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Illicit money across Africa hits $100b

BY EABW REPORTER ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA-  Experts have called for combined forces to stem the illicit movement of money and capital from one country to another amid revelations that illicit financial flows from Africa were stifling the continent’s development progress. Speaking at a high-level discussion during the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Conference of […]

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Women in Artisanal Mining challenged by Culture

BY EABW REPORTER OTTAWA, CANADA-  Women who work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) face economic, decision-making, legal and institutional exclusions due to cultural norms. This is the finding of a new report from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). ASM is a complex and diversified sector, ranging from informal […]

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Four new faces added to Umeme Board

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA- Four people have stepped aside from the Umeme Ltd Board of Directorship role to pave way for new faces on the power suppliers’ board. During the Umeme Shareholders Annual General Meeting held in Kampala, Adrian Mucalov, Christopher Nicholson, David Grylis and Charles Chapman all stepped aside to have the inclusion […]

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Ethiopian Airlines to fly to and from Manchester Airport

BY EABW REPORTER MANCHESTER, USA–Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its pivotal role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets. Ethiopian Airlines today confirmed it will operate a four-times-a-week service to Addis Ababa, the East African nation’s capital. The route will unlock connections to more […]

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China Telecom Global and Liquid Telecom sign network collaboration between Africa and Asia

Hong Kong – China Telecom Global (CTG), and Liquid Telecom, have signed a historic strategic partnership whereby the two companies will collaborate to provide Africa and Asia with industry-leading network solutions and services. The agreement will enable both companies to serve their respective enterprise and wholesale customers with extended network coverage across some of the […]

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Uganda Finance Minister asks parastatals to be gender mindful

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO KAMPALA, UGANDA- Matia Kasaija, Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic development has asked all Government Ministries and Agencies to have a gender sensitive budget despite being allocated limited resources. “As Government,  we are pursuing inclusive policy of Economic Inclusive growth where all Ugandans should be given opportunity to progress economically. That […]