Bukola Ogunyemi: Appraising Kaduna’s Smart Infrastructure Plan

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 Kaduna State knows that infrastructural development is a straightforward way to inject money into the economy and lay the foundation for long-term growth. This is why it has committed N108 billion of its 2016 budget to capital expenditure and will further commit N130 billion in 2017. Already, 421 contracts have been awarded for renovation of […]

Botswana At 50: The End Of An African Success Story?

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 It is 50 years since Botswana attained independence from British rule. Over the decades, the small landlocked country has been regarded as a role model for success in Africa. It has achieved political stability, democratic government, and remarkable economic growth. The attraction of Botswana and its history is newly reinforced in the film ‘A United […]

Charles Wiysonge: Why People In Africa Are Living Longer But Lifestyle Diseases Are Rising

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 Malaria, HIV, pneumonia, and diarrhoea are the leading killers on the African continent, according to a recently released study looking at the burden of diseases across the world. In 1980 the list looked different. Then the leading killer diseases were also diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria, but tuberculosis and measles were up there with them. The […]

Sirri Caro Nfornah: Boosting Renewable Energy For A Better Business Environment In Cameroon

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 Cameroon is a growing economy with rapidly increasing electricity demands, particularly in the industrial sector. The utility is currently grappling with a power deficit, and energy efficiency measures are becoming critical for meeting Cameroon’s electricity demand in short to medium term. Cameroon’s development objectives, under the programme Vision 2035, contemplates significant investments in the energy […]

HIGHLIGHTS: What African Leaders Said At The UN General Assembly #UNGA

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 Chad President Idriss Déby Itno acknowledged Chad’s effort in the fight against Boko Haram through its contribution to the regional force to fight the Islamist group. He stressed on the need for the international community to support African regional efforts to solve problems citing the situation in Libya, South Sudan and the Central African Republic […]