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Israeli top minister to meet Otumfuo

Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Liberman will meet Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, as part of a 10-day visit to five African countries. Mr Liberman will visit Ghana, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Kenya. In Ghana, Foreign Minister Liberman will also meet with Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hanna […]

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Number of Ebola virus deaths reach 215 in Guinea

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday said so far the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has claimed 215 lives in Guinea

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As it Plans its own future, Africa engages with the world

This year’s summit of the African Union (AU) which turned 50 in 2013, followed an intensive round of planning for the next 50 years

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Nnimmo Bassey, an award-winning environmentalist, is one of Africa’s leading campaigners, particularly for his work in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region. Mr. Bassey was a human rights advocate in the 1980s

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Boko Haram attacks Nigeria Police and Military facilities, 24 dead

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram on Monday attacked Police and Military facilities in Buni Yadi, Nigeria

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#Bring Back Our Girls: President Jonathan is building a coalition of the Willing

Chibok will never be same again. Chibok a sleepy village in the northeast part of Nigeria lost almost 300 girls to the menacing Boko Haram

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AUST President lauds World Bank

Professor Wole Soboyelo, President of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja (AUST), on Monday lauded the World Bank for its massive investments in higher education in Africa

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The Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) Project was on Tuesday launched by the World Bank in the Nigerian capital Abuja

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President Mahama meets GoodLuck Jonathan

President John Mahama on Thursday held discussions with his Nigerian counterpart, President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, on the margins of the World Economic Forum – Africa events

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ECOWAS Parliament calls for single currency policy implementation

Members of the ECOWAS Parliament ended its two-day dialogue on cross border challenges and opportunities for trade and finance, with a resolution that ECOWAS should pursue more vigorously the implementation of the single currency

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Ensure comprehensive solutions to food security – ECOWAS

Dr Lapodini Marc Atouga, ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water on Wednesday called for a more comprehensive and holistic solutions to the problems of food and nutrition insecurity in the region

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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

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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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