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Africa Endeavors To Find The Right Path To Development

AFRICANGLOBE - To Rene N'Guettia, director of economic affairs at the African Union Commission, Africa's fast growth in recent years stands as a paradox. "Indeed, Africa is the second fastest growing economy in the world," N'Guettia told reporters in an interview at the AU Headquarters. "But, the growth mainly comes from the export of coffee, coco and other raw materials."

Africa’s Secret Weapon: The Diaspora

AFRICANGLOBE - Globally, Africans in the diaspora are spread out across the continents. In North America, there are 39 million from the African Diaspora; 113 million in Latin America; 13.6 million in the Caribbean; and 3.5 million in Europe, the World Bank estimates.

Revamping Nigeria – South Africa Relations Key to Africa’s Progress

AFRICANGLOBE - Since the advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994, Tshwane's relationship with Nigeria has been a mix of rivalry, tension and cooperation. The pattern of interaction has oscillated from President Mandela's principled stance against General Sani Abacha's dictatorship to

AU Commission Chairperson Calls for African Standby Force

AFRICANGLOBE - The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, urged for the need to put into operation the African Standby Force, with a view to providing the continent with a quick response to the conflicts and other situations that require military intervention.

New AU Chief Vows to Tackle Mali Crises

The new head of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, took office on Monday becoming the first female to assume the top position of...

Africa Set for Take-Off: Dlamini Zuma

Africa is a continent of huge opportunities which must be capitalised on in order for it to succeed, says incoming African Union Commission chairperson...

Attention African Leaders: Time Is Running Out

AFRICANGLOBE - African leaders must first and foremost recognize that unity in Africa is in our best interest and the only option we have if we want to attain peace, stability and economic development. We all must recognize that we can only make progress if North, South, East, Central and West Africa come together as one, act together as one and speak with one voice. Lord Aikins Adusei

Economic Blocs to Focus On Intra-Africa Trade

Preparations for the second Africa Trade Forum (ATF II) are underway. It is meant to review key challenges to implementing the agreed action plan...

Continental Free Trade Zone Area To Boost Inter-Africa Trade

The establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) will boost Africa’s intra-regional trade to $34.6 billion by 2022. This was revealed in a report...

Dlamini-Zuma Ready to Lead the African Union

South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who will be vying for the position of African Union (AU) Commission chairperson next week, says she...

AU Wants to Double Intra-African Trade

The African Union Commission wants to see intra-African trade double, from its current level of 10-12 per cent of the entire continent's trade, to 20-25 per cent within the next decade. A document from the Commission, provided as background to this weekend's heads of state summit, at which boosting intra-African trade is the main agenda item, points out that greater trade between African countries "will develop larger markets, and foster greater competition which in turn will lead to poverty reduction, growth and poverty reduction".

African Union to Meet Over Somalia

The African Union Commission will next week meet in Addis Ababa to examine the achievement of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the challenges ahead.