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3 000 Africans die trying to cross into Europe in 2014

File photo©ReutersMore than 3,000 African migrants have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean sea into Europe, this year alone, a new study has revealed.

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Tearing down development barriers

Photo©US State DepartmentNew finance from the United States, Asia and Europe may dramatically change Africa's sprawling economic landscape after a season of summits and deal making.

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Governance across Africa improving more slowly - Ibrahim survey

Mi Ibrahim says Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance showed on Monday.

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Nobel laureates to boycott South Africa meeting over Dalai Lama visa refusal

The Dalai Lama has been refused a visa to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Prise winners in Cape TownSeveral Nobel Peace Prize winners will skip an annual meeting in Cape Town protesting South Africa's failure to grant the Dalai Lama a visitor's visa.

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Africa wants equal partners, not exploitation - Maged Abdelaziz

Maged Abdelaziz, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa. Photo©UN DPI/Africa Section / Bo Li In 2012 the United Nations General Assembly created a mechanism to monitor commitments made by African countries and their partners to improve Africa's economic development. The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) is the secretariat for the mechanism, and works with other UN agencies to track progress on these commitments. Maged Abdelaziz, United Nations' secretary-general's special adviser on Africa, talks about what the UN hopes to accomplish with the monitoring mechanism.

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Energy: Morocco gets multi-million loan from China's Exim Bank

Morocco's state power utility ONEE said on Wednesday it had obtained a $300 million loan from China Exim Bank to finance a 318 megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in the eastern town of Jerada.

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