Africa News Headlines for 7 February 2016

A selection of headlines covering news from Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 24 hours. An African female soccer legend is helping to coach Afghan migrant boys in Sweden Source: Southern Times Kenya: Scientists say Zika Virus Unlikely to Spread in East Africa Source: Geeska Afrika African leaders advocate locally developed Zika, Lassa virus vaccines Source: …

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Doubts over African trade corridor plans

By Edd Gent Huge trade corridors crisscrossing Africa could cause “irrevocable” environmental damage without realising many of their supposed development benefits, say researchers. Centred on the construction of major roads or railways, these ‘development corridors’ have been touted primarily as a way to boost agricultural markets, mineral exports and economic integration. But an analysis of …

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What does China’s role in Africa say about its growing global footprint?

Mark Esposito, Harvard University and Terence Tse, ESCP Europe China’s ties to Africa are likely to get stronger this year as the world’s biggest economy appears poised to once again double its investments across the fast-growing continent. The run-up to the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to be held early next month in South …

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Uganda News Headlines for November 15-22, 2015

A selection of headlines about Uganda from publications around the globe from the week ending November 22, 2015. Uganda Country Profile 2015: Marching towards another ballot Source: The Africa Report How clean toilets are revolutionising education for girls in Uganda Source: Christian Today Yahsat, iWayAfrica sign Uganda agreement Source: Telecompaper Paris attacks: Kenya and Uganda …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 August 2015 – Special AGOA Forum Edition, Part 3

A selection of news headlines related to the 14th annual AGOA Forum held this week in Libreville, Gabon, and drawn from media in Africa and around the globe. AGOA Renewal Raises African Hopes of Unhindered Exports to U.S. Source: Apparel U.S. says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa Source: Reuters Harnessing Botswana’s AGOA …

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