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South Africa Pumps R800m Into Research

AFRICANGLOBE- South Africa's Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has approved the transfer of R798-million to South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) for human...

Ethiopia, Qatar Resume Diplomatic Ties

Ethiopia and Qatar have resumed diplomatic and economic ties, the prime ministers of both countries said on Monday, ending a four-year row over claims...

What if Africa Was a Company – An Economic Analysis

There's been a lot of talk these past few months about Africa Rising, for whom and what for. But it's kind of difficult for...

Lack of Science Capacity ‘Threatens Africa’s Development’

AFRICANGLOBE - The "remarkable recent economic growth" in many African countries may be able to sustain science through domestic funding (rather than through external sources) - but a lack of scientists and research capacity is threatening to reel back that economic growth, a meeting has heard.

Africa Rising! At Least Its 1 Percent Is

Africa's economy may be booming, but this will do little to help unemployment and poverty if growth is jobless and its spoils are limited...

Darfur Crisis Worsening Says United Nations

Ending violence in the western Sudanese region of Darfur requires the Sudanese government and a rebel group that signed a peace plan last year...

China’s Exim Bank: Africa’s Largest Lender Seeks an Even Bigger Role

Already the largest stakeholder in Africa's export-import bank, Beijing is cementing its role on the continent, with new loan pledges such as $20bn promised...

Rwanda Ranked Third Easiest Country to Do Business

Rwanda remains the third easiest place to do business in Africa, after Mauritius and South Africa, a new World Bank Doing Business Report shows. The...

Nigerian Govt Pledge to Boost ICT Sector With 15 Billion Investment

Nigeria's ICT sector is set for a big boost as the Federal Government has pledged that the investment profile of the sector will be...

25 Years On – The Mixed Legacy Of Thomas Sankara

AFRICANGLOBE - After four years of Thomas Sankara's socialist policies, Burkina Faso achieved near food self-sufficiency. Then his best friend murdered him and took office. Ouagadougou - "Fatherland or death, we will prevail!"

Zambia: Budget Heralds New Era for the Country

The Zambian people welcome the national Budget for fiscal 2013 presented to Parliament yesterday by Finance Minister, Alexander Chikwanda, for it signals not only...

Russia and Zimbabwe Meet to Conclude Trade Deals

Mineral-rich Zimbabwe has concluded a trade deal with Russia, in a bid to stimulate trade and economic interaction with the emerging economy and also...

Kenya Launches World’s First Climate Innovation Centre

Four years ago, Kenneth Ndua quit his job at a local charity and spent his savings designing a cooking stove. Through his job, he...

Nigeria: $707m Approved For 5 New International Airports

Nigeria, in a strong move to increase the contribution of the aviation sector to its GDP, has approved the sum of 106 billion naira...

Uganda: China to Construct Kampala-Entebbe Express Way

Economic experts argue that Uganda's poor road network is one of the major bottlenecks to unlocking Uganda's economic potential. Road transport is, by far, the...

East Africa’s Energy Boom

Gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania, and rising estimates for oil in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Puntland, are attracting global energy companies to east...
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