Africa has finally realized the 1960s dream of integration after launch of single market

July 7 of every year will now be celebrated as the Day of African Integration by the African Union to commemorate the operational launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, the world’s single largest free trade market. It was put into force on July 7, 2019, at the African Union (AU) ExtraordinaryContinue reading “Africa has finally realized the 1960s dream of integration after launch of single market”

These East African countries are the most corrupt in the world

Global anti-corruption agency Transparency International has released its latest 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople. There was little progress in ending corruption as about two-thirds of the countries scored below 50, with an average score of 43. New ZealandContinue reading “These East African countries are the most corrupt in the world”

Nobody eats potential, Africa’s savannah needs to feed the world – AfDB president

The African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has stressed the need for Africa’s vast savannah lands to be developed to achieve global food security. The 2017 World Food Prize Laureate said the world needs to help Africa to rapidly modernise its agriculture and unlock its full potential to feed the world. “There is thereforeContinue reading “Nobody eats potential, Africa’s savannah needs to feed the world – AfDB president”

Blind female Ethiopian lawyer wins global award for promoting disability rights

A blind female Ethiopian lawyer has been named a joint winner of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize. The 35-year-old human rights lawyer Yetnebersh Nigussie was on Tuesday awarded 3 million Swedish crowns ($374,000) which will be shared among the three joint winners. She was honoured for her inspiringContinue reading “Blind female Ethiopian lawyer wins global award for promoting disability rights”

Mugabe speaks peace, freedom and return of ‘giant gold Goliath’

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called on the United States President to use his power to promote unity and peace instead of threatening other nations. The 93-year-old president made the remark during his address to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York where he questioned if the world is experiencing the “return ofContinue reading “Mugabe speaks peace, freedom and return of ‘giant gold Goliath’”