West Africa:Mainone, Orange Deal Targets Cable Extension Into Francophone West Africa

West Africa:Mainone, Orange Deal Targets Cable Extension Into Francophone West Africa

By Chike Onwuegbuchi Mainone partnership with French Telecoms company, Orange will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire while the broadband infrastructure provider will provide additional capacity via...
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Macron rejects UK’s Brexit blueprint

Macron rejects UK’s Brexit blueprint

News Top stories France Africa Middle East Americas Europe Asia/Pacific Business/Tech Sports Culture Oped On TV France 24 live Accessibility Shows Documentaries In The Press Podcasts Beyond the news The Observers Webdocumentaries In depth Mashable FR Online se...
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Africa:Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund

Africa:Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund

analysisBy Peter Fabricius Despite – or is it perhaps because of – increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent. In 2014, before the sur...
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Africa:Why Empowering Women Lies At the Centre of Population Growth in Africa

Africa:Why Empowering Women Lies At the Centre of Population Growth in Africa

analysisBy Alex Ezeh, Drexel University I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills? Millions more...
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Mexico’s president-elect grounded on commercial plane for hours

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Mr López Obrador said boarding the presidential jet would be “embarrassing” Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has insisted that he still plans to sell the presidential jet despite spe...
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Italy Loosens Vaccine Law Just as Children Return to School

Italy Loosens Vaccine Law Just as Children Return to School

But this summer, Ms. Lorenzin’s successor in the new populist government, Giulia Grillo of the Five Star Movement, sought to loosen the requirements, at one point offering something she called “flexible obligation.” Ms. Grillo, who declined to comment fo...
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US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The sanctions relate to China’s purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It s...
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China’s Sea Control Is a Done Deal, ‘Short of War With the U.S.’

China’s Sea Control Is a Done Deal, ‘Short of War With the U.S.’

NEAR MISCHIEF REEF, South China Sea — As the United States Navy reconnaissance plane banked low near Mischief Reef in the South China Sea early this month, a Chinese warning crackled on the radio. “U.S. military aircraft,” came the challenge,...
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What is behind Sudan’s cabinet reshuffle?

What is behind Sudan’s cabinet reshuffle?

Late last week, the Sudanese regime was greatly embarrassed when Dr Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, declined to accept the position of finance minister. Hamdok, a renowned Sudanese economist with...
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South Korea’s leader: Pyongyang seeks second Trump-Kim summit

South Korea’s leader: Pyongyang seeks second Trump-Kim summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has requested a second summit with US President Donald Trump and also wants US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Pyongyang soon, according to South Korea‘s president. Speaking at a news conference upon his...
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