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Time to woo diasporan investors - Founder, Black History Month, UK

Business Ghana 08 May 2021
A global icon, Mr Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, has urged the government to strive to create an enabling environment to attract Ghanaians living abroad and the African diaspora to invest their resources in the country ... This shows that if you are doing well in a country it also helps your ...
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Director-General's opening remarks at High-level Emergency Virtual Meeting of African Ministers of Health on the COVID-19 Situation in Africa - 8 May 2021

Reliefweb 08 May 2021
We're pleased that with the support of COVAX, 47 countries in the African continent have started vaccinating, but we know the volumes of vaccines are nowhere near enough ... including the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team and the Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing.
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President Weah appointed Ambassador for Pan-African Inter-School Championship

Ghana Web 08 May 2021
President of Liberia, George Weah has been appointed as the first Ambassador of the Pan-African Inter-School Championship ... He also stressed that working together for the good of African football was the best way to ensure progress for the game and the continent ... “We are happy to be in a country so passionate about football.
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Xi says China fully supports work of IOC

China Daily 08 May 2021
... choice to strengthen solidarity and cooperation with African countries ... He thanked China for its anti-pandemic aid and vaccines to African countries and said the African side wants to secure new development in Africa-China relations and in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
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AfCFTA to establish agric value chains across Africa

Ghana Web 08 May 2021
The African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat is hopeful of ... The continent-wide agreement, which seeks to bridge all gaps in the various sectors among African countries, seeks to strengthen the agric sector which has a massive social and economic footprint on the continent.
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Hindu organisations across Africa pool-in aid for COVID-hit India

Yahoo Daily News 08 May 2021
A representative for BAPS Charities, South Africa, said while the different chapters of the organisation raised funds separately, the consignment had been shipped via the East African countries for logistical ease ... In a complementary effort, the South African Hindu Maha Sabha ...
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Africa wants its own vaccine plants to avoid missing out on shots

Beijing News 08 May 2021
Most African countries are almost out of initial supplies and the continent accounts for just 2% of global administered shots ... While many developed nations are well advanced with their vaccination rollouts, most African countries are almost out of initial supplies and the ...
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Chad's Military Council Seeks Central African States Support

Voa News 08 May 2021
Envoys from Chad’s ruling military council are seeking support from its central African neighbors in fighting rebels who they say endanger a smooth return to civilian rule ... Abdelkerim said Cameroon is one of the five central African states Chad’s military council asked him to visit and give an account of the situation since Deby died April 20, 2021.
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India topped 2020 vehicle imports into S Africa despite Covid-19 impact: Report

Business Line 08 May 2021
Nine of the top 10 selling vehicles in 2020 were South African-built passenger cars and light commercial vehicles ... “This is especially true for our range of Pik Up models, which is assembled locally and exported to countries in the Southern African Development Community,” Gupta told PTI.
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Xi reaffirms China's commitment to solidarity, cooperation with Africa

Sina 08 May 2021
BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that to strengthen solidarity and cooperation with African countries is always China's resolute strategic choice ... Tshisekedi thanked China for providing supplies, vaccines and other assistance for African countries in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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India topped 2020 vehicle imports into South Africa despite Covid-19 impact: ReportNine of the top ...

Deccan Herald 08 May 2021
Nine of the top 10 selling vehicles in 2020 were South African-built passenger cars and light commercial vehicles ... “This is especially true for our range of Pik Up models, which is assembled locally and exported to countries in the Southern African Development Community,” Gupta told PTI.
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Africa risks COVID-19 resurgence, WHO warns

China Daily 08 May 2021
It said the low vaccination coverage places African countries at higher risk of a massive upsurge in cases ... The B1.351 strain, first found in South Africa, is spreading in 23 African countries and the B1.1.7 strain, first found in the United Kingdom, has been found in 20 countries.
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Ohio’s only majority minority congressional district may lose that status in remapping

Cleveland 08 May 2021
Common Cause Ohio Executive Director Catherine Turcer, who campaigned for the redistricting changes, says there’s still a need for majority minority districts in many parts of the country, but population changes in Northeast Ohio mean there may not be enough voting age African Americans in the region to create one.
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Islamic Finance will help govt unlock investments from Middle East – IFRIG Chairman

Ghana Web 08 May 2021
... effort to improve critical infrastructure across the country ... ‘The Need for the Muslim Ummah to Champion Islamic Finance,’ the IFRIG Chairman said most African countries were alreading tapping into the Islamic Finance well for liquidity and Ghana needed to look that way as well.
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Tunisia orders lockdown amid 'worst' ever health crisis

The New Arab 08 May 2021
Announcing a partial lockdown for the week-long Eid al-Fitr holiday, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said the North African country was enduring 'the worst crisis in its history' ... to set up field hospitals, and the North African country is struggling to meet the demand for oxygen.
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