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Africa

Africa:’Half The World Lacks Access to Essential Health Services’

Yesterday at 09:22 AM, via allAfrica

[World Bank] Tokyo -At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization. And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets.

U.S. sanctions two Africans over ivory, weapons trade

Yesterday at 09:15 AM, via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday blacklisted two people it said supported the outlawed Lord’s Resistance Army in Central African Republic through the illegal trade in ivory, weapons and money aimed at fueling conflict in the region.

Africa:Policies Hurting Africa’s Entrepreneurship – Experts

Yesterday at 07:50 AM, via allAfrica

[New Times] It is true that some African countries have tried to create enabling environments for businesses to thrive, but it is equally true that many countries on the continent have not designed policies that support entrepreneurs.

Four drown fleeing militia attack in DRC

Yesterday at 06:00 AM, via News24

Four people have drowned while fleeing an attack by a militia group on a mining area in the violence-ridden northeast of DRC, local sources say.

Ramaphosa: tycoon, negotiator and S.Africa’s next leader?

Yesterday at 04:30 AM, via The Citizen

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is within touching distance of South Africa’s top job, previously had his presidential hopes dashed and opted for life in business that brought him spectacular wealth.

US, Britain, France seek details on Russian arms to C. Africa

Yesterday at 02:30 AM, via The Citizen

The United States, Britain and France on Wednesday asked that a Russian request to send light arms to the Central African Republic be put on hold as they seek more information on the shipments, diplomats said.

Guinea-Bissau opposition rejects president’s crisis talks plan

Wednesday at 23:30 PM, via The Citizen

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has proposed fresh talks on the country’s grinding political crisis days before the issue was to be raised at a regional summit, but opposition parties have rejected the plan, both sides revealed on Wednesday.

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