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Makthar Diop becomes first African to head World Bank’s private sector arm

Makthar Diop, the World Bank’s vice president for infrastructure, has been appointed to head the International Finance Corporation (IFC), becoming the first African to...

The world’s rich thrive while billions remain condemned to poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Over 2.5 million people have died, and the confirmed cases are soaring past the 100 million mark. But that hasn’t...

Global economy to grow by 4% in 2021, World Bank says

The global economy is projected to grow by 4% in 2021 if the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues throughout the year and is effective, the...

Netflix appoints Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board

Netflix has appointed Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board, becoming the firm’s first African director as it eyes new markets for future growth.

EU halts payment of 90 million euros in aid to Ethiopia over humanitarian crisis in Tigray

The European Union has halted the payment of about 90 million euros in budget support to Ethiopia due to the bloc’s concerns over the...

Western Sahara to lose statehood in US-brokered Morocco, Israel normalization deal

For 45 years they have been stateless. And now U.S. President Donald Trump says they should never have a state in the...

U.K. approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine ahead of similar decisions in the U.S. and EU

The U.K. has become the first western country to license a Covid-19 vaccine, opening up mass immunization campaigns starting next week ahead of similar...

UN study shows COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating poverty

The UN says that the coronavirus pandemic is rapidly accelerating to record highs the number of people worldwide who need humanitarian assistance to survive.

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Sorry environmentalists, Angola’s appetite for more oil is irresistible

Africa’s second largest oil producer has a problem, and it’s one that is uncommon in a region beset with...
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Nigeria’s economy exits recession with 0.11% growth in fourth quarter

Nigeria’s economy surprisingly came out of a recession in the fourth quarter, fuelled by growth in the agriculture...

Makthar Diop becomes first African to head World Bank’s private sector arm

Makthar Diop, the World Bank’s vice president for infrastructure, has been appointed to head the International Finance Corporation (IFC),...

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