Kenya: Reforms Aren’t Protecting People From Trafficking

[ISS] Kenya exports its labour mainly to the Middle East, and to a lesser extent to Europe, North America and Africa. For many Kenyans however, this means a life of slavery in Middle Eastern countries as traffickers exploit socio-economic vulnerabilities and gaps in the legal protection of migrant workers.

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Nigeria: How Country is Preparing for Coronavirus

[The Conversation Africa] The number of reported cases and deaths of coronavirus is doubling every couple of days, and patients have now been reported from many Asian countries, as well as the Middle East, Europe, Australia and the US. The Conversation Africa asked Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu for a run down on what preparations have been put in place in Nigeria in the event of cases being detected in the country.

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Ghana: How Ghana Went Above and Beyond For Year of Return 2019

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Ghana is to launch a multi-million dollar fund aimed at attracting investment from members of the African diaspora in the United States and around the world — a follow-up to the “Year of Return 2019″ in which the nation reached out to the diaspora on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in the United States.

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Africa: African Diaspora the Key to Continental Development

[RFI] In his new book, Time for Africa, Khaled Igué, an investment banker and president of the Club 2030 Africa advisory group, offers a roadmap intended to reconcile big business and grassroots solutions to ensure the future development of the continent.

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Making sense of west Africa’s new currency

MONETARY POLICY, done well, is meant to put everyone but economists to sleep. Yet in west Africa it has pulled thousands of protesters onto the streets. Many locals have long objected to the west African and central African CFA francs, two monetary unions pegged to the euro and backed by France

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Rwanda: How Achievable Are the 2020 Global Goals On HIV?

[New Times] We are just a few days away to the year 2020, where the world will have to have achieved the 90-90-90 target that stipulates; 90 per cent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 per cent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90 per cent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

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