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Date Archives for 2014

  • Obama Ousts South Sudan And Gambia From Agoa

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 am

    From Daily Nation President Barack Obama on Tuesday revoked South Sudan’s eligibility for a US preferential trade program known as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Obama also removed Gambia from the program and reinstated Guinea-Bissau. All the moves take effect on January 1. A presidential proclamation announcing the actions did not specify the […]

  • Sudan Switches To Electronic Voting System

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 pm

    Sudan is going high-tech for its next election. The county will use the electronic voting system for the first time in its electoral history in next April’s elections. According to the chairman of the National Election Commission (NEC), Dr. Mukhtar Alasam, the electronic voting system will be operated in the cities and urban centers around […]

  • New Egyptian Campaign Aims To Improve Islam’s Image

    By Ann Brown, 8:00 pm

    Egypt wants to improve the global image of Islam and it government-run religious body, Dar Al-Ifta, has launched an international campaign to improve the image of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed in Europe and other parts of the world. According to a statement on its Facebook page, the body which is also responsible for issuing […]

  • Ghanaian Boxer Emmanuel Tagoe Wins WBA Intercontinental Title

    By Ann Brown, 7:00 pm

    From Business Standard Ghanaian boxer Emmanuel Tagoe secured a knockout victory over his Tanzanian opponent Sadiki Momba to take the WBA Intercontinental Lightweight title at the Accra Sports Stadium Saturday. Tagoe (22-1, 9 KOs) defeated his challenger in the sixth round to become the new champion, in a fight which was watched by a host […]

  • Equatorial Guinea Starts Clinical Trial For Potential Ebola Treatment

    By Ann Brown, 6:00 pm

    From allAfrica A clinical trial for a possible treatment for Ebola started in Guinea on the 17th of December. The trial is led by the French medical research institute INSERM and is taking place at MSF’s Ebola Treatment Centre in Guéckédou, in the east of the country. Although every experimental treatment for Ebola patients offers […]

  • Citibank Egypt Studying Banks’ Offers To Purchase Its Consumer Business

    By Ann Brown, 5:00 pm

    From Daily News Egypt Citibank Egypt is still studying banks’ offers to buy its consumer business portfolio, the bank’s Vice President Lamise Negm told Daily News Egypt Saturday. Commenting on media reports saying that Citibank received offers from 9 banks operating on the Egyptian market, Negm said the number is not accurate and that “it […]

  • Egypt Bans ‘Inaccurate’ Hollywood Film Exodus

    By Ann Brown, 4:00 pm

    From BBC Egypt has banned a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus because of what censors described as “historical inaccuracies.” The head of the censorship board said these included the film’s depiction of Jews as having built the Pyramids, and that an earthquake, not a miracle by Moses, caused the Red Sea […]

  • Djibouti Investigates Al-Shabaab Rebels

    By Ann Brown, 3:00 pm

    From GeeskAfrika Public safety and Regional Security news. The Djibouti government said, President Hassan and Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh pledged to work closely together to advance their shared vision for a secure, stable, and prosperous Horn of Africa and to strengthen and deepen the strategic partnership between the two brotherly countries. AMISOM spokesperson Colonel […]

  • World Bank Talks Cabo Verde’s New Partnership Strategy

    By Ann Brown, 2:00 pm

    From allAfrica The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors discussed the new Country Partnership Strategy (2015-17) to support the Republic of Cabo Verde implement its development agenda, agreeing to provide up to 49.5 million of IDA resources over the next three years to help end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. Cabo Verde will […]

  • Tracing Your Cape Verdean Roots

    By Ann Brown, 1:00 pm

    From The Root Dear Professor Gates: My father is African American and Cape Verdean, and he grew up on Cape Cod. His mother was Almeda Matilda Santos, born Jan. 22, 1922. She died March 7, 2002, and her parents had immigrated to the United States from Cape Verde Islands in the early 1900s. My father’s […]

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