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What African Governments Must Do Right!

Fortunately for Africa, its leaders are now taking the reality that required making sure key important paradigms of development were observed and followed on...
Biotechnology

Kenyan scientists call on Africa to diversify uses of biotechnology

Kenyan scientists on Tuesday called on African governments to diversify uses of biotechnology and begin to embrace the emerging applications, particularly in the crop...
African Union headquarters

African governments to must do more on Corruption

As African marks AU Day on May 25, 157 Civil Society Organisations are calling African government institute measures end to corruption. We here by...
All Africa Students Union (AASU)

AASU urges African governments to respect press freedom

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General...
INDUSTRIALIZATION

African leaders asked to build an industrial policy framework

Mr Valter Sanches, the General Secretary of IndustriALL, a Global Union Campaigner against Precarious Work, has called on Africa governments to institute sustainable industrial...
President Akufo-Addo delivering a speech at the graduation ceremony

Ghanaian president urges African governments to prioritize SDGs with urgency

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday challenged African governments to use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to move the continent beyond aid. Speaking...
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Africa’s Tourism’s Prominence Moves Up

The tourism sector in Africa, which according to UNWTO saw an 8% increase in international arrivals in 2016, is progressively becoming prominent largely due...

Parliament charge ministry to investigate alleged slave auction in Libya

Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, has called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to collaborate with the United...
off-grid energy

Governments and Off-Grid Energy Firms Fight for Universal Energy Access

At the first edition of the Off-Grid Government-Industry Dialogue (OGID) Day on 24 October 2017 in Abidjan, 80 representatives of African governments and practitioners...
Cross section of participants at the Third African Judicial Dialogue

Governments Urged to Improve Justice Administration

The African Continental Court has rolled-out mechanism aimed at improving judicial efficiency, Justice Sylvain Ore, President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’...
afdb

African authorities, AfDB and ALSF Discuss Infrastructure Governance

Representatives of African governments, the global private sector, and international institutions, including the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and African Development Bank (AfDB), are...
oil

AfDB, OpenOil Report on Extractive Resources Management Launched

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and OpenOil, a Berlin-based financial analysis firm, have jointly produced a report on how African governments use financial models...
SMEs

African Governments Asked to Rally Behind Women Entrepreneurs

Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio, the Chief Executive Officer of Reroy Cables Limited, a leading manufacturer of electrical cables across the Sub-region, has called on Africa...
law

Kenya Backs African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Extension

The Government of Kenya has pumped one million dollars as the country’s contribution towards the extension of the mandate of the African Court on...

African Governments Tasked To Turn Justice Into Reality

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights has tasked African Governments to turn justice into a reality for the less empowered in 2017. This...
WHO

Gov’t Urged To Prioritize Cancer Prevention And Control

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the government to make cancer prevention and control an urgent national priority. Dr. Jean Marie Dangou, Advisor, Cancer...

Calls to domesticate SDGs in Africa

Speaking at a two-day College of Research Associates’ Conference (CRAC) 2016, organised by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA),...
Nigeria Customs

Custom Officials Urged To Help Stop Smuggling

Addressing the media in Accra, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said customers and a tautem border security would enhance trade, boost investments and fuel economic growth...
Journalists

African Governments Urged Master Negotiation Skills in Oil and Gas Sector

George Lugalambi of Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) who made the remark noted that the extraction industry is one of the most complicated and...

Africa urged to create favorable climate to attract investments

Investors attending the three-day Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) that ended in Kigali Thursday emphasized on the need to review unfavorable investment policies, including...
Film

African officials calls for inventive funding for the film industry

Speaking at a media roundtable ahead of the Africa Film Festival to be held in Nairobi from Oct. 12 to 16, the officials said...
United Nations

African States asked to seek new sources of revenue for development

A report launched on the sidelines of the UNCTAD conference in Nairobi calls on the African governments to take action and prevent rapid debt...

July 16 world news summary at 1600 GMT

ANKARA/ISTANBUL -- Turkish authorities said they regained control of the country on Saturday after thwarting an attempt by a military faction to seize power...
science

Prof. Allotey makes a case for the finance of science

This, he said, is the best means to solve the many problems that confront societies in Africa and the fastest route to technological and...
Alexander Kofi-Mensah Mould

Ghana Must Make Energy Sector More Attractive – Mould

Addressing the Africa Oil and Power Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr Mould said the move would involve nurturing strong and financially independent...

GRA Calls For Effective Exchange Of Information On Tax Issues

This is necessary because exchange of information among member countries ensure that corporate bodies and individual taxpayers would have no safe haven to hide...

UN advises Africa to deal with pollution and poor sanitation

Clever Mafuta, the program leader of Transboundary Waters, a UN inter-agency body, said land degradation, air pollution, poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water were...
Packaging & Specialty Plastics

African governments advised against prohibiting plastics use

Marco Amici, Marketing Manager for Dow Chemical in charge of Packaging & Specialty Plastics for Europe Middle East and Asia (EMEA), gave the warning...
African women farmers

Governments To Engage Farmers In Policy Implementation

He said it is imperative for African governments to have in place proper mechanisms that would ensure that agricultural policies are implemented in an...

April 5 major Ethiopian media outlets

-- Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam has said the harmonized implementation of national policies with Agenda 2063 (Africa Agenda) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

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