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Africa News

France, Germany unveil new partnership at EU-Africa summit

Brussels - African and European leaders held crisis talks Wednesday on the "terrifying" violence in the Central African Republic, where peacekeepers have been unable to stop a deadly spiral of Christian-Muslim strife.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP) - 1 comment

World Bank gives $73 million to fight ‘Energy Apartheid’

‘Energy Apartheid’: That’s the term World Bank President Jim Yong Kim used Tuesday to describe the lack of adequate access to energy in Africa as compared to the rest of the world.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

Crisis talks on CAfrica as mammoth EU-Africa summit opens

Brussels - African and European leaders hold crisis talks on the escalating violence in the Central African Republic on Wednesday as some 80 nations gather in Brussels for a key summit.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

It's worth it: Beauty firms chase Africa cosmetics boom

Lagos - Nigeria's Kuddy Cosmetics began as a one-woman business run out of a suitcase, with Kudirat Fashola bringing beauty products back from the United States in her luggage.
In the Media by Ben Simon (AFP)

UK drugs firm GSK announces Africa investment

London - British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline on Monday announced a five-year investment programme for sub-Saharan Africa to fuel the company's growth and to serve an area with "pressing health needs".
In the Media by AFP

Booming demand for shea, African 'women's gold', reduces poverty

Abidjan - The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.
In the Media by Christophe Koffi (AFP)

Improve leadership to fulfil potential, Nigeria told

Lagos - Nigeria needs to improve the way it does business if it is to fulfil its potential to become one of the world's top economies, a leading economist said on Tuesday.
In the Media by Phil Hazlewood (AFP)

Ability to digest milk is linked to a history of cattle rearing

A new study into lactose tolerance investigated the genetic origins of this ability. The findings reveal that the ability to digest milk was a powerful selective force in a variety of populations which raised cattle and consumed the animals' fresh milk.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Somali suicide bomber attacks newly captured town

Mogadishu - A suicide bomber in Somalia rammed a car packed full of explosives into a hotel in a southern town, days after it was recaptured from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, security officials said Tuesday."There was a suicide attack involving terrorists at a hote...
In the Media by AFP

Twitter study shows Africa is football mad

Johannesburg - Posts about football topped Africans' tweets last year, trumping even world events like the death of Nelson Mandela, results from a study released on Wednesday showed.Most tweets were about football and in English, communications firm Portland's analys...
In the Media by AFP
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Africa Blogs

New nations for Africa, as in the Balkans?

Judging from the heaving events from at least the Arab Spring to France's recent intervention in Mali, Africa may well...
Feb 11, 2013 by Robert G Cope - 3 comments

Aid: Africa wants help that really helps

For decades, public health and education have been the two pillars of Western development aid on the poorest continent,...
Feb 7, 2013 by Jean-Yves Ollivier

Somaliland: The Unrecognized Country That Could

Colourful flags and campaign posters are waved around by young and old, candidates are giving enthusiastic speeches in...
Nov 22, 2012 by Robleh Raghe

Africa Assigned Own Internet Domain

Africa will now have its own Internet domain name; dot Africa, in the next 18 months. This is after the Internet...
Jul 17, 2012 by Munene Muriiyhi - 2 comments

Out of Africa

Well I have to say, up until recently I’ve never written a blog. I have to admit I love to write and have worked in...
Jul 3, 2012 by Celine McGlone
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