Africa World 

The 17 African countries placed on UK’s travel ‘red list’

– – The United Kingdom has placed 17 African countries on what it calls a ‘red list’, with travelers from these countries hit with new travel measures. Travelers from these countries are to quarantine for 10 days in government-approved hotels and will have to take care of their bills during their stay. The cost for travelers from the African countries on the ‘red -list’ will not be less than $100 per night. The African countries affected by this latest travel measures are: • Angola – – • Botswana • Burundi…

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Africa Business World 

Here are 20 of Africa’s best countries to do business

The World Bank Group has a major flagship publication which it publishes every year called the Doing Business report. The 2020 publication is the 17th in a series of annual studies measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business, according to World Bank “presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. The Doing Business also “covers 12 areas of business regulation. Ten of these areas—starting a business, dealing with construction permits,…

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Displaced Africans Africa OP-ED 

African countries must step up their support for displaced people

With the Kampala Convention, African countries have taken the lead in promising protection and assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs). The Norwegian Refugee Council calls on African leaders to ensure its full implementation. From 10th – 11th February, Heads of State and Governments are gathered in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for the 32nd African Union Summit. This year, AU’s theme is: “Refugees, Returnees and IDPs: Towards achieving durable solutions for forced displacement in Africa.” The intensity of several armed conflicts across the continent has increased over the past decade and…

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Morocco solar Plant Development North Africa 

Morocco Leads the Way with the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Africa is changing at a rapid pace and those who pay attention to these changes are nothing short of impressive. Huge amounts are now invested continent wide and the creativity of local entrepreneurs is propelling national economies forward. Many of them have the merit of bringing in investors, while empowering like-minded co-nationals. It’s refreshing to see that some governments are also playing the long game and invest massively in high heels technologies.

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Helen Akluli OP-ED Opinions 

Africa Needs a Collective Thinking Space

It has become very common in the increasingly narrow global sphere to hear people correcting one another that Africa is not a country. Indeed, Africa is a continent with 50 plus countries; countries with distinct cultural traditions, regional and national dialects. There are estimated 1,500 – 2,000 languages spoken in Africa. These are important issues if one wants to fully understand Africa, let alone making decisions and/ or conclusion about it.

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