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EU’s new Africa fund aims to attract private investors to Sahel region

By Robin Emmott and Marilyn Haigh | 09-21-2016

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s new 44 billion euro (37.73 billion pounds) Africa fund aims to entice private investors to some of the world’s poorest nations and slow mass migration to Europe, the EU’s development chief Neven Mimica said. The fund, unveiled last week by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, could be up and … Continue reading “EU’s new Africa fund aims to attract private investors to Sahel region”


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Africa stands to benefit from new trade deals and, possibly, from Brexit

By Sarah Logan, Economist, International Growth Centre | 09-01-2016

The last few months have seen some significant developments for African trade and integration. These advances come at a crucial time for African countries, which have been particularly hard hit by the slump in commodity prices, China’s economic downturn, and higher external borrowing costs. This has resulted in slower GDP growth than expected, currency fluctuations … Continue reading “Africa stands to benefit from new trade deals and, possibly, from Brexit”


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Congo, Angola begin mass vaccination drive against yellow fever

By Benoit Nyemba | 08-18-2016

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola began one of the biggest ever emergency vaccination campaigns in Africa this week, working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to curb a yellow fever epidemic that has killed hundreds this year. Health officials expect to vaccinate 14 million people over the next 10 days including … Continue reading “Congo, Angola begin mass vaccination drive against yellow fever”


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