Tanzania’s refusal to sign EU trade deal gives E. Africa think time

Sekou Toure Otondi, University of Nairobi Tanzania’s refusal to sign a new trade deal between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) has generated anxious reactions. If news reports are to be believed, plans had been made for a signing ceremony to take place during the just-concluded United Nations international conference on …

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Can the EU challenge China’s proactive role in Africa?

Toni Haastrup, University of Kent When Chinese premier Xi Jinping unveiled some US$60 billion in deals at the recent China-Africa summit he underscored just how robust Beijing’s relationship with the continent has become. The impression from the media is that China is becoming the main external actor in Africa, and may even now be dominant. …

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Africa News Headlines for 3 May 2015 – World Press Freedom Day Edition

Mohamed Amin Africa Media Awards on the 2015 World Press Freedom Day Source: PR Newswire World Press Freedom Day: UN event addresses safety of journalists Source: New Kerala EU commends Rwanda media reforms Source: The New Times Media urged to resist censorship Source: New Vision Africa Media Freedom Seriously Threatened Source: Amnesty International Obama denounces …

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Africa News Headlines for 19 April 2015

Zanzibar University hosts Islamic Epistemology Conference Source Daily News Gabon receives EU funding for air surveillance of its protected areas Source: StarAfrica What has Nigeria done to stop Boko Haram? Source: Gulf News Lowered expectations for Ghana’s Hope City? Source: Aljazeera America Wildlife and gold trade worth over 1bn fuel war in DRC Source: BizNews.com …

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Africa News Headlines for 12 February 2015

Rising cocoa prices pushing Valentine’s Day chocolate prices up, New York Times reports Source: The Times-Picayune Reports say, ’50 Shades of Grey’ has been banned in Kenyan Film Board Source: Pulse.com.gh UN expert warns African governments against privatizing basic education Source: UN News Centre Girls who escaped Boko Haram flourish at American-run school Source: Chicago …

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