International Monetary Fund: the worst may be over in Zambia

September 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The outlook for the Zambian economy is beginning to improve, and the worst of the global recession appears to be over, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF). Continue Reading International Monetary Fund: the worst may be over in Zambia…

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Digital divide: Africa’s telecom operators and investors in dilemma

September 6, 2009 at 5:24 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Telecom operators and investors in Africa face a dilemma, as to whether the expected level of demand is worth the huge capital investment into the submarine fibre optic cable currently available to the continent. Continue Reading Digital divide: Africa’s telecom operators and investors in dilemma…

African Partnership Forum co-chairs meet to prepare for the Special Session on Climate Change

August 25, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Representatives of The African Union Commission, the NEPAD Secretariat, the Economic Commission for Africa and the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation gathered today in Addis Ababa to finalize the preparations for the African Partnership Forum (APF) special session on climate change which is scheduled on 3 September 2009 in Addis Ababa. Continue Reading African Partnership Forum co-chairs meet to prepare for the Special Session on Climate Change…

Islam in Africa: Mali protest against women’s law

August 24, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Tens of thousands of people in Mali’s capital, Bamako, have been protesting against a new law which gives women equal rights in marriage. Continue Reading Islam in Africa: Mali protest against women’s law…

Somalia: main actors in Somalia’s conflict

August 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Pro-government militiamen in southern Somalia have seized a second town from rebels as President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed’s fragile administration seeks to crush the insurgents, witnesses said on Wednesday. [read news]
Here are the main actors in Somalia’s war: Continue Reading Somalia: main actors in Somalia’s conflict…

Somalia: pro-government militia seizes second Somali town

August 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Africa | 1 Comment
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Pro-government militiamen in southern Somalia have seized a second town from rebels as President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed’s fragile administration seeks to crush the insurgents, witnesses said on Wednesday. Continue Reading Somalia: pro-government militia seizes second Somali town…

Agro-industries essential for Africa’s development – experts

July 24, 2009 at 9:02 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Multi-stakeholder experts meeting at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have called for the promotion of agro-businesses as an essential element to Africa’s industrialisation efforts. Continue Reading Agro-industries essential for Africa’s development – experts…

Africa: regional action plan to combat human trafficking adopted

May 31, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) ministers responsible for combating trafficking in persons have adopted a ten-year Regional Strategic Plan of Action, aimed at increased cooperation and adoption of national policies that will help curb the practice. Continue Reading Africa: regional action plan to combat human trafficking adopted…

United Nations: Cooperation with African Union crucial to promoting peace

May 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Security Council in session28 May 2009 – Enhanced collaboration with the African Union (AU) will help to promote peace and security in Africa, members of the Security Council delegation, which recently wrapped up a week-long visit to the continent, said today. Continue Reading United Nations: Cooperation with African Union crucial to promoting peace…

Africa: Agriculture answer to crisis in Africa

May 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The global economic crisis will hit African economies hard during the course of 2009, according to the forthcoming Economic Report on Africa 2009. The report calls for big-push on agriculture as the easiest sector to create new growth and to fight poverty. Continue Reading Africa: Agriculture answer to crisis in Africa…

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