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The world wakes up to the strategic significance of Somalia

The world wakes up to the strategic significance of Somalia African press review April 2017 By Michael Fitzpatrick Somalia is suddenly back in the limelight. Regional newspaper the East African reports that a number of high-level visits in the past few weeks signal a renewed interest by the international community in the country that had […]

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President Kagame holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia | Kigali, 28 April 2017

President Kagame holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia | Kigali, 28 April 2017 ” Learning when people have a vision of where they want to go is a priority. Then have a strategy of how you want to get where you want to go. Once you have learning and […]

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The true cause of hunger and famine? War and weak governance

The true cause of hunger and famine? War and weak governance Here we are again. Famine is back in the news. Following drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, the Disasters Emergency Committee has recently launched an appeal for East Africa. We have been reminded that we have one last chance to stop utter devastation in […]

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TALK AFRICA: Fighting Africa’s Famine Part 1. But what factors have led Africa to this point? And what kind of action can be taken in the fight against Africa’s famine?

TALK AFRICA: Fighting Africa’s Famine Part 1 But what factors have led Africa to this point? And what kind of action can be taken in the fight against Africa’s famine? The UN renewed its call to donors for more funds saying it has only received 21 per cent of the USD4.4 billion needed to avert […]

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Gambia: Barrow’s first 100 days marked by impatience

Gambia: Barrow’s first 100 days marked by impatience Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow celebrates his first 100 days in power                                                       FILE PHOTO – Gambia’s president Adama Barrow By […]

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Merkel urges ‘constructive dialogue’ with Turkey

  Merkel urges ‘constructive dialogue’ with Turkey German Chancellor asks Ankara to address European concerns over constitutional changes By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday urged “constructive dialogue” between the EU and Turkey, amid an ongoing row over Turkish constitutional changes approved in the April 16 referendum. Addressing lawmakers in German parliament on […]

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Piracy was never eradicated from Somali waters: Experts

Piracy was never eradicated from Somali waters: Experts Causes of piracy such as drought, lack of jobs for young people, illegal fishing, remain unaddressed FILE PHOTO- MOGADISHU, SOMALIA By Hassan Isilow and Felix Nkambeh Tih JOHANNESBURG Experts have told Anadolu Agency that while recent media reports talk about a resurgence of piracy off the coast […]

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Erdogan says West ignores famine in Africa

Erdogan says West ignores famine in Africa President accuses developed countries of turning blind eye to famine facing 14 million people ANKARA  The West has ignored the plight of 14 million people facing famine in Africa, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Turkey would continue to stand alongside “suffering people trying to keep alive in […]

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Turkey, Africa discuss feeding growing world population

Turkey, Africa discuss feeding growing world population Agriculture minister says African resources can be harnessed to satisfy demand for food During Turkey-Africa First Agriculture Ministers Meeting and Agribusiness Forum at Maritim Pine Beach Hotel in Antalya, Turkey on April 27, 2017 (Orhan Çiçek-Anadolu Agency ) By Dilara Zengin ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey will always be a […]

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Museveni blamed African chiefs for not fighting and consolidating the sovereignty of the African continent.

Museveni blamed African chiefs for not fighting and consolidating the sovereignty of the African continent.  Hundreds gathered in Ethiopia’s Northern town of Adwa, to commemorate the defeat of the Italian troupes by Ethiopian forces in 1986 and the establishment of a Pan African University in Africa at the historic town in a ceremony attended by […]

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