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Struggle for independence worth it – Former Cape Verde President

Africa’s political independence struggle was worth it, despite the current state of affairs in many of its countries, former President of Cape Verde, Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires, has said. He has therefore called for the new generation of Africans to take the trouble to study the history of colonial rule …

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Online channels are driving major domestic appliances market

Online channels have become the highest drivers of the major domestic appliances market, according to research information provided by Natalia Andrievskaya, the Global Director MDA of GfK at the ongoing IFA Global Press Conference in Rome, Italy. According to the data, sales in appliances like washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens, …

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African countries issue $14.4b in corporate and sovereign bonds in 2017

While economic activity continues to strengthen in sub-Saharan Africa, supported by favourable external and domestic conditions, the region’s corporate and sovereign bond issuance has more than doubled to $14.4 billion in 2017 according to the latest World Bank economic report on Africa, Africa Pulse. The countries returning to the international …

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Public debt still rising in Africa – Report

Public debt, relative to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is rising in the Africa Region and the composition of debt has changed, as countries have shifted from traditional concessional sources of financing towards more market-based ones. According to the World Bank higher debt burdens and the increasing exposure to market risks …

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Implementing AU Charter can end corruption in Africa – Action Aid

Corruption on the African Continent can be curtailed if political leaders take steps to implement the various governance instruments and policies. The Continent has many instruments, including the provisions of African Governance Architecture (AGA) and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance (ACDEG), that when adhered to would help …

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Discussions on migration and refugees must include nature of African economies – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday said discussion on migrations and refugees cannot be complete without including conversations about the nature of African economies. He said such comprehensive discussions are one of the ways to guide the formulations of appropriate policies that would enable satisfactory solutions to the crises of …

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Africa must see Universal Health Coverage as good investment – WHO

Dr. Matsidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Regional Director has asked African countries to see Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as good economic investment. This is because, “healthier populations drive economic growth, development and prosperity, improved health security, reduced poverty and better gender equity”, she said. Dr Moeti said …

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Africa and Asia to take strong stand on energy

Africa and Asian countries are expected to take a strong stand on energy at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) spring meetings in Washington, next week. They would be pushing for the Bretton Wood Institution to change the position that it would not officially be funding coal-fired stations. Access to …

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Universal Health Coverage within reach in Africa -WHO

Matsidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Regional Director has observed that accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was within reach in Africa. She said what was required was political leadership, clear strategic vision, innovation and intra and inter-sectoral collaboration to break barriers to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on the continent. …

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Ghanaian women to consume 13.4 million cycles of contraceptive pills

Ghanaian women are expected to consume 13.4 million cycles of contraceptive pills over the next three years, according to analysis from a new report by the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition. Analysis of the results of the fourth report, the Global Contraceptive Commodity Gap Analysis 2018 (CGA 2018) which was launched …

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