Africa: New Directions for Historic U.S. Africa-Focused Organization

[allAfrica] The New York-based Africa-America Institute (AAI) is one of the oldest, most-respected institutions connecting Africans and Americans. Founded in 1952, under the name African-American Institute, it has provided scholarships, educational opportunities and skills training

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Nigeria: Xenophobic Attacks – Ruling Party Wants South African Firms Nationalised

[Daily Trust] The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the federal government to take steps to nationalise all South African companies operating in Nigeria to protest the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

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Africa: Anti-Revolutionary Forces Dividing Africa, ANC – Magashule

[News24Wire] While ANC secretary general Ace Magashule described the ongoing spate of violent protests in parts of the country as criminality – not xenophobia – he warned that “anti-revolutionaries” were using tribalism to pit Africans against one another.

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South Africa: IEC Will ‘Spare No Effort’ to Ensure Party Funding Act in Place Before 2021 Local Govt Elections

[News24Wire] The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) expects that by the time the 2021 local government elections roll around, legislation will be in place so that South Africans know who funds political parties.

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Africa: Can More Genomic Research Material Come from Africa? 54gene Thinks So

[TechCrunch] New advances in genetic mapping and manipulation hold the promise of reshaping medical treatments in the 21st century, but thanks to a lack of sufficient infrastructure and apparent scientific disregard, an entire continent is at risk of being left out.

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