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14 April 18

Ethiopia to develop aerospace manufacturing sector

Ethiopian Airlines has signed an agreement with South African firm Aerosud to create an aerospace manufacturing company.

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05 April 18

Are Britain’s Brexit trade woes good news for Africa?

According to the UK’s International Trade Committee, British trade with 70 countries is going to “fall off a cliff edge” unless the country’s government takes urgent action. This is just one of the doomsday headlines coming out of the British
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15 March 18

What’s holding back Africa’s digital revolution?

The internet is changing the way people in Africa live, perhaps at a faster and more significant rate than anywhere else in the world. With the world largest young population adopting mobile technology, the continent is the fastest-growing region for
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28 February 18

Why 2017 was the year Africa’s tech startup scene really kicked off

Africa has been gaining attention in the tech scene for a number of years now, but the excitement surrounding Africa’s technology prospects focuses on its potential rather than the current state of things. Africa is a continent to watch with
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26 February 18

9 opportunities and challenges shaping Africa’s future

African development has made impressive strides over the past few decades and, despite a slowdown in growth in recent years, steady economic growth is forecast for 2018 and there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Even still,
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24 February 18

Djibouti seizes control of port run by Dubai firm

Djibouti’s government has seized control of a container port operated by a company based in the United Arab Emirates, as trade relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate.

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21 February 18

Sudan releases students, activists arrested over ‘bread protests’

Sudan has released more than 80 students and political activist who were arrested last month during deadly protests over rising bread prices and government policies.

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17 February 18

How Africa is trading away its long-term financial security

A lot is said about China’s growing investment in Africa – particularly from Western media outlets which like to paint the Asian powerhouse as taking advantage of African nations. It’s an interesting narrative given the history Western powers have with
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13 February 18

Why are Africans still waiting for visa-free travel?

In 2016, the African Union (AU) announced plans to introduce a new African Union passport that would travel across the continent much easier. “The scene seems to be set to realize the dream of visa-free travel for African citizens within
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29 January 18

Kagame takes AU chair, launches single air market

Rwanda President Paul Kagame began his tenure as the African Union Chairperson on Sunday, announcing the launch of a Single African Air Transport (SAATM).

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