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Africa: Lessons From Two Pan-African Giants On How to Achieve Genuine Nuclear Disarmament

August 9, 2020 | Source: The Conversation Africa

[The Conversation Africa] This year marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US in 1945, the only time in history that nuclear bombs have been used.

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Africa: With Proper Investment in Youth, Kenya’s Potential for Progress Is Unlimited

August 9, 2020 | Source: IPS

[IPS] Nairobi — Africa’s demographic boom has been hailed as its biggest promise for transforming the continent’s economic and social outcomes, but only if the right investments are made to prepare its youthful population for tomorrow’s world.

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Kenya: Clean Cooking Transition – Pathways As Seen By Kenyan Villagers

August 9, 2020 | Source: IPS

[IPS] Amsterdam — The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are still lagging several steps behind the specific needs of the communities and are not enoug…

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Nigeria: How N29bn Import Ban May Change Maize Farmers’ Fortunes

August 9, 2020 | Source: Daily Trust

[Daily Trust] Two maize farmers associations, Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) and Maize Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN), have received N29 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme…

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Nigeria: Kano Residents Groan Under Burden of Abandoned Road Projects

August 9, 2020 | Source: Daily Trust

[Daily Trust] Kano — The several uncompleted (and some abandoned) roads in Kano State have left residents and visitors of the commercial centre of Nigeria faced with many difficulties.

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Kenya: Weather Alerts At Risk As Kenya’s Radio Stations Struggle Amid Virus Downturn

August 9, 2020 | Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As advertising disappears amid the coronavirus downturn, radio stations helping farmers adapt to climate shifts could disappear

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Nigeria: Messing Up Nigeria With Chinese Loans

August 8, 2020 | Source: This Day

[This Day] In sane climes, when a government signs any loan agreement, the interest of the citizens is prioritised. That has not been the case with loan agreements signed with China by Nigerian governments – past and present. Some critical things are s…

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Kenya: Hola Stadium Incomplte As Venue Contractors Disappear

August 8, 2020 | Source: Nation

[Nation] That Tana River County is endowed with talent is not in doubt. The region has produced gifted players who feature in the Kenyan Premier League and other leagues abroad.

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Kenya: Krc Releases Cargo Charges for Mombasa-Nanyuki Line

August 8, 2020 | Source: Nation

[Nation] The Kenya Railways Corporation has come up with freight rates as it prepares to begin operations on the revamped railway line to Nanyuki town.According to the corporation, cargo transporters will pay Sh4,720 per tonne from Mombasa to Nanyuki w…

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Tanzania: GDP Soars Under JPM Tenure

August 8, 2020 | Source: Daily News

[Daily News] TANZANIA’s annual adjusted GDP rose by 76.5 per cent during the last four years of President John Magufuli’s administration, according to an estimate announced by the Chief Government Spokesman, Dr Hassan Abbasi.

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