Africa In The News South Africa

SA the locomotive to drive growth in Africa, says Chinese ambassador Lin

CAPE TOWN, November 9 – South Africa had the perfect foundation to be the locomotive to drive growth and development on the African continent.   This was according to recently appointed Chinese Ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, during an interaction with senior editors from Independent Media and executives from the  Sekunjalo group.   “The […]

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‘Tap into diaspora’s economy to boost intra-African trade’ – Afreximbank

KIGALI, June 28 – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) president, Benedict Oramah, said on Wednesday that the African diaspora constituted a large economy outside the continent, and that Africa needed to develop strategies to attract it back into trading within its borders. Oramah decried the lack of market knowledge sating that it was a challenge for […]

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Somalia hit hard by humanitarian crisis

JOHANNESBURG, May 18– The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations (UN) official has told the Security Council, calling for more than $800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty. “The humanitarian crisis has deteriorated more rapidly than was […]