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    57 billion funding package for Africa

    The World Bank  announced on  21 March 2017 a $57 billion financing package for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years. According to the World Bank communication department, the money is meant to benefit several countries including Ethiopia,Rwanda,Kenya, Uganda,Tanzania, , Burundi, the DR Congo,and South Sudan and the funding package will become available from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020. The World Bank’s chief Jim Yong Kim said ,”The funds will be directed towards expansion of programs in a […]

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  • Museveni’s efforts to address the refugee crisis  with the Khartoum government pays off

    Museveni’s efforts to address the refugee crisis with the Khartoum government pays off

    By Godfrey Olukya  President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has hailed President Yoweri Museveni’s peace efforts in Sudan following the safe release and handover of 125 Prisoners of war by SPLM-North to the Khatoum government. In a special message delivered to President Yoweri Museveni by the Sudanese Vice President Hassabo Mohammed Abdel Rahman at meeting in Nairobi’s Villa Rosa Kempisky Hotel Residence, President Bashir said the gesture was a positive step towards achieving peace in the region. General Bashir urged President […]

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  • Ghana’s president talks about his poor background to inspire the youth in Africa

    Ghana’s president talks about his poor background to inspire the youth in Africa

    Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo has given a chilling account of what he went through to become what he is today, including borrowing to pay for school fees. According to presidential correspondent, Charles Takyi Boadu, Akufo- Addo talked of the ordeal his late father went through raising him as a child, in a bid to inspire the country’s youth.   Ghana’s newly elected president Akufo-Addo This perhaps might have influenced his conviction for free education to secondary level which is undoubtedly a flagship programme of his […]

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  • Moustapha Barry wants Western charities to stop staining the image of Africa to fill their coffers

    Moustapha Barry wants Western charities to stop staining the image of Africa to fill their coffers

    Moustapha Barry is an Australian engineer and community leader from a Senegalese background. He is passionate about making a difference in the community and cares a lot about the image of the continent of Africa and the African person in Australia, Africa and globally. Barry recently  received an email from UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugee) asking for a donation to help address famine in Somalia and Nigeria. Upon reading the email, Barry noticed that the wording of the message from UNHCRC […]

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  • 100 abducted children in the DRC have been rescued by the army.

    100 abducted children in the DRC have been rescued by the army.

    Over 100 children who had been abducted by Kamwena Nsapu militiamen in central Democratic republic of Congo have been rescued by the army. According to a statement by UN mission in DRC (MONUSCO) the 100 children who have been freed were being kept as prisoners by the militiamen. The children were reportedly freed by the army as it clashed with the Kamwena Nsapu militia between in the last 2 months.They are aged between 4 and 16yrs. MONUSCO representative Charles Antoine Bambara said at a press conference […]

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  • African countries come together to launch a  continental livestock project

    African countries come together to launch a continental livestock project

    Ethiopia,Kenya,Egypt,Uganda,Nigeria and Burkina Faso have have along with 2  international development partners launched a continental  project called ”Africa sustainable livestock (ASL) meant to help in managing the sector. The international partners supporting ASL are  the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)of the United Nations.  The main objective of ASL is to address the challenges and opportunities related to long term development of livestock sector.The launching has taken place in Ethiopia’s capital , Adis-Ababa. […]

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  • Fifth edition of Africa Business Forum to be held in Ethiopia in March 2017

    Fifth edition of Africa Business Forum to be held in Ethiopia in March 2017

    The 5th edition of the Africa Business Forum will be held for the second time in Ethiopia on the 1st of March 2017, under the Patronage of Saudi Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi, one of the largest investors in Africa, Forbes ranked billionaire and Ethiopia’s biggest employer. A statement issued by Africa business forum said that prior to the conference, the Africa Business Forum B2B Investment Meeting was held successfully on the 25th January 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center […]

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  • Tanzania keeps attracting more tourists in Africa

    Tanzania keeps attracting more tourists in Africa

    Tanzania tourists board (TTB) has said that it is targeting 3 million foreign tourists in the next 2 years. Currently about 1.1 million tourists visit the country ever year and the country’s top tourism agency is targeting another 400,000 more tourists per year to reach its ambitious target.  Tourism is the leading foreign exchange earner in the east African country, generating about $2 billion per year and contributing 17 per cent of Tanzania’s annual income.   Lion killing a Zebra in […]

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  • Senegalese Professor  seeks leadership of African Union commission

    Senegalese Professor seeks leadership of African Union commission

    By Godfrey Olukya – 30 November 2016   Aspiring to become the next chairperson of African Union Commission, 69 year old Professor Abdoulaye Bathily from Senegal has started meeting various heads of African states seeking for their support.     The African presidents are set to elect the next head of commission in January next year to replace the incumbent Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma whose term has expired. The other contenders include Botswana’s Penelope Venson, Chad’s Moussa Faki Mhamat, Equatorial Guinea’s Agapito Mba Mokuy […]

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  • Two bold women want to lead Somalia

    Two bold women want to lead Somalia

    By Godfrey Olukya – 28-11-2016 Two women have come boldly out in Somalia and declared that they are going to stand for presidency in the forthcoming presidential elections. The two courageous women are 44-year-old Fadumo Dayib and 42-year-old Anab Dahir. ”Although they have already got several threats from Muslim radical groups like Al-Shabab, they have insisted that they will stand in the elections for presidency.” said Somali elder Hassan Karim.     Fadumo Dayib, mother of  four who has a Finland […]

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  • Pygmies in DRC go on rampage

    Pygmies in DRC go on rampage

     Godrey Olukya-  21 November 2016  The Pygmies in Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) killed three people and wounded 10 others in Muswaki village on Sunday 20 November 2016 in eastern DRC province of Tanganyika, 70 km west of Kalemie city.  There are reports that Pygmies in the area have  also attacked bypassing trains and burned down over 20 houses.      According to local police officer Benon Ngungo, the attacks by pygmies have caused the displacement of hundreds of people […]

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  • The African Diaspora around the world and in Australia can do more for the development of Africa than just remittances.

    The African Diaspora around the world and in Australia can do more for the development of Africa than just remittances.

    Matthew Neuhaus is the Assistant Secretary, Africa Branch, of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and former ambassador to Zimbabwe and the DRC. Mr Neuhaus addressed a group of Africans who attended the launch of the Australia Zimbabwe Business Council (AZBC) on Friday 29th July 2016. Mr Neuhaus was interviewed by AMA’s Clyde Sharady and spoke about the role of the African Diaspora in contributing to Africa’s development, as well as  the relationship between Australia and Africa, amongst other things. […]

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  • These four young Africans want to change how we ship goods to Africa.

    These four young Africans want to change how we ship goods to Africa.

    Shipmate founders. (Photo source : techpoint.ng)   Four young Africans have come up with a great business idea that is about to change how you ship goods from overseas to Africa. As more and more Africans in the diaspora travel between their new homes and their countries of origin, this presents an opportunity to transport goods to Africa and deliver them in a fast and secure way.     Four young Africans based in the US have seen this as an […]

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  • See how Africa is changing: a Ghanaian entrepreneur launches a new car and a Malawi preacher buys his third private jet

    See how Africa is changing: a Ghanaian entrepreneur launches a new car and a Malawi preacher buys his third private jet

        We all know that Africa is rising as a global economic power. The year 2016 is starting with great stories that provide a perfect illustration of the positive transformation of the continent of Africa and we have selected a couple of these stories for you.      Firstly, Ghana is to start selling its own “made in Ghana” vehicles. After Nigeria, Ghana is the second African country where a local entrepreneur launches a new line of cars made locally and for his own […]

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