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Somalia a Great Example to Rest of Africa

Somalia a Great Example to Rest of Africa

As Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as “Farmajo”, prepares to be sworn into office on Wednesday, his ascent to power evokes positive events in Africa in the last two years. Particularly encouraging is the fact that Mohamed managed to beat his incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud who had served one term only. The latter […]

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz dissolves government in crisis

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz dissolves government in crisis

Guinea-Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz dissolved the government on Monday in an attempt to solve a political succession crisis that has paralysed the tiny west African state. Guinea-Bissau has been in the throes of a power struggle since August 2015, when Vaz sacked then prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira, leader of the ruling African Party […]

Cape Verde Joins Port State Measures Agreement to Combat Unregulated Fishing

Cape Verde Joins Port State Measures Agreement to Combat Unregulated Fishing

FAO Director-General offers country assistance with fisheries and in tackling zika-bearing mosquitos Cape Verde joined the Port State Measures Agreement today, as President Jorge Carlos Fonseca personally delivered his country’s ratification papers for the treaty to FAO in a visit to Rome. FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva lauded that as “excellent news” and invited […]

State Secretary of Interior in Dili for CPLP Meeting

State Secretary of Interior in Dili for CPLP Meeting

The State Secretary of Interior for Civil Protection and Fire Service, Eugénio Laborinho, is in Dili, East Timor’s Republic, where he participates in the IV Meeting of Ministers of Interior and Home Affairs of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). The meeting will assess the implementation degree of the conclusions and recommendations of the […]

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced. One leader is accused of tampering with the constitution to extend his grip on power, whilst the other has been credited with respecting presidential term limits. In one corner, you see a political […]

Africa Finance Corporation Completes Corporate Restructuring With The Appointment Of Sanjeev Gupta

Africa Finance Corporation Completes Corporate Restructuring With The Appointment Of Sanjeev Gupta

In January, 2015 AFC implemented a new organisational structure. The purpose of this re-organisation was to increase the Corporation’s client responsiveness by creating sector clusters, that would each be responsible for delivering all of AFC’s products to clients within those sectors, simplifying the Corporation’s structure and increasing responsiveness. In achieving these objectives, a number of […]

Trends Shaping Pharma Industry In Africa

Trends Shaping Pharma Industry In Africa

Imagine the future’: DHL’s Annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference focused on life sciences & healthcare supply chains and enhancing the life sciences and healthcare sector. -Africa highlighted as a market with high potential for life sciences & healthcare companies -As growth in developed markets stagnates, companies in the life sciences and healthcare market […]

Voxafrica To Launch The First Season Of The Voice In West And Central Africa

Voxafrica To Launch The First Season Of The Voice In West And Central Africa

No production of this magnitude has ever reached this part of Africa yet. Now Voxafrica, the Pan-African television station will launch the first season of The Voice in West and Central Africa. The Voice is currently the world’s biggest music show format. Produced and aired in over 180 countries, the show will run for 17 […]

Nigeria To Allow Rice Importation: National Rice Millers Association of Nigeria Not Happy

Nigeria To Allow Rice Importation: National Rice Millers Association of Nigeria Not Happy

The National Rice Millers Association of Nigeria, NRMAN, said on Thursday in Abuja that the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, erred in its decision to lift the ban on importation of rice through the land borders. The Chairman of the association, Mohammed Abubakar, said the NCS overreached its statutory mandate as an enforcement agency in taking […]

African Civil Society Under Threat: Mary Robinson

African Civil Society Under Threat:  Mary Robinson

The decline of human rights on average across Africa is worrying Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and now a special envoy on climate change for the UN Secretary-General. Discussing this year’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance, she also underlined the need for more data on climate change. She spoke […]

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