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Sealing the lid on ICC
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Sealing the lid on ICC

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Tiri Masawi Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah last week sealed the lid on the thorny issue of dumping the International Criminal court (ICC) opting  to…

Intensify fight against malaria
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Intensify fight against malaria

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

WHILE the world over, all attention seem to be given to HIV/Aids and tuberculosis, malaria remains the biggest killer disease in Africa, killing more than a million…

Africa short of 6m engineers, scientists
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Africa short of 6m engineers, scientists

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Lloyd Gumbo HARARE – The African continent is short of more than four million engineers and about 1, 6 million agricultural scientists and researchers, something that…

Africa: The trial of Archie Mafeje
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Africa: The trial of Archie Mafeje

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni AFRICA is going through a political and intellectual season of renewed energy and spirit of decolonialisation and liberation. This energy was dramatised on…

Africa needs to ‘beef up’ its act on food security
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Africa needs to ‘beef up’ its act on food security

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa CAPE TOWN - Africa’s food security continues to be under threat if experts’ findings prove to be accurate. Experts have identified water scarcity, severe…

African Challenges to African Development
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African Challenges to African Development

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Ehiedu Iweriebor NEW YORK - The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for…

Africa needs strong policies, continental integration to attract global FDI
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Africa needs strong policies, continental integration to attract global FDI

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa AFRICA needs more investments that ensure effective competitive policies, said Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs at the African Union (AU) in Dakar,…

Towards a regional Uni-visa
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Towards a regional Uni-visa

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Kizito Sikuka IMAGINE if all tourists to southern Africa were encouraged to visit more than one country in the region. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) would…

Africa needs more contract farming schemes to reduce food import bill
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Africa needs more contract farming schemes to reduce food import bill

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke AFRICA has been gradually turning into a net importer of food, as countries have continuously failed to produce enough to cover their consumption needs.…

Africa must look within
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Africa must look within

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

Port Louis– Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday said reliance by some African countries on former colonial masters threatened the success of the continental development agenda. Speaking…

Africa: The problem of democratic colonialism
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Africa: The problem of democratic colonialism

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni On 21 March 2017 South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day and remembers the sacrifices of the African multitudes that suffered and died fighting…

Green route to industrialisation: The best option for Africa
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Green route to industrialisation: The best option for Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Africa launches the 2017 Economic Report on Africa in Dakar, Senegal, this week, with the continent looking back on a challenging 2016…

Refugees Who Became Presidents
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Refugees Who Became Presidents

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

These men were once refugees but went on to become Presidents of Namibia, Ghana and South Africa. Their contributions to the independence of their countries and to…

Africa: Call for a Return to the Base
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Africa: Call for a Return to the Base

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

> Mkhosana Bingweni & William Ntabazimbili The recent tour of South African universities by Ngugi wa Thiongo, during which he delivered punchy lectures on African languages, has…

Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa’s cities is key to growth
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Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa’s cities is key to growth

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

AFRICA's cities are growing in population – adding the size of another Nigeria to cities by 2025 – so have a critical role to play in their…

How flying donkeys will boost trade in Africa
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How flying donkeys will boost trade in Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Hassan Houry IN the past, the world was clearly split into developing and developed countries – with the latter boasting the most advanced logistics ecosystems. Today, the…

Powering Africa’s future
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Powering Africa’s future

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Alpha Conde WHEN G20 leaders meet later this year in Hamburg, investment in Africa’s future will be high on their agenda. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already…

Africa needs to address power generation woes
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Africa needs to address power generation woes

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Lenin Ndebele THERE'S a lot of talk about what could lead Africa's economic turnaround, from information technology, agriculture as well as mining and tourism. But all…

Africa mourns ‘mother of SA literature’
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Africa mourns ‘mother of SA literature’

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Sharon Kavhu HARARE - The recent death of the first black South African woman to be published, Miriam Tlali has robbed Africa of its pioneers in…

WHAT’S BEHIND SA’s AFROPHOBIA?
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WHAT’S BEHIND SA’s AFROPHOBIA?

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Tichaona Zindoga JOHANNESBURG-THE latest round of violence taking place against mainly African nationals has received widespread condemnation and former President Thabo Mbeki is the latest high-ranking figure…