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Africa EU Trade Relations Under Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Africa EU Trade Relations Under Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Trade links bеtwееn Europe аnd Africa ѕо fаr hаvе bееn undеr thе COTONOU agreement whісh gave African, Caribbean аnd Pacific (ACP) member countries access tо thе EU markets іn order tо promote thеіr market competitiveness wіthіn thе international economy. Thе trade wаѕ based оn nоn reciprocal preferences. However, thе objectives оf thе preferential terms dіd nоt meet thе expectations оf thе ACPs w... »

Study Ranks Kenya and Nigeria As Worst Places To Be Born In 2013

Study Ranks Kenya and Nigeria As Worst Places To Be Born In 2013

A new global survey which lays bare the ‘lottery of life’ as ranked Kenya and Nigeria as the worst places to start life in 2013 out of 80 odd countries with Switzerland ranked as the best place to be born. Other prominent countries ranked in the Economist Intelligence Unit study are the United States and Great Britain ranked 16 and 27 respectively. From what today’s newborns can hope t... »

5 Common Misconceptions About Africa

5 Common Misconceptions About Africa

A lot оf people іn thе United States surprisingly hаvе а common perception оf thе African continent: war, starvation, safari аnd naked village tribes. Whіlе thіѕ mау bе true іn fеw isolated places іn Africa, аѕkіng уоur African colleague аt work оr school іf hе еvеr gоt attacked bу а wild animal іѕ equivalent tо assuming еvеrу American іѕ а Hollywood actor. Tо avoid ѕоmе self-embarrassment еіthеr ... »

Lagos Gets First African Monopoly City Status

Lagos Gets First African Monopoly City Status

The first African city edition of the famous board game, Monopoly,  has been launched in Lagos, Nigeria. The board layout which was unveiled recently has the Nigerian metropolis as one of the fast-growing cities in the world, with Banana Island revealed as the upmarket version of Mayfair in the London edition. Furthermore, Makoko, the slum on stilts over the city’s lagoon, is the cheapest pr... »

Top 10 Young African Millionnaires To Watch

Top 10 Young African Millionnaires To Watch

This article highlights the top 10 young African millionnaires in their 20s and 30s who are blazing the trail in their individual business. According to Forbes Magazine, these group of young Africans are among a “growing number of under-40s who are legitimately amassing multi-million dollar fortunes” through their businesses rather than inheritance. In summary, the top 10 wealthiest yo... »

Results: Brazil 2014 Africa World Cup Qualifiers

Results: Brazil 2014 Africa World Cup Qualifiers

Among the interesting facts of this weekend’s Africa World Cup (Brazil 2014) Qualifiers, was the Central African Republic who beat Botswana 2-0 in Bangui to win the first World Cup qualifying match in their history. A goal in each half by Kethevoama Foxi was enough to see off a side that played at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Complete results of all of this weekend’s footba... »

Good Example: Malawi’s New President Rejects Presidential Jet and Luxury Car Fleet

Good Example: Malawi’s New President Rejects Presidential Jet and Luxury Car Fleet

Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, has increased here popularity on the African continent by rejecting predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika’s presidential jet and fleet of luxury cars. Joyce Banda, who only came to power in April following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, has taken little time to set a good example for other African leaders to follow. Little surprise that her decision to s... »

Nigeria’s D’Banj In UK Top 10 Chart

Nigeria’s D’Banj In UK Top 10 Chart

D’banj (Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo) made history recently by reaching the UK Top 10 Chart (debuted at no.9 on the Billboard UK Charts) with his 2012 summer single, Oliver Twist. Oliver Twist is an uptempo dance fusion of Afro-Beats, R&B and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching number 2 on the UK R&B chart. ... »

What’s In A Name? From University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University

What’s In A Name? From University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University

Following reports of angry student demonstrations in Nigeria’s main city of Lagos, one cannot help but wonder what actually is in a name? Afterall, renaming a prestigious university should not actually affect its ranking as lecturers, infrastructure and other amenities remain unchanged. However, while the president’s intentions are good, the demonstrations have proved that many still d... »

Why Drogba May Consider China

Why Drogba May Consider China

Following Drogba’s announcement that he is leaving Chelsea Football Club, much has been said about his next destination: Real Madrid, Spain or Shanghai Shenhua, China? Arguably one of the best strikers in European and World football, Didier Drogba’s availability on a free transfer would catch any manager’s attention even at 35. So then, why would Drogba consider China as a likely... »

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