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African Governments Urged to Intently Focus on Growing intra-African Trade

0 Visits: 220 | Saturday May 13, 2017 - 09:22:17
NAIROBI, Kenya (Somali Update Online) — The African Trade Insurance Agency held its 17thAnnual General Meeting today. The sustained commodity price decline and current geopolitical uncertainties took centre stage.

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African Data Center Summit Highlights Partnership Between Europe and Africa

0 Visits: 164 | Friday May 12, 2017 - 12:30:58
MONACO, Monaco (Somali Update Online) — Now in its second year, the ground breaking Invest in Data Center Africa Summit will host speakers from leading companies operating on both sides of the Mediterranean including Orange, Vodafone and Schneider Electric.

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Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Africa Threatened by Global Economic Uncertainty

0 Visits: 289 | Thursday May 11, 2017 - 06:51:24
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — At a Roundtable event in Nairobi, Ministers from across Africa sat together with investors and the private sector to determine how best to tackle the investment and credit risk hurdles in order to make African risks bankable.

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U.S Suspends Funding into Kenya's Ministry of Health Over Corruption

0 Visits: 122 | Tuesday May 09, 2017 - 18:08:08
NAIROBI — The U.S. government has suspended funding to activities carried out by Kenya's ministry of health for failure to meet unspecified conditions, which it said are yet to be met by some of the implementing partners.

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East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Call for Accountability, Address Culture of Impunity

0 Visits: 434 | Tuesday May 09, 2017 - 07:13:19
NIAMEY, Niger (SomaliUpdate Online) — On the opening day of its 60th Ordinary Session, DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) called on the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) to urge the African Union to establish accountability mechanisms…

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Rwanda's Kagame, African FMs Meet to Put Reforms in Action (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 186 | Monday May 08, 2017 - 22:09:38
KIGALI, Rwanda (SomaliUpdate Online) —President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, his African Union reform advisory team and close to 40 African Ministers of Foreign Affairs met yesterday in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss the implementation of the African Union (AU) reforms adopted in January 2017.

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Connected Learning Key to Improving Education in Africa, says Internet Society Study

0 Visits: 147 | Monday May 08, 2017 - 17:39:34
KIGALI, Rwanda (SomaliUpdate Online) — Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet in particular, can have a transformative effect on education in Africa, says a report launched today by the Internet Society.

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HRW: More Preventable Deaths Likely Under Trump Policies

0 Visits: 152 | Monday May 08, 2017 - 07:31:46
WASHINGTON DC — New evidence has emerged of dangerously subpar medical care in United Statesimmigration detention at a time when the Trump administration is seeking to increase its use, Human Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), a group seeking to…

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Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidency, Relief in Europe

0 Visits: 135 | Monday May 08, 2017 - 07:18:30
PARIS, France, — Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Releases 82 Kidnapped Chibok Girls in Exchange for Prisoners

0 Visits: 171 | Sunday May 07, 2017 - 09:54:21
ABUJA/LAGOS Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014 in exchange for prisoners, the presidency said on Saturday.

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