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China dominates for Africa’s largest dam

Chinese and Spanish developers looking to build Africa’s largest hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have agreed to form a single consortium, which the country believes is an important step in making the plan a reality. The $ 14 billion dam is part of a lengthy project called Grand Inga that will eventually use up to 40,000 …

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AU: “Aggressive, courageous” action needed to fight COVID-19 in Africa

The African Union says “aggressive and courageous” measures are needed to combat the coronavirus outbreak on the continent. More than 1 million cases of the virus have been reported across Africa, but authorities warn that the real number is likely to be greater as extensive testing has not been done in some countries. The Australian state of Victoria reported more …

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East African governments and the regional unity that will not exist

By JOK MADUT JOK We are now all too familiar with the rubble that Covid-19 has visited since the pandemic landed on the continent over life and livelihood in East Africa. Although the number of fatalities has not been as high as feared since the pandemic began, measures to combat the pandemic have been devastating. All of the member states …

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Last call for mobility projects in Africa

British companies are invited to address urban challenges, including transport, in South Africa and Kenya through a Connected Places Catapult program. Urban Links Africa (ULA) aims to bring Kenyan, South African and UK technology ecosystems together “through equitable partnerships, collaboration and long-term investment to improve the lives of citizens”. Companies are invited to submit ideas to improve urban mobility in …

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Malaria in Africa: parasite ‘resistant to artemisinin’

The malaria parasite is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes A drug-resistant strain of the parasite that causes malaria has been identified by scientists in Rwanda. The study published in Nature found that the parasites were able to resist treatment with artemisinin – a drug at the forefront of the fight against the disease. This is the first time …

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12 African tech startups selected for The Future is Female Program

Twelve startups were selected for The Future is Female, a PR and communications mentoring program that addresses the business development needs of African tech founders. The Future is Female was launched by C. Moore Media last month To provide the underserved market for early-stage start-ups in Africa with the PR and communication skills, knowledge and skills necessary to gain visibility …

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“Afropolitan Comics” puts Africa’s cartoonists in the spotlight

France, where comics have a particularly rich tradition, may sponsor the “Year of the Comics”. But that doesn’t mean that all the artists it celebrates come from France – far from it. A virtual exhibition of African cartoonists entitled “Afropolitan Comics” shows works from all parts of the continent. This includes a science fiction thriller whose heroine is a teenage …

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South Africa’s diamond polishers are looking for lockdown lovers to add shine

S.The African diamond industry, which is famous for its worldwide sales and provides gems for the British crown jewels, is looking closer to revitalize their fortune after the corona virus broke in. Even before the new virus triggered the Covid 19 pandemic, diamond prices and demand were weak. The global economic downturn has exaggerated this, and Anglo American’s De Beers …

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