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Education: Massive teacher shortage on the horizon

A teacher in Namibia. Photo©World Bank Sub-Saharan Africa is about to face a major shortage of teachers, says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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South Africa seek AGOA extension ahead of US-Africa summit

South African Trade minister, Rob Davis says African leaders will seek the extension of AGOAOn the eve of the historic Africa-US summit, South Africa has thrown down the gauntlet, asking for an extension of the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) economic pact.

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Zimbabwe President's wife, Grace enters politics

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace's entry into the political arena could change the dynamics of the succession matrix in Zanu PF. Photo©ReutersZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace has been nominated to lead the ruling Zanu PF party's women's wing in what analysts say could be an attempt to prepare her to succeed the 90 year old leader.

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This time South Africans must benefit - Lynne Brown

Lynne Brown, Public enterprises minister, South Africa. Photo©Gallo Images/GettyFormer United Democratic Front activist Lynne Brown has taken on the formidable task of supervising South Africa's multibillion-dollar state-owned enterprises.

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Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets

Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets - Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.

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Democracy's tarnished model

Developing economies are bounding ahead amid mounting social discontent. Istanbul, as it turns out, is a good place to discuss politics in Africa.

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