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AfCFTA rollout and climate finance must dominate AU Summit Agenda

The leaders of the 55 member states of the African Union (AU) will be meeting for their 36th ordinary session of the AU Assembly on 18 and 19 February 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 60 years after the birth of the Organisation of African Unity, over 20 years of the AU and 40 years before 2063, this meeting serves as… Read More
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Energy transition policies and regulatory developments light up across Africa

Energy transition is a key topic of discussion at the African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, South Africa. Across the continent, countries in Africa are gearing up for energy transition by implementing policy and legislative frameworks that take into account the energy crisis and the need for a renewable, decarbonized, decentralized energy supply that addresses climate change and the commitments… Read More
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Opinion: United States and Africa increase engagement on AfCFTA

There was more good news for the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement in December 2022, when a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the United States (US) Trade Representative and the AfCFTA Secretariat at the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit (Summit) in Washington DC. The MoU covers expanded engagement between the two regions and intends… Read More
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Opinion: Can Africa’s startup sector keep up its record funding run amidst global turmoil?

– – Startups have become vital engines of change that can have an outsized impact on an economy. They are crucial in fueling innovation and enhancing economic and digital competitiveness. They improve access to products and solutions while significantly contributing to employment. In recent years, amid global economic volatility and uncertainty, Africa’s startup ecosystem has shown continued growth, attracting record… Read More
Africa World 

Opinion: How will economic downturn affect health investment in the Africa?

– – At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was primed for a substantial increase in health and biotech spending and investment. Governments and the private sector alike promised to dedicate funding so that they would be adequately prepared for the next pandemic if or when it came. Over the course of 2020 and 2021, those promises appeared… Read More
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Child Online Africa calls for an online safety lifestyle

– – Child Online Africa, a child advocacy organisation is calling for the adoption of online safety as a lifestyle. In a statement to commemorate #NiceNetNovember, the group said such a posture will better protect users of the internet. Since November 2015, Child Online Africa has been holding awareness and education campaign from the 1st of November through to the… Read More
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Opinion: The fall of the Euro, a boon for investors

– – For the first time in two decades, the US dollar and the Euro hit parity in July 2022. The currency, shared by 19 European countries, has slumped more than 11 per cent since the beginning of this year. But the weakened Euro holds great economic significance for businesses as well as individuals, especially those earning and spending in… Read More
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Facts about the Africa Palm Oil Initiative

– – Globally, 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their jobs and livelihoods, while in many African countries 50–60% of the population work in agriculture. However, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the rate of deforestation between 2015 and 2020 was 10 million hectares per year; with agricultural commodities such as palm oil, rubber and cocoa being… Read More
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Russia wants to help South Africa fight cybercrime

The Interpol Regional Bureau in South Africa was opened in 1993 and has become the focal point for police cooperation between the Republic of South Africa and all member states of the organisation. This international police organisation protects law and order, makes it possible to find dangerous criminals anywhere in the world and bring them to justice for their atrocities.… Read More
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How can Bangladesh be a suitable destination for profitable Bitcoin Activities?

– – The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is still in its early stages of development. This means that there are many opportunities for countries to attract businesses and investors in this space. Bangladesh has the potential to be a very attractive destination for Bitcoin-related businesses and activities. The bitcoin profit is one of the best platforms for increasing BTC profit.… Read More