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Many parents are used to providing handouts to support their adult children, whether towards the purchase of their first car or a deposit for a flat. In the case of…


Has the Global Trade Revival Run Out of Puff?

A revival of global trade this year may be running out of steam before it has got under way, with widely ­followed data indicating a slowdown in the pace of…


Ethiopia Takes the Plunge to Improve Traceability of Speciality Coffee Beans

Ethiopia, the world’s fifth­-largest coffee producer and home of Arabica, has overhauled the way it markets the commodity in an effort to increase export earnings and clamp down on a…


China Wields Its Soft Power In Africa With Some Success

Maxwell Zeken is a 16­-year-­old Liberian who lives in rural Nimba County. Asked where he dreams of studying, he says: “I want to study engineering in China and come back…


US president warned on cut to African foreign aid

US president Donald Trump risks stoking extremism in Africa and provoking a further exodus of migrants heading for Europe if he goes ahead with plans to cut funding to the…


Rainfall set to boost growth in southern Africa

Africa is back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons when it comes to food security. According to the UN, the world is enduring its worst humanitarian disaster since…


Chinese loans keep Kenya railway project rolling

Nairobi­Mombasa is first leg of line in emerging trade bloc but critics fear white elephant A few miles outside the town of Makindu on the Nairobi­Mombasa road sits a heavily…


Racism towards Africans in India threatens trade ties

Rising harassment disrupts drive to sell education and IT to expanding nations on continent Maxwell Orji says he has been laughed at, spat on and verbally abused on the streets…


Trump plan to slash foreign aid will fuel famine and extremism, experts warn

US president Donald Trump’s proposals to slash overseas aid risks destabilising the world’s most fragile nations and inflaming extremism, aid groups and former US officials warn. “Cuts of the order…


FAMINE ­ War, insurgency and drought leave 20m facing ‘devastating food insecurity’

The UN has warned that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the organisation was founded in 1945. It says 20m people face “devastating levels of food insecurity”…


Shortcuts: Updates from Monaco, Ethiopia and Qatar

Those not content with having a €2.4m Bugatti Chiron sports car in their garage can now splash out on a matching boat, thanks to a new collaboration between the supercar…


NEW CURRENCY : Somalia to relaunch banknotes in effort to beat counterfeiters

Somalia, a country where up to 98 per cent of local banknotes are fake, is about to embark on the massive task of taking back control of its currency. With…


Rising stars on show at Africa By Design

Next week, at the Nubuke Foundation in the Accra suburb of East Legon, 21 designers from six sub­Saharan countries will be featured at Africa by Design. “Design has a significant…


Barclays seals divorce agreement with African subsidiary

Barclays has reached agreement with its African subsidiary about the details of their divorce, a key step before the British bank can sell more shares in its Johannesburg­listed offshoot. Two…


DP World wins tribunal case against Djibouti over bribe case

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Fear of famine grows as Somalia suffers worst drought for decades

Dry weather leaves half of the population in need of aid, with 2.9m at risk of starvation. Amina Jamila has been locked in a battle for survival for months. When…


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Putting the enormous damage inflicted on the country aside, the ruling...


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Before the end of the current fiscal year, city officials are rushing t...


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The Ministry of Finance, one of the oldest institut...


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The recurrent loss of the national football team concerns and embarrass...


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