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domestic bond

Remittances contributed massively to GDP in Africa

Remittances to Sub-Saharan African countries in 2018 contributed substantially to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of these nations, as transfers grew almost 10 per...
Submarine Tests In Seychelles

Pioneering Research Begins in the Indian Ocean

Pioneering scientific research to explore and conserve the world’s least known and least protected ocean, the Indian Ocean, is underway off the coast of...
oil

IEA says America to become major oil exporter by 2024

The US will become the world’s second major oil exporting country by 2024, overtaking Russia and closing in on Saudi Arabia, the top oil...
AFP/File / Lionel Bonaventure Facebook, in its twice-annual "transparency report," says the number of items "restricted" for violating local laws more than doubled compared to the prior six-month period, to 55,827

UK Parliament Tackles Facebook

Facebook has come in for strong criticism from British Members of Parliament (MPs), as the authorities attempt to reduce the immense influence of social...
Dr. Lamin J. Sise,

Gambian Truth Commission cautioned Over Inconsistent Testimony

As the Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) began its second session of hearings this week, the Chairman, Dr. Lamin J. Sise, warned...
ex-Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo

Freed former Ivorian head of state leaves for Belgium

The former President of Cote d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, who has been freed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hauge, is to stay...
Yahya Jammeh

Gambia’s TRRC to Begin Hearing Soon

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) established to look into alleged human rights violations during the 22-year rule of former Gambian President Yahya...
African Court President, Justice Sylvain Ore

African regional courts must be empowered to prosecute international crimes

Regional courts in Africa should be allowed to prosecute international crimes as a way of strengthening complementarity on the Continent, Chief Justice Hassan Jallow...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria and Switzerland Make Deal Over Looted Funds

The Nigerian and Swiss governments have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see looted funds from Nigeria returned to that country. For decades, Switzerland...
climate change

Bonn Climate Change Discussions Creates Alliances For & Against Coal Usage

The climate change talks in Bonn, Germany saw the creation of alliances for and against the use of coal to generate power, as the...
civil war at sudan

Mauritania’s President Admits His Country His Issues With Slavery

The current international focus on Libya, where sub-Saharan Africans are being sold as slaves, has forced the President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz,...
court

Sudan to Create Special Courts for Terrorist Trials

Sudan has announced plans to set up a special court “to combat crimes of terrorism and to help implement the national campaign to collect...
electricity

Coal Remains An Important Ingredient in World Electricity Generation

Despite legitimate concerns about pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, coal will continue to be significant in the future, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Africa Stands to Derive $1 trillion From Food Market

With Africa’s growing food market, the continent stands to earn more than $1 trillion a year by 2030 by substituting imports with high value...
tax

Report proves tax havens assists in capital diversion

Unrecorded capital flight from developing countries, aided by tax havens, has made these countries net creditors to the rest of the world, according to...

Africa: Taking Power Into Our Own Hands To Develop

But this excitement has regularly been dampened when discussion turns to electricity. In a continent where 620 million people lack access to electricity, the situation...
Lagarde-Christine - IMF MD (Photo source zerohedge.com)

IMF Bashed Over Unfeasible Economic Policy

An article in the June edition of the IMF’s in-house magazine, Finance and Development, challenged the international financial institution’s long-standing orthodox macroeconomic policies, when...
malnutrition

Nigeria: About 250,000 in Borno State face serious malnutrition

The situation has arisen as a result of the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Northern Nigeria where over 500,000 people have been rendered...

Britain’s 2nd Female Prime Minister Assumes Office

Theresa May, British Home Secretary (Internal Affairs Minister) for the last six years, on Wednesday became the country’s second female Prime Minister – following...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (C) is welcomed by the German Chief of Protocol, Mr. Juergen Mertuer on arrival for the working session of the G7 outreach programme at Schloss Elmau, Bavavia in Germany, June 8, 2015. (Xinhua/NAN)

Buhari’s foreign travels beginning to raise eyebrows

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to the UK in June for medical treatment has led to questions being raised by Nigerians about the amount...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wave to supporters after he returned to the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 15, 2015. Omar al-Bashir on Monday returned to Khartoum from South Africa after he attended the 25th summit of the African Union (AU) there. (Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir)

Sudan challenges US sanctions against its economy

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir had taken a gamble when he allowed the people of South Sudan to vote in a referendum for independence. It was...
United Nations

Could Africa’s peacebuilding initiative be right?

But Burundi, the CAR and South Sudan have over the years fallen back into violent conflict while in Sierra Leone the underlying tensions that...
fishing

Fight against illegal fishing making progress

West Africa alone, according to estimates, loses $1.3 billion a year due to IUU. In East and Southern Africa, foreign...

Tropoli Luxury Hotel Attack Leaves 9 Dead

The attack this week on a luxury hotel in Tripoli by gunmen from Islamic State who killed at least nine people signalled the growing...
elections

Zambia leads 2015 elections in Africa

feature by Desmond Davies The presidential election in Zambia on January 20 will be the beginning of at least 12 presidential and legislative polls in...