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UN: Impact of Boko Haram

As the Security Council met on 30th March to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the…

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Nigeria elections: Ban Ki-moon encourages patience

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of yesterday’s presidential and parliamentary elections. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban condemned the attacks reportedly carried out by…

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Ebola One Year On

What Ebola Taught the World One Year Later, by Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, president of the World Bank Group. He is a co-founder of Partners in Health and formerly directed the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department On March 5, Liberian physicians…

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Schneider Electric survey on counterfeit electricals

Schneider Electric releases the first survey on counterfeit electrical products in Africa.    Counterfeiting of most common electrical products is widely spread in all African countries, representing 40% to 80% of their market Schneider Electric, the world specialist in energy…

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Women process cassava for food preparation in Mbaiki, Central African Republic. $6.2 million is urgently needed to prevent further worsening of the food security situation. Photo: FAO/Riccardo Gangale

Central African Republic: farmers need urgent help

Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country, the UN Food and Agriculture…

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Samsung Electronics takes a step forward

Samsung Electronics Africa took a bold step forward on Saturday, 7 March, with the launch of the new brand campaign called ‘What If I Can’, it was reported on 19th March. The initiative is an attempt at shifting the mindsets…

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Ethiopian Airlines going green

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and fastest growing airline in Africa, was pleased to be part of the annual Global Greening initiative of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2015. To commemorate the holiday and as part of the “Greenification of…

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Enforcement of anti-bribery and corruption

2015: a year of more pressure on African governments to have stronger enforcement of anti-bribery and corruption regulation “The way that things have always been done” is changing in many African countries 57.6% of companies see the development of policies…

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Orange and Airtel join forces

Orange and Airtel join forces to enable international money transfers between Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso With “Orange Money International Transfer”, Orange Money customers can easily use their mobile phones to transfer electronic money in real-time As of 13th March,…

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Making Sub-Saharan Africa more resilient

At the first annual Presidential Lecture Series of the institute on March 3, Mauritian President Rajkeswur Purryag and IMF African Department Director Antoinette Sayeh emphasized the importance of economic policies that would make sub-Saharan Africa countries more resilient to external…

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