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African countries should borrow closer to home, AfDB president says

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina addresses the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Photo: Reuters/Thomas MukoyaAfrican governments in the grip of Eurobond fever should look closer to home to secure financing vital to their economic development as borrowing costs on international debt markets rise, the president of the African Development Bank said.

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Facebook chief courts Africa's politicians, entrepreneurs and developers in first trip

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive officer, poses with Kenyan tech entrepreneurs in Nairobi's iHub. Photo: FacebookFacebook's chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is wrapping up his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa.

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South Africa's Famous Brands buys British burger chain at lower price after Brexit

Photo©Chris Ratcliffe/AP/SIPASouth African fast food group Famous Brands bought Britain's Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) for 2.1 billion rand ($143.3 million), saving nearly a fifth on the price due to the weaker pound in the wake of Brexit, the firm said on Thursday.

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The art of midwifing elections in Africa

File photo©Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPAMany countries in Africa conduct general elections regularly. Electoral management bodies have the responsibility to ensure free and fair elections. But what are their score cards so far?

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Saudi Arabia deports 39 female Ghanaian pilgrims without male guardians

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called At least 39 female Ghanaian Muslim pilgrims travelling for Hajj in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca have been repatriated because they had no male relatives escorting them, a statement from Ghana's Pilgrims office (PAOG) said on Monday.

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Decriminalizing of drugs, the only pathway

Marijuana sits in a bowl from which it is packaged and sold to customers, at The Station, a medical and retail cannabis dispensary, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Brennan Linsley/AP/SIPADrug trafficking and the black market are, to a large extent, a direct consequence of the international drug control system and the national laws that are derived therefrom.

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