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Africa: Investment Flows to Continent Set to Fall Sharply - New Report

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[Africa Renewal] The trend of declining foreign direct investment (FDI) to Africa is set to exacerbate significantly in 2020 amid the dual shock of the coronavirus pandemic and low prices of commodities, especially oil.

East Africa: Ethiopia Wants to Fill Contested Dam - Deal or No Deal

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[DW] Ethiopia wants to fill Africa's most powerful hydroelectric dam even without a deal with Sudan and Egypt. Talks on how much water will pass through the Nile dam are deadlocked. The spat threatens the region's security.

Malawi: Election Commission Predicts Fair Outcome in Rerun of Presidential Vote

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[VOA] Blantyre -The Malawi Electoral Commission says it is confident that Tuesday's presidential election rerun will be fair and free of the irregularities that marred last year's vote and led to annulling the re-election of Peter Mutharika.

Africa: How Countries Strive to Provide Learning for Children With Disabilities

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[allAfrica] Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa get bad press for their progress in providing inclusive education. Just two in three children complete primary school on time, while the number of out-of-school children and youth is 97 million and growing.

Malawi presidential election: Polls to open in historic re-run

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President Peter Mutharika battles for re-election after irregularities voided last year's result.

Eton apologises to Nigerian ex-student Onyeama for racism

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The first black person to complete his studies at Eton was banned from the school in 1972.

Eton College: Nigerian author recalls racist abuse

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Nigerian Dillibe Onyeama was the first black student to complete his studies at the elite British school.

Ghana Banks inject over GH¢3bn to businesses post-Covid-19 restrictions

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By Tony Nwaka Ghana Commercial banks have advanced more than three billion cedis to businesses post-Covid-19 restrictions. This step was taken by the recent Bank of Ghana coronavirus measures instituted by the regulator to help boost credit to businesses as well as market liquidity. Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Elsie Addo Awadzie made

ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala for DG WTO- Solicits Africa, Others’ Support

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By Tony Nwaka Indication has emerged that the Heads of State and Governments of the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have thrown their weight behind the candidature of Nigeria’s two-term former minister and erstwhile Managing Director (Operations) of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the position of the Director General of

Telkom supports for spectrum auction, suspends dividend policy for three years

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By Tony Nwaka As Telkom prepares to buy high-demand spectrum, it says it will suspend dividend payments for the next three years to conserve cash. A lack of spectrum has been a long-running complaint by South Africa (SA) telecoms groups. Revenues for its fixed-line business fell by 22.2 per cent, while its mobile operations remained

Stonebwoy Speaks on Kelyvn boy’s Attack in a Press Release

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After seeing Kelvyn boy's tweet linking him to his attack at Ashaiman, Stonebwoy, through his Burniton label has sent a word out to him and the

Who Owns “1 Døn” – Epixode or Shatta Wale?

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Episode says he started using the title 1Don, why is it now something shatta wale uses, who took the title from whom? Is Epixode blaming Shatta for copying?

Ring of Fire Moves across Central Africa

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Many amateur astronomers in Africa and Asia had the chance to observe a rare solar...

Racism isn’t Dead in Namibia and Landmarks Like this Show That

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Conservationists have branded a decision by the Ugandan high court to allow swathes of forest...

Boosting Lusaka’s Crop Yield

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An American non-profit organisation has launched a $40 million joint venture with one of Zambia’s...

Trump Trash-talks Somali Candidate during Rally

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President Trump accused Rep. Ilhan Omar, a U.S. citizen who was a childhood Somali refugee,...

Juba Faces Suspension from the African Union

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The African Union (AU) has suspended South Sudan from the continental body over failure to...

Addis’ Innovative Approach to Continue Learning

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The camel library is giving children out of school in some of Ethiopia’s most remote...

Bisa Butler Summons Black History In Her Quilted Arts to Motivate the Fight for Black Lives

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The artist draws on vintage African and African American imagery to create quilted portraiture that is a "celebration and an affirmation of Black life."

Africa Bitten by the Online Shopping Bug

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Lockdowns are also driving a move to online shopping in a continent where it has...

South Africa’s Economic Hub Grinds to a Halt

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A strike by South Africa’s minibus taxi drivers over what they say is inadequate coronavirus...

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