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Guinea’s political crisis

Supporters of the incumbent president of Guinea, Alfa Conde, are campaigning for a referendum on constitutional review, which will allow the 81-year-old president to be elected for a third term. The opposition, supported by various states (France and the USA above all), opposes amendments to the Constitution. It seems that the upcoming legislative and presidential elections (2019 and 2020) will be a serious test for the country's future, and the economic growth that Guinea has shown in recent years.
16 October 2019

The struggle of the African entrepreneur-funding

It is undeniable that the most critical need for every startup, aside from the entrepreneur; the brain behind the idea and the business plan, money is the next important need on the line. It is one of the reasons why most African startups don’t see the day of light. In African particularly, securing funding for business can be extremely difficult, although these entrepreneurs have very brilliant ideas. Their ideas are often killed due to these constraints. Well, no one can be blamed for such a situation as people are struggling to survive in the African economy including investors thus making dishing out money is very hard. In Africa, starting a business is never a fancy thing, it is tough work. How then do African startups with multi-million dollar idea metamorphose into an actual business? Here are some useful ways you can source for funding
16 October 2019

SADC Electoral advisory council expresses hope that Mozambique is ready for poll

As the Southern African Nation of Mozambique moves towards its election date billed for October 15, 2019, the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) electoral advisory council has expressed hope and optimism that the country is ready for the democratic or voting process. The statement came as the council readied to dispatch a team of SADC observers to monitor the historic process in a country that is in search for lasting political peace. Mozambique has a long history of armed battles mostly along political lines. However, mammoth efforts have been made to contain the insurgency.
14 October 2019

The future of Agriculture; a reality or just a dream

Agriculture in Africa has contributed massively to the economy of the continent. More than 60% of the populace of sub-Saharan Africa are farmers and about 23% of the region’s GDP comes from agriculture sector. Despite such contributions, Africa’s agriculture potentials remain untapped and very far from world standard of agriculture
According to reports from Mckinsey, Africa could produce two to three times of cereals and grains which add up 20% more to what we currently have worldwide.
13 October 2019

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Is Africa ready for a single passport?

The issue of a single Passport for Africa has been on the negotiation table of African leaders for a while, but its realization still remains problematic. In 2016, African leaders in Rwanda launched the single African Passport. While handing the passports to then AU Chair and Chadian President Idris Deby Itno and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, then AUC Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said the innovation was a “steady step toward the objective of creating a strong, prosperous and integrated Africa, driven by its own citizens’’
26 March 2019

Can you get out of prostitution and still start a home?

Prostitution as a survival strategy is one of the means used by young women in street situations. Canadian studies on the subject estimate between 12% and 32% the number of young women living on the street engaged in prostitution. These young women do it either by themselves or by relatives: relatives, friends, and even partners in love (Damant et al., 2006). These as emphasized by Messervier, 1999 may also have an important role in the process of exit from prostitution.
9 January 2019

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Rescue Efforts Begin After Typhoon Causes Flooding in Japan

TOKYO - Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo, after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall, leaving at least four dead and 17 missing.
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo Saturday and moved northward. More than 100 people were also injured in its wake, according to public broadcaster NHK, as the numbers kept growing.
13 October 2019

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AFRIC- Berlin foresight session on Africa’s transformation

On July 29-30, 2019 Association for Free Research and International Cooperation (AFRIC) has held the first of its kind Foresight session Äfrica-2040: Vision of the Future” in Berlin. The event attended by diplomats, academics and businessmen had an objective to define a clear image for Africa’s future and to strategize on how they can contribute to the development of the African Continent. Representatives and Ambassadors of Chad, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Madagaskar, Botswana, Republic of South Africa, Benin, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, DRC, Liberia, Ethiopia, Namibia, Uganda have discussed some of the challenges the continent is facing, providing possible solutions to promote peace, stability, democracy, governance, economic growth and development.
30 July 2019

2019 South African general election: IEC commends the role of AFRIC as an observer

Africa is on the move, political leaders are at the verge of instilling principles of democracy on the continent. Conducting transparent, free and fair elections already defines a new era of democracy in Africa. The year 2019 has been coined as the ‘’year of Elections in Africa’’ as many nations have headed to the polls while others are yet to choose their political leaders through the ballot boxes.
12 May 2019