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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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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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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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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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Pakistan ready to explore African markets

By Maureen Okon The Pakistani government says the ongoing engineering and healthcare exhibition in Punjab is a platform to connect with African markets and boost the economy. The Governor of Punjab, Mr. Mohammed Sarwar, said this on Friday in Lahore at the inauguration of a three-day Engineering and Health Expo 2022, which will be held […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Binance Gets Entry into Gulf and African Markets Via Bahrain

Binance is set to enter the Gulf region following approvals from Bahrain. The main cryptocurrency exchange can now be a legal cryptocurrency service provider in the country after recently received in-principle consent from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). The green light for the world’s first stock exchange also marks a milestone, signaling its first […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Pipit Global enters 12 new African markets with Cellulant

Download logo Pipit Global international cash payment platform and pan-African payment company Cellulant (https://Cellulant.io/) extended their partnership agreement to eighteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will see the companies providing B2B and B2C payment services to existing and emerging financial institutions, e-commerce merchants, billers and billing platforms, mobile money providers and e-wallets, providers of […]

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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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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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Wolftank operates successfully in African markets thanks to strong partners

Wolftank industrial coatings have been used on the African continent for many years thanks to a strong network of distribution partners. In countries like Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt and many others in the South, Wolftank solutions are often requested by both large energy companies and local retailers. Wolftank, a global partner Wolftank provides its industrial coating […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Omicron alert: 10 foreigners from African countries reported missing in Bangalore

India oi-Deepika S | Updated: Friday December 3, 2021, 4:21 PM [IST] Bangalore, December 03: At least 10 foreigners who have traveled to African countries have disappeared in Bangalore. It comes a day after Karnaraka reported the rapidly growing variant of the Omicron coronavirus in the country. “After Omicron’s discovery in South Africa, 57 passengers […]

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African countries stranded on Twitter by Jack Dorsey

In November 2019, Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey tweeted from Addis Ababa airport in Ethiopia that he would be relocating “Africa” up to six months in 2020. His much-publicized month-long tour of the continent, where he visited Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia, was over and the billionaire was feeling nostalgic. “Africa will define the […]

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Japan to ban foreign residents from returning from 10 African countries

The government will ban foreign residents from returning to Japan from 10 southern African countries from December 2 as a countermeasure against the Omicron variant of the new coronavirus. Japanese nationals who have visited the same countries – South Africa, Angola, Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Lesotho – will still be allowed […]

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UNESCO supports the Third International Conference on African Cultures

The conference, which took place under the theme “Africa Speaks: Fronting Restitution and Repatriation of Artefacts, Human Remains, Objects and Archives from African Countries” explored issues of restitution, return and repatriation of African cultural property held in Africa. outside the continent through presentations, exhibitions and panel discussions. UNESCO supported the participation of heritage experts and […]

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The Latest: CDC Says People 18 and Over Should Get Booster Shot | Govt. & Politics

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and receive a booster as he seeks to allay concerns over the new COVID-19 omicron variant. But he won’t immediately push for more restrictions to stop its spread, his chief medical adviser has said. Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert and […]

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South Africa is better vaccinated than most African countries

At first glance, the emergence of the Omicron variant is the unfortunate fulfillment of expert predictions that failure to prioritize vaccinations for African countries would allow the coronavirus to continue circulating and mutating there, putting at risk the world’s ability to move beyond the pandemic. While Western countries kept most of the global vaccine supply […]

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United States joins restriction of travel from African countries on new variant of covid

Reuters Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:59 AM Last update: Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 AM Passengers pass through the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States, November 24, 2021. REUTERS “> Passengers pass through the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States, November 24, 2021. […]

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What African countries have taken away from COP26

The 26th United Nations climate change conference, COP26, recently ended, with the aim of uniting countries in the fight against climate change. Climate change issues are likely to hit African countries the hardest, although the continent is least responsible for climate change. We asked Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla, AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science at […]

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“The potential of the great Bangladesh, African markets remain unknown”

Posted: Nov. 18, 2021, 7:53 p.m. | Update: Nov. 19, 2021, 3:41 p.m. South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor said the great potential of the African and Bangladeshi markets remains unrecognized. “Africa’s potential has not yet been recognized in Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s potential has not been recognized by the […]

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a new index shows how

Awukye was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Ghana for possession of cannabis. The experience, he said, shattered his family’s dreams. Michael Anami, a Kenyan, recalled the “multiple arrests, beatings, incarceration and premature deaths” he had witnessed as a drug policy activist and former user. These are just a few of the poignant stories […]

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Fitch Rate Oragroup SA ‘B-‘; Stable outlook

Fitch Ratings awarded Oragroup SA (Oragroup) a long-term issuer default rating (IDR) of ‘B-‘ with a stable outlook and a viability rating (VR) of ‘b-‘. A full list of ratings is provided below. Main rating factors IDRS and VR Oragroup is a Togo-based bank holding company (holdco), which operates a group of wholly-owned banking subsidiaries […]

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Gender expression and sexual identity in African cultures existed outside of the binary until imperialism

Before Western colonization and forced influence, there were African LGBTQ cultures across the continent that accepted different gender expressions and sexualities. In fact, the earliest recorded gay couple in history dates back to ancient Egypt. King Mwanga II of Buganda (now Uganda) was most likely queer. (It’s him in the photo above.) The traditional Igbo […]

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Namibia: Paratus declares dividend of 20 cents for 2021

Listed telecommunications company Paratus Namibia Holdings Limited has declared a final dividend of 10 cents for fiscal 2021. It will be the highest dividend since the company’s IPO in 2017 and will be paid on November 12 of this year. This brings the annual dividend that the company partially paid and declared to 20 cents […]

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Ghanaian fintech Waya sees strong growth propelling it into other African markets

Ghana-based payments startup Waya is seeing 20% ​​monthly growth in its three existing markets, prompting it to launch expansion activities in three other African countries. Founded in 2018 after co-founder Delali Anku-Adiamah took on the challenge of sending money back to Ghana while traveling to Africa, Waya provides seamless local and international payments and transfers […]

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What Spotify’s entry into African markets means for the continent

On March 4 of this year, Spotify officially launched its planned expansion into 38 African countries. There were exquisite campaign rollouts with artists from across the continent and overwhelming excitement on social media. More importantly, there was the understanding that a new chapter had opened for the African music ecosystem. Before Spotify announced its entry […]

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South Africa’s agricultural sector will benefit from access to African markets

Members of the food gardening project at Dihwayi tsa Phomolong Clinic in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, sing as they harvest tomatoes. Photo: Leon Sadiki BUSINESS Agricultural economists and analysts say the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will provide opportunities for agribusinesses in South Africa to boost cross-border trade, cooperation and investment. Department of […]

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The digital infrastructure imperative in African markets

Over the past two decades, Chinese companies have come to dominate the telecommunications infrastructure landscape in emerging markets. Around 50% of Africa’s 3G networks and 70% of its 4G networks are built by Huawei. The Clean Network Initiative was the Trump administration’s central policy aimed at curbing the expansion of Chinese tech infrastructure, but only […]

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AM Market Report Monthly – NOVEMBER 2020

This month, African markets were marked by four East African countries: Rwanda (CSR), Uganda (USE), Tanzania (EHR), and Burundi, which eventually merged their stock markets through a decade-long automation project to attract investment. This is a project that has been in the making since 2011 when the countries of the region embarked on the integration […]