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U.N human rights rep charges West Africans to do more.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in her first address to the Human Rights Council since taking office enumerated rights issues and violations across the world. In her opening statement as at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council on 10 September 2018, she singled out a number of African countries […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May embarks on Africa tour.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is in South Africa. It’s her first visit to the continent since becoming prime minister in 2016. Speaking in Cape Town. she pledged £4bn in support for African economies so as to create jobs for young people. May will be on the continent for three-days and will also go to […]

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IMF warns African countries against debt distress by borrowing.

Sub-Saharan African nations are at growing risk of debt distress because of heavy borrowing and gaping deficits, despite an overall uptick in economic growth, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The sober assessment came as African countries continue to tap international debt markets and issue record levels of debt in foreign currencies, spurred on […]

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Swahili recognized by Twitter as the first African language in history.

Most African languages for the past decade and over of social media platform Twitter’s existence have been referred to as Indonesian in terms of translation. That has changed with Twitter’s official recognition of Swahili as a language. It became the first African language to achieve that accomplishment. Swahili is however yet to be added in […]

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