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Africa needs to take the issue of Intra-African trade more seriously for real prosperity and growth – Financial news Nigeria

According to the DHL Global Connectedness Index, Africa is the world’s least connected continent, when considering the ease of moving people, trade, information and finance. All African countries need to focus on developing connectedness on the continent and building a good trade relationship. During the ongoing 2017 Africa Export-Import Bank Annual General Meeting, (AfreximAGM) taking

Ghana asks for an extension in the $918 million aid loan from IMF – Financial news Nigeria

Ghana’s government has asked the International Monetary Fund to push back the end date of its $918 million aid programme from April 2018 to December 2018, IMF and government sources told Reuters on Wednesday. The request is expected to lead to talks aimed at a revised deal to include more money and fresh targets

Why is the government silent about the policewomen abducted by Boko Haram? – Financial news Nigeria

Last Tuesday, Boko Haram militants ambushed a joint military-police convoy travelling along the newly opened Maiduguri-Biu federal highway. The incident left three people dead, six injured, and several women abducted, amongst whom were top female police officers. But the latter did not make the news until recently when a video from Boko Haram leader,

#AfreximAGM17: Rwanda is a shinning star that other African countries should emulate – Financial news Nigeria

During a press conference at the ongoing 2017 Africa Export-Import Bank Annual General Meeting, (AfreximAGM) taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Afreximbank, Dr Benedict Oramah said that Rwanda is a shining star that other African economies need to emulate. “Rwanda has risen to become a shining

Watch the 2017 #Afreximbank AGM live: Day1 – Financial news Nigeria

The 24th edition of the African Export-Import Bank Annual General Meeting (AfreximAGM) is taking place in Kigali, Rwanda from 28th of June to July 1st, 2017. The event themed “Boosting intra-African trade and integration,” is a gathering of Africa’s most high-profile political and business leaders. The participants for today’s plenary sessions include: Justin Lin

Tanzania’s dilemma: To build a hydroelectric plant or maintain a game reserve – Financial news Nigeria

The Tanzania government said on Tuesday that it plans to build a long-delayed 2,100-megawatt hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations and a variety of wildlife habitats despite opposition from environmentalists. The East African nation considers the project at Stiegler’s Gorge in the UNESCO-designated Selous Game Reserve as vital in

Kenya test runs first version of generic AIDS drug – Financial news Nigeria

Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other treatments. A generic version of Dolutegravir (DTG), first approved in the United States in 2013,

More than 50 African migrants feared dead in Niger’s Sahara desert – Financial news Nigeria

Over 50 African migrants are feared dead in the Sahara desert of northern Niger on Tuesday after being abandoned by their drivers, aid workers and local officials. A convoy of three pick-up trucks was transporting over 70 migrants north through the Sahara Desert towards Libya – a typical route for West Africans seeking to reach

Tom Saater is documenting the aftermath of the insurgency in Northeastern Nigeria one photo at a time – Financial news Nigeria

“… Every time I go back [to the region], it’s heartbreaking.”  – Tom Saater on the aftermath of the insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast. Six years of insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has left nothing but devastation in its wake; a complete ruin of towns and villages, millions of internally displaced persons, diseases and starvation. The

The implications of President Buhari addressing the country in Hausa – Financial news Nigeria

Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari made a brief virtual resurgence from his administrative hiatus, by way of an audio recording. The benevolent message on the recording was made out to Muslims in the country celebrating Eid-el-Fitr. But not everyone – if anyone – is pleased with the language in which it was conveyed. That the

DR Congo is experiencing turbulent crisis on its way to the 2017 general elections – Financial news Nigeria

Sit-tight leadership is not an uncommon phenomenon in Africa. For this reason, transition of power is usually characterised by conflict and the on-going election delay in DR Congo is no different. Earlier in the year, the Minister of Budget of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pierre Kangudia attributed the delays to lack of

12 more deaths occur as Congo crisis continues – Financial news Nigeria

At least 12 people were killed in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo in heavy firefights between the army and militia fighters on Thursday, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, local activists said. The fighting in and around the city of Beni between Congo’s army and what is

President Buhari wishes Nigerians a happy Eid El Fitr celebration – Financial news Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly sent Eid el Fitr greetings to Nigerians today as Muslim faithful in the country join the rest of the world to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan. According to Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson, the president asked Nigerians to avoid reckless statements and actions and resolve

WHO Africa hosts the first ever Africa Health Forum – Financial news Nigeria

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) will on 27 and 28 June 2017 convene a meeting of global leaders and thinkers in Kigali Rwanda. They will be exploring Africa’s healthcare priorities and challenges, finding new ways to achieve better health for all. “Health is at