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Road Traffic Accidents Cost Africa US$10 billion

Road carnage imposes huge economic costs – constituting about 1-3 percent of GDP in most countries/ Photo/ reutersRoad traffic accidents cost Africa US$ 10 billion annually and remain the second leading cause of death for the 5-44 age-groups around Africa, a report revealed on Thursday.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 13:11

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Uganda-DRC: Gang-raped woman recounts horror

 Hakiri and her children outside their house at the refugee campAfter watching her husband die and enduring the horror of being raped together with her 12 year old daughter by more than 10 Congolese militias, a woman now has the tough task of single-handedly raising six children in a refugee camp in Uganda.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:58

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DRC: The Raïs, The Sphinx and The Maverick

A supporter dances with a portrait of President Joseph Kabila at a rally in August 2011, where some Kabila loyalists claimed he was chosen by God/GWENN DUBOURTHOUMIEU / AFP
The Raïs, the Sphinx and 
the maverick President Kabila heads into tense elections facing two opposition leaders who could provide a ­formidable challenge should they join forces

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 20:11

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Cameroon Banks: Moving on from the low-hanging fruit

The Central African central bank is pushing Cameroonian lenders to transform their lending ­practices and to finance the real economy

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 09:52

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Prioritise maternal, child issues - African Speakers of Parliament urged

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The African Union and the Pan African Parliament (PAP) have urged Speakers of Parliament from the continent to prioritise the implementation of maternal, newborn and child health programmes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:25

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Transport: Landing on a runway near you

Africa's major airlines are knitting new networks across the continent as smaller regional airlines seek consolidation



Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2011 19:09

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