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Kingsley Ighobor

Kingsley Ighobor

Kingsley Ighobor is a public information officer for the United Nations, New York. He is the managing editor at the Africa Renewal.

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Ambassador Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira

COP27 presents a unique opportunity for Africa

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Africa Renewal: May 2022

- Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira, Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN, says it’s time for climate justice for Africa
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- Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira, Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN, says it’s time for climate justice for Africa
The flag of the Republic of Angola (centre) flying at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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A group photo of leaders at the summit.

EU-AU Summit 2022: The EU wants to be Africa’s friend in need—and indeed

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Africa Renewal: March 2022

African and European leaders focus on actions to avoid previous pitfalls
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African and European leaders focus on actions to avoid previous pitfalls
A group photo of leaders at the summit.
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A group photo of leaders at the summit.
Ambassador Mathu Joyini

Women must be at the centre of Africa’s transformative free trade area

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Africa Renewal: March 2022

As we celebrate Women’s Day this March, the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN Ambassador Mathu Joyini says Africa needs to be deliberate in creating opportunities for women.
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As we celebrate Women’s Day this March, the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN Ambassador Mathu Joyini says Africa needs to be deliberate in creating opportunities for women.
Ambassador Mathu Joyini
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Happy owner processing order from a customer

Key pillars mostly in place to speed up Africa's free trade in 2022

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Africa Renewal: January 2022

One year in, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiators are making progress on remaining crucial elements, especially on rules of origin.
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One year in, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiators are making progress on remaining crucial elements, especially on rules of origin.
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Happy owner processing order from a customer

AfCFTA: Traders to have opportunities to scale up and expand their markets in 2022

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Africa Renewal: January 2022

Immediate priorities include finalising negotiations on rules of origin, providing a finance facility for SMEs and launching the African Trade Gateway digital platform.
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Immediate priorities include finalising negotiations on rules of origin, providing a finance facility for SMEs and launching the African Trade Gateway digital platform.
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Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)

One year of free trading in Africa calls for celebration despite teething problems

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Africa Renewal: January 2022

Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General AfCFTA Secretariat, says significant progress expected in 2022.
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Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General AfCFTA Secretariat, says significant progress expected in 2022.
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Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)

New Pan-African payments system provides big relief for African traders

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Africa Renewal: November 2021

The launch of PAPSS will save $5 billion yearly and boost intra-African trade
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The launch of PAPSS will save $5 billion yearly and boost intra-African trade
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Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Despite huge challenges, we can still achieve the SDGs by 2030

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Africa Renewal: November 2021

— Ambassador Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
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— Ambassador Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
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Mr. Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
For equitable access to vaccines we need action, not just words.

For equitable access to vaccines globally, we need action, not just mere words

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Africa Renewal: October 2021

— Ambassador Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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— Ambassador Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
WHO calls for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.
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Mr. Ajao at a local ceremony with some Ekpoma residents. Right is Dr. Okhilua.

Effective community policing in Nigerian town could be a model for other places

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Africa Renewal: September 2021

Police commander Olubayo Ajao is a folk hero to residents in Ekpoma, mid-west Nigeria
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Police commander Olubayo Ajao is a folk hero to residents in Ekpoma, mid-west Nigeria
Mr. Ajao at a local ceremony with some Ekpoma residents. Right is Dr. Okhilua.
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Mr. Ajao at a local ceremony with some Ekpoma residents. Right is Dr. Okhilua.
Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union

Africa needs more funds to fight COVID-19

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Africa Renewal: September 2021

—Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.
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—Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.
Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union
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Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union

'Our goal is speedy vaccination of 800 million Africans'

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Africa Renewal: August 2021

—Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.
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—Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.
Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union
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Damilola Ogunbiyi

Energy will play a critical role in the success of Africa’s free trade area

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Africa Renewal: July 2021

—Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.
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—Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.
Olkaria geothermal complex and power station, the first geothermal power plant in Africa.
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Limited supplies slow COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

Limited supplies slow COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

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Africa Renewal: June 2021

Only 38 million vaccines have been received on the continent of about 1.2 billion people.
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Only 38 million vaccines have been received on the continent of about 1.2 billion people.
Limited supplies slow COVID-19 vaccination in Africa
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Limited supplies slow COVID-19 vaccination in Africa
Jewel Taylor, Vice President of Liberia.

Liberia's Vice President Jewel Taylor calls for an African industrial revolution

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Africa Renewal: May 2021

In an interview with Africa Renewal, Ms. Taylor also discusses Liberia's development priorities.
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In an interview with Africa Renewal, Ms. Taylor also discusses Liberia's development priorities.
Jewel Taylor, Vice President of Liberia.
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Jewel Taylor, Vice President of Liberia.
Port of Rades, Tunisia.

AfCFTA: 100 days since start of free trading, prospects seem bright

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Africa Renewal: April 2021

Trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area kicked off on 1 January. The coming months will likely witness a convergence of fruitful outcomes of multiple moving parts.
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Trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area kicked off on 1 January. The coming months will likely witness a convergence of fruitful outcomes of multiple moving parts.
Port of Rades, Tunisia.
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Port of Rades, Tunisia.
Amanda Serumaga, UNDP’s Resident Representative for Mauritius and Seychelles

COVID-19, oil spill in Mauritius highlight the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States

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Africa Renewal: March 2021

— Amanda Serumaga, UNDP’s Resident Representative for Mauritius and Seychelles.
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— Amanda Serumaga, UNDP’s Resident Representative for Mauritius and Seychelles.
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Amanda Serumaga, UNDP’s Resident Representative for Mauritius and Seychelles
An image of Bimsen Beeharry.

Mauritius: A fisherman’s life amid COVID-19 and an oil-polluted ocean

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Africa Renewal: March 2021

“From where we live, we could see that the MV Wakashio had run aground on the reefs,” says Bimsen Beeharry.
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“From where we live, we could see that the MV Wakashio had run aground on the reefs,” says Bimsen Beeharry.
An image of Bimsen Beeharry with his wife, Kovita, and three children.
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An image of Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi.

New AU chair DRC’s President Felix Tshisekedi sets ambitious agenda for 2021

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Africa Renewal: February 2021

Top priorities are COVID-19, the AfCFTA, peace, climate change, integration, gender equality and promoting African culture.
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Top priorities are COVID-19, the AfCFTA, peace, climate change, integration, gender equality and promoting African culture.
An image of Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi.
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Freetown/Blue Peace Initiative, which will deliver 40 water kiosks and 25 public toilets

UN, Swiss government new financing model to tackle water and sanitation challenges in Sierra Leone

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Africa Renewal: February 2021

Project in the capital Freetown blends public and private financing, could be replicated in other African countries.
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Project in the capital Freetown blends public and private financing, could be replicated in other African countries.
An image of Freetown City Council Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyer and Alfred Akibo-Betts, Investment Officer
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Freetown/Blue Peace Initiative, which will deliver 40 water kiosks and 25 public toilets
An image of Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC.

Africa CDC: There is a continental plan to vaccinate millions of Africans

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Africa Renewal: February 2021

— Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC
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— Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC
An Image of Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC.
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An image of Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC.
An image of Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first-ever elected female Mayor of Freetown.

Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents

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Africa Renewal: February 2021

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers and the socio-economic situation of especially market women.
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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers and the socio-economic situation of especially market women.
Image of participants at the launch of the Blue Peace Initiative.
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Digital Mind is a communication agency based in Niamey founded by Lisa and Ben, two young ...

AfCFTA: Experts, traders call for robust participation of women and youth

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Africa Renewal: January 2021

'Futures Report' looks at the challenges and opportunities in intra-African trade.
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'Futures Report' looks at the challenges and opportunities in intra-African trade.
Digital Mind is a communication agency based in Niamey founded by Lisa and Ben, two young ...
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COVID testing centre, Nigeria

COVID-19 recovery: African youth-led Policy Paper makes case for better governance and innovation

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First of its kind #AfricaYouthLead policy paper is a result of continent-wide consultations, focus groups and surveys in English, Swahili, French, and Arabic.
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First of its kind #AfricaYouthLead policy paper is a result of continent-wide consultations, focus groups and surveys in English, Swahili, French, and Arabic.
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COVID testing centre, Nigeria
Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development

Inclusive governance and regional focus will help drive Africa’s industrialization

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Africa Renewal: November-December 2020

— Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD).
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— Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD).
Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO African Union Development Agency.
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Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development
cocoa

AfCFTA: Africa readying for free trade come January 2021

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Africa Renewal: November-December 2020

Exciting times ahead for traders despite anticipated teething problems and COVID-19
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Exciting times ahead for traders despite anticipated teething problems and COVID-19
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Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes

Illicit Financial Flows: It’s time to end the plunder of Africa’s resources

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Africa Renewal: November-December 2020

— Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
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— Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes.
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Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Temie Giwa-Tubosun: the Nigerian entrepreneur delivering blood to patients

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Africa Renewal: September 2020

“What keeps me going is that someone is about to die, and they don’t die.”
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“What keeps me going is that someone is about to die, and they don’t die.”
Temie
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Top 50 finalists of the 2020 ANPI (Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative)

Africa’s young entrepreneurs can help in post-COVID recovery

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Africa Renewal: September 2020

— Jason Pau, Senior Advisor for International Programmes at the Jack Ma Foundation
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— Jason Pau, Senior Advisor for International Programmes at the Jack Ma Foundation
Top 50 finalists of the 2020 ANPI (Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative)
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Top 50 finalists of the 2020 ANPI (Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative)
Dr. K.Y. Amoako.

Africa needs strong institutions and smart policies

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Africa Renewal: August 2020

— K.Y. Amoako, President, African Center for Economic Transformation
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— K.Y. Amoako, President, African Center for Economic Transformation
Dr. K.Y. Amoako.
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HOM is a secure contactless solution used to aid and support users during an outbreak.

Sierra Leonean technologist’s app helps to fight COVID-19

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Africa Renewal: August 2020

Earlier version of locally developed app was used to help tackle the 2014 Ebola outbreak
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Earlier version of locally developed app was used to help tackle the 2014 Ebola outbreak
HOM is a secure contactless solution used to aid and support users during an outbreak.
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HOM is a secure contactless solution used to aid and support users during an outbreak.
Commissioning and handover of the AfCFTA secretariat headquarters

AfCFTA Secretariat commissioned in Accra as free trade is set to begin in January 2021

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Africa Renewal: August 2020

A flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the African Continental Free Trade Area creates a market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $3 trillion.
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A flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the African Continental Free Trade Area creates a market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $3 trillion.
African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat (left), AfCFTA Secretary-General Wamkele Mene
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Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre

Genocide happens when democracy is absent

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Africa Renewal: August 2020

—Tali Nates, Founder and Executive Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre
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—Tali Nates, Founder and Executive Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre
Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre
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Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General, UNON

Empowered women can unlock Africa’s development dividends

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Africa Renewal: July 2020

— Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi
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— Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi
Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi
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Dorothy Tembo

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive COVID-19 impact

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Africa Renewal: July 2020

— Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre
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— Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre
Dorothy Tembo
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Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)

Digital trade is the next big thing in Africa

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Africa Renewal: July 2020

— Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA)
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— Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA)
Textile trader in Elubo (Ghana), a border town from across neighboring Côte d’Ivoire.
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New technologies and business models are creating a mass market

Africans must explore opportunities in digital trade

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Africa Renewal: July 2020

— African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Chief Wamkele Mene
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— African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Chief Wamkele Mene
Trucks at border between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.
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Ms. Hanna Tetteh

Beyond ending conflict in Africa, we must tackle its root causes

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Africa Renewal: June 2020

— Hanna Tetteh, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the African Union
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— Hanna Tetteh, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the African Union
Ms. Hanna Tetteh
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—Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes

UNCTAD: Africa should use Official Development Assistance to diversify economies

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Africa Renewal: June 2020

—Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
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—Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
—Paul Akiwumi, UNCTAD’s Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes
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-Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)

AfCFTA: Implementing Africa’s free trade pact the best stimulus for post-COVID-19 economies

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Africa Renewal: May 2020

— Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat
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— Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat
-Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)
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-Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)
Ms. Wafula-Strike, advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

COVID-19: People with disabilities facing tougher times

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Africa Renewal: May 2020

UN calls for people with disabilities to be at centre of response
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UN calls for people with disabilities to be at centre of response
Ms. Wafula-Strike, advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
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Ms. Wafula-Strike, advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
Only a united Africa can defeat COVID-19

Only a united Africa can defeat COVID-19

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Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
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Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Only a united Africa can defeat COVID-19
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A nurse receives training on equipment donated by UNDP Eritrea

Everyone deserves quality healthcare, not just the rich

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-Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
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-Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
A nurse receives training on equipment donated by UNDP Eritrea
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Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa

UNDP working to help African countries recover from COVID-19

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-Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
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-Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
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Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa CDC

Together we can win the war against COVID-19

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— Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
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— Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa CDC
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Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye.

Bigger than Africa: Tales of the Yoruba people

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Conversations with filmmaker Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye
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Conversations with filmmaker Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye
Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye.
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Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye.
President Julius Maada Bio launches plans to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible in Sierra Leone.            Office of the President of Sierra Leone

President Julius Maada Bio speaks on child and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone

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“Pregnancy must not be a death sentence, we are working on different interventions”
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“Pregnancy must not be a death sentence, we are working on different interventions”
President Julius Maada Bio launches plans to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible in Sierra Leone.            Office of the President of Sierra Leone
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President Julius Maada Bio launches plans to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible in Sierra Leone.            Office of the President of Sierra Leone
Ibrahim Mayaki

Africa’s regional integration will benefit all

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— Ibrahim Mayaki, chief executive officer of the the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which is currently transforming into the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)—the implementing arm of the AU.
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— Ibrahim Mayaki, chief executive officer of the the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which is currently transforming into the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)—the implementing arm of the AU.
Ibrahim Mayaki
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Ambassador Mamman Nuhu is the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission

Address development issues in the Lake Chad Basin

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—Ambassador Mamman Nuhu, Lake Chad Basin Commission Executive Secretary
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—Ambassador Mamman Nuhu, Lake Chad Basin Commission Executive Secretary
Ambassador Mamman Nuhu is the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission
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Ambassador Mamman Nuhu is the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission
A peacekeeper on the UN base in Kida, Mali, where they ensure the security of the civilian population.

Work in progress for Africa’s remaining conflict hotspots

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Insecurity persists in the DR Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Mali and Libya
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Insecurity persists in the DR Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Mali and Libya
A peacekeeper on the UN base in Kida, Mali, where they ensure the security of the civilian population.
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UN Female Police Officer of the Year, Major Seynabou Diouf of Senegal.

I hope my award will inspire African women and girls

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Says Major Seynabou Diouf, recipient of 2019 UN Female Police Officer award
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Says Major Seynabou Diouf, recipient of 2019 UN Female Police Officer award
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UN Female Police Officer of the Year, Major Seynabou Diouf of Senegal.
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Reshaping the forces

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Africa Renewal: August - November 2019

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
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Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
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Christian Saunders, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Supply Chain Management

Africans can do business with the UN

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August - November 2019

— Christian Saunders, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Supply Chain Management
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— Christian Saunders, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Supply Chain Management
Christian Saunders, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Supply Chain Management
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Africa helping to shape the world

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— Prof. Tajjani Muhammad-Bande, incoming president of the UN General Assembly
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— Prof. Tajjani Muhammad-Bande, incoming president of the UN General Assembly
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Ahunna Eziakonwa

No real development in Africa without regional integration

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2019 - July 2019

— Ahunna Eziakonwa
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— Ahunna Eziakonwa
Ahunna Eziakonwa
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Attendees at an FAO sub-regional training workshop on gender and livestock in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Economic empowerment of women good for all

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2019 - July 2019

Countries make progress lifting endemic obstacles
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Countries make progress lifting endemic obstacles
Attendees at an FAO sub-regional training workshop on gender and livestock in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria

Nigeria needs free, fair and credible elections

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

— Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria
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— Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria
Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria
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Rescue operations of African migrants carried out in the Channel of Sicily, Italy. Photo: IOM / Malavolta

Towards a safe and orderly migration

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

A global migration compact may help combat the myth that migrants are liabilities
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A global migration compact may help combat the myth that migrants are liabilities
Rescue operations of African migrants carried out in the Channel of Sicily, Italy. Photo: IOM / Malavolta
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Rescue operations of African migrants carried out in the Channel of Sicily, Italy. Photo: IOM / Malavolta
African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame, president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018.

Africa set for a massive free trade area

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August - November 2018

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer
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Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer
African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame, president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018.
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Retired Lieutenant General Daniel Opande

How we disarmed Liberian fighters

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By: Zipporah Musau

Africa Renewal: April 2018 - July 2018

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— Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande
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— Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande
Retired Lieutenant General Daniel Opande
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Retired Lieutenant General Daniel Opande

How we disarmed Liberian fighters

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By: Zipporah Musau

Africa Renewal: April 2018 - July 2018

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— Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande
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— Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande
Retired Lieutenant General Daniel Opande
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Retired Lieutenant General Daniel Opande
Liberians wave goodbye to departing Ukrainian peacekeepers. Photo: UN Photo/Gonzalez Farran

Mission accomplished: 15 years of peacekeeping success in Liberia

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2018 - July 2018

As the last contigents of peacekeepers depart, UN promises to remain engaged
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As the last contigents of peacekeepers depart, UN promises to remain engaged
Liberians wave goodbye to departing Ukrainian peacekeepers. Photo: UN Photo/Gonzalez Farran
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Liberians wave goodbye to departing Ukrainian peacekeepers. Photo: UN Photo/Gonzalez Farran
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women executive director

Bringing rural women to the frontline

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2018 - July 2018

— Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women executive director
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— Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women executive director
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women executive director
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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women executive director
— Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

New Africa-wide initiative will create jobs

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

— Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
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— Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
— Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
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— Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
South African youths protest outside the  Cape Town Convention Centre against inequalities.    Photo: AMO/ Esa Alexander

Closing Africa’s wealth gap

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Economists call for new approach to planting, nurturing seeds of equity
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Economists call for new approach to planting, nurturing seeds of equity
South African youths protest outside the  Cape Town Convention Centre against inequalities.    Photo: AMO/ Esa Alexander
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South African youths protest outside the  Cape Town Convention Centre against inequalities.    Photo: AMO/ Esa Alexander
Li Yong, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Photo: Africa Renewal/Eleni Mourdoukoutas

Africa on the road to industrial progress

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August - November 2017

— Li Yong
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— Li Yong
Li Yong, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Photo: Africa Renewal/Eleni Mourdoukoutas
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The Tanger-Med port located about 40 km east of Tangier, Morocco. Photo: Bouygues Construction

Partnerships provide a lifeline for cash-strapped countries

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August - November 2017

Governments reforming to woo private capital
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Governments reforming to woo private capital
The Tanger-Med port located about 40 km east of Tangier, Morocco. Photo: Bouygues Construction
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The Tanger-Med port located about 40 km east of Tangier, Morocco. Photo: Bouygues Construction
Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, head of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. Photo: UNDP/Freya Morales

Global economic gravity rapidly pulling towards Africa

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

— Abdoulaye Mar Dieye
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— Abdoulaye Mar Dieye
Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, head of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. Photo: UNDP/Freya Morales
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Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, head of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. Photo: UNDP/Freya Morales
An advertisement for a mobile phone money transfer company hangs over stalls of fruit and vegetables at a covered market in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn

Africa’s quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors
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Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors
An advertisement for a mobile phone money transfer company hangs over stalls of fruit and vegetables at a covered market in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Panos/Sven Torfinn
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Fishermen in Inhaca Island, Mozambique.

Overfishing destroying livelihoods

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

African waters are powerful magnets for illegal and unregulated foreign fishing operations
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African waters are powerful magnets for illegal and unregulated foreign fishing operations
Fishermen in Inhaca Island, Mozambique.
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Fishermen in Inhaca Island, Mozambique.
Ntiokam Divine (right) at the Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016.

Development goals in local languages

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Young leader helps translate SDGs in different African languages
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Young leader helps translate SDGs in different African languages
Ntiokam Divine (right) at the Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016.
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Ntiokam Divine (right) at the Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016.
—Tonye Cole, one of Africa’s top business leaders

Young people need opportunities to display their talents

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

—Tonye Cole, one of Africa’s top business leaders
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—Tonye Cole, one of Africa’s top business leaders
—Tonye Cole, one of Africa’s top business leaders
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—Tonye Cole, one of Africa’s top business leaders
Samuel Malinga

Youth can help achieve SDGs

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

—Samuel Malinga
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—Samuel Malinga
Samuel Malinga
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Samuel Malinga
Samar Mezghanni

Youth still under-represented in leadership

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

—Samar Mezghanni
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—Samar Mezghanni
Samar Mezghanni
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Young workers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, packing beans for export.     Panos/Sven Torfinn

Africa's jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Leaders put job-creation programmes on the front burner
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Leaders put job-creation programmes on the front burner
Young workers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, packing beans for export.     Panos/Sven Torfinn
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Ahmad Alhendawi.     Africa Renewal/Eleni Mourdoukoutas

Africa’s future rests on its youth

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

— Ahmad Alhendawi, former United Nations youth envoy
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— Ahmad Alhendawi, former United Nations youth envoy
Ahmad Alhendawi.     Africa Renewal/Eleni Mourdoukoutas
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Ahmad Alhendawi.     Africa Renewal/Eleni Mourdoukoutas
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flanked by African leaders at TICAD-VI. Photo credit: Rwandan Presidency

Africa welcomes new trade initiatives from Japanese investors

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

TICAD VI’s Nairobi Declaration is aimed at boosting economic ties
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TICAD VI’s Nairobi Declaration is aimed at boosting economic ties
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flanked by African leaders at TICAD-VI. Photo credit: Rwandan Presidency
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An oil production facility in Nigeria. Photo credit: Panos/J

Commodity prices crash hits Africa

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Volatile global financial markets and weaknesses in global growth to blame
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Volatile global financial markets and weaknesses in global growth to blame
An oil production facility in Nigeria. Photo credit: Panos/J
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Medical students watch as doctors perform an operation in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo credit: Panos/ Sven Torfinn

Diagnosing Africa’s medical brain drain

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Higher wages and modern facilities are magnets for Africa’s health workers
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Higher wages and modern facilities are magnets for Africa’s health workers
Medical students watch as doctors perform an operation in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo credit: Panos/ Sven Torfinn
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Wind turbines in Mahe, Seychelles. Photo: AP/ J.W.Alker

A green path to industrialization

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August - November 2016

The only viable option for Africa’s continued development
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The only viable option for Africa’s continued development
Wind turbines in Mahe, Seychelles. Photo: AP/ J.W.Alker
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A protester outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: AP Photo/Denis Farrell

African democracy coming of age

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August - November 2016

Strong institutions: judiciary, media and civil society helping to strengthen leadership
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Strong institutions: judiciary, media and civil society helping to strengthen leadership
A protester outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: AP Photo/Denis Farrell
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Ntiokam Divine

Speaking SDGs in African languages

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2016

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Japan’s senior vice-minister of agriculture, forestry and fish eries Taku Eto tries out a Japanese-made tilling machine in Cameroon.  Photo: The Government of Japan

Boost in Japan-Africa ties

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2016

Japan is increasingly eager to support Africa’s transformation
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Japan is increasingly eager to support Africa’s transformation
Japan’s senior vice-minister of agriculture, forestry and fish eries Taku Eto tries out a Japanese-made tilling machine in Cameroon.  Photo: The Government of Japan
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Mr. Thabo Mbeki (middle) led a High-Level Panel on IFF to    the United States. Photo:  Africa Renewal/Paddy Ilos

Mbeki panel ramps up war against illicit financial flows

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2016

Tax evasion by multinational companies, drug trafficking, smuggling, bribery and embezzlement are the main conduits
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Tax evasion by multinational companies, drug trafficking, smuggling, bribery and embezzlement are the main conduits
Mr. Thabo Mbeki (middle) led a High-Level Panel on IFF to    the United States. Photo:  Africa Renewal/Paddy Ilos
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Lagos Island from Apogbon, overlooking Apapa Wharf Sea Port. Photo: Africa Media Online/Ademola Akinlabi

Lagos now wears a new look

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2016

City transforming from chaos of traffic congestion, rickety buses and pickpockets
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City transforming from chaos of traffic congestion, rickety buses and pickpockets
Lagos Island from Apogbon, overlooking Apapa Wharf Sea Port. Photo: Africa Media Online/Ademola Akinlabi
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Maternity ward at the King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, South Africa. Photo: AMO/John Robinson

A glass half-empty, yet half-full

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2015

MDG 4: Reduce child mortality
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MDG 4: Reduce child mortality
Maternity ward at the King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, South Africa. Photo: AMO/John Robinson
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The shrinking Gilgel Abbay River, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Photo: Panos/ Petterik Wiggers

African leaders pledge to fight for a deal on climate change

Term ID: 343
By: Dan Shepard

Africa Renewal: December 2015

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An opportunity to emphasize the link between climate and development
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An opportunity to emphasize the link between climate and development
The shrinking Gilgel Abbay River, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Photo: Panos/ Petterik Wiggers
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The shrinking Gilgel Abbay River, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Photo: Panos/ Petterik Wiggers

African leaders pledge to fight for a deal on climate change

Term ID: 1563
By: Dan Shepard

Africa Renewal: December 2015

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An opportunity to emphasize the link between climate and development
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An opportunity to emphasize the link between climate and development
The shrinking Gilgel Abbay River, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Photo: Panos/ Petterik Wiggers
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Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Photo: Africa Renewal/Bo Li

Financing Africa’s development agenda

Term ID: 343
By: Jocelyne Sambira

Africa Renewal: December 2015

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— Carlos Lopes
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— Carlos Lopes
Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Photo: Africa Renewal/Bo Li
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Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Photo: Africa Renewal/Bo Li

Financing Africa’s development agenda

Term ID: 533
By: Jocelyne Sambira

Africa Renewal: December 2015

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— Carlos Lopes
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— Carlos Lopes
Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Photo: Africa Renewal/Bo Li
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Amina Mohammed, former Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning. Photo: AR/Pavithra Rao

‘I foresee a world without poverty’

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2015

— Amina Mohammed
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— Amina Mohammed
Amina Mohammed, former Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning. Photo: AR/Pavithra Rao
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World leaders listen to an address by Pope Francis on 25 September before adopting the SDGs at the United Nations headquarters, New York. Photo: UN/Cia Pak

Sustainable Development Goals are in sync with Africa’s priorities

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2015

Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals could transform the continent
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Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals could transform the continent
World leaders listen to an address by Pope Francis on 25 September before adopting the SDGs at the United Nations headquarters, New York. Photo: UN/Cia Pak
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Health workers clean hospital scrubs and protective gear at the Island Clinic for Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.   USAID/Morgana Wingard

Billions now required to save depleted healthcare systems

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2015

Ebola’s most affected countries lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure
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Ebola’s most affected countries lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure
Health workers clean hospital scrubs and protective gear at the Island Clinic for Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.   USAID/Morgana Wingard
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Beatrice Yardolo, right, Liberia’s last Ebola patient, walks out of the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia, at the beginning of a short ceremony celebrating her survival and release from the ETU on March 5. Photo: UNMEER/Simon Ruf

Ebola: A bumpy road to zero transmission

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2015

Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone remain vigilant as infections decline in the three countries
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Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone remain vigilant as infections decline in the three countries
Beatrice Yardolo, right, Liberia’s last Ebola patient, walks out of the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia, at the beginning of a short ceremony celebrating her survival and release from the ETU on March 5. Photo: UNMEER/Simon Ruf
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Beatrice Yardolo, right, Liberia’s last Ebola patient, walks out of the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia, at the beginning of a short ceremony celebrating her survival and release from the ETU on March 5. Photo: UNMEER/Simon Ruf
Swearing-in of Members of Parliament and other government officials in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Paul Kagame

A celebratory rise in women’s political participation

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2015

Number of women legislators inches upward in Africa
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Number of women legislators inches upward in Africa
Swearing-in of Members of Parliament and other government officials in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Paul Kagame
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Swearing-in of Members of Parliament and other government officials in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Paul Kagame
Vendors struggle with plummeting sales and rising cost of transporting goods to the market in West Point in Monrovia, Liberia, after the Ebola outbreak and quarantine took effect in the country.  Photo: UNDP/ Morgana Wingard

Ebola threatens economic gains in affected countries

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2014

Foreign workers return home, citing contagion fears
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Foreign workers return home, citing contagion fears
Vendors struggle with plummeting sales and rising cost of transporting goods to the market in West Point in Monrovia, Liberia, after the Ebola outbreak and quarantine took effect in the country.  Photo: UNDP/ Morgana Wingard
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An artist’s impression of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.   Photo: www.grandmillenniumdam.net

Financing Africa’s massive projects

Term ID: 1243
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2014

Busani Bafana
Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries
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Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries
An artist’s impression of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.   Photo: www.grandmillenniumdam.net
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An artist’s impression of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.   Photo: www.grandmillenniumdam.net

Financing Africa’s massive projects

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2014

Busani Bafana
Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries
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Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries
An artist’s impression of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.   Photo: www.grandmillenniumdam.net
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Trainee midwives demonstrating the childbirth process using a birth simulator in Kampala, Uganda.  Photo: UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi

Improving maternal health in Africa

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2014

Despite progress in some countries, many women and babies still die during childbirth in Africa
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Despite progress in some countries, many women and babies still die during childbirth in Africa
Trainee midwives demonstrating the childbirth process using a birth simulator in Kampala, Uganda.  Photo: UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi
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Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Photo: Africa Section / Bo Li

Africa’s economy set for dramatic changes

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2014

— Carlos Lopes
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— Carlos Lopes
Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Photo: Africa Section / Bo Li
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Maged Abdelaziz, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa. Photo: Africa Section / Bo Li

Africa wants equal partners

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2014

— Maged Abdelaziz
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— Maged Abdelaziz
Maged Abdelaziz, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa. Photo: Africa Section / Bo Li
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Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre. Photo: International Trade Centre

Africa needs both aid and trade

Term ID: 939
By: Nirit Ben-Ari

Africa Renewal: August 2014

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— Arancha González
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— Arancha González
Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre. Photo: International Trade Centre
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Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre. Photo: International Trade Centre

Africa needs both aid and trade

Term ID: 343
By: Nirit Ben-Ari

Africa Renewal: August 2014

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— Arancha González
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— Arancha González
Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre. Photo: International Trade Centre
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Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre. Photo: International Trade Centre
Participants at a ministerial meeting on the margins of the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels.

Trade between two unequal partners

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2014

Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement
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Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement
Participants at a ministerial meeting on the margins of the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels.
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Participants at a ministerial meeting on the margins of the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels.

No longer a curse?

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2014

African leaders take action that could transform the mining sector
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African leaders take action that could transform the mining sector
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There is energy momentum in Africa

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2014

— Kandeh Yumkella
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— Kandeh Yumkella
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Light at the end of the tunnel

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2014

Much ado over Africa’s power sector
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Much ado over Africa’s power sector
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All eyes on $1 trillion

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Aissata Haidara
African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report
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African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report
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All eyes on $1 trillion

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Aissata Haidara
African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report
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African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report
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Giving back to society

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2013

African philanthropists push for prosperity
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African philanthropists push for prosperity
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African Peer Review Mechanism comes of age

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2013

Countries embracing self-monitoring mechanism to shine light on domestic affairs
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Countries embracing self-monitoring mechanism to shine light on domestic affairs
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A vision of an integrated Africa

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2013

André-Michel Essoungou
— Maged Abdelaziz and Ibrahim Mayaki
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— Maged Abdelaziz and Ibrahim Mayaki
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A vision of an integrated Africa

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2013

André-Michel Essoungou
— Maged Abdelaziz and Ibrahim Mayaki
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— Maged Abdelaziz and Ibrahim Mayaki
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A new burst of energy in industrial activity

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2013

Reliance on commodities has to stop, says report
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Reliance on commodities has to stop, says report
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Uprooting the causes of conflicts

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2013

Momentum in post-conflict peacebuilding in Africa
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Momentum in post-conflict peacebuilding in Africa
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A seat at the table

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: May 2013

African youth demand a say in decision making
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African youth demand a say in decision making
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Africa’s youth: a “ticking time bomb” or an opportunity?

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: May 2013

Leaders awakening to the need for job-creation programmes
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Leaders awakening to the need for job-creation programmes
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Africa Watch

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: May 2013

Malian children face education crisis
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Malian children face education crisis
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Door of no return in Ouidah, Benin.

To be forever free!

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor
The world is now speaking with one voice against the slave trade eras. 25 March of every year marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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The world is now speaking with one voice against the slave trade eras. 25 March of every year marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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Door of no return in Ouidah, Benin.

China in the heart of Africa

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: January 2013

Opportunities and pitfalls in a rapidly expanding relationship
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Opportunities and pitfalls in a rapidly expanding relationship
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Politics of succession: coping when leaders die

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: January 2013

To avoid chaos, countries must follow constitutional procedures
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To avoid chaos, countries must follow constitutional procedures
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Floods: Stemming the tide in West Africa

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor
More investment needed for prevention programmes
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More investment needed for prevention programmes
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Examining high-quality corn for future cultivation in Cameroon

Africa’s economy grows, but many stomachs are empty

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor
Africa Human Development Report stirs debate on food security
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Africa Human Development Report stirs debate on food security
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Examining high-quality corn for future cultivation in Cameroon

Rio summit keeps African hopes alive

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2012

Some gains, plus commitments to future sustainable development talks
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Some gains, plus commitments to future sustainable development talks
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Tourism in Africa is slowly coming of age

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2012

Aissata Haidara
Innovation and better infrastructure can draw more visitors
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Innovation and better infrastructure can draw more visitors
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Tourism in Africa is slowly coming of age

Term ID: 507
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2012

Aissata Haidara
Innovation and better infrastructure can draw more visitors
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Innovation and better infrastructure can draw more visitors
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African economies capture world attention

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2012

But huge challenges still lie ahead
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But huge challenges still lie ahead
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Africa Renewal at 25: keeping up with a dynamic continent

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2012

UN magazine devoted to Africa’s progress
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UN magazine devoted to Africa’s progress
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Malian women create beauty — and profit

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2012

Aissata Haidara
Hand-dyed fabrics win praises, capture markets
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Hand-dyed fabrics win praises, capture markets
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Malian women create beauty — and profit

Term ID: 507
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: April 2012

Aissata Haidara
Hand-dyed fabrics win praises, capture markets
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Hand-dyed fabrics win praises, capture markets
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Africa’s famine response — too little, perhaps too late

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2011

‘Africa should not wait’ for others to act
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‘Africa should not wait’ for others to act
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Social media for a social cause

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: December 2011

Leading by example, Kenyans mobilize support for drought victims
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Leading by example, Kenyans mobilize support for drought victims
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Peace in Sierra Leone, a project under construction

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By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2011

Michael Fleshman
UN seeks to coordinate support for post-war development
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UN seeks to coordinate support for post-war development
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Peace in Sierra Leone, a project under construction

Term ID: 343
By: Kingsley Ighobor

Africa Renewal: August 2011

Michael Fleshman
UN seeks to coordinate support for post-war development
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UN seeks to coordinate support for post-war development
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Health Campaign