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Upcoming Business summits and conferences in Africa

Africa’s economy is fast growing and more businesses are seeking means of expansion through valuable partnerships. Recent reports are putting Africa among the most profitable region in the world as IMF stipulates that the economic growth prospects are among the brightest, thus investors are constantly finding ways to leverage on this opportunity. Business forums, shows and exhibition have been one of the major means through which sustainable partnerships have been established. Most countries are however holding on to this as a means to attract investors into the economy. We thus put together some of the major upcoming business gathering around the continent for the year 2019.

20 January 2019

AFRICAN UNION changes stance urges suspension of final vote results in DR Congo

Africa’s number one institution the African Union (AU) took the continent by surprise when it made a clarion call on DR Congo authorities to halt in the proclamation of the final results of the historic December 30 polls.
The AU made the call after a ‘’crisis meeting’’ held at its headquarters in Addis Ababa on Thursday, January 17 to brainstorm on the latest political developments in one of Africa’s most restive nations.

19 January 2019

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo calls 2019 ‘the Year of Return’’. How attainable?

In the year 2018, many African heads of states made strong declarations and promises to meet up with the aspirations of Africans. Among them was Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo, who with enthusiasm declared the year 2019 as “The Year of Return”. Remembering the hideous days of slave trade and enslavement of Africans, President Akufo Addo said: ‘’The time has come for people of African descent to make the journey back home.’
19 January 2019

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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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The world continues to look for lasting solutions to the refugee crisis.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has made a called to the world for more resources to help African refugees in 2019.The UN official made the pledge on Monday while speaking to journalist. Grandi embarked on a two-day visit to Egypt where he met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other government officials. It should be noted that President Abdel Fattah Al-sis is the potential president of the AU.
14 January 2019

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Report of the international observation mission of the presidential elections in DR Congo of December 30th, 2018.

The presidential election of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on 30 December 2018 and at the same time as the parliamentary elections and the elections of the deputies of the representative bodies of the provinces. The vote took 11 hours from 6.00 to 17.00. However, most polling stations continued to work after 5: 00 p.m. because of the large number of electors who came to vote. However, most polling stations continued to work after 17:00 because of the large number of electors who came to vote.
11 January 2019

2018 elections in the DRC: AFRIC observes the first democratic transition

The democratic Republic of Congo has just crisscrossed a very critical stage in its history; a democratic election which has been expected since 2016 when Joseph Kabila’s second term came to an end. The three times postponed election had left many pondering over the fate of the country, as fear was rife that the already violence hit nation may plunge into a civil war if the results are not favorable to the masses.
11 January 2019

Presidential elections-2018 in Madagascar: a diary of monitoring mission

I was fortunate to take part along with AFRIC in the election monitoring mission in Madagascar, which took place on 7th of November.
36 international observers from all over the world represented AFRIC election monitoring mission at this milestone in Madagascar. Why was it a milestone?
After the political and economic crisis of 2001 and 2009, the Malagasy state counterpoised some stability and economic growth. Reports from IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the World Bank show that the current economic situation is quite favorable. That's why the choice of the Malagasy people is more important now than ever.
12 November 2018

Presidential election in MADAGASCAR : AFRIC observers in the field

Presidential election in Madagascar will take place in a few hours. A crucial vote for the future of the country which went through this year by a political crisis. To accompany the Big Island during this election, the association AFRIC (Association for free research and international cooperation) has deployed a team of observers composed of about thirty members from various countries, including Mozambique, Russia, Cameroon, Chad, Benin, Gabon, France, Germany, Portugal, Mongolia, South Africa and Senegal.
6 November 2018