Africa

Japanese engagement with Africa in trade and commerce and other social economic fronts goes back to many decades past.  The growing influence of Japanese trade and deepening of its soft power in Africa can be felt in different African states. The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has been looking to boost its global standing. In that […]

African governments have taken significant steps to advance disaster risk management(DRM) and improve climate resilience. Many different countries in Africa that lacked coordinated disaster response mechanisms in the colonial era were faced with the challenge of addressing perennial disasters such as floods, land slides in major places in the rainy seasons, forest fires, disease outbreaks among other calamities […]

Located on the western corniche of the city of Dakar, Soumbédioune is one of the old quarters of the peninsula of Cape Verde. Hundreds of canoes leave in search of the fish destined to feed the markets of Dakar. An area full of history, Marché Artisanal de Soumbediou has become a popular tourist destination. Between about 4pm […]

Nigeria parliament is debate on whether to put a ban on the export of donkeys whose population is dwindling. The nation with a population of over 180 million has experienced a sharp decline in the donkey population whose meat and hide products are mostly exported to China. Besides that, there has been widespread slaughter on […]

Kenya and Cuba recently made a bilateral agreement for health sector development cooperation. The main idea was to bring doctors and health specialists from Cuba to Kenya and also take some Kenyan health specialists to Cuba to learn from the Cuban experience in building a robust primary and curative healthcare system that has afforded the […]

The Kenya Homes Expo, a platform that converges real estate stakeholders with potential and existing home owners under one roof to explore real estate deals, gain insights and pursue worthy investments. The 27th edition of the expo recently took place in October 11th to the 14th at the Kenya international convention center bringing together over […]

Rwanda is also one of fastest-growing economies in Africa. The country has recorded stable high economic growth for past few years averaging 8 per cent. The country’s economy expanded by 5.9 per cent last year and is projected to grow by 6.2 per cent this year. Rwanda’s capital Kigali is a robust trade and economic […]

Madagascar is ranked as the words largest producer of vanilla beans. The world’s top vanilla exporting country farmers just like most of the other hard-toiling farmers in Africa dealing in other cash crops, the farmers here live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft. In Sava region, Madagascar, crop theft is prevalent as a result of […]

In a previous article, the network gave a brief history of the Sudan crisis since it rolled during independence. A bunch of policy failures and cultural adjustment caused the great empire of Sudan to plummet in astronomical manners. This problems has gone on for years, a large number of the Sudanese people have known nothing […]

Most African countries adopted national currencies after they gained independence such that colonial currency areas gradually disintegrated. These were the case, for instance, with the sterling area, the escudo zone, the peseta zone and the Belgian monetary zone. The franc zone however was the exception to the rule. Created at the end of the Second […]


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