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Danièle Sassou Nguesso : Breaking Down Gender Barriers

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In a continent which has suffered from gender disparity for so many years, the recent spate of stories about strong African women gaining prominence at every level of society has been an encouraging and heartwarming trend. These women, more than any other factor, are what will inspire a new generation of African girls to stay...

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John Dodelande, curator of contemporary art, launches a reference database for Chinese Contemporary Art

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John Dodelande has been active in the contemporary art market for more than ten years. He has more specifically focused his collection on Chinese contemporary art works and young artists of the new generation (Wang Yuyang, Wang Sishun, Wang Guangle among others…) who are moving away from both the aesthetics and the spirit of his...

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South Africa’s Q1 business confidence rises 11 points to 45

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South Africa's business confidence rose in the first quarter by 11 points in a sign that the country's economy is picking up pace, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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Shell, Eni preempt any U.S. probe over Nigeria with filings

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Oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Eni have voluntarily filed to U.S. authorities internal probes into how they acquired a giant field in Nigeria as the companies seek to fight corruption allegations in Europe and Africa.

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Politics

Can Russia be a major player in Africa? Outcomes from Sochi.

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With the ongoing competition between Russia and China trying to take the lead on African investment and partnerships and the United State’s revived interest over the continent, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a Russia-Africa summit in Sochi from the 23rd to the 24th of October. National belts are tightening globally, and FDI (foreign direct investment)...

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Mali militia says it obtains U.S. military vehicle from Niger raid

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A Malian militia said on Wednesday it had obtained a sport utility vehicle abandoned by U.S. special forces in neighboring Niger during a deadly ambush last October, and offered to return it to the United States.

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South Africa’s Q1 business confidence rises 11 points to 45

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South Africa's business confidence rose in the first quarter by 11 points in a sign that the country's economy is picking up pace, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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Nigeria increases excise duties on tobacco and alcohol

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase in excise duties on tobacco and alcoholic beverages, the finance ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

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Business

Anbessa: Best Foot Forward for This Ethiopian Shoemaker

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When you think of an international shoe exporter, Ethiopia may not be the first country that springs to mind. Yet Anbessa Shoe Share Company, based in the Akaky Kaliti suburb of Addis Ababa, has been making its mark across Africa as well as several international export markets.  Originally founded in the 1930s by an Italian...

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Dr. Bouamatou: breaking down the gender barriers in banking

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While it would be fair to say that actual talent in the world of finance is distributed equally by gender, it would also be fair to note that this talent is not equally distributed among the top tiers of management. In fact, it was only in October 2019 when the Royal Bank of Scotland announced...

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Transmashholding Signs Major Egyptian Deal

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Summary: The deal between Egyptian National Railways and Transmashholding-Hungary Kft. looks like being the start of a long and fruitful relationship. When Egypt’s first railway system was commissioned by the Regent of Egypt and Sudan, Abbas I, in 1851, he chose for it to be built by one of the 19th Century’s greatest engineers, Robert...

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Making a Mark in Africa: Global Brands Dominate

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With Africa being one of the fastest growing markets for consumer goods worldwide, global brands have increasingly focused their efforts on the continent’s vibrant economies. Two major factors are worth noting here; Household consumption in Africa has outpaced GDP growth, and GDP growth across Africa is consistently outperforming global averages. Consumer expenditure in Africa has...

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