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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Uganda pushes ahead with ‘risky’ car plans

By Esther Nakkazi [KAMPALA] By 2018, Uganda’s planned automotive industry will be making 7,000 hybrid cars a year, says Paul Isaac Musasizi, acting CEO of the state-run Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC). The petrol and electric car, called the Kiira SMACK, will have five seats, a top speed of 180 kilometres an hour and will be …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 April 2015

5 African students receive $186,000 of scholarship to Korean university Source: The Korea Times US Secretary of State John Kerry coming to Kenya on Sunday, Bill Clinton arrives Thursday Source: The Star Nigerian army rescues 293 females from Boko Haram Source: WTOP/AP Oil and gas prospects look bleak in Uganda Source: SpyGhana Africa smartphone sales …

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Africa News Headlines for 1 April 2015

Kenya asks diaspora to lure tourists to help battered industry Source: Reuters How Goodluck Jonathan lost the Nigerian election Source: The Guardian On Nigerian Election Results Source: U.S. Department of State Cameroon No Longer a Polio Exporter Source: Voice of America Agoa: US lawmakers up the ante Source: IOL Business Report Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Victory …

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Africa News Headlines for 2 March 2015

The United States Congratulates Lesotho on Peaceful Election Source: U.S. Department of State S. Korea moves to root out IUU fishing in W. Africa Source Yonhap News Agency Namibian president wins African leadership prize Source: The Island Packet/AP U.S. plays catch-up to boost trade with East Africa Source: Blouin News ‘Africa’s Internet Penetration to Hit …

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