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Africa’s Infrastructure Boom – Will This Time Be Different?

High inflows to Africa's infrastructure sector bode well for growth. But stubborn obstacles - from procurement to currency denomination choices - now need to...

Common Beauty Products Ingredient Present in 99% of Breast Cancer Tissues

New research has detected the presence of paraben esters in 99 percent of breast cancer tissues sampled.The study examined 40 women who were being...

UN Boost Efforts to Tackle ‘Alarming’ Health Situation Among Sudanese Refugees...

The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are scaling up efforts to reverse the "alarming" rates of malnutrition, disease and death in two...

Africa Is Now Risk-Free for Investors – KPMG

Africa is far from being a homogeneous continent, with 55 countries all boasting different regulatory, tax and competitive environments. Transacting in Africa poses complexities...

Children in Northern Mali Being Raped, Maimed and Forced to Fight...

The United Nations Childrens' Fund said Friday that armed groups occupying northern Mali were forcibly recruiting children, while others had been raped and killed by explosive devices. UNICEF said...

George Zimmerman to Ask Judge for Bail, Again

A judge will weigh several factors Friday in deciding whether to set bond for the neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman who fatally shot unarmed...

Vitamin D Could Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women

It was already established that African American (AA) women had more chances of getting cancer in the early ages and the developed tumors could be more...

South Africa Rejects Standard and Poor’s ‘Political Risk’ Rating

South Africa's National Treasury has rejected Standard & Poor's (S&P's) revision of the outlook on South Africa's sovereign credit rating, saying the ratings agency...

Africa's Economy: Good Boom, Bad Timing

Africa has picked a really bad time to launch its economic boom, says one finance minister resignedly. In Washington for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings on 23-25 September, he had just heard the Bank's Chief Economist for Africa, Shantayanan Devarajan, talk about the continent's 'robust growth

Jamaicans and Nigerians Subjected to Racism and Humiliating Treatment by U.K....

Nigerian and Jamaican immigration detainees have been subjected to degrading treatment, use of force and racist language from private security officers while being removed from the UK, according to two major reports.

Tsvangirai is a National Security Threat: Army

The Zimbabwe National Army Retired Members national chairman, Stalin Zowa has backed recent statements by Brigadier-General Douglas Nyikayaramba that MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is a security threat.

Zimbabwe Refuses Further Talks With the U.S. on Diamond Exports

Zimbabwe will not have any further side talks with the United States or any other Western country regarding Marange diamonds because it has met the minimum Kimberly Process Certification Scheme requirements and must be allowed to export the gems without monitoring, Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Obert Mpofu has said.

IATA Unveils 'Checkpoint of the Future' for Travellers Safety

Global civil aviation practice monitoring and advocacy agency, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Tuesday, unveiled the first mock-up of a Checkpoint of the Future, designed to enhance security while reducing queues and intrusive searches at airports, using intelligence-driven risk-based measures.
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