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On bumpy roads and rails

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which sprawls over 905,000 square miles, is the second largest country in Africa. Fifty four years after independence, the DRC has no roads connecting one end of the country to the other

Until recently, it was not uncommon for passengers flying between two African cities to transit through Europe. It was cheaper and faster, for instance, for passengers travelling to Ethiopia from Cote d’Ivoire to fly first to Paris with Air France and then catch a connecting flight to Addis Ababa

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EU increases medical assistance to West Africa

The European Union is stepping up its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assist those affected by the deadly virus

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Africa: Women spearhead efforts to feed the continent

Do land, seeds and crops have a gender? Perhaps they do in sub-Saharan Africa, where women produce up to 80% of foodstuffs for household consumption and sale in local markets, according to a report by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Africa’s economic performance over the last decade has been remarkable, having reached an average growth of 5%. If this growth is maintained, projections indicate Africa’s GDP should increase approximately threefold by 2030 and sevenfold by 2050, outstripping Asia’s

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Nigeria: APC’s Non-Indigenes Forum Warns PDP Against Luring its Members

The Non-Indigenes Political Forum (NIPF) of the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State to desist from luring its members

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Zimbabwe’s farmers struggle to feed the nation

Zimbabwe needs 1.8 million tonnes of the staple maize every year to meet the needs of its people and livestock. Only 798,500 tonnes were produced during the 2012/13 agricultural season

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Sierra Leone: nursing agriculture back to health

Sierra Leoneans love to eat rice. For them, rice is the food to live on. “It doesn’t matter what other food they eat, they must eat rice at least once a day before they can say they have eaten at all,” explains Umaru Fofana, editor of Politico, a Sierra Leonean newspaper

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Sack Interior Minister over Tragic Recruitment Exercise – APC

The Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, has no reason to remain in office a day longer after supervising yesterday’s tragic nationwide recruitment exercise of the Nigeria Immigration Service during which over 20 applicants died during the stampede that occurred at some of the test centres across the country

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Sudan: Half a million civilians forced to flee as violence intensifies in Darfur

Almost half a million people have been forced from their homes over the last year as violence intensified in war-torn Darfur, said Amnesty International in a report published today

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Nigeria at 100: Let’s Take This Country Where It Needs To Go – Princewill

Looking around our country, it is not hard to focus first on the differences between us and dwell on the numerous negatives of today. Easy to miss the positives and overlook our strengths

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Despite climate change, Africa can feed Africa

Climate change comes with never-before-experienced impacts. For example, crop yields and growing seasons will decrease even as changing rain patterns will worsen people’s access to water

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Nigeria marks 100 years of unification

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur Thursday joined African and other world leaders at a conference in Nigeria, to mark the centenary celebration of the amalgamation of Northern and Southern states of the West African nation

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Nigeria: Never Stop Doing Good – T.B. Joshua

Survival was a daily struggle for Lucky Susa, a young man from Delta State, Nigeria. Pushing a local trolley around the busy Mile 12 Market in the heart of Lagos, he scavenged an occasional N100 or N200 by assisting market customers to transport their items to the nearest bus stop

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Oil politics heats up in Liberia

When Liberia’s 14-year civil war was ending 10 years ago, citizens desperately wanted to live in a country where children could go to school safely, women are not molested, traders travel between cities, and so on

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Tablets, which are light mobile computers, are currently in vogue. Because they are handy and easy to use, tablets are especially popular with students, businesspeople and professionals. Apple’s iPads lead the way in the tablet market in North America and Europe, but not in Africa

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