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America’s Biggest Challenge in Africa

There is much good news to report from Africa. Over the past generation, poverty rates went down, literacy rates went up, life expectancy increased, and childhood malnutrition shrank. The battle…

Africa’s top 4 economies are in trouble

Growth in Africa has outpaced most emerging markets in recent years, but that’s changing fast as a slew of problems beset its leading economies. Cheap oil, political uncertainty and weak…

Oromiya demotes, sacks 829 officials

Addis Ababa, 14 April 2016 (WIC) – The Oromiya Regional State announced that it has taken administrative measures against 829 mid and high level officials in a bid to ensure…

Coca-Cola advert banned in Kenya over kissing scene

Kenya’s Film Classification Board (KFCB) has forced Coca-Cola to scrap a kissing scene in a television advert because it “violated family values”. In the three-second scene two strangers have a…

Sudanese journalists on visit to GERD

Addis Ababa, April 11, 2016 (FBC) – Sudanese journalists’ visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will create better understanding on the benefit of the mega project to downstream…

Mobile drought insurance to protect Africa’s farmers

A mobile insurance scheme to help small-scale farmers in Kenya ensure their agricultural produce against drought and other natural disasters is spreading to other parts of Africa, as Neil Ford…