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Diaspora remittances are a key foreign exchange earner for Africa with US$40-billion flowing from the west annually. That figure is growing at 15% per year,...

Nigeria: China to invest $2.55B in 15 Bio-refinery projects

Chinese government to invest $1.78B in Nigerian biofuels, the latest in a series of projects announced in West Africa. In Nigeria, Bloomberg and several local...

East African labs to adopt uniform benchmarks

A new proficiency testing scheme that requires all labs in East Africa to better their services is likely to reduce on haphazard work as...

Developing world must lead on green economic policy

Yet more failure to make much progress on climate change in Durban means that developing countries must exert stronger political pressure. Climate talks have not...

AfDB grants $15.6m to African Virtual University for capacity building

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a $15.6 million grant from its concessionary lending arm, the African...

Ethiopia Invests in Farmers to Achieve Middle-Income Ambitions

Dire Dawa — Fields of red sorghum in terraced fields that stretch into the distance are a common sight in the scenic mountains of...

Kenya: Nation Has Lessons to Learn From India’s Medical Tourism

Tourism has been a key driver of the economy in most countries across the globe. The industry remains a leading foreign exchange earner as...

UN: ‘In 10 Years, Nepad Has Achieved a Lot’

In July 2001, African leaders adopted the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the road map for the continent's development. The following year a resolution...

Largest and Most Diverse Digital Music Platform in Africa created

The Premier Digital Distribution Service Signs Top Acts within Africa and Allows Independent Artists to Upload Music to Create Largest and Most Diverse Digital...

DHL Named Logistics Partner for New African Energy Centre

Signs MOU with South Africa’s Mining Oil and Gas Services to develop regional energy hub over next five years . DHL, the world’s leading logistics...

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