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Today In African History (April 16) – Alex Haley Finds His “Roots” In Juffure, Gambia

On this day in 1977, Alex Haley, the black American author of “Roots”, made his first visit to Juffure, Gambia since the publication of...

Today In African History (April 12) – Samuel Doe Assumes Power In Liberia After Coup d’Etat

On this day in 1980, President William R. Tolbert Jr. was overthrown and murdered in the violent Liberian coup d'état staged by an indigenous...

Benin’s “king of cotton” makes its democracy a sham

When Patrice Talon, the “king of cotton,” was elected president of Benin in 2016, few predicted that the country’s democracy would be on the...

Today In African History (April 9) – Niger President Ibrahim Bare Mainassara Assassinated

On this day in 1999, the Niger Republic president, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, was assassinated by his own presidential guard while boarding a plane in...

Today In African History (April 4) – The African Renaissance Monument, Africa’s Tallest Statue, Unveiled in Senegal

On this day in 2010, the African Renaissance Monument was dedicated in Senegal. The 52 m (171 ft) tall copper statue, the tallest statue in...

Senegal’s violent protests reveal that its long-stable democracy is fragile, after all

At the beginning of March, Senegal was rocked by the most violent protests of its recent history. The demonstrations spread spontaneously throughout the country...

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Today In African History (May 3) – The Declaration of Windhoek Signed By African journalists Marks Beginning Of World Press Freedom Day

On this day in 1991, a group of African journalists produced a Declaration at a UNESCO seminar, "Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press,"...

Today In African History (April 30) – Ntare V, King Of Burundi, Was Murdered

On this day in 1972, Ntare V, king of Burundi, was murdered. Ntare V of Burundi (born Charles Ndizeye on 2 December 1947) was the...

Today In African History (April 28) – French Troops Sent Into Tunisia

On this day in 1881, France invaded Tunisia, sending in an army of about 36,000. Before the French arrived, the Bey of Tunisia had begun...

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MENA countries weighed down by pandemic debts will struggle to grow – World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC: The outlook for the Middle East and North Africa has worsened considerably over the past year as countries accumulated debt to pay...

AfDB allocates $2mn grant to boost financial inclusion in Africa

The board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced allocating a $2 million grant to establish the African Cybersecurity Resource Centre (ACRC)...

The African Development Bank to introduce first women beneficiaries of AFAWA Guarantee for Growth program

In celebration of International Women’s Day, and to mark the rollout of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Guarantee for Growth...

France shifts policy on aid to Africa to counter rising Chinese influence

PARIS: Africa’s booming economies and population have created lucrative opportunities for international players, making the continent a hotbed of geopolitical competition over the past...

Mozambique: Growth Expected to Rebound by 2022

MAPUTO: Mozambique’s economy is expected to gradually recover from 2021 but substantial downside risks remain due to uncertainty surrounding the path of the COVID-19...

Today In African History (February 26) – US lifts 23-year travel restrictions on Libya

On this date in 2004, the United States lifted a long-standing ban on travel to Libya and invited American companies to begin planning their...

Qatar e-commerce sales expected to reach over $3.2bn by 2022

DOHA: E-commerce sales in Doha are expected to reach more than $3.2bn by 2022 as many retailers and consumers shift to online platforms, allowing...

African market to watch: A road to economic development with Rwanda and Fintech

KIGALI: Its troubled past during the Rwandan Civil War can be recalled by many as it was relatively recent. For the problems it had,...

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On this day in 1991, a group of African journalists produced a Declaration at a UNESCO seminar, "Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press,"...
On this date in 2019, Peter Tabichi, a member of the Franciscan religious order, won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize - a $1 million...
The AstraZeneca vaccine will offer strong protection against both the Brazilian and South African coronavirus variants, according to the company’s global chief who says...
PARIS: Africa’s booming economies and population have created lucrative opportunities for international players, making the continent a hotbed of geopolitical competition over the past...

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Today In African History (April 30) – Ntare V, King Of Burundi, Was Murdered

On this day in 1972, Ntare V, king of Burundi, was murdered. Ntare V of Burundi (born Charles Ndizeye on 2 December 1947) was the...

Today In African History (April 28) – French Troops Sent Into Tunisia

On this day in 1881, France invaded Tunisia, sending in an army of about 36,000. Before the French arrived, the Bey of Tunisia had begun...

Today In African History (April 24) – United States Lifts Economic Sanctions Imposed On Libya 18 Years Ago

On this day in 2004, the United States lifted economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years ago, as reward for cooperation in eliminating weapons...

Health

Al-Sisi asserts importance of joint African efforts against COVID-19 impacts

CAIRO: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted, on Saturday, the importance of strengthening joint African efforts to combat the repercussions of the novel coronavirus...

South African companies to help fund, facilitate vaccine rollout

PRETORIA: South Africa’s biggest companies are in talks with government to help finance and facilitate the rollout of coronavirus vaccines in a program they...

Tanzania: Magufuli not keen on Covid shots, but without vaccines many would be dying of smallpox

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli does not, it seems, trust vaccinations. Magufuli has told the health ministry not to rush to adopt Covid-19 vaccines, saying they...

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Today In African History (May 3) – The Declaration of Windhoek Signed By African journalists Marks Beginning Of World Press Freedom Day

On this day in 1991, a group of African journalists produced a Declaration at a UNESCO seminar, "Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press,"...

Today In African History (April 30) – Ntare V, King Of Burundi, Was Murdered

On this day in 1972, Ntare V, king of Burundi, was murdered. Ntare V of Burundi (born Charles Ndizeye on 2 December 1947) was the...

Today In African History (April 28) – French Troops Sent Into Tunisia

On this day in 1881, France invaded Tunisia, sending in an army of about 36,000. Before the French arrived, the Bey of Tunisia had begun...

Today In African History (April 24) – United States Lifts Economic Sanctions Imposed On Libya 18 Years Ago

On this day in 2004, the United States lifted economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years ago, as reward for cooperation in eliminating weapons...

Today In African History (April 22) – Sudan Criminalises Female Genital Mutilation

On this day in 2020, the transitional government in Sudan criminalized female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Under the amendment, anyone who performs FGM either inside a...

Today In African History (April 20) – South African Airways Boeing 707 Crashes At Windhoek, 123 Killed

On this day in 1968, a Boeing 707 belonging to South African Airways (SAA), en route to London and only in use for seventeen...

Today In African History (April 19) – King Mswati III Changes Country Name From Swaziland To eSwatini

On this day in 2018, King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to eSwatini, or “land of the Swati”. The announcement was...

Today In African History (April 18) – Zimbabwean Capital Salisbury Renamed Harare

On this day in 1982, Zimbabwe's capital, Salisbury, was renamed Harare. The city, which lies in the northeastern part of the country, was founded in...

Today In African History (April 17) – British Police Officer Yvonne Fletcher Shot Dead During Protest At Libyan Embassy In London

On this day in 1984, Yvonne Fletcher, a Metropolitan Police officer, was fatally wounded by a shot fired from the Libyan embassy on St...

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