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Looking Forward: Prosperity in Growing African Economies

29/01/2014

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China President Xi Jinping and Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 16:08 p.m. DST, 29 January 2014 AFRICA – There’s no doubt that the continent of Africa is plagued by the common misperception and overarching reputation of being poor, downtrodden, corrupt, unsafe, unstable, and a list of other discouraging adjectives. However, the world is not far away from having to […]

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Reforms Power Growth in Nigerian Energy Markets

06/09/2013

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Electricity Transmission, Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Ty Butler, Senior Correspondent International Development and Conflict Last Modified: 16:32 p.m. DST, 06 September 2013 LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigeria’s long trek towards large-scale energy market reforms is witnessing rapid progress as the Power Holding Company of Nigeria finalizes the sale of 15 energy companies. A total of ten distribution companies and five generation companies […]

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United Nations Accused of Cholera Outbreak Coverup

04/03/2013

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Cholera Beds, Photo by Teseum

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 23:41 p.m. EDT, 4 March 2013 On March 1, 2013, Aljazeera reported that the United Nations (UN) was accused of covering up the 2008 cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. The UN dispute tribunal in Nairobi, Kenya, found that the UN did not inform the Robert Mugabe government of the potential […]

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Boko Haram Massacres Nigerian Worshippers

07/08/2012

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Boko Haram Slaughters Christian Worshippers, Deeper Life Church, Kogi, Nigeria

Originally posted on sharia unveiled:
The death toll in the church massacre in Kogi State has increased to 19, the police said on Tuesday.   Monday night, unidentified gunmen stormed the Deeper Life Church in Okene, during a service, killing 15 people on the spot and leaving many other worshippers injured. One of the worshippers…

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Nigeria Mourns Plane Crash & Suicide Bomber Victims

04/06/2012

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Lagos, Nigeria Plane Crash, Photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 13:04 PM EDT, 4 June 2012 LAGOS, Nigeria – A Dana Airlines plane in route from Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja to Lagos State crashed in the Agege suburban as it made its final approach into Murtala Muhammed Airport. The death toll has not been confirmed, however, thus far 146 passengers, […]

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