Will intra-Africa trade come of age in 2018?

Governments in Africa must start taking data protection and encryption far more seriously. Overcoming the barriers for intra-African trade to double in a decade can feel like a Sisyphean task – impossible to complete. But that is the objective of the Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT) action plan, which targets to double flows between January 2012 and January 2022.rcMany individual African nations will not, on their own, have significant production or purchasing power any time soon. To accommodate such young populations and produce or enable meaningful employment, GDP growth has to…

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Le Clos, Van Der Burgh to Headline SA Commonwealth Games Trials

  Johannesburg – Olympians Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh will be among Mzansi’s aquatic stars who will be taking to the water at the KwaZulu-Natal Aquatics Premier Championships, doubling as the official Commonwealth Games Trials, taking place at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban, from 16 – 22 December 2017. Four hundred and sixty (460) swimmers will compete to secure a place in the final team that will be selected to represent SA in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia from 4th to 15th April 2018. Straight from…

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Zambia: Citing corruption foreign minister resigns

I HAVE RESIGNED There comes a time in a person’s life when it becomes necessary to die to self for the good of others and if not for that reason, at least to stand for one’s cherished ideals and values. I have just dropped my resignation letter as Foreign Affairs Minister with President Edgar Lungu – a position I have cherished and held for over 4 years. I have taken my decision to resign as Foreign Affairs Minister with a heavy heart but quite succinctly with a clear and resolved…

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ALJA Congratulates Liberia’s President-elect Weah

Press Release The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is congratulating Montserrado County Senator George, Manneh Weah and Bong County Senator, Jewel Howard Taylor, on their elections as President and Vice-President of the Republic of Liberia. The National Elections Commission (NEC) on December 29, 2017, declared President-elect Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) as winner of the December 26th run-off presidential election after securing more than 732 thousand votes representing 61.5 percent of the total ballots cast while incumbent Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai of the…

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