Tunisian Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisian Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize

REUTERS Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 for helping to build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The…

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Power Cuts Becoming ‘Exception’ in Sub-Saharan Africa

Power Cuts Becoming ‘Exception’ in Sub-Saharan Africa

REUTERS Power cuts in 15 Sub-Saharan African countries could become an exception rather than the norm in 10 years, with private capital expected to play…

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U.S./AU Join to Create Disease Prevention Center

U.S./AU Join to Create Disease Prevention Center

The United States and the African Union signed an agreement on April 13, 2015, to create the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. U.S….

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Kenya to Curb Sugar Smuggling that Funds Extremism

Kenya to Curb Sugar Smuggling that Funds Extremism

When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border in April 2015, their aim was to dismantle a…

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Ethiopian Capital Plans New Air Hub

Ethiopian Capital Plans New Air Hub

REUTERS Ethiopia will complete expansion of the capital’s airport in 2018 to triple the number of passengers it handles from 7 million a year now…

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Tanzanian Company Champions Local Chocolate

Tanzanian Company Champions Local Chocolate

REUTERS Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier who makes fine chocolate in Tanzania using local ingredients. Other African companies such as Ghana’s…

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Ghana Navy Frees Hijacked Oil Tanker

Ghana Navy Frees Hijacked Oil Tanker

REUTERS The Ghana Navy announced it freed a tanker that was hijacked off the coast of Nigeria and arrested eight pirates believed to be responsible…

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Namibia Switches to Electronic Voting

Namibia Switches to Electronic Voting

REUTERS When Namibians voted in November 2014, it marked a historic event as Africa’s first electronic election. Despite an 11th-hour challenge from the opposition party…

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Kenya Building No-Frills Vehicle

Kenya Building No-Frills Vehicle

[MOBIUS MOTORS] REUTERS On the edge of Nairobi, two doors down from a gleaming display of Germany’s luxury Porsche cars, another showroom offers Africa’s answer…

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Côte d’Ivoire on Quest to Be West Africa’s Rice Bowl

Côte d’Ivoire on Quest to Be West Africa’s Rice Bowl

REUTERS Côte d’Ivoire is increasing rice production and processing in hopes of beginning exports in 2018 and generating more than a million jobs. The country,…

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