Africa: Bank Finance Program Mobilizes Resources for Poorest Nations

Africa: Bank Finance Program Mobilizes Resources for Poorest Nations

guest columnBy Kristalina Georgieva The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world continues to decline – in 25 years, extreme poverty was reduced from 36 percent to 10 percent, which translates to 1.1 billion fewer people living...
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Africa: Rwanda and South Africa’s Rocky Road to Reconciliation

Africa: Rwanda and South Africa’s Rocky Road to Reconciliation

analysisBy Peter Fabricius After an almost five-year delay, the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg last week finally launched an inquest into the murder of Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s former spymaster Colonel Patrick Karegeya. Once ver...
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Africa: World War I – the ‘Black Army’ That Marched in From Africa

Africa: World War I – the ‘Black Army’ That Marched in From Africa

Photo: Deutsche Welle Nigerian soldiers fought on the side of Britain in World War I Two million Africans were killed when the continent was drawn into the conflagration of World War I. The war and its aftermath wrought seismic changes...
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Africa: Peter Pham Named U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

Africa: Peter Pham Named U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

announcementBy Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson Secretary Pompeo is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham to serve as the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Dr. Pham will be responsible for coordinating....
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Africa: Growth Potential in Broadcast Sector, Despite Headwinds – DISCOP Organizer

Africa: Growth Potential in Broadcast Sector, Despite Headwinds – DISCOP Organizer

London — Africa’s broadcast markets are facing tougher times: even the larger players are feeling the strain. Some of the recent optimism about growth in the African TV markets now has to be tempered by realism. Nevertheless, for any serious...
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Africa: Debt-Distressed African Countries Again Look to IMF

Africa: Debt-Distressed African Countries Again Look to IMF

By Akani Chauke Johannesburg — BY the International Monetary Fund (IMF’s) own admission, there are circumstances where African governments’ debt levels are so high they become unsustainable, such that the scheduled debt service exceeds the capaci...
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How to Date a Lot of Billionaires

How to Date a Lot of Billionaires

After years of romances with a series of fabulously wealthy Nigerian boyfriends, the flamboyant Canadian sisters Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo needed somewhere to store the pricey spoils of their dating careers. So they converted a bedroom in their Toronto home...
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Africa: Tiwa Savage Wins for Africa at MTV Awards 2018

Africa: Tiwa Savage Wins for Africa at MTV Awards 2018

By Chuks Nwanne Just when the dust she raised with her Fever video featuring Wizkid was beginning to settle, Tiwa Sagave returned to spotlight once again, winning the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act...
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Car Bombs Kill at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital

Car Bombs Kill at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Four car bombs exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, on Friday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, the police said. The Islamic extremist group the Shabab claimed responsibility. After three devices explo...
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Africa: OPIC Backs African Cellular Communications Company with U.S.$100 Million Loan

Africa: OPIC Backs African Cellular Communications Company with U.S.$100 Million Loan

Photo: AfDB Group/Flickr Day 1 of the Africa Investment Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. press release Johannesburg — The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Afri...
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