Africa:Menstruation By Any Other Name – the More Than 5000 Ways We Say ‘Period’

Africa:Menstruation By Any Other Name – the More Than 5000 Ways We Say ‘Period’

By Roxy De Villiers Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We’re not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we’re talking about your period. Shark Week. Usenyangeni. Taking time off. People who menstruate – and those who don’t –...
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Africa:Why Is Africa Always Portrayed As a Passive Woman?

Africa:Why Is Africa Always Portrayed As a Passive Woman?

Photo: Circle Art Gallery. Exhibits from Michael Soi’s “China Loves Africa” exhibition at the Circle Art Gallery in Nairobi. analysis By Nanjala Nyabola Africa is often talked about as an object to be consumed. Even those who resist this discourse...
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Africa:U.S. is Africa’s ‘Ideal Partner’ for Promoting Democratic Institutions & Economic Growth – Tibor Nagy

Africa:U.S. is Africa’s ‘Ideal Partner’ for Promoting Democratic Institutions & Economic Growth – Tibor Nagy

Photo: AllAfrica U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tibor Nagy guest column By Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. After having the honor of serving my country as a diplomat for more than 30 years – 22 of them in eight different African...
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Africa:Will the Plundering of Wealth By African Leaders Ever Stop?

Africa:Will the Plundering of Wealth By African Leaders Ever Stop?

By Socrates Mbamalu The recent reports on the obscene amounts of ill-gotten wealth in the hands of Equatorial Guinea’s vice president, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, makes one despair over the many leaders who enrich themselves at the cost of their...
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Floods in Nigeria Kill More Than 100, Wiping Out Homes and Farms

Floods in Nigeria Kill More Than 100, Wiping Out Homes and Farms

DAKAR, Senegal — Rainy season flooding across Nigeria has killed more than 100 people, as water poured over the banks of the West African country’s two major rivers, and into numerous cities and towns. Officials prepared on Monday to declare...
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I.C.C. Fines Jean-Pierre Bemba of Congo for Witness Tampering

I.C.C. Fines Jean-Pierre Bemba of Congo for Witness Tampering

AMSTERDAM — The International Criminal Court on Monday sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former Congolese vice president who was acquitted of war crimes in June, to a 300,000 euro fine for witness tampering. Mr. Bemba, who has been barred from running...
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Africa:Lessons From Cities That Plan for Their Rivers

Africa:Lessons From Cities That Plan for Their Rivers

Photo: Nairobi News Demolitions of properties built on riparian land in Nairobi to continue in an effort to regenerate Nairobi River. analysis By Kefa M. Otiso, Bowling Green State University In Nairobi, Kenya, the government is destroying buildings constructe...
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Africa:Which Are the Continent’s Wealthiest Cities?

Africa:Which Are the Continent’s Wealthiest Cities?

By James Kariuki Nairobi is East Africa’s wealthiest city and the sixth in Africa after Durban, Cape Town, Cairo, Lagos and Johannesburg, a new report says. The study by New World Wealth and AfrAsia Bank from Mauritius estimated Nairobi’s privately...
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Africa:EU Investment in Africa – Europe Racing to Catch Up

Africa:EU Investment in Africa – Europe Racing to Catch Up

The EU plans to invest more in Africa and wants to intensify trade relations. Since the refugee crisis, Europe has been courting African governments and banking on increased cooperation. For many years now, the EU’s Africa policy has been a...
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Africa:African Union Launches Free Trade Campaign

Africa:African Union Launches Free Trade Campaign

By Victor Kiprop The African Union has launched an advocacy campaign to encourage more countries to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), ahead of the January 2019 deadline to implement the agreement. A business guide developed by the...
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