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Business Standard India
Phoenix looks to India to feed Africa as part of rice expansionThe company says it is already one of the top three rice traders globally. Inc
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The company says it is already one of the top three rice traders globally. Increasing incomes and changing food habits in Africa have created an opportunity for the company to increase sales of its flagship Happy Family brand rice, Dhawan said.... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Bitcoin Collapse, Equity 'Flash Crash', & The Fed Loses Control: Saxo's 'Outrageous Predictions' For 2018equities as China transitions from an investment to a consumption-focused growt
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
equities as China transitions from an investment to a consumption-focused growth model. We wax outrageously bullish on sub-Saharan Africa and equally bearish on central banks, who risk having their independence taken away next year. It’s safe... Read more
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Fortune
How America Bears Responsibility for Libya’s Slave MarketsThe story of slavery in Africa, like slavery in so many other parts of the worl
Fortune / Posted 2 days ago
The story of slavery in Africa, like slavery in so many other parts of the world, is a painful chronicle whose origins go back centuries. It’s not a new phenomenon. But the issue got a rush of new attention recently, when video of an apparently... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
What happens when society ignores sexual assault? You get Lesotho, where girls aren't even safe at the grocery storeOn my first day in Lesotho — a hardscrabble, high-altitude kingdom in sub-Sahar
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
On my first day in Lesotho — a hardscrabble, high-altitude kingdom in sub-Saharan Africa — the security guard at my government-run lodgings shook my hand and held on too long. After several awkward seconds, I clumsily took my hand back. Later that... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Why An Ivy League MBA Went Back To Ghana To Help A Pineapple Farma fish out of water. But for Parkes, leaving his finance career was part of a p
KERA North Texas / Posted 2 days ago
a fish out of water. But for Parkes, leaving his finance career was part of a plan to return home and expand agriculture in Africa. Parkes co-founded Injaro, a private equity fund that invests in agricultural businesses in West Africa such as Gold... Read more
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The Morning Call
What happens when society ignores sexual assault? You get Lesotho, where girls aren't even safe at the grocery storeOn my first day in Lesotho — a hardscrabble, high-altitude kingdom in sub-Sahar
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
On my first day in Lesotho — a hardscrabble, high-altitude kingdom in sub-Saharan Africa — the security guard at my government-run lodgings shook my hand and held on too long. After several awkward seconds, I clumsily took my hand back. Later that... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Why An Ivy League MBA Went Back To Ghana To Help A Pineapple Farma fish out of water. But for Parkes, leaving his finance career was part of a p
KPBS San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
a fish out of water. But for Parkes, leaving his finance career was part of a plan to return home and expand agriculture in Africa. Parkes co-founded Injaro, a private equity fund that invests in agricultural businesses in West Africa such as Gold... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
9 Effective-Altruism-Endorsed Organizations For The Most Rational Giversprovided by GiveDirectly. This year’s additions are a vitamin-A supplementatio
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
provided by GiveDirectly. This year’s additions are a vitamin-A supplementation program for children five and under in Sub-Saharan Africa run by Helen Keller International, and a small, no-interest loan program to encourage rural workers in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
House Reviews U.S.$41 Million Dangote Cement Investment AgreementMr. Dangote is Africa's richest man and has the largest cement producing compan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Mr. Dangote is Africa's richest man and has the largest cement producing company on the continent. Members of the House of Representatives are reviewing an Investment Incentive Agreement between the Government of Liberia and Dangote Cement Liberia... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Jacob Zuma - Energy Indabaof petrol and diesel prices. However, we are aware that these high oil prices
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
of petrol and diesel prices. However, we are aware that these high oil prices also benefit oil producing economies in Sub Saharan Africa and bode well for their GDP growth. As Government we will need to intensify efforts under the auspices of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Schools Weigh Teaching in Local LanguagesMost children in sub-Saharan Africa are taught in a common colonial language in
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Most children in sub-Saharan Africa are taught in a common colonial language instead of their mother tongue. Proponents say teaching in an international language is advantageous, but others argue that this can confuse children and affect learning.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Addressing Gender Issues Critical in National Developmentto perpetuate gender-based violence. According to statistics by Unicef, global
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
to perpetuate gender-based violence. According to statistics by Unicef, globally, rates of child marriage are highest in sub-Saharan Africa, four in 10 girls marry before age 18; about one in eight were married or in union before the age 15.... Read more
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TheBull
Saxo Bank's Outrageous Predictions for 2018in the EU, to China eroding the US dollar's reserve currency status and a new p
TheBull / Posted 3 days ago
in the EU, to China eroding the US dollar's reserve currency status and a new political spring welling up in southern Africa. We may or may not get any of these right but that isn't the point. Rather, our task here is to stimulate debate and... Read more
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dna
Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem forces US to issue 'worldwide caution' to citizens travelling abroadpistols, and vehicles as weapons, the alert said.There are terrorists, guerrill
dna / Posted 3 days ago
pistols, and vehicles as weapons, the alert said.There are terrorists, guerrilla, and insurgent groups in some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, and the potential for al- Qaeda or ISIS-inspired attacks is high in several West African countries and... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Killer fungi found in Cape Town city centre parkpeople whose immune systems have not been compromised by HIV/Aids. Microbiolog
Daily Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
people whose immune systems have not been compromised by HIV/Aids. Microbiologists from Stellenbosch University in South Africa found large populations of cryptococcal fungi from woody debris collected from old trees in a public park in the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AFC Signs Accreditation Master Agreement With GCFAfrica Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Seoul, South Korea, having received its accreditation in 2015. AFC is one of the first African development finance institution to... Read more
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Gazette
Dursley church to host New Year's Eve leftovers banquet to highlight Christmas food wasteChristian Aid’s Enough for Everyone Christmas appeal which highlights the impac
Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Christian Aid’s Enough for Everyone Christmas appeal which highlights the impact of hunger and malnutrition on families in sub-Saharan Africa and food waste in the UK. Everyone is being invited to the lunchtime ‘bring and share’ banquet and to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Can RTDs Bring Nigeria One Step Closer to Eliminating Malaria?a regular lab test. Despite the increased availability of malaria RDTs to faci
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
a regular lab test. Despite the increased availability of malaria RDTs to facilitate point-of-care diagnosis elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, RDTs are not yet widely available in Nigeria, and presumptive diagnosis continues to be the most common... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Silent Thief of Sight - Early Detection Can Prevent Blindness From GlaucomaEditor's Note: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the w
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Editor's Note: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, with the highest number affected in Sub-Saharan Africa. This week (March 12 - 18, 2017) is World Glaucoma Week, and this year's theme is BIG; Beat Invisible... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Two West African Scholars Scoop Top Prize for Labour Market, Taxation ResearchTwo West African economists have emerged at the top from a selection of 36 acad
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Two West African economists have emerged at the top from a selection of 36 academic papers presented at the 12th African Economic Conference for proposing reforms, including the de-regulation of the labour markets and the tax administration reforms... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Genetic tool that can doom a species under UN reviewisland wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitoes that killed nearl
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitoes that killed nearly half a million people last year, mostly in Africa. Others fear that the genetic engineering process is a one-way ticket to ecological mayhem, or suspect health and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Is It Cameroon's Turn to Be Suspended From U.S. Trade Pact With Africa?Cameroon has been a member of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) ini
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Cameroon has been a member of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) initiative since it was launched in 2000. AGOA is a preferential trade programme which allows a set of eligible products from designated African countries into the US... Read more
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NZCity
Sudanese football fans taunt rivals with huge Hitler head and Holocaust bannerfootball anti-discrimination network FARE said it was investigating the inciden
NZCity / Posted 4 days ago
football anti-discrimination network FARE said it was investigating the incident, which it called "a gruesome first for sub-Saharan Africa". FIFA is also investigating the incident, according to the Middle East Eye. "Al-Hilal Football Club... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Football fans taunt rivals with huge Hitler headfootball anti-discrimination network FARE said it was investigating the inciden
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
football anti-discrimination network FARE said it was investigating the incident, which it called "a gruesome first for sub-Saharan Africa". FIFA is also investigating the incident, according to the Middle East Eye. "Al-Hilal Football Club... Read more
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Gulf News
Getting ready for the in-demand economyeconomy. They have some of the highest levels of inequality in the world. The w
Gulf News / Posted 4 days ago
economy. They have some of the highest levels of inequality in the world. The world’s 50 most unequal economies are in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, with South Africa taking the prize for the highest income inequality.Informal markets,... Read more
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Business Wire
BET Networks Announces New Tentpole Social Media Extravaganza “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” Airing LIVE Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10 P.M./7 P.M. ET/PTNielsen, Social Content Ratings, 1/1/17 - 11/26/17, episode-level linear data.
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
Nielsen, Social Content Ratings, 1/1/17 - 11/26/17, episode-level linear data. About BET Networks BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and... Read more
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Business Wire
Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Services Trends and Forecasts 2017to dominate." This report analyses the most important trends and drivers that
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
to dominate." This report analyses the most important trends and drivers that are affecting mobile telecoms services in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and examines the impact that these trends will have during the next 5 years. It includes country... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Vodafone Zambia's Music Streaming Service 'Is Different to Everywhere Else' and It's Also Planning a Vod LaunchMusic streaming services have had some success in Sub-Saharan Africa but it has
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Music streaming services have had some success in Sub-Saharan Africa but it has tended to be in the larger country markets. This week we talk to Vodafone Zambia's B2B Director Hassan Abbas about how it has tackled music streaming and how it might... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
CRE Capital's Pule Taukubong Is Looking for Tech Start-Ups That 'Solving Sizeable Problems' With Genre-Defining EntrepreneursPule Taukubong was one of the founders of Africa Angels Network and has used th
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Pule Taukubong was one of the founders of Africa Angels Network and has used the experience to co-found CRE Capital, a VC fund capable of putting "tens of millions of dollars" behind the right African start-ups. Russell Southwood talked to him about... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Wymondham Nature Group to host illustrated talk on Tanazanian laboratory workthis year, Dr Anne Edwards and her colleagues organised a workshop on plant sci
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 4 days ago
this year, Dr Anne Edwards and her colleagues organised a workshop on plant science which was held at the Nelson Mandela African Insitute of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania. The workshop brought together scientists and students from... Read more
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EuroNews
Even Europe's money can't stop climate change refugeesthat Tajani is drawing attention to the problem of refugees as the crisis will
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
that Tajani is drawing attention to the problem of refugees as the crisis will not go away. Unfortunately, Northern Africa is suffering from severe climate change as well and oil-rich Libya is no longer the anchor of stability it once... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
World Bank Lends Nigeria U.S.$350 Million for Rural Electrification Projectsbank also said that about 80 million people in Nigeria have no access to electr
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
bank also said that about 80 million people in Nigeria have no access to electricity, while about 600 million people in sub Saharan Africa do not have power supply in their various communities. Represented by the World Bank Global Lead, Energy... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
SuperSport win bid to renew PSL media rights for Sub-Saharan AfricaThe Premier Soccer League has announced that pay-TV channel SuperSport have won
Daily Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
The Premier Soccer League has announced that pay-TV channel SuperSport have won the bid to renew their media rights for Sub-Saharan Africa for five years from the 2019-20 season. The PSL made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday titled:... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Young Nigerian Innovators Lead New Tech Worldthe face of these odds a lot of new start-ups have also latched on this challen
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
the face of these odds a lot of new start-ups have also latched on this challenge to do exploit. Some of them are flying Africa's flag high in the world based on new ideas and presence in the new technology world order. They are largely part of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AEDC Donates N3 Million to NMA, Sensitises Staff On HIV/Aids(ART). He said: "The statistic of concern is that an estimated one million peo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
(ART). He said: "The statistic of concern is that an estimated one million people died of AIDS-related diseases in 2016. Sub-saharan Africa, which bears the heaviest burden worldwide, accounts for about 64 per cent of all new HIV infections." A... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
World Bank Support to Energy Sector Hits U.S.$3 Billionaccess to sustainable electricity in Nigeria. This is just as more than 600 mil
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
access to sustainable electricity in Nigeria. This is just as more than 600 million are without access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa and over one billion people are without electricity globally. He said: "We know that globally, about 1... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uber Moves to Create Economic Opportunities for Nigeria With Technologyfor driver-partners through the use of modern technology. The recently appoint
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
for driver-partners through the use of modern technology. The recently appointed General Manager for Uber West Africa, Lola Kassim, who restated Uber's commitment at a press conference in Lagos, weekend, said the initiative remained one... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dangote's Pan-African Industrial DriveAfrica represents a compelling frontier market for both local and international
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Africa represents a compelling frontier market for both local and international investors. Jonathan Eze examines the recent inauguration of the Dangote Cement factory in Congo and concludes that the conglomerate's industrial drive is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Makerere University Spearheads Research to Fix Ecosystems Challengeschallenges communities are faced with in the area of ecosystems destruction. T
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
challenges communities are faced with in the area of ecosystems destruction. This is being done not only in Uganda but Sub Saharan Africa in building capacities of students pursuing Maters and PHD courses. Prof. Samuel Kyamanyua who is heading... Read more
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SciDev.net
Weather updates twice a day as apps transform farmingmissing in our farming,” says Adjei. “Now we can do those things.” Ghana-based
SciDev.net / Posted 4 days ago
missing in our farming,” says Adjei. “Now we can do those things.” Ghana-based Farmerline, which runs its services in 11 African countries, is just one out of hundreds of tech-based services that have been developed for agriculture in the last... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitalson the issue and combed through media articles documenting cases of patients de
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
on the issue and combed through media articles documenting cases of patients detained in 14 countries from Latin America to sub-Saharan Africa. The researchers found more than 950 cases between 2003 and 2017, including a report of about 400 patients... Read more
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Adelaide Now
‘One-way ticket to ecological mayhem’island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitoes that killed nearl
Adelaide Now / Posted 4 days ago
island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitoes that killed nearly half a million people last year, mostly in Africa. Others fear that the genetic engineering process is a one-way ticket to ecological mayhem, or suspect health and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
FG to Generate 3,000mw Off-Grid Electricity By 2020electrification of rural areas that are far from grid using renewable energy so
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
electrification of rural areas that are far from grid using renewable energy sources. "I think it is a great moment for Africa, for the sub region and it is a great moment for my country, Nigeria" while urging massive support for the efforts of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
WHO, EU Visit Maternity Waiting Home SitesSurvey, the proportion of stillbirths in Namibia was 8 per 1 000 total births i
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Survey, the proportion of stillbirths in Namibia was 8 per 1 000 total births in 2014. This was one of the lowest rates in sub-Saharan Africa, and below the global target of 12 or fewer stillbirths per 1000 total births by 2030 set in the Every... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitalson the issue and combed through media articles documenting cases of patients de
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 4 days ago
on the issue and combed through media articles documenting cases of patients detained in 14 countries from Latin America to sub-Saharan Africa. The researchers found more than 950 cases between 2003 and 2017, including a report of about 400 patients... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitalson the issue and combed through media articles documenting cases of patients de
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 4 days ago
on the issue and combed through media articles documenting cases of patients detained in 14 countries from Latin America to sub-Saharan Africa. The researchers found more than 950 cases between 2003 and 2017, including a report of about 400 patients... Read more
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News.com.au
‘One-way ticket to ecological mayhem’island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitoes that killed nearl
News.com.au / Posted 4 days ago
island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitoes that killed nearly half a million people last year, mostly in Africa. Others fear that the genetic engineering process is a one-way ticket to ecological mayhem, or suspect health and... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
‘One-way ticket to ecological mayhem’island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitoes that killed nearl
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 4 days ago
island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitoes that killed nearly half a million people last year, mostly in Africa. Others fear that the genetic engineering process is a one-way ticket to ecological mayhem, or suspect health and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Who Are the 4 Ugandans Eyeing Africa's Prize for Engineering Innovation?Cape Town, South Africa — Four young Ugandans have started a six month training
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Cape Town, South Africa — Four young Ugandans have started a six month training and mentoring programme after they recently made the shortlist of the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The four Ugandans are among 16 talented... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deutsche Welle Launches Debate Platform for Young AfricansBonn — Deutsche Welle has launched a new debate platform for young Africans dub
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Bonn — Deutsche Welle has launched a new debate platform for young Africans dubbed "The 77 percent" to encourage conversations about all issues that affect the continent. The multimedia project for young people in Africa that kicked off on December... Read more
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