$8B Aid Package Aims to Bolster Horn of Africa Economy

$8B Aid Package Aims to Bolster Horn of Africa Economy

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE International donors pledged $8 billion in development aid for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon…

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France Partners with Sahel Allies to Launch Operation Barkhane

France Partners with Sahel Allies to Launch Operation Barkhane

DEFENCEWEB French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has announced his country’s intention to deploy more than 3,000 Soldiers to begin military operations under a broadened…

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Facebook to Debut Internet App in Zambia

Facebook to Debut Internet App in Zambia

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The social media giant Facebook has unveiled an app to allow people who have mobile phones but no Internet access to get online…

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Summit Garners More Than $17 Billion in Investment Pledges

Summit Garners More Than $17 Billion in Investment Pledges

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, left, and Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa, discuss expanding access to power sources across Africa.  [GETTY IMAGES]…

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Nations Contribute Loan, Expertise for Kenyan Wind Plant

Nations Contribute Loan, Expertise for Kenyan Wind Plant

Lake Turkana Wind Power officials check a mast that measures wind direction and speed at a study site in Loiyangalani, near Lake Turkana in northern…

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U.S Promises to Support Nigeria’s Investment Push

U.S Promises to Support Nigeria’s Investment Push

Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States Ade Adefuye speaks to U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman at a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria in…

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African Sushi a Hit in Japan

African Sushi a Hit in Japan

REUTERS The idea of Japanese consumers eating sushi exported from a tiny African country with no coastline may sound improbable, but the kingdom of Lesotho…

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Liberia’s Improved Ports Boost International Trade

Liberia’s Improved Ports Boost International Trade

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A revamp of Liberia’s four seaports is pointing the way to an economic transformation that aims to put the ravages of this West…

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Watson Supercomputer Comes to Africa

Watson Supercomputer Comes to Africa

REUTERS IBM is rolling out its Watson supercomputer system across Africa, saying it will help address continental development obstacles as diverse as medical diagnoses, economic…

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EU Signs Road Grant With Ethiopia

EU Signs Road Grant With Ethiopia

REUTERS The European Union has signed a development grant with Ethiopia worth $287.26 million to help finance road construction and projects targeting maternal health and…

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