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Nigeria needs to boost social spending to sustain growth: Gates

Yesterday at 09:55 AM, via Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria needs to boost investment in social infrastructure to lift its population out of poverty and achieve a higher income status, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told Reuters on Thursday.

Africa:CFTA – the Long Road to the Landmark Deal

Yesterday at 09:42 AM, via allAfrica

[New Times] The Kigali Convention Centre broke into cheers during the 10th Extraordinary African Union Summit as 44 African countries signed the historical African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

Spanish police rescue Nigerian girls sold for sex after voodoo threats

Yesterday at 09:40 AM, via Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Spanish police have rescued 39 Nigerian girls and women from a notorious sex trafficking ring who kept them in squalid cave-like houses and forced them into prostitution after threatening them with black magic, Europol announced on Thursday.

Ex-Cameroon minister arrested in Nigeria, extradited home

Yesterday at 09:19 AM, via Reuters

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Cameroon’s former water and energy minister was arrested in Nigeria and flown home on Thursday, a police source and local media said, amid a crackdown on high-level corruption.

Africa:AfCFTA – May Kigali Be the Launch Pad for a United Africa

Yesterday at 08:34 AM, via allAfrica

[New Times] Talking to ‘The East African’ weekly, a Rwandan based in Kenya says: “Kenyans are go-getters and great entrepreneurs, Ugandans are hospitable, Burundians are colourful, Rwandans have discipline and focus.”

WATCH: Zim seizure of tobacco farms hamper production

Yesterday at 08:31 AM, via News24

Zimbabwe’s tobacco selling season has begun. The number of tobacco farmers has steadily increased over the years. However, observers worry that farms have been left derelict and that infrastructure is suffering.

Top Africa stories: Ramaphosa, Grace Mugabe, Mnangagwa

Yesterday at 08:31 AM, via News24

SA borders “need to be open for Africans to move freely and to promote business,” says Cyril Ramaphosa, and Grace Mugabe ordered national parks officials to release ivory to her from its storerooms to be given as gifts to first ladies in Asia, says a report.

Africa:CFTA – What Next After Signing of Historic Treaty?

Yesterday at 07:50 AM, via allAfrica

[New Times] The signing on Wednesday in Kigali of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) paves the way for a months-long process of consultations and ratification which seeks to turn Africa into a modern, fully-fledged single market.

Facing labour shortfall, Japan firms turn to refugees

Yesterday at 06:30 AM, via The Citizen

At an office in Tokyo, a group of asylum seekers clutching resumes listened to three Japanese companies describe their openings — rare opportunities in the country’s often impenetrable job market.

Africa:No Country Will End Childhood Malnutrition by 2030 – Report

Yesterday at 06:28 AM, via allAfrica

[IHME] Seattle — A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children’s health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN warns of ‘catastrophic’ aid crisis in DRC

Yesterday at 06:00 AM, via News24

A humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worsening and has reached catastrophic levels in some parts of the country, with millions facing severe hunger, the UN Security Council warns.

Russia’s Putin accepts Bashir invitation to Sudan

Yesterday at 01:53 AM, via eNCA

Putin, fresh from an election victory granting him his fourth term and extending his leadership of Russia by six years, called Bashir on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations.

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