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Liberia Presidential Runoff: Weah may win the election, but, not the people

Liberia the west African country of over 5 million people stands at a critical juncture as it braces for a Presidential runoff, after the incumbent president George Weah and his closest challenger, Joseph Boakai, failed to secure more than 50% of the total votes cast on October 10.  Protests remain likely nationwide after the National …

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African Lawmakers Voice Support for Stronger Health Emergency Preparedness, Response

African Lawmakers have voiced support for stronger health emergency preparedness and response. This was at the continent’s first-ever parliamentary meeting on health security which recently held in Accra, Ghana. The lawmakers agreed to support actions for stronger health systems to enable countries effectively prevent, prepare, and respond to public health threats. They also voiced support …

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AGOA: US Government Plans extension to 2041

The Biden-led administration is currently engaging with stakeholders for the possible extension of the United States’ government Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA to 2041. The AGOA is a trade agreement that was enacted in 2000 to provide eligible sub-Saharan African countries with duty-free access to the U.S. market for a wide range of products. …

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650 New Bean Varieties in Africa to serve as Game changer in Agric Sector

The discovery of 650 new bean varieties could be a serve as a gamechanger in Africa’s fight against hunger. Beans are a staple food crop for millions of people on the continent, and these new varieties are more resistant to pests and diseases, and can produce higher yields in a wider range of climates. This …

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EU Fixes Projects for Global South as Rival to China

The European Union (EU) is launching a new initiative to fund infrastructure projects in the Global South, in a bid to counter China’s growing influence in the region. The “Global Gateway” initiative will provide up to €300 billion ($340 billion) in funding for projects in areas such as transportation, energy, and digital infrastructure. The EU …

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