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Somali lawmakers pick new president behind airport blast walls

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali lawmakers voted for the country's president on Wednesday, gathering in the safety of Mogadishu's heavily fortified airport after months of delays and following threats from Islamist insurgents bent on derailing the elections. The voting process, which lasted months, began with 14,000 elders and regional figures choosing 275

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

1. Mobilizing Financial Resources Strategies to manage the commodity slump and attract investment Sub-Saharan Africa—especially its oil-exporting economies—has seen many credit downgrades and lowered growth outlooks in 2016, raising the importance of financing for development even higher. In this chapter, our authors explore several different mechanisms for financing development agendas as well

UN Adopts Nigeria Sponsored Resolution to Combat Illicit Financial Flows

There are indications that the United Nations have adopted Nigerian sponsored resolution on combating illicit financial flows.  The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, told the UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the administration’s anti-corruption crusade now had international legal backing. The UN General Assembly

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