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Ebola Outbreak In DRC Is Second Worst In History

Ebola Outbreak In DRC Is Second Worst In History

 Today (November 29, 2018) the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached 426 cases, surpassing the number of cases in the 2000-2001 Uganda outbreak and making it the second worst in history after the 2014 West Africa outbreak which killed over 11,000 people. The emergency response has been complicated by ongoing […]

Better Trade And Economy For Africa As Africa’s Investment Market Place Is Launched

Better Trade And Economy For Africa As Africa’s Investment Market Place Is Launched

Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to reduce trade hurdles, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). “Africa faces a moment when the market access gains that have been negotiated over the past two decades can be severely eroded unless we […]

LOUD WHISPHERS: An Evening with ‘Baba’

LOUD WHISPHERS: An Evening with ‘Baba’

I have been on the road for the past two weeks. On November 4th I left Lagos for Mauritius to attend the triennial African Philanthropy Network conference. The conference brought together over 300 philanthropy practitioners and researchers from all over Africa and the rest of the world. As one of the founding members of the […]

Oil Production To Boost South Sudan’s Economy

Oil Production To Boost South Sudan’s Economy

After years of conflict-induced shutdown, South Sudan expects a windfall from resumed oil production to spur economic growth as it opens territory to new investors to explore more hydrocarbon deposits. Government officials in Juba, and private sector players, hope the July 2018 peace pact between the warring factions will hold and build investor confidence to […]

Soccer Legend Didier Drogba Retires

Soccer Legend Didier Drogba Retires

 African football legend Didier Drogba has retired from the game. Sport 24 reports that the 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League. He is also Ivory Coast’s all-time record goalscorer with 65. Drogba most recently played for Phoenix Rising in the […]

World’s Largest Silk Producer To Set Up Base In Kenya

World’s Largest Silk Producer To Set Up Base In Kenya

 The world’s largest producer of silk, Guangdong Silk-Tex Group, has announced its plans to set up shop in Kenya. Top officials of the government owned company met President Uhuru Kenyatta in Shanghai, China, today during which they confirmed plans to set up business in Nairobi. Officials of the company were led by their Chairman Ke […]

Homes, Villages Burned As Cameroon Targets Separatists

Homes, Villages Burned As Cameroon Targets Separatists

Some of the thousands of people who fled the volatile English-speaking regions of Cameroon before the Oct. 7 presidential election have returned nome to find that their houses and villages have been burned to the ground. Separatists pushing for an English-speaking state had vowed to prevent any voting in northwestern and southwestern Cameroon, and they […]

Over 14 000 Migrants Drown En-Route To Europe

Over 14 000 Migrants Drown En-Route To Europe

 More than 14 700 migrants have died at sea trying to reach Europe over the past five years since the international community united to end further death at sea. Among the victims are 1 777 people that have died or gone missing on migratory routes across the Mediterranean region during the beginning of 2018. Confirmation […]

73,000 Displaced In Ethiopia Ethnic Flare-Up

73,000 Displaced In Ethiopia Ethnic Flare-Up

At least 73,000 have been displaced in the clashes that followed last week’s killing of four people in eastern Ethiopia’s Benshangul/Gumz region, the state broadcaster said Tuesday. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) stated that most of the displaced had escaped to the neighbouring towns of Oromia Regional State. EBC quoted the Benshangul/Gumz communications officer, Mr […]

Marriott International To Increase Its Africa Hotels

Marriott International To Increase Its Africa Hotels

Marriott International plans to increase its hotels in Africa by 50 percent in the next five years, opening new facilities in markets where it already operates and venturing into new ones like Mozambique, the company said on Monday. Global hotel chains have been increasing their investments in Africa in recent years to take advantage of […]

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