Monthly Archives: June 2017

G20-AFRICA PARTNERSHIP AN AVENUE FOR CONTINENT’S SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ACCRA, The G20-Africa Partnership Compact is an avenue for renewing co-operation and enhancing sustainable economic development in Africa, says Christoph Retzlaff, the German Ambassador to Ghana.

Launched under Germany’s presidency of the G20, the Partnership …

The case for removing US sanctions on Sudan

The US first imposed sanctions on Sudan more than two decades ago. By 12 July 2017, the administration of President Donald Trump must decide whether to permanently lift some of these. This is not …

Was Lesotho’s low voter turn-out exaggerated?

One of the main issues around Lesotho’s general elections, including the recent poll of 3 June 2017, is the incredibly low voter turnout. Much of the commentary on this blames election fatigue, among other …

More Bang for Your Buck: Saving Lives by Investing in the Poorest

New York – Investing in the health of the poorest communities saves almost twice as many lives, according to a UN agency’s analysis. In a new report titled “Narrowing the Gaps: The Power of …

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Is No. 1 on Institutional Investor’s EMEA Research Team Ranking of the Region’s Best-Sell Side Analysts

For a fifth consecutive year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch claims the top position on Institutional Investor’s EMEA Research Team Survey

NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bank of America Merrill Lynch once …

ZAMBIAN GOVT TO START CONSULTING STAKEHOLDERS IN LEAD-UP TO DRAFTING OF 2018 BUDGET

LUSAKA, The Zambian government will this week begin consultations with various stakeholders in the run-up to the drafting of the 2018 national Budget and the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework.

The consultations will be in form …

Journalists forced to work under the heel of repressive regimes

The Committee to Protect Journalists last year named Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Burundi as the deadliest countries for journalists to work in. The New York-based NGO based its findings on deaths of journalists

Dakar’s African Renaissance

I have wanted to come to Dakar since I was a young man growing up in western Kenya reading Léopold Sédar Senghor’s poetry. My mother, a schoolteacher, made me read Senghor’s poetry aloud before …

Sierra Leone: What if she was my daughter?

Sierra Leone bans pregnant girls from school. The government maintains that they are a bad influence to the rest of the students. This has had negative ramifications for many girls who desperately want to continue …