War-Scarred Côte d’Ivoire Reopens for Business

War-Scarred Côte d’Ivoire Reopens for Business

Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara [REUTERS] REUTERS Côte d’Ivoire is re-emerging as the prime investment destination in West Africa after a decade of political turmoil,…

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Angola Gives $10 Million in Aid to CAR

Angola Gives $10 Million in Aid to CAR

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Angola announced $10 million in aid for the strife-torn Central African Republic, with a possible credit line in the future, during a visit…

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Sierra Leonean Peacemaker Dies at 82

Sierra Leonean Peacemaker Dies at 82

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, who as president was widely credited with returning peace to Sierra Leone after years of brutal civil war, died March…

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Mauritanian Capital Chooses First Female Mayor

Mauritanian Capital Chooses First Female Mayor

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A former minister became Nouakchott’s first female mayor in February 2014 after being voted in by councilors to head up the sprawling Mauritanian…

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Nigerian Startups Enter Video Game Market

Nigerian Startups Enter Video Game Market

Feature Image: Nigerian animator Ekene Nkenchor designs a video game at the Lagos offices of Kuluya, a video game company that is winning fans across…

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African Nations Race to Build Sovereign Funds

African Nations Race to Build Sovereign Funds

REUTERS Resource-rich African countries are setting up sovereign wealth funds. Oil producers Angola, Ghana and Nigeria started funds in the past two years. Before then,…

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South Africa’s ‘Rattletrap’ Taxis a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

South Africa’s ‘Rattletrap’ Taxis a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

REUTERS Zakes Hadebe’s minibus taxi has nearly half a million kilometers on it, a broken speedometer and a fuel gauge he struggles to keep just…

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Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah

ADF STAFF Kwame Nkrumah was Ghana’s founding president and a leader who ascended to the heights of power and experienced the depths of failure. Today,…

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VIEWPOINT

VIEWPOINT

U.S. Africa Command Staff In many ways, the continent of Africa is more peaceful today than it has been in decades. A 2012 analysis published…

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Continent’s Light Will Not Be Dimmed

Continent’s Light Will Not Be Dimmed

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama addressed the 68th United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2013, in New York City days after terrorists attacked Westgate…

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