a food that crosses many countries including Ghana, Sierra Leone, […]

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5 African countries to see baobabs, the continent’s most emblematic trees

Baobabs are the most emblematic trees of the savannah; and also the longest life. Its size is so impressive that its hollow stem can measure more than 20 meters in diameter and can store up to 120 thousand liters of water. Some baobabs are used as houses, grain warehouses or animal shelters. The baobab is […]

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UN releases $100 million to fight hunger in 6 African countries and Yemen

The UN has allocated $100 million to fight hunger in Africa and the Middle East as the fallout from war in Ukraine threatens to push millions even closer to starvation. The contribution from the Central Emergency Response Fund (STAG), announcement on Thursday will go to relief projects in six African countries and Yemen. lifesaving help […]

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Challenges and Safety Tips for Women Traveling Alone

Female tourists in search of fun, relaxation and relief usually travel to these beautiful islands and countries, but it is not always a fairy tale trip. Some of the challenges encountered are common such as language barrier and others are deep rooted challenges such as xenophobia. Forbes has listed the 10 worst countries women can […]

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9 African countries with the most expensive bread prices

In the 2014 e-book “Bread in Africa”, co-authored by Diane Lyons and Catherine D’Andrea, as seen on Springer Nature, it was established that bread is a widely consumed staple food in Africa. In all cultures, food is consumed in different ways. Some people eat it for breakfast and some for dinner. As such, it is […]

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WHO Director-General: African countries like Egypt are capable of producing vaccines and biologicals on a large scale

WHO logo – CC via Wikimedia CAIRO – April 16, 2022: World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said African countries like Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will be in able to produce vaccines and biologics on a large scale. In his Remarks During the briefing of African Union Ambassadors in […]

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The UN releases 100 million dollars to fight against hunger in 6 African countries and in Yemen |

The contribution from the Central Emergency Response Fund (STAG), announcement on Thursday will go to relief projects in six African countries and Yemen. I allocate 100 million dollars of @A DEER fight against hunger in 7 countries. The fallout from the war in Ukraine is pushing the most vulnerable people even closer to starvation. The […]

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TON Foundation is in talks with three African countries to launch stablecoins

TON Blockchain works with Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the Republic of … [+] Congo to launch p2p crypto payments on Telegram. Getty Africa has been widely reported to have one of the highest crypto adoption rates in the world. This trend could continue if new developments in Central Africa progress through […]

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Jonathan urges African countries to strengthen institutions for the benefit of citizens

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has urged African countries to strengthen institutions to ensure peace and security for citizens. Jonathan made the call on Thursday during a keynote speech titled “Building an Inclusive Society for the Next Generation” in Abuja. He delivered the speech at the year one memorial and launch of the Innocent Chukwuemeka […]

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South Africa’s role was crucial

The Preamble to the Founding Act of the African Union (AU) calls for “collective action in Africa and in our relations with the rest of the world”. The credibility of this pan-African commitment has been undermined by the the reluctance of African governments to forge a unified position on the Russian-Ukrainian war. They could not […]

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Jonathan instructs African countries on the culture of inclusion

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says African countries must deliberately foster a culture of inclusion. He advised them to have the same concern for enthroning equal rights and justice on the continent. Jonathan said so on Thursday during a keynote speech titled “Building an Inclusive Society for the Next Generation” in Abuja. He delivered the speech […]

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3D printing gives African countries an edge in manufacturing

Thousands of years ago, the black-smith led a technological leap in sub-Saharan Africa. West Africa Nok Culture, for example, changed from using stone tools to iron around 1500 BC. Imagine an innovative craftsman like this re-emerging in the 21st century equipped with digital technologies. It’s not Wakanda science fiction. This is the story of a […]

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EU donates 30 boats and forensic equipment to West African countries

The European Union has donated various safety equipment, including 30 Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, RHIBs and forensic equipment to the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, in the fight against maritime crime and other security issues. The boats and equipment were provided under the EU-funded ECOWAS project titled The West Africa Integrated Maritime Security […]

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How African countries benefit from China-Africa cooperation

During this period, China became more involved and focused on helping African countries in their struggle for independence from colonialism. The second phase of China-Africa cooperation began in 1978-2000, when the first Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) was held. During this period, China has focused more on economic cooperation with African nations. The third period […]

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What Nigeria Should Learn From Other African Countries About Gender Laws

Gender inequality continues to be a global societal issue that affects women and is an obstacle to human growth. Despite significant progress in reducing inequalities, women continue to face prejudice, which is compounded by variables such as culture, religion, social norms and discriminatory laws. In the various forms of prejudice faced by Nigerian women, culture […]

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US allows hunters to import elephant trophies from African countries

The US Fish and Wildlife Service informed some hunters last month that it would allow six trophy elephants to be imported into the United States from Zimbabwe. The African elephant carcasses will be the first allowed into the country in five years. The decision reverses an agency-wide suspension on the processing of elephant trophy import […]

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African countries react to global inflation [Business Africa]

In Africa, governments are stepping up their efforts to mitigate the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis on the wallets of their citizens. According to UNCTAD data, no less than 25 African countries import more than a third of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine; 15 import more than half and two countries, Benin and Somalia, […]

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Five reasons why many African countries choose to be “neutral”

In early March, the United Nations General Assembly vote on a resolution calling on Russia to immediately cease its military operations in Ukraine. Out of 193 Member States, 141 vote in favor of the resolution, five voted against, 35 abstained and 12 did not vote at all. Of the 54 African member states, Eritrea voted […]

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How Corruption Fuels Coups in African Countries – CIPC President, Owasanoye

The threat of corruption fuels several military takeovers of existing democratic governments in many African countries, the President of the Independent Corruption, Practices Commission, CIPCsaid Bolaji Owasanoye. Mr. Owasanoye noted how the West African region has seen a resurgence of military takeovers of the government over the past two years. According to the head of […]

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How Corruption Fuels Coups in African Countries – Owasanoye, ICPC President

The threat of corruption fuels several military takeovers of existing democratic governments in many African countries, the President of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye, said. Mr. Owasanoye noted how the West African region has seen a resurgence of military takeovers of the government over the past two years. According […]

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Cellulant and UBA to expand payments to 19 African countries | The Guardian Nigeria News

Cellulant and United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc announced a partnership that will expand payment services for merchants and consumers in 19 key African countries where UBA operates. The countries are Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Mozambique, […]

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African Countries With The Most Handsome Men (Photos)

According to them, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but not when it comes to African men. They are always a sight for sore eyes. African men, whether they are from the North, South, West or East are very handsome. African men are tall, tasteful and vigorously invested. African men are also known […]

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Groundwater Could Help Kickstart Green Recovery in African Countries: Where to Start

African leaders have joined a global push for a “green recovery” from the setback of COVID-19 and the climate crisis. Like the African Union Green Recovery Action Plan he says, this essentially means investing in the sustainable use of resources. A joint statement endorsed by 54 African leaders underlines the need for the continent to […]

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World Happiness Report 2022: 20 African Countries Rank Better Than Nigeria | The Guardian Nigeria News

Nigeria was ranked the 118th happiest country in the world, 2 points lower than its position last year, indicating the country’s declining perception on key indicators. The World Happiness Report, based largely on life ratings from the Gallup World Poll, ranks Nigeria 118 out of 146 countries surveyed, with the Nordic countries dominating the top […]

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Many African countries remain neutral on Russian invasion of Ukraine: NPR

NPR’s Ailsa Chang interviews Aanu Adeoye of the Chatham House think tank about African nations’ responses to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. AILSA CHANG, HOST: While Washington and many European countries are pushing to further isolate Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, many African countries have remained neutral. Nearly half of all countries that refrained from […]

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Stantec: selected to support African countries towards a more connected digital economy

Stantec’s international development team in Belgium recently won three projects from the European Commission. These projects will support the achievement of the European Union (EU) digital agenda in African countries. Each project will draw on the team’s local experience and technical expertise in the areas of communication, advocacy and stakeholder engagement. The team’s work will […]

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North African countries scramble for wheat amid war in Ukraine

Live Updates: Follow the latest news on Russia-Ukraine North African countries are racing to find new supplies of wheat to help contain rising food prices, as the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to hit the region. With global supply chains already strained due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a wheat-buying spree in Egypt, Libya, […]

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High Commissioners from 4 African countries and Iran inaugurate MachAuto Expo-2022 in Ludhiana

High Commissioners from 4 African countries and Iran inaugurate MachAuto Expo-2022 in Ludhiana Ludhiana, March 11 (KNN) High Commissioners and Consular Officers from four African countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Niger and Iran inaugurated MachAuto Expo-2022 in Ludhiana on Friday. It is a four-day event showcasing the latest technology that takes place at the Ludhiana […]

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Gabon among top 10 African countries with good laws on women’s rights

Gabon is among the top 10 African countries that have carried out reforms guaranteeing equality, according to the World Bank’s report on “Women, Business and the Law 2022”. The World Bank report notes that after completely reforming its Civil Code and enacting a law on the elimination of violence against women, Gabon saw its score […]

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decipher how African countries voted at the UN

In recent weeks, the world has witnessed the tensest moments in international relations since the end of the Cold War. This was evident in the deliberations and voting by United Nations members on resolutions calling on Russia to end its invasion and withdraw its forces from Ukraine. The events were also a stress test for […]

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Egyptian President leads expansion of digital cooperation with African countries

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi meets Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Mabdouli and Minister of Communication and Information Technology Amr Talaat on Monday March 7, 2022 – press photo CAIRO – March 7, 2022: In light of the “Africa for Digital Creativity” initiative, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has asked the government to expand digital cooperation […]

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4 reasons why 17 African countries abstained in the UN vote to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Out of 193 United Nations member states, a total of 141 countries voted in favor of the resolution, while five countries – Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, Russia and Syria – voted against and 35 others opposed. are abstained. Eritrea, being the only African nation that has openly supported Russia. Among the 35 countries that abstained […]

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African countries with the most handsome men (with photos): Top 10

10 African countries with the most handsome men: Beauty, they say, lies in the eye of the beholder, but not when it comes to African men. They are always a sight for sore eyes. African men, whether they are from the North, South, West or East are very handsome. African men are tall, tasteful and […]

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BOI organizes Pakistan-Investors Meet-up 2022 for CARs, African Countries in Expo Center Lahore

BOI organizes Pakistan-Investors Meet-up 2022 for CARs, African Countries in Expo Center Lahore The Federal Board of Investment (BOI) has organized a Pakistan-Investor Gathering 2022 for Central Asian Republics (CAR) and African countries at the Lahore Exhibition Center. More than 100 foreign delegates from CAR and Africa are attending the BOI Pakistani Investor Meeting 2022 […]

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Nigeria and other African countries must develop tourism to boost hotel business – Karl Hala

Published February 20, 2022 Lagos Continental Hotels Managing Director Karl Hala, who is considered Africa’s hospitality guru, has spent around three decades managing hotel brands on the continent. He says ENENAITE BLESSING on his career, his love for Africa and other issues You have worked in the African hospitality industry for decades. What is the […]

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WHO appeals to six African countries for its vaccination center

AAnd so, another working week will soon come to an end. Not a moment too soon, is it? It is, you may remember, our precious signal to dream up plans for the weekend. Our program is still ongoing, but we plan to walk around with our official mascot, learn about Pharmalot ancestors, and catch up […]

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US to increase support for vaccination in 11 African countries

NAIROBI, KENYA – 2022/02/03: A healthcare worker administers the Pfizer vaccine to a resident of Dagoretti in Nairobi during a nationwide mass vaccination campaign. Photo: John Ochieng/SOPA Images/LightRocket (Getty Images) As the Omicron push continues to subside in America and restrictions are removed, many seek to prevent the next variant. While wealthy Western countries have […]

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Best bookmaker for Asian and African countries

Choosing the right betting site can be difficult as the list of online sportsbooks keeps growing. This is why it is important to join safe and reputable online betting sites. While sports options, bonuses and odds are important, none of them matter if you can’t collect your winnings or get the help you need from […]

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African countries must protect their fish stocks from the European Union

Fishing is a source of employment for millions of people in the small-scale sector on the African coastline. Their fishing activities in turn ensure food security for more than 200 million Africans. To regulate the fishing industry, African countries have signed numerous agreements with trading blocs such as the European Union (EU). The EU has […]

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The EIU unveils its 2021 ranking of the most democratic African countries

(Agence Ecofin) – The downward trend in democracy around the world has accelerated in 2021. In Africa, restrictions due to covid-19, insecurity and political tensions have added to a series of blows state in the sub-Saharan region. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has just released its 2021 Global Democracy Report, which ranks countries around the […]

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African countries must protect their fish stocks from the European Union. here’s how

There are other forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing perpetrated by EU vessels Fishing is a source of employment for millions people in the artisanal sector on the African coast. Their fishing activities in turn ensure food security for more than 200 million Africans. To regulate the fishing industry, African countries have signed numerous […]

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United Front of African Countries in Support of Beijing Winter Olympics, Ignoring US ‘Boycott’ Calls

The Nigerian flag bearer leads the delegation as they enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, at the National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, February 4, 2022. Photo: AFP Africa undeniably voiced its support for its largest bilateral trading partner, China, during the 2022 Winter Olympics […]

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Top 10 African countries with the fastest fixed broadband

Fixed broadband is a super-fast business Internet connection that emits radio signals. Fixed broadband encompasses any high-speed data transmission to a fixed location (home or business) using a variety of technologies including cable, ADSL, fiber optic and wireless. Here are the top 10 African countries with the fastest fixed broadband International ranking: 79 International ranking: […]

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African countries need to fix their distribution chains

Sub-Saharan Africa still has too few vaccines for too few people. Bringing more vaccines to the region deserves top priority. But there is another hurdle to overcome for successful vaccine deployment: the region’s poor commercial and logistical quality. Logistics is a network of services that supports the physical movement of goods both within and across […]

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Improving connectivity between West African countries

Air travelers in West and Central Africa do so with tears due to bottlenecks created by African governments. For example, a plane trip from Abuja to Douala in Cameroon, which shares borders with Nigeria, could take the traveler about 24 hours. Indeed, the passenger may have to fly from Nigeria to Addis Ababa, then Guinea […]

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UAE lifts travel ban on 12 African countries for vaccinated citizens

BEIRUT: Friday marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Lebanese researcher and publisher Lokman Slim, but his family has not yet received any new information regarding the progress of the judicial investigation to discover the circumstances of the crime. Slim, 58, was shot on February 3, 2021. His body was found in his car […]

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Emirates relaunches flights to 5 African countries

Emirates relaunches flights to 5 African countries Emirates is relaunching passenger services between Dubai and five African countries from January 29, giving its passengers more choice and better connectivity on flights to and from Dubai. A significant number of relaunched flights include: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; In South […]

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Emirates restores flights to 5 African countries

Customers entering and exiting Emirates’ African gateways can connect securely to Dubai and a range of onward connections to Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, West Asia and Australasia. South Africa: Flights between Dubai and South Africa will operate as a daily flight to and from Johannesburg, from January 29 and double daily services from […]

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NOTICE | In a tax hole? African countries should try public participation in the budget process

Debt servicing costs have risen sharply, with the median interest payment burden doubling to around 10% of income between 2011 and 2018. Photo: iStock Reliance on informal economic activity makes it difficult for most African countries to generate revenue beyond consumption taxes, according to Ken Opalo. African countries face two major challenges in public finance […]

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Journalists from 55 African countries take part in a press conference organized by the Shincheonji Church

Shincheonji Church’s New Online Seminar on the Parables of Jesus Has Started January 3 and continue through March 28. It follows the successful completion of the church’s previous series, which witnessed to the prophecies and fulfillment recorded in the book of Revelation for 10 weeks in 2021 from From October 18 to December 27. So […]

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Five African countries. Six coups. Why now?

Shots ring out. Rumors of a military coup spread. The president is nowhere to be found. The nation turns on the television and collectively switches to the state channel, where it sees new leaders, wearing berets and fatigues, announcing that the constitution is suspended, the national assembly dissolved, borders closed. Over the past 18 months, […]

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UAE lifts ban on travelers from 12 African countries

FILE PIC: National carrier of Kenya, Kenya Airways aircraft. /AP FILE PIC: National carrier of Kenya, Kenya Airways aircraft. /AP The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted travel ban restrictions imposed in November 2021 on travelers from 12 African countries. Flights from these African countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Republic of […]

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Emirates restores flights to five African countries

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emirates will resume passenger operations between Dubai and five African countries from January 29, offering customers more choice, superior value and improved connectivity to and through Dubai. Major restoration of services will include Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; The three South African gateways of Emirates […]

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UAE resumes entry for travelers from 12 African countries

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait said on Sunday that a Lebanese response to a list of suggested measures to ease a diplomatic rift with Gulf countries is currently under consideration. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah said the response was a “positive step by the Lebanese authorities”. He was speaking at a press conference following […]

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In a tax hole? African countries should try public participation in the budget process

African countries face two major challenges in public financial management. First, many lack fiscal capacity due to structural weaknesses in their economy and weak tax administration. The predominant informality of wage employment and reliance on subsistence agriculture in most countries makes it difficult to raise revenue beyond consumption and border taxes. Therefore, on average, African […]

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African countries stagnate in the fight against corruption

By ANTHONY KITIMO South Sudan, Somalia and Burundi rank first in the East African region as the most corrupt countries in the world, while 80% of sub-Saharan African states continue to be lagging behind in the war on corruption over the past decade. According to Transparency International’s 2021 report, Rwanda is ranked first (52) in […]

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Iran determined to expand relations with African countries: President Raeisi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has said that developing comprehensive relations with African countries is among the top priorities of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy. Raeisi made the remarks during a meeting with Togolese Foreign Minister Robert Dussey on Monday, saying that under the new Iranian administration, Iran will continue to develop economic, trade and political […]

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Forty under 40 Africa; Nominees from 15 African countries announced for the first edition

Xodus Communications Limited has officially announced the nominees across fifteen African countries for the inaugural Forty Under 40 African Award scheduled for March 26, 2022 at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, Accra-Ghana. The Forty under 40 Africa, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana, seeks to identify, honor and celebrate […]

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How COVID has given African countries an opportunity to improve public health

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested African public health systems. It revealed weaknesses, gaps and inequalities – but also some potential solutions. The challenges posed by the pandemic are an opportunity for African health systems to overcome their current limitations. Many have been driven to develop innovative approaches. Countries have rapidly developed their diagnostic and genomics […]

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African countries are stuck on the free movement of people. How to break the deadlock

Most African countries have joined the Free Movement of Persons Protocol in Addis Ababa in January 2018. His reasoning was clearly stated: the free movement of people – as well as capital goods and services – would promote integration and bring a host of other benefits. These included the improvement of science, technology, education, research […]

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COVID-19: Morocco among the five African countries having reached the global vaccination targets – UN

Morocco is among five African countries that have reached the United Nations goal of vaccinating 10% of the population against COVID-19 by the end of September and 40% by the end of 2021. According to the 2022 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, released in New York on Thursday, most […]

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US professor urges African countries to counter foreign interference and undue pressure

Addis Ababa January 13, 2022/ENA/ African countries must work together to counter foreign interference and undue pressure, urged an American associate professor at Los Angeles City College Lee Conquizca. In an exclusive interview with the Ethiopian News Agency, Dr. Lee Conquizca said African countries must unite to thwart foreign interference and undue pressure against the […]

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West African countries sever ties with Mali over postponement of elections

The decision was announced in a statement issued by the regional body after an emergency summit it held in Ghana to deliberate on developments in Mali. The sanctions handed down would mean that all member states will close all land and air borders with the country while suspending the provision of non-essential financial services to […]

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Richest African countries in 2021 according to their GDP

Although GDP is usually calculated annually, quarterly reports are also available. The 10 African countries with the highest GDPs are below. The data used in this article comes from Statisticala reputable global data repository company specializing in providing market intelligence and consumer data. Nigeria (world ranking: 27th) With more than 200 million inhabitants, this West […]

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The United States withdraws three African countries from the AGOA program — Quartz Africa

The United States barred Ethiopia, Guinea and Mali from accessing the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a two-decade-old agreement that gives African countries duty-free access rights to the American market for more than 1,800 products. This decision comes two months after President Joe Biden told Congress that it plans to exclude the three countries […]

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Senegal seeks to learn from the mistakes of other African countries and reverse the “resource curse”

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Senegal organized a well-representative meeting to seek dialogue with a representative sample of civil society leaders, experts from different economic sectors and public and private business leaders for the management of oil and gas revenues, of hydrocarbons and energy resources of the country in the country. Senegal, located on the West […]

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The exploits of Nigerian writers on the world stage… as other African countries dominate literary awards in 2021 – :::… The Tide News Online :::…

A few months ago, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on International Youth Day 2021 said: “Young people are at the forefront of the struggle to build a better future for all”. He added that “the Covid -19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for the kind of transformational change they seek”, while urging young people […]

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Emirates airline suspends travel from more African countries

An Airbus SE A380-800 aircraft, operated by Emirates, taxi at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday, March 23, 2020. Emirates, the largest long-haul airline, based in Dubai, and neighbor Etihad Abu Dhabi will stop carrying passengers for two weeks from Wednesday due to local restrictions. Photographer: Christopher Pike / Bloomberg via […]

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Biden lifts travel ban in 8 African countries with Omicron variant

Travel restrictions will be lifted for eight African countries under the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. According to a senior official in the Biden administration, the president has lifted his travel restrictions to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Mozambique and Lesotho, reports CNBC. The restrictions are expected to end on December 31 at 12:01 […]

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United States lifts travel restrictions for southern African countries

MONDAY, December 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) – As of December 31, the United States will lift travel restrictions on eight countries in southern Africa. The restrictions were first announced in late November in response to concerns over Omicron, the highly contagious new variant of COVID-19. Omicron was first spotted in southern Africa. The restrictions targeted […]

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Emirates airline suspends travel from more African countries as a precaution against Covid-19

Emirates on Tuesday suspended the entry of travelers from several African destinations until further notice. The airline said passengers on direct and transit flights from Angola and Guinea will not be allowed to travel to Dubai from December 28. Six other African countries are also on this list from this date and they are Kenya; […]

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Somali student defeats 54 African countries in Abuja to win Miss University Africa crown

Adar Yusuf Ibrahim, who represented Somalia at the 9th edition of Miss University Africa, made history by becoming the first Muslim woman wearing a hijab to win a continental title. Miss Africa University 2021. Miss University Africa, which is the brain child of the African Personality Forum, is a non bikini competition comprising the 55 […]

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Many African countries tighten Covid restrictions as fourth wave spreads

NAIROBI, Kenya – In the past three weeks alone, the percentage of Kenyans testing positive for coronavirus has risen from less than 1% to over 30% – the highest positivity rate in the country to date. In Uganda, nearly 50 lawmakers and their aides, some of them vaccinated, tested positive this week after attending a […]

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Many African countries are tightening pandemic restrictions in the face of a Covid surge.

NAIROBI, Kenya — In the past three weeks alone, the percentage of Kenyans testing positive for coronavirus has risen from less than 1% to over 30% — the highest positivity rate in the country to date. In Uganda, nearly 50 lawmakers and their aides, some of them vaccinated, tested positive this week after attending a […]

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Omicron: US lifts travel restrictions on 8 southern African countries

REUTERS Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:45 Last update on: Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:49 Passengers wait to board international flights, amid the spread of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron, at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 28, 2021. REUTERS / Sumaya Hisham / File Photo “> Passengers wait to board international […]

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United States Lifts Omicron Travel Ban on Eight African Countries | US News

The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries imposed last month over concerns over the rapidly spreading variant of Covid-19 Omicron, the White House said on Friday. Foreign nationals banned from entering the United States because they have visited one of the eight countries in the previous 14 days will be […]

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UAE suspends entry of passengers from four African countries

The UAE will suspend the entry of passengers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria in line with efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19. The ban will come into effect from 7.30am on Christmas Day. The directive was issued on Thursday by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in conjunction with the General […]

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Reports of vaccine hesitation in African countries contradict reality

MBARARA, UGANDA – When word spreads that Covid-19 vaccines are available locally, crowds rush to the regional referral hospital in Mbarara, western Uganda. Hundreds of people will wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the hospital’s still full vaccination tent; many are refused when vaccine doses run out. As public health workers supporting vaccination […]

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Yes, it is racist to doubt PCR test results from African countries

Egypt and South Africa’s ban by Western countries on Covid-testing PCR barcodes has nothing to do with health concerns, but rather is part of mistrust historical xenophobic towards non-Western technology, writes Nyasha Bhobo. In this photo illustration a TousAntiCovid app is seen on a smartphone with the EU flag in the background. It displays PCR […]

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Turkish Foreign Minister meets other counterparts from African countries

Bilateral meetings take place in the framework of the third Turkey-Africa partnership summit in Istanbul The Turkish Foreign Minister continued Friday to meet his counterparts from African countries within the framework of the third summit of the Turkey-Africa partnership in Istanbul. “Continuation of our bilateral exchanges with FM @OJerandi from #Tunisia amp; Trade and Industry […]

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Israel to donate 1 million doses of vaccine to African countries via COVAX

The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that the country will donate one million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to African countries through the international COVAX mechanism. Israel signed on about a year ago as a supporter of the COVAX partnership, but until now has not been actively involved in donating vaccine doses through this […]

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What will it take for African countries to achieve food security? {Africa Business}

Groundnut is ranked 6th among the major oilseeds grown in the world with Senegal as one of the world’s top exporters. The groundnut campaign demonstrates the importance of groundnuts and even agriculture in driving economic growth and addressing the food security crisis. However, in recent times, certain socio-economic and ecological factors hinder its production. Aly-Khan […]

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How African countries are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic | Imperial News

We take an in-depth look at how three African countries have coped with the pandemic so far and how they are rolling out immunization programs. The impact of the pandemic on the African continent has been varied due to the fact that African countries are not on an equal footing. For example, countries with the […]

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UK removes 11 African countries from travel ‘red list’ as Omicron spreads rapidly nationwide

Topline British officials announcement they will remove 11 African countries from the country’s red list on Wednesday, saying travel restrictions are no longer effective in containing the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus as it is now widespread in the UK, while the ban more Strict US restrictions on travel from certain African […]

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Egypt takes exceptional measures for arrivals from 7 African countries via Omicron

Egypt has changed travel rules as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus variant; Omicron and its transmission by travelers. Egypt has taken several exceptional measures to limit any possibility of the mutated virus reaching Egypt, mainly by taking strict precautionary measures towards countries in which the new Omicron coronavirus is […]

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Egypt and the French Development Agency discuss environmental issues in African countries

Egyptian Minister of the Environment Yasmine Fouad and Regional Director for East Africa of the French Development Agency (AFD) Christian Yoka- – press photo CAIRO – December 12, 2021: Egyptian Minister of the Environment Yasmine Fouad and Regional Director for East Africa at the French Development Agency (AFD) Christian Yoka and his accompanying delegation discussed […]

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Why restrictions on southern African countries are called “travel apartheid”

South African President Cypril Ramaphosa last week said the restrictions punish the very people and governments that have helped inform the world of a new variant of the coronavirus Travel restrictions imposed on countries in southern Africa – where Omicron was first identified – by dozens of countries, including the United States and Britain, are […]

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AU calls for lifting of COVID-related travel bans against African countries

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday called for an “urgent rescinding” of travel bans imposed on some African countries following the emergence of the Omicron variant COVID-19. Following the announcement by South African scientists of the discovery of the variant in late November, several countries imposed travel restrictions on southern African countries in order to […]

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Government lifts travel ban on African countries – Eye Witness News

WHO says omicron variant has been confirmed in 57 countries so far NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government will lift restrictions imposed on eight southern African countries last week following the discovery of the omicron variant of COVID-19, the Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr Michael, announced yesterday Darville. These countries include Botswana; Eswatini (formerly Swaziland); […]

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Fewer children die before their fifth birthday. But African countries are lagging behind

The world has seen a 59% drop in the number of deaths of children under the age of five since 1990. New mortality estimates indicate that the largest drop occurred in 2019, when the number of deaths of children under the age of five. children under five worldwide has been reduced to 5.2 million from […]

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Omicron confirmed in nine African countries, officials say – KGET 17

through: RISDEL KASASIRA, Associated Press Job : December 7, 2021 / 3:26 a.m. PST / Update: December 7, 2021 / 6:51 a.m. PST FILE – A woman receives a coronavirus vaccine at Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, May 31, 2021. Uganda has its first seven cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, an official […]

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Turkish states donate Covid vaccines to African countries

fast news Vaccines donated by Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Hungary have been sent to Burkina Faso and Togo on behalf of the Organization of Turkish States to help African nations in their fight against Covid-19. 400,000 doses of Sinovac were delivered to Burkina Faso and 211,200 doses of Sinopharm vaccine were sent to Togo. (AA) […]

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Ghana opposes distinguishing African countries from travel bans linked to Covid-19 – – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (right) in a nudge with Cyril Ramaphosa President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared Ghana’s opposition to all attempts to designate African countries for the imposition of travel bans, as instruments of immigration control. This position, President Akufo-Addo said, was based on the fact that “the omicron variant of COVID-19, […]

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WHO criticizes travel bans in southern African countries – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry

World Health Organization logo (Facebook) The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose a flight ban on countries in southern Africa over concerns over the new variant of the omicron. WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti called on countries to follow international science and health regulations to avoid […]

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53 African countries support the China Global Development Initiative – The Sun Nigeria

From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Fifty-three African countries have welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Global Development Initiative proposal. Support for the proposal by African countries was part of the outcome of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Dakar, Senegal, November 29-30, 2021, as content in the Dakar Action Plan […]

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Egypt welcomes 4 African countries to strengthen cooperation on the development of MSEs

Egypt welcomes 4 African countries to strengthen cooperation on the development of MSEs CAIRO – December 4, 2021: “The implementation of economic cooperation with the African continent is a priority for action for the Egyptian government and agrees with the presidential guidelines which call for encouraging investments and strengthening economic and trade integration between African […]