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Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security

Africa is acutely vulnerable to maritime crime, which has become a low risk, high reward business. By Timothy Walker and Denys Reva Piracy and armed robbery at sea have long been regarded as a threat to international peace and security. But other types of maritime crime are just as significant. The African Union’s (AU) 2050 Africa’s

AEMA: China-Africa economic relations, more of resources than development – AFDB

•Injects $160bn loan, aid to Africa in 3 years •As Elumelu, Dangote, Dora Akunyili, others nominated for Africa Economic Awards Godsgift Onyedinefu The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed worry that China's economic relationship with Africa suggests that it mainly targets her natural resources rather than investment and transformation in African countries. This was

African countries seek relief from Chinese loans

Some African countries are now seeking to write off their loans from China while others are offering concessions using their natural resources and assets to manage their ballooning debt. A new report by the US-based Centre for Global Development shows that China’s loans to Africa, currently standing in excess of $14

Africans deserves to know details of deals their leaders signed with China

China's footprints are all over the African continent, signing deals with many countries. However, the finer details of China-Africa loans are often kept secret. There are concerns that African countries are mortgaging their natural resources as collateral for the loans. The China-Africa deals ought to be transparent, and the public has

Women group to build hospitals,  training centres across Nigeria, 51 African countries 

•Emphasis on peace and mediation training for women Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa (WAELE), has  announced its plan to establish hospitals, vocational training centres, and water treatment plants across 52 African countries including Nigeria. The President of WAELE, Mrs. Basirat Nahibi, disclosed this in Abuja at

George Weah takes salary cut

President George Weah of Liberia pledged to cut his  salary by 25 per cent  on Monday, in a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country. “The state of the economy that my administration inherited leaves a lot to do and to be decided,” the

Buhari, 14 AU leaders discuss peace

Ahead of tomorrow’s opening of the 30th African Union Summit, President Muhammadu Buhari started his four-day engagement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday by joining 14 other members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC). The council is a standing organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of