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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Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

IRIN “Plant doctor” Daniel Lyazi cuts apart a slime-covered cabbage at a farmers’ market in Mukono, central Uganda, where the devastating cassava brown streak disease…

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Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan wildlife officials have begun inserting microchips into rhinos in a bid to combat poachers, who kill the animals for their horns….

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Rwanda Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi Nationwide

Rwanda Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi Nationwide

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Rwanda is trying to reinvent itself as a regional high-tech hub by rolling out free citywide, and eventually nationwide, wireless connectivity. “I came…

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Bending the Curve

Bending the Curve

Bringing Peace to Africa’s ‘Arc of Instability’ Will Require Action in the Security Sector and the Halls of Government ADF STAFF The 7,000-kilometer cross-continental journey…

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Preparing for Pandemics

Preparing for Pandemics

Disease Outbreaks Can Quickly Overwhelm Resources, So Strengthening Military and Civilian Ties is Key ADF STAFF A highly contagious disease struck Nigeria in February 2006….

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