Food Heroes: Ethiopian avocado farmer’s ‘transformational’ crop

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An Ethiopian farmer has been talking about how avocados have transformed the lives of not just his family but also of people living in his community. Bogale Borena set up an avocado nursery in Yirgalem in...

The Man Behind Angola’s Oil, Gas And Technology Conference

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Bráulio de Brito is a highly educated, businessman, philanthropist and family man – heading up Angola’s premier energy conference, the Angola Oil and Gas Service and Technology Conference (AOTC) and he’s at the top...

Ceasefire in Central African Republic a ‘critical step’: UN chief

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic (CAR), his spokesperson said in a statement issued on Saturday. President Faustin Archange Touadéra on Friday announced the...

Cameroon: African football legends in Douala to inspect CAN 2021 stadiums and facilities

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By Rédaction Africanews Cameroon has launched what it calls an 'Information tour' on the CAN 2021 which it is scheduled to host in January 2022. CAN-2021, was initially scheduled from 9 January to 6 February...

Burkina Faso: 27th edition of FESPACO launched

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By Rédaction Africanews The 27th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco) has been launched. The opening ceremony of the festival known as the largest film festival on the continent, took place...

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo elected leader of new party

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By AFRICANEWS The former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo on Sunday launched a new political party, the African People's Party's congress,(PPA-CI) which marked his return to the forefront of the political scene, after ten years of...

Former Cape Verdean PM Jose Maria leading in Presidential elections

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By Africanews with AFP The former Cape Verdean Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves, won the presidential election in the first round on Sunday in this archipelago cited as an example of democratic success in West Africa,...

The Nigerians who want Israel to accept them as Jews

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By Nduka Orjinmo BBC News, Abuja Rocking back and forth, Shlomo Ben Yaakov reads from a Torah scroll at a synagogue on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Intermittently his soft mellow voice rises in Hebrew...

Egypt to bar unvaccinated civil servants from work

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Egypt will bar unvaccinated public service workers from entering government buildings from mid next month. A cabinet notice on Sunday said workers would have to be vaccinated or take a weekly Covid test to be...

Audit of logging deals in Congo rainforest praised

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Will Ross Africa editor, BBC World Service The environmental campaign group Greenpeace has welcomed a decision by the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo to audit all forestry concessions in the country and suspend...

Opposition candidate Neves leads in Cape Verde polls

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BBC World Service Provisional results from Cape Verde indicate that the main opposition candidate, José Maria Neves, has won the first round of the presidential election. Seven candidates are bidding to replace President Jorge Carlo Fonseca,...

Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos’ Tour Celebrates a New Pinnacle for Afropop

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Afropop has experienced an explosion in popularity in the US, and Nigeria’s Wizkid is riding the crest of the wave. The last few weeks alone have seen an astonishing number of Afropop concerts in...

Khaby Lame is the Most Popular Man on TikTok

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The path to fame is often surprising, but rarely does it come from a simple shrug. In the world of social media, however, the no nonsense observations of Senegal-born Khaby Lame have garnered him...

Poll Reveals Insights About Women Succeeding in Corporate Africa

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As part of its virtual summit on Women Leading Corporate Africa, Africa.com took a poll among its over 1,000 senior c-suite executive registrants. The poll asked two key questions about women in corporate Africa.  The...