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Russian presences in the Middle East and Africa threaten NATO

BEIRUT >> Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine dominates global attention. But with less global scrutiny, Putin is also busy advancing Russia’s presence in the Middle East and Africa — an expansion that military and civilian leaders see as another, albeit less immediate, threat to security in West. Putin’s strategy in the Middle East […]

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Kenya: Women landowners remain few despite reforms

Nairobi — The number of women who own land in Kenya remains low, despite constitutional reforms that have granted them equal property rights. John Mwaura, the managing director of Finsco Africa, while admitting that the number of women buying land and houses has increased, he identified a gap in the ratio of male to female […]

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Women landowners in Kenya remain low despite reforms

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11 – The number of women owning land in Kenya remains low, despite constitutional reforms that have given them equal property rights. John Mwaura, the managing director of Finsco Africa, while admitting that the number of women buying land and houses has increased, he identified a gap in the ratio of male […]

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These are the 10 most innovative cities in Africa, according to the Knight Frank report

According to the report, African countries will emerge resilient from the Covid-19 pandemic if they are innovative and provide long-term social solutions to their residents, attracting finance and generating new demand for space. The research looked at over 100 data points applied to 29 capitals from a long list of over 500 cities in Africa […]

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Kenya: Balala says Kenya is on track to achieve sustainable tourism

Nairobi – Kenya is implementing the COP 26 declarations on sustainability and climate change, said Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala. As part of its commitment to achieve sustainable tourism, Kenya has said it will limit the use of vehicle transport in all national parks and reserves to those using non-fossil renewable energy by […]

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Leaked by others, Russia finds friends in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Since the days of Nelson Mandela, South African leaders have dismissed American criticism of their friendships with autocrats like Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, whose countries have stood by them during their most difficult times. desperate for the anti-apartheid fight. Today, South Africans are defending their loyalty to another autocrat […]

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Africa faces a difficult task not to become the plastic “trash can” of the world

A waste picker walks with a load of recyclable waste on her head in the Mbeubeuss landfill in Dakar. (AFP) What can be done to prevent Africa from becoming the largest plastic dumping ground in the world? It’s one of the big questions members of the United Nations will face next week as they […]

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Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya among top 5 African countries with most developed startup ecosystems – report

Africa Below are the Top 5 African countries with the most developed startup ecosystems according to the recent publication StartupBlink Ecosystem Index Report 2021. Top 5 African countries with the most developed startup ecosystems South Africa is now the first country in Africa to rank in the top 50. South Africa had an excellent year […]

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KAA embarks on modernization of Kisumu airport – Kenya News Agency

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has embarked on upgrading Kisumu International Airport to increase its passenger handling capacity. The Sh. $240 million upgrade will see the construction of a modern passenger terminal at the airport to increase capacity from the current 250,000 passengers to 500,000 passengers per year. KAA Managing Director (MD), Alex Gitari, said […]

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Africa heading towards COVID-19 control, says WHO director

Africa is entering the “control phase” of the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing vaccination rates will be crucial in helping the continent live with the disease, said Matshidiso Moeti, director of the World Organization on Thursday. health for Africa. “While COVID-19 is with us long term, there is light at the end of the tunnel,” Moeti […]

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ECOWAS Holds Emergency Summit After West Africa Coups | Military news

The West African bloc is expected to decide whether to impose more sanctions on Burkina Faso following a military coup. West African leaders are holding an emergency summit in the Ghanaian capital Accra in response to a recent series of coups in the region. Thursday’s talks were launched after Burkina Faso on January 24 became […]

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Africa: Alhaji Osman appointed Director of International Relations for Africa Cities Devt Consult

Alhaji Khuzaima Mohammed Osman has been appointed Director of International Relations for African Cities Development Consult Ltd. African Cities Development Consult Ltd is Ghana’s leading youth-led private company which, together with its counterparts in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, is organizing the first trade and investment conference in West Africa and Latin America. The conference aims […]

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Unclogging African cities – African Business

September 16, 2020 • • AAfrica may not be the first continent that comes to mind when you think of smog-covered cities. But that could change if urban centers grow as fast as expected without sufficient pollution or traffic controls. According to the International Energy Agency. The process has already started. Researchers […]

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The 3 trends shaping the future of African cities

It is therefore not surprising that African investors and policymakers are gradually recognizing the economic power of cities and increase investments in new urban developments. As these projects emerge, here are three key trends that will shape the future of Africa’s new cities. 1. Private developers will largely finance the new towns Total investment in […]

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African cities are poised to thrive – and maybe explode

AAfrica is rural. Or that’s what senior Western officials mean when they talk about the continent. The top US diplomat for the region, Tibor Nagy, recently declared that Africa is “on the whole an agricultural society”. He is not alone: ​​Germany’s recent Marshall Plan with Africa insists that “rural areas will determine Africa’s future”.It’s wrong. […]

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African cities can learn from EU experience – EURACTIV.com

EURACTIV.com spoke to Somik Vinaj Lall, lead author of the World Bank’s flagship report African cities: opening up to the world. Meeting with his EU counterparts, Lall identified areas where the EU’s experience could be of value in the urbanization of the African continent. The 162-page report finds that unlike other parts of the world, […]

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Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities is the key to growth

WASHINGTON, February 9, 2017“The population of African cities is growing – adding the size of another Nigeria to cities by 2025 – and therefore have a critical role to play in the economic growth of their countries, according to a new World Bank report released today” hui. Improving conditions for people and businesses in African […]