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African First Ladies Root for Girls’ Right to Education

African First Ladies Root for Girls’ Right to Education

African First Ladies, through the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), have called on continental states to build stronger mechanisms to promote girls’ education and rights. The call was made on Saturday night, during a dinner held under a partnership between OAFLA, Plan International and the Malala Fund -during a sideline event of […]

Africans Not in the Majority of Migrants Trying to Reach Europe

Africans Not in the Majority of Migrants Trying to Reach Europe

Kigali — Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes, on Tuesday sought to dispel the common misconception that most migrants trying to reach Europe after crossing the murky waters of the Mediterranean Sea were African. In his speech to the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council, Mr. Lopes […]

Africans for Africa: Where are the Philanthropist?

Africans for Africa: Where are the Philanthropist?

According the 2016 Africa Wealth report, there are 165,000 high net worth individuals (HNWIs) living in Africa with a combined wealth holdings of US $860 Billion. This reflects that the number of HNWIs on the African continent has grown by over 150% within the last decade and more than doubled the global rate. It might […]

Dubai on Empty

Dubai on Empty

The only way to make sense of Dubai is to never forget that it isn’t real. It’s a fable, a fairy tale, like The Arabian Nights. More correctly, it’s a cautionary tale. Dubai is the story of the three wishes, where, as every kid knows, with the third wish you demand three more wishes. And […]

South Sudan Stares Down the Barrel of Another Civil War

South Sudan Stares Down the Barrel of Another Civil War

Ahead of South Sudan’s Independence Day, its fifth, the government announced that it would not be spending any money on celebrations. “We decided not to celebrate the July 9 Independence Day, because we don’t want to spend that much. We need to spend the little that we have on other issues,” said a minister. But […]

President Kagame And Zuma Receive Continental Gender Award

President Kagame And  Zuma Receive Continental Gender Award

Women deserve to live and work side by side with men instead of being left behind while they crucially support men in everything on a daily basis, President Paul Kagame has said. The Head of State delivered the message yesterday in Kigali while receiving the Gender Champion Award, which was bestowed to him by African […]

Lighting Up and Powering Africa – AfDB Boosts Eskom’s Capacity With a Usd 1.34 Billion Jumbo Loan

Lighting Up and Powering Africa – AfDB Boosts Eskom’s Capacity With a Usd 1.34 Billion Jumbo Loan

Within the context of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and South Africa’s power utility (Eskom) on Wednesday, July 7, 2016 in Johannesburg, signed loan facilities for a USD 1.34 billion towards Eskom’s capital expenditure program. Eskom’s 2016-2020 capital expenditure program includes investments in new generation, plant refurbishment, transmission […]

Liberia’s President Affirms Support for VP’s Candidacy

Liberia’s President Affirms Support for VP’s Candidacy

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reaffirmed her commitment to the presidential ambitions of Vice President Boakai, adding that she will do all she can to ensure that he is elected come 2017. President Sirleaf told the 425 delegates, who have hailed from every part of the country, at the Unity Party’s national convention in Gbarnga, […]

Global Academic Collaboration – a New Form of Colonisation?

Global Academic Collaboration – a New Form of Colonisation?

Higher education in Africa is as old as the pyramids in Egypt. But the continent’s ancient institutions have long disappeared. The type of higher education that’s delivered in Africa today, from curriculum to degree structure and the languages of instruction, is rooted in colonialism. This has led many to question whether African universities are still […]

Why Elections May Be the Only Answer for South Sudan

Why Elections May Be the Only Answer for South Sudan

The peace agreement won’t be implemented under the current leadership. And the escalating fighting in Juba highlights the danger of continued inaction. Five years ago today, over 100,000 South Sudanese from all walks of life gathered at Dr John Garang’s Mausoleum in Juba, the nation’s capital, to celebrate the independence of their country from Sudan. […]