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New commitment to electrify rural Africa

New commitment to electrify rural Africa

Orange and ENGIE have today launched a plan to deploy nearly 1,000 solar kits in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon. Several villages in rural areas have been identified to parti ...

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Malawi gets drought relief to the tune of $8m

Malawi gets drought relief to the tune of $8m

The African Risk Capacity Insurance Company is processing an insurance payout of approximately USD 8.1 million to the Government of Malawi to support its response to the drought w ...

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World set for hottest year on record: World Meteorological Organization

World set for hottest year on record: World Meteorological Organization

2016 is set to be the world’s hottest year on record. According to the World Meteorological Organization’s preliminary statement on the global climate for 2016, global temperature ...

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Economic uncertainty in Africa lessen investor confidence

Economic uncertainty in Africa lessen investor confidence

Two years ago, an $8.1 billion investment spree by some of the world's biggest private equity funds led to expectations that Africa would feature strongly in their portfolios. US ...

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Ethiopia arrests 11000 Oromo protesters

Ethiopia arrests 11000 Oromo protesters

Ethiopian police have arrested more than 11 000 people since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent Oromo protests, state TV said on Saturday. Ethiop ...

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Uganda negotiating with Russia over nuclear power development

Uganda negotiating with Russia over nuclear power development

The government of Uganda has started talks with the Russian Federation to forge a way forward that could see Uganda take the next steps towards nuclear power development. The coop ...

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Trump’s victory is bad – for Africa and for global stability

Trump’s victory is bad – for Africa and for global stability

The most forceful message being sent by a Donald Trump victory is that the American electorate has repudiated the policies and political practices of the past – at least – eight y ...

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Trump urged to increase trade relations with Africa

Trump urged to increase trade relations with Africa

The South African Government Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation says the United States’ President-elect, Donald Trump, should continue deepening aid an ...

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What Trump’s win means for the rest of the world

What Trump’s win means for the rest of the world

This was one of the most contentious elections in US history – and now it’s ended in a shocking upset: Donald Trump appears to have won a majority in the electoral college, which ...

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How Zuma has used the capture of South Africa’s state institutions to stay in power

How Zuma has used the capture of South Africa’s state institutions to stay in power

The withdrawal of charges against South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan by the country’s National Prosecuting Authority brings to mind events in 2008 when a judge quashed ...

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