Africa:African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty

[allAfrica] Geneva -Gambia’s Vice President and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing poverty and has delivered incredible gains for the world economy, but it needs to be more fully optimized.

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South Africa:Grace Mugabe Can’t Buy Justice – Model’s Mom

[News24Wire] Acting Judge Bashier Vally on Friday reserved judgment in an application by lobby group AfriForum against the decision by the international relations and cooperation minister to grant diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe.

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Nigeria:What Buhari and Trump Stand to Gain From State Visit

[The Conversation Africa] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the Obama White House three years ago was ecstatic. By contrast, his visit this week to the Trump White House will be awkward. This time around, his host is a president who has referred to African states as “shithole countries” and remarked that Nigerians would never want to leave the US to “go back to their huts”.

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Kenya:Cartels Target Kenyatta’s Big Four Projects

[Nation] When the World Bank last year revealed in a report that cash-hungry slumlords and politicians had blocked modernisation of Nairobi’s Kibera slum for self-gain, most Kenyans expected the cartels would be unmasked, shamed and prosecuted. Except the report did not name the culprits, and no explanation was given for the omission.

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