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08 April 21

To heal, Ethiopia must urgently investigate sexual violence in Tigray conflict

International pressure is mounting on warring parties in Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region to halt attacks against civilians as reports of human rights abuses snowball. The UN recently raised the alarm over the atrocities and, in particular, called for a stop
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01 April 21

Djibouti a nation in demand despite democratic deficit

Egypt sent a high-ranking delegation to Djibouti in March, inaugurating a new era of bilateral relations between the two countries. Unsurprisingly, the visit has raised suspicions that Cairo had its own interests at heart, especially with regard to its aim
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14 January 21

AfCFTA: Djibouti obstinacy threatens to undermine African free trade and investment

Djibouti obstinacy threatens to undermine African free trade and investment While the British and European media might be preoccupied with the death rattles of Brexit, an even more momentous trade deal is unfolding in Africa. The African Continental Free Trade
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16 December 20

Despite low numbers of Coronavirus deaths in Kenya, cynical business moves leave millions of citizens without work

The latest figures from the World Bank show that Kenya’s unemployment rate has doubled between April and October, reaching 10.4% as the country’s economic fragility is exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic. At just over 1,500 Covid-19 related deaths, Kenya has
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15 July 20

Mozambique is taking a high-tech approach to fuel fraud

A vessel was recently seized in Angola’s northern Zaire province, apparently in the act of smuggling some 2,425 litres of fuel across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This type of downstream oil theft is a growing
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24 March 20

Amnesty International calls on Mozambique to protect Cabo Delgado residents

The international human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on authorities in Mozambique to “do all needed to lawfully protect people in Cabo Delgado.” On Monday, an attack on Mocimboa da Praia by an armed Islamist group variously described as
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28 January 20

Wining the fight against fuel smuggling in Southern and Eastern Africa

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has called in no less than forty-two local fuel companies as part of an investigation into the smuggling of fuel from Zimbabwe to South Africa, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Now, the
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30 October 19

Uganda finally taking a stand for effective alcohol regulation

In a long-overdue move, Ugandan authorities have approved the National Alcohol Control Policy in a bid to curb alcohol abuse nationwide. With Ugandans among the highest consumers of alcohol in Africa— more than one-fifth of the population engages in binge
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03 October 19

Africa holds the key to defeating terrorism

On Somalia’s southeast coast, the US outpost of Camp Baledogle is getting a facelift. After al-Shabab militants carried out an attack on the site in September, the US Defence Department has given the green light to “emergency repairs” worth more
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19 August 19

Africa’s ready to create its own Silicon Valley

Akinwumi Adesina is clear. The president of the African Development Bank, one of the continent’s most respected economic thinkers, believes it’s time for the continent to start building Googles and Facebooks of its own. Speaking in Rwandan capital Kigali earlier
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