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  • Kenya: The U.S. and Kenya Launch Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement. Will They Succeed?

    Kenya: The U.S. and Kenya Launch Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement. Will They Succeed?

    Washington, DC — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration and Kenyan government launched trade negotiations in early July. Depending on the outcome of the negotiations, which were held virtually, the trade agreement could be the most significant development in U.S-Africa trade relations since the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) passed Congress in 2000. […] More

  • Advocating for the Accelerated Implementation of the African High-Speed Rail Project

    Advocating for the Accelerated Implementation of the African High-Speed Rail Project

    Johannesburg, August 3, 2020 – Participants at the webinar on the African High-Speed Railway Project which was held on 29 July, called on African Union and leaders of the continent to fast track implementation of the high-speed rail to support the implementation of the continental free trade area. Moderated by Mr Olawale Rasheed of the African […] More

  • South Africa: Reconstructing an Economy Devastated By a Pandemic

    South Africa: Reconstructing an Economy Devastated By a Pandemic

    The harm done to microeconomic entities such as businesses and households is yet to be fully determined. We need to plan towards a growth path using the resources that will be available. There is a growing volume of literature outlining what ought to be done to reconstruct the economy after the devastation of this pandemic. […] More

  • The Expensive Turkish Hospital Where Actress & Billionaire Wife Regina Daniels Had Her Baby - VIDEO | General Entertainment

    The Expensive Turkish Hospital Where Actress & Billionaire Wife Regina Daniels Had Her Baby – VIDEO | General Entertainment

    Nigerian actress Regina Daniels and her husband Ned Nwoko welcomed their first child together about a month ago. Before the birth of baby Munir Neji Ned Nwoko, internet users were curious about where the top actress would deliver, especially as borders have been closed. Regina Daniels had expressed disappointment on how COVID-19 had reshaped her plans on […] More

  • Africa: U.S. Africa Command Plans to Move Headquarters, but Not to Africa

    Africa: U.S. Africa Command Plans to Move Headquarters, but Not to Africa

    New York — US President Donald Trump has ordered the US military’s Africa Command (Africom) to move its headquarters out of Germany, the force’s commander said on Thursday. New basing options will include locations elsewhere in Europe as well as in the United States, Africom stated. Africa itself, however, is not being considered as a […] More

  • NFL to urge teams to alter travel schedules for less time away from home

    NFL to urge teams to alter travel schedules for less time away from home

    Getty Images NFL teams sometimes give themselves more time on the road than they actually need, by flying to a Sunday game site on Friday, or West Coast teams staying on the East Coast for a week in between two East Coast road games. This year, the league doesn’t want teams doing that. The NFL, […] More

  • Beyonce Was Never In Ghana - Bulldog Clarifies | General Entertainment

    Beyonce Was Never In Ghana – Bulldog Clarifies | General Entertainment

    Artiste Manager, Bulldog has clarified that Beyonce never came to Ghana for the “Already” video as being reported. There were reports that suggested that Beyonce was in Ghana to shoot the feature she had with Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale off her “Lion King” album. But speaking on TV3, Bulldog clarified that Shatta Wale rather went […] More

  • Brazil reopens international flights to tourists even as coronavirus deaths spike

    Brazil reopens international flights to tourists even as coronavirus deaths spike

    FILE PHOTO: People are seen in Copacabana Beach amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil on Wednesday reopened international air travel to foreign tourists, which had been banned since March, even as the country’s coronavirus outbreak ranks as the […] More

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    TV tonight: all aboard with Michael Portillo for a family journey | Television & radio

    Great Continental Railway Journeys 8pm, BBC Two Michael Portillo continues to indulge his penchant for train travel, taking an unusually personal tack in this series as he explores his father’s native Spain with a 1936 edition of his Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide. Beginning in Salamanca, where his leftwing father was an academic, Portillo hears of […] More

  • Africa: Refocusing the Africa-EU Strategy

    Africa: Refocusing the Africa-EU Strategy

    Two key partnerships will be negotiated in 2020 between the European Union (EU) and Africa, making this a crucial year for both continents. One is the post-Cotonou agreement within the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, and the other is the Africa-EU strategy. In relation to the Africa-EU strategy, the EU released a communication […] More

  • Sudan: Armed Forces Deployed in Darfur As Violence Spikes

    Sudan: Armed Forces Deployed in Darfur As Violence Spikes

    Darfur — Sudan’s Prime Minister has announced that a joint force of army soldiers, members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia, and security officers will be deployed in Darfur following a spike in violence in the region. The forces will be sent to all five Darfur states to protect the public from attacks and […] More

  • Nigeria: BBNaija - Lucy Emerges Week 2 'Head of House'

    Nigeria: BBNaija – Lucy Emerges Week 2 ‘Head of House’

    Big Brother Naija housemate, Lucy Essien, on Monday evening emerged the second Head of House (HOH) in the ongoing Big Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’ reality show. She takes over from Nengi who emerged this season’s first HOH last week. The position of HoH is assumed weekly by a winner of the weekly task as instructed by […] More

  • South Africa: Judge Makhubele Skips Zondo Commission Due to 'Trauma' After Tyre Puncture

    South Africa: Judge Makhubele Skips Zondo Commission Due to ‘Trauma’ After Tyre Puncture

    Judge Zondo orders that Makhubele return to give oral testimony on 3 August Former PRASA interim board chair and Judge Tintswalo Annah Nana Makhubele could not attend court proceedings due to “emotional trauma” after a tyre puncture while driving from Makopane to Pretoria on Thursday night. This is what Judge Makhubele’s advocate, Gift Shakoane, told […] More

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    #BBNaija – Day 4: A Mini-Concert, Travel Tales & Wager Presentation

    Housemates talk Beemers, politics and ink The morning’s chatter got cerebral in the Big Brother Naija house as the housemates cover culture and politics. Smart ones, you think?   After a cracking dancercise session with Praise, the housemates took their renewed vigour the arena and turned it into some brainy conversation. Neo got talking about […] More

  • Rwanda: Covid-19 - Rwanda Has Lost U.S.$48 Million in Cancelled Meetings

    Rwanda: Covid-19 – Rwanda Has Lost U.S.$48 Million in Cancelled Meetings

    Rwanda’s MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry has so far been hit by a $48 million (over Rwf445 billion) loss as a result of the global Covid-19 crisis, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye has said. She said this on Monday during a press conference organised to update Rwandans on Covid-19. Hakuziyaremye […] More