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Africa: The Crucial but Missing Link in Africa Air Travel Industry

It seems like air travel is slowly getting back to its pre-Covid-19 days. People are flying for varied reasons. It has been a while since I travelled on a plane. In addition, I have been slow in noticing…

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Africa: General Assembly Creates New Permanent Forum of People of African Descent

Capping years of deliberations, the UN General Assembly on Monday established a new platform to improve the lives of Afro-descendants, who have for centuries suffered the ills of racism, racial discrimination and the legacy of enslavement around the…

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Africa: Kuda, the African Challenger Bank, Raises $55m At a $500m Valuation

Kuda Bank, the London-based, Nigerian-operating startup that is taking on incumbents in the country with a mobile-first, personalised and often cheaper set of banking services built on newer, API-based infrastructure, has been on a growth tear in the…

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Africa: Zenith Bank Head Woos Investors to Africa

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for increased impact investing in Africa for the continent to attain its full potential. According to a statement by the bank, he made the call…

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Africa: The Silent Games Showcase the Changing Views and Demographics of Japan

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are generating some unexpected human stories, about Japan, and the lives of athletes in the Games. A personal memory. There I was, perched precariously on my skis, right at the top of the course,…

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Africa: Cashing in On Commodities – South Africa Posts Record Trade Surplus in June

South Africa’s trade surplus widened to another record of R57.7bn in June, data from the South African Revenue Service showed. This is primarily a reflection of surging prices for the metals and minerals that South Africa pulls out…

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Africa: Continent Nears Six Million Covid-19 Recoveries

As of August 2, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,746,085 while over 46,413,600 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 171,029 and  5,900,014  people have recovered. South Africa has the most…

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Africa: International Aid Cuts to Affect Millions Across Africa

Kaya, Burkina Faso — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to cuts in foreign aid from donor nations such as Britain — which cut its aid budget by $5.5 billion — Australia, Japan and Saudi Arabia. The funding loss…

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Africa: Resilience Gives Students an Edge in Rural African Universities

Students in rural African universities typically experience several challenges to do with poor infrastructure and a poor education foundation. As a way to deal with learning challenges, some scholars have suggested decolonisation of the curriculum. This implies replacing…

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Africa: Reflections On My Career With the UN

Two hundred and fifty months! Administratively, my full time United Nations service totals 20 years and 10 months at the end of this month – July 2021. At a personal level, the 250 months represent a lifetime of…

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