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EU Provides Extra €115.5 million To Tackle Insecurity and Illegal Migration in West Africa

As part of its commitment to help tackle insecurity and irregular migration in the G5 Sahel…

David Beckham Speaks Yoruba And Swahili To Support Cause To End Malaria

British soccer star David Beckham launched a global video appeal on Tuesday to end malaria in…

Trump-Kim summit breaks down after North Korea demands end to sanctions

A summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without agreement after…

Saudi Arabia’s New $100bn Investments in India threaten Nigeria’s Oil Export

Determined to further expand into refining and petrochemicals, Saudi Arabia plans to invest up to $100…

Senegal’s Sall Takes Strong Lead in Partial Vote Results

Senegalese President Macky Sall took the lead in Sunday’s presidential vote, according to the preliminary results…

ICJ Weighs Into Chagos Islands Dispute Between Britain and Mauritius

Will Britain eventually give up control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius? Will the Chagosians one…

Ethiopian Airlines Will Run an All-Female Flight to Oslo on International Women’s Day

On the 8th of March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines will operate an all-female functioned flight, from Addis…

How Africa Loses Billions Due To High Cost Of Remittances

Global remittance is big business. Remittances are sums sent home by migrant workers. Numerous studies have…

How Rwanda is Becoming an African Tech Powerhouse

When most people think about Rwanda, what immediately comes to mind is genocide. Yes, in 1994,…

How INEC Risked the Lives of NYSC Corps Members By Postponing the 2019 Elections

The postponement of Nigeria’s elections is a huge blow to the country’s optimism and democracy presently.…

South Africa Ex-Ambassador Seized Over MTN Iran License Win

South African police arrested a former ambassador to Iran on corruption charges related to the award…

British Company Copyrights Kenya’s National Anthem

Disturbing details have emerged indicating that the Kenyan National Anthem is copyrighted by a British music production…

How A Translation Error Highlights Fears About China’s Relationship With Africa

It was a tactless case of translation that caught the attention of China-Africa observers worldwide. At…

US Policy Towards Africa Will Change Significantly in 2019 But Africans Don’t Know This

When many Africans think about US-Africa relations, they still see it through the lenses of imperialism…

Blackstone Group, the World’s Largest Alternative Investment Firm is Pulling out of Africa

Investment firm Blackstone Group LP is scaling back its bet on Africa, almost five years after it made…

France’s Renault Considers Establishing Assembly Plant in Ghana

Renault, the French multinational automobile manufacturer is to establish an assembly plant in Ghana. Renault’s Vice…

Who are the African Millennials?

The word millennial has been tossed around in recent years. But what does it mean exactly? The word…

What is the CFA Franc and Why Do African Countries Still Use It?

The CFA Franc is one of the most hotly debated currency ever used by any group…