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African Leaders To Launch Landmark 55-Nation Trade Zone

African Leaders To Launch Landmark 55-Nation Trade Zone

It took African countries four years to agree to a free-trade deal in March. The trade zone would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development across the continent. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Benin’s President Patrice Talon on Sunday signed a landmark trade agreement […]

Angela Merkel Visits Nigeria

Angela Merkel Visits Nigeria

The Nigerian Envoy to Germany, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has listed economic and security issues to top agenda during the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Nigeria, today. Tuggar said this during a press briefing to herald the visit of the German Chancellor Chancellor, Angela Merkel. He explained that the leader of the European economic powerhouse, […]

The DownPlayed Role Of Women In Modern Day South Africa

The DownPlayed Role Of Women In Modern Day South Africa

Food insecurity is one of the most persistent challenges facing humanity. Interventions that seek to address it tend to focus on rural food insecurity and increasing food production. However, with the rapid rate of urbanisation in the Global South, urban food insecurity is fast becoming one of the biggest development challenges of this century. Absorbing the […]

“Take Centre Stage” – Mrs Machel Tells Women

“Take Centre Stage” –  Mrs Machel Tells Women

Founder of the Grace Machel Trust , Mrs Graça Machel, has called on women in Africa to be united if they are to change the economic filed which is male dominated. Mrs Machel says there is need for women on the continent to take the centre stage and change the existing structures. She has said […]

Sierra Leone Ranked 15th Highest In Child Marriage

Sierra Leone Ranked 15th Highest In Child Marriage

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative in Sierra Leone, Dr. Klim Eva Dickson, has disclosed that Sierra Leone was ranked 15th among countries with the highest rate of child marriage in the world, with nearly 40 percent of girls married by age 18. She said child marriage deprives teenage girls of their youthfulness and […]

Nigeria To Understudy China On Infrastructure And Corruption

Nigeria To Understudy China On Infrastructure And Corruption

National Chairman All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said Nigeria has a lot to learn from the Peoples Republic of China, particularly on tackling corruption and infrastructure development. Oyegun said that given the vast population of China, the country has been able to organise its fight against corruption to “the level that relative poverty […]

Leaving Women Out Of Development Statistics Just Doesn’t Add Up

Leaving Women Out Of Development Statistics Just Doesn’t Add Up

We have a sexist data crisis: information we depend on to make social and economic policy, and to monitor progress, is unable to reflect the reality of the lives of women and girls. In the low-income neighbourhoods of Lima, Peru (pdf), travel time and childcare demands stand in the way of businesswomen’s ability to complete […]