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World Bank and IHS Markit report highlights large efficiency gaps between world’s key container ports. LONDON, 2021—Asian container ports are the most efficient in the world, dominating the Top 50 spots according to the new global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) launched by the World Bank and IHS Markit. The report scored ports against different […]Continue Reading
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FIFA confirmed on Thursday that the 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled for Africa during June have been postponed until September due to the coronavirus and stadiums not meeting international standards. There will now be double matchdays in September, October, and November with the 10 group winners advancing to the final round next March. Africa has […]Continue Reading
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After three decades in power, Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno died on Tuesday from wounds suffered on the battlefield, the army said in a shock announcement just a day after the 68-year-old was re-elected to a sixth term. Here are some of Africa’s other longest-serving leaders, some of whom change the constitution, crush the opposition and use fear […]Continue Reading
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By Lars Benson Over the past year, we have seen many Chambers and Associations throughout Africa adapt, grow, and embrace new ways of doing things. First, associations responded to the pandemic health crisis by working with local health authorities to provide services within their communities. These services included everything from handing out masks to informing the Continue Reading
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by Wanjira Mathai and Salima Mahamoudou | . The magic that can restore Africa’s degraded forests, farms and pastures is in the millions of local champions across the continent, especially youth and women By Wanjira Mathai, vice president and regional director for Africa at the World Resources Institute, and Salima Mahamoudou, research associate for Africa Forest Continue Reading
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A rundown on jihadi groups’ expansion in the Sahel and Nigeria, the Horn of Africa, and the continent’s southeastern Swahili coast. By COLIN P. CLARKE and JACOB ZENN  Once considered a backwater for jihadists, sub-Saharan Africa is now at the forefront of the counterterrorism landscape. With core ISIS and al-Qaeda reeling from sustained Western counterterrorism campaigns, Continue Reading