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Monthly Archives: September, 2020

Kenya female entrepreneurs lack access to capital

AljazeeraRaising start-up capital is one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs in Kenya’s key manufacturing sector, with banks requiring collateral that most of them do not have, a new study has found.Most women work or run businesses in...

Record Flood devastates farms in parts of Sudan – U.N

ReutersRecord floods in Sudan have affected nearly one third of cultivated land and about 3 million people from agricultural households, worsening already acute levels of food insecurity, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Wednesday.The floods have added...

Tax evasion, theft cost Africa $89b annually – UN

AljazeeraAfrica has lost nearly $89bn a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to more than it receives in development aid, a United Nations study has showed.The estimate, in the United Nations Conference on...

WHO to probe sex abuse by aid workers in DRC amid Ebola outbreak

AlJazeerahThe World Health Organization (WHO) has promised to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by people identified as health and aid officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the global body is trying to stop the spread...

South African Airways suspends operations

Associated PressSouth Africa’s flag carrier the South African has Airways suspended all its operations as it struggles to raise a bailout of more than 10 billion rands ($591 million).South African Airways, one of the country’s state-owned enterprises face allegations...

Agony of the husband of an extremely beautiful career wife

By Anayo Nwosu Never blame the husband of a beautiful woman as he fences off his wife against those he presumed predators. Nobody has a right to adjudge a wall too high a fence which an insecure man has erected...

Togo names Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe as new prime minister

ReutersTogo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has appointed Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe as prime minister, the first woman to hold the position in the West African nation.Her appointment follows the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou on Friday.Tomegah-Dogbe, 60,...

Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule after a military coup.Malian officials hope the inauguration will lead the country’s neighbours to lift...

Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being taken out of unofficial detention centers run by militias allied with the U.N.-supported government in...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened to a $1.4 billion government plan to protect citizens from rising flood risk.Three months’ worth...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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