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TALK AFRICA: Conservation through cooperation

According to scientists, biodiversity on the planet is being lost at an unprecedented rate. And as Africa is home to thousands of unique plant species, the continent is especially at risk. Plant diversity underpins...

TALK AFRICA: Fighting Africa’s famine

The UN renewed its call to donors for more funds saying it has only received 21 per cent of the USD4.4 billion needed to avert the risk of a repeat of the 2011 famine...

TALK AFRICA: CHINA’S YOUTH IN AFRICA

  It’s no news that China has cemented its relationship with Africa. Chinese nationals have since time immemorial travelled to the continent to invest and establish new contacts but this relationship has mostly been characterised...

Talk Africa: Africa’s Infrastructure

Africa's infrastructural development has been identified as being central to boosting economic growth & creating jobs. And this discussion topped the agenda on the sidelines of the just concluded 10th Annual Africa Development Week...

Talk Africa: CAF’s change of guard

The Confederation of African Football has a new president for the first time in 29 years. Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar ousted Issa Hayatou in Addis Ababa, in what many have called a new dawn for...

TALK AFRICA: Fighting Africa’s famine

At least 6.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia, and that's not even the half of it. In neighbouring Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia prolonged drought has left more than 11.5...

Talk Africa: Trends of de-globalization and protectionism

“The trends of de-globalization and protectionism are on the rise, but we must remain confident that the difficulties will be overcome” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said as he delivered the government's’ work report at...

Talk Africa: A Solution for Somalia?

It is the beginning of a new era for Somalia, that’s according to the newly elected president Mohamed Adbullahi Farmajo. After three decades of no effective central government, Farmajo’s victory is being interpreted as a...

Talk Africa: America’s change of guard

After a hectic election year, the United States of America has a new president. Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday and is now faced with leading a country that’s been left largely divided...

Talk Africa: Chinese Foreign Minister visits Africa

The cooperation between China and African countries has been transformed and upgraded, that’s according to Wang Yi. The Chinese Foreign Minister recently completed his first trip of the year to 5 African nations, and stressed...