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Cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in Africa

We need to develop a culture of entrepreneurialism if we hope to set the right course for our continent, says Sthe Shabangu, Lead: Public Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Africa Office.   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 25 July 2017, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- When it comes to the promise of growth

Kenya: President Kenyatta skips presidential debate

What was billed as Kenya’s presidential debate became a one-man show on Monday. President Uhuru Kenyatta did not attend, leaving opponent Raila Odinga with a clear run to make his case. With elections set for August 8, the debate was seen as one of the final opportunities for the two main contenders

UN: Moroccan peacekeeper killed, three wounded in CAR

An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others on Sunday in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said, blaming pro-Christian armed groups for the violence. “A MINUSCA (peacekeeping mission) military convoy was targeted by anti-Balaka,” it said of the clash in the southern city of Bangassou. The country is

What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Fifty countries allow children to be employed as soldiers, and that is not counting non-state armed groups who also use them. It is against international law, but the practice is ongoing from Afghanistan to Yemen. Tens of thousands of children around the world are given guns to fight. But what happens when

Egypt sentences 28 to death over top prosecutor killing

An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death over the killing of a top prosecutor two years ago, security and judicial officials said. The court on Saturday handed other defendants a variety of jail terms up to life in prison.  Hisham Barakat was killed in 2015 when a car bomb struck

Saving Senegal's sons from vanishing in European seas

Thiaroye-sur-mer, Senegal – The morning shift begins under a bright, clear sky. At the fishing wharf of Thiaroye-sur-mer, a coastal town of 45,000 people, a handful of pirogues return from a long night at sea. Others slowly drift away from the shore. Women stand on the wet floor of the wharf. Buckets

DR Congo loses $750m in mining revenues to corruption

The Democratic Republic of Congo is losing a fifth of all of mining revenues because of corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group has said. In a report published on Friday, Global Witness said at least $750m paid by companies to the Congo’s tax agencies and state-owned mining company Gecamines disappeared between

South Africa: Farmers concerned over proposed land reform law

In South Africa, land is a key issue in the run-up to the ruling party’s national conference in December. The African National Congress is proposing that land expropriation without compensation should be allowed where “necessary and unavoidable”. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Reivilo, South Africa. The post South Africa: Farmers concerned over

Amnesty: Cameroon forces tortured Boko Haram suspects

Cameroon forces have killed and tortured dozens of people accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, in the fight against the armed group, Amnesty International said. Most of the torture is happening at a base that has also been used by US and French troops, the international rights organisation said

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