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Africa’s Governance Winners, Losers And Surprises

Africa’s Governance Winners, Losers And Surprises

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries where governance has improved most in the four years up to 2014. Senegal just might surge ahead of its African counterparts in the future, to become one of the continent’s powerhouses. Developments in Somalia, long the worst-governed country in Africa, can be described as “a good news story”. […]

Africans Lead With The Highest Academic Achievements In The US Beating Asians

Africans Lead With The Highest Academic Achievements In The US Beating Asians

Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority. It is not only the first generation that does well, as estimates indicate that a highly disproportionate percentage of black students at elite universities are African or the […]

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In Africa, Number 1 Will Surprise You

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In Africa, Number 1 Will Surprise You

Africa is preparing to take its place in a future global economy which will see the earth’s population reach 10 billion by 2050. As people are saying, Africa is where the ball is bouncing right now. The continent is currently experiencing an average economic growth of between 5 to 8% a year. It’s the youngest […]

FAZ Linked to Heroes Stadium Power Outages After Failing to Buy K10, 000 Diesel

FAZ Linked to Heroes Stadium Power Outages After Failing to Buy K10, 000 Diesel

Preliminary investigations indicate that the Football Association of Zambia were partly to blame for the scandalous power blackouts at Heroes Stadium after neglecting to honour their part of the bargain to buy fuel for the standby generators in case of a blackout. According to sources familiar with the development at meetings prior to the game, […]

Gabon President Says He Is Giving Inheritance To Country’s Youth

Gabon President Says He Is Giving Inheritance To Country’s Youth

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba said late Monday he would give “all his share of the inheritance” from his long-ruling father Omar Bongo Ondimba to “the Gabonese youth” in a speech marking the 55th anniversary of independence. “I’ve decided with the full agreement of my wife Sylvia Bongo Ondimba and my children that my share […]

China to Construct 20,000-Seater Stadium in Gabon

China to Construct 20,000-Seater Stadium in Gabon

The Gabonese government and China State Construction Enginnering (CSCEC) have signed an agreement for the construction of a football stadium in Port Gentil, Gabon’s commercial capital, an official source has said. The spokesman for Gabonese presidency Alain Claude Bilie Bi Nze said on Thursday in Libreville that the stadium will be used to host the […]

Airtel, Ericsson Extend Partnership With LTE Deployment in Gabon

Airtel, Ericsson Extend Partnership With LTE Deployment in Gabon

Airtel Gabon has selected Ericsson its sole supplier for the deployment of a new LTE network. The agreement also includes transformation of the existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure. LTE 4G technology offers the capacity and the speed to handle a rapid increase in data traffic. The new network will enable Airtel to […]

Acting Assistant Secretary Bond Travel to Benin, Gabon, and Guinea

Acting Assistant Secretary Bond Travel to Benin, Gabon, and Guinea

Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele T. Bond will visit Benin, Gabon, and Guinea, July 7-11. She will visit the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin, July 7-9, and meet with the Director of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madame Myrina Amoussouga, and the Minister of Family, Honorine Atikpa, to discuss consular […]

African Elephant Poaching Hotspots Identified – Research

African Elephant Poaching Hotspots Identified – Research

Most illegally-poached African elephant ivory can be traced back to just two areas of Africa, research shows. Scientists were able to locate the hotspots by matching the DNA fingerprint of seized ivory to DNA profiles from the dung of elephants living throughout the continent. Around 50,000 elephants are thought to be poached each year. The […]

Multiple Agreements Signed during King Mohammed VI’s Visit to Four Countries

Multiple Agreements Signed during King Mohammed VI’s Visit to Four Countries

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI continued his economic diplomacy in Africa these past weeks visiting Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and Gabon. The most remarkable feature of these visits is the down-to-earth bilateral projects agreed to, which wed Moroccan expertise and resources with specific human and economic development goals in each country. Morocco is not only the […]

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