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The best way to aid Africa

New York—Drought in Somalia threatens the lives of almost half the population, according to Somalia’s prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire. Over a two-day span, at least 110 people died of hunger in just a single region in the country. This highlights the tremendous needs Somalia and other African countries have for immediate help. In the …

Cesar Chelala

Ministry of Industry creates export strategy to Africa for next 3 years

Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil announced that the ministry will complete the establishment of a new strategy that aims at increasing exports to Africa within the next three years. He added that the ministry cooperated with five export councils, namely the chemical and fertilisers, building industries, food, engineering, and medical councils, to create …

Hisham Salah

Cancer: Africa’s new health burden

“I can, we can defeat cancer” is this year’s theme on World Cancer Day. In many African countries there is still a lack of awareness and treatment methods, but the number of people affected is on the rise.

Deutsche Welle

Trade relations between Egypt African countries must improve: Talaat

At the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, country general manager of IBM Amr Talaat said that trade relations between Egypt and African countries need to improve. He said that African countries receive almost 3% of Egyptian exports, which is a small amount that must be increased. He added that so far, large economies in …

Hisham Salah

India and Africa rekindle trade ties

Until she travelled abroad when she started college, Zara Mwanzia had thought that chapati—the delicious bread she ate while growing up, which most Kenyans still eat—was a local delicacy. “I was surprised to find out that chapati actually originated from India,” she said, musing at how she had been wrong all those years. Zara could …

Pavithra Rao

Facebook to add more African languages

During his visit to Nigeria and Kenya, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted at the possibility of adding software for more African languages, to ease Africans’ access to the online social network’s applications.

Deutsche Welle

Africa may face unsustainable debt: report

Africa may have a problem with unsustainable debt on its hands if it doesn’t manage to find other ways to finance development and cut off illicit financial flows, a new report from a United Nations trade body has said.

Deutsche Welle