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    Ethiopia’s dam: a lifeline or a show of power?

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2020

    TWO of the world’s and Africa’s oldest kingdoms have long unwittingly vied for dominance and influence on the motherland. And though cultural and economic ties...

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    Fighting Ebola and Hindutva

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 08, 2020

    THE outbreak of Ebola in western Africa posed a challenge for medical caregivers, which had as much to do with unhelpful traditions and beliefs stalking...

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    Sixty years on, Africa still seeks right model for growth

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:07am on December 30, 2019

    As 1960 dawned, sub-Saharan Africa braced for historic change: that year, 17 of its countries were destined to gain independence from European colonial powers. But...

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    West African opinion divided over CFA franc reform

    Agence France-Presse . Dakar | Updated at 11:50pm on December 28, 2019

    Plans to overhaul the CFA franc, a France-backed currency used by former colonies in West Africa, have drawn reactions ranging from scepticism to cautious optimism....

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    West African nations rename common currency, sever its links to France

    Agence France-Presse . Abidjan, Ivory Coast | Updated at 10:59pm on December 22, 2019

    Eight West African countries Saturday agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed the CFA franc’s links to former colonial...

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    9m face food shortages in Africa

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:42pm on December 09, 2019

    The number of people requiring urgent food aid in 16 countries across Africa’s Sahel region more than doubled this year to some 9.4 million amid...

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    Take efforts to fight cervical cancer: Rwandan minister

    Xinhua . Kigali | Updated at 03:55pm on December 04, 2019

    Rwandan health minister Diane Gashumba on Tuesday called on all African countries to make joint efforts to fight against cervical cancer in the continent. There...

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    A short unsweet USAID strategy primer for Africa

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2019

    USAID is further expanding its role in the highly unstable Sahel region of Africa. Their efforts will be joined by the US state department, the...

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    Floods in DRC claim dozens of lives

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 09:38pm on November 24, 2019

    Dozens of people have died in flooding in the Democratic Republic of Congo when the Congo River and its tributaries burst their banks, a charity...

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    Just a way of pushing neoliberal agenda

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2019

    THE fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent rise of ‘good governance’ as a development strategy is more than a coincidence. In...

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