Africa News Headlines – Special ‘Panama Papers’ Edition – 4 April 2016

A selection of Africa news headlines from the past 24 hours about the ‘Panama Papers’ scandal Who is who on the list? Notable Africans in the leaked ‘Panama Papers’ Source: The News Hub The Panama corruption papers and the Sierra Leone connection Source: Sierra Leone Telegraph Ex-miners swindled E1.2 billion in offshore scandal Source: Times …

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Africa News Headlines for 30 March 2015

Trevor Noah breaks the internet in South Africa after ‘Daily Show’ announcement Source: Global Post South Africa’s Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’ Source: Reuters Kofi Annan Calls for Decriminalization of Drugs in West Africa Source: Cameroon Concord Financial Services Access Vital to Central Africa Growth Source: International Monetary Fund Statoil finds …

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Building universities cannot wait for good governance

By Nick Ishmael Perkins [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] Investing in Africa’s higher education sector will build momentum for a virtuous cycle of better governance. The case for investment in research at tertiary institutions in developing countries is relatively easy to make. Last week (10-12 March) 500 delegates from an impressive array …

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Africa News Headlines for 16 March 2015

Online Bitcoin Trading Takes Root in Africa Source: Coin Telegraph Uganda offers six blocks to oil companies Source: East African Business Week Africa’s development: How to get there, fast Source: The Africa Report Kofi Annan roots for research in universities Source: New Vision ‘School dropout rate holds South Africa back’ Source: The Citizen Leading Role …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 January 2015

Mauritania and Estonia make history with Oscar nominations Source: Hollywood.com Kofi Annan: The West can’t solve Africa’s problems Source: GhanaWeb Drugs smuggling in Africa: The Smack Track Source: The Economist Kathryn Bigelow and the bogus link between ivory and terrorism Source: The Conversation South Africa Seeks to Sell Antelope, Impala Meat to EU Source: Bloomberg …

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