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The total emancipation of Africa

Langston Hughes' poem is an attempt to define himself to a segregated America where his existential lot is one of discrimination and social rejection because of the color of his skin. Born black in a world that abhorred his race he had to assert himself to prove that he belonged and was truly worthy of the American dream.

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Book review: A time for new dreams by Ben Okri

altA collection of short works by the British-Nigerian writer touches on Africa, beauty and childhood.

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African credit default swaps: Everything’s relative

Some African sovereign debt looks rather attractive as the eurozone continues to flounder.

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Probe Libya's Fire Sale

For sale: One oil-rich North African state, sixth largest reserves in the world, spectacular Mediterranean views and good transport links to Italy. One careful but eccentric owner. Price on application.

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Book review: Southern Africa by Stephen Chan

altEssential reading on the political and economic history of South Africa and Zimbabwe

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ILO Director-General in Africa: Many success stories but more needs to be done to create decent jobs, reduce poverty

Africa has weathered the global economic and financial crisis better than other continents. It is growing again, exports are soaring and foreign investment is flowing in, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General, Juan Somavía, told the ILO African Regional Meeting that started on Tuesday 11 October in Johannesburg. This is the ILO's 12th African meeting and the first to be held in South Africa.

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Rising prices good for Africa: Museveni

President Museveni/Photo ReutersUganda President Yoweri Museveni says Africa must take advantage of the rising commodities to increase exports.

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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



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Book review: The Other Crucifix by Benjamin Kwakye

altCommonwealth Prize winner Benjamin Kwakye returns with a look at 1960s America through an African diaspora prism. 


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'Manliness' could save a continent

Kenneth, a hawker living in South Africa, tells people that if they don't believe that antiretrovirals work they should look for evidence in his handsome, healthy face. Look at it! He wants to be the poster boy for why this treatment shouldn't be stigmatised as weak, but promoted as keeping you manly.

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Nigeria's Dangote group to build cement factory in Ethiopia

Photo/Reuters

One of Africa's leading business groups, Dangote, is set to construct a US$400 million factory in Ethiopia, probably hoping to take advantage of the construction boom in the Horn of Africa.

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Should Africa abandon the US dollar for the Chinese renminbi?

Both the United States and China may be facing their own debt mountains, but momentum is swinging China’s way for the position of foreign reserve currency of choice. Should Africa turn to the renminbi?        


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Events

 24thAfrica Oil Week
23-27 October 2017 | Cape Town, South Africa - http://www.africa-oilweek.com
 altThe 24th Africa Oil Week 2017 Conference & Exhibition provides the most trusted platform worldwide; bringing together governments, national oil companies, corporate players, independents and financiers with support from service and supply operators shaping Africa's oil, gas and energy future. The conference portrays five days of content-rich senior level executive insights, finance and investor outlook, exposure of Africa-wide state and/or private acreage opportunities, transaction and/or new venture assets and potential, exposure of Africa-wide state and/or private acreage opportunities, exploration and production developments, industry strategies and portfolio, wand an overview of Africa’s hydrocarbon future; regarded for its high level participation, intimate networking and on-site deal-flow. Annually, more than 1,250 corporate and influential leaders and thinkers from every continent attend the flagship Africa Oil Week that attracts a key oil and gas audience to Cape Town, offering a content driven program, quality industry exhibition and five star networking opportunities.
   
 Africa Com - 20th anniversary
7-9 November 2017 | Cape Town, South Africa - https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom
 altThe largest African Telecoms, Media and Technology event in the World: 13,000 attendees, 450 exhibitors & 400 visionary speakers from across the entire digital ecosystem.
   
 CAIF: China-Africa Investment Forum
27-28 November 2017 | Marrakesh, Moroccol - http://www.chinaafricainvestmentforum.com
 altEvery year, the China-Africa Investment Forum brings together the main stakeholders of trade and investment between China and Africa for two days of conferences and business meetings.
An exceptional networking platform, the China-Africa Investment Forum has been designed to strengthen relations between Chinese and African businesses and promote the forging of high value business partnerships, particularly in the industrial sector. 

Two days to discuss: • China-Africa cooperation: stakes and prospects for companies • African strategies to improve industrial competitiveness • Partnerships and investments to strengthen Africa’s production capacity • Morocco’s industrial acceleration plan – is this model exportable?
High level delegates: • Managers of big African and Chinese companies • The most active investors, bankers and financiers in Africa • Key public policymakers (economy, industry, etc.) • Directors of international financial institutions
Seize promising business deals: • Increase your contacts amongst your Chinese and African counterparts • Identify the most profitable markets and sectors • Enter commercial, technical and financial partnerships • Define a new vision for African industry
   
 Oil & Gas Council - MSGBC Bassin Summit and Exhibition
27-29 November 2017 | Dakar, Senegal - http://www.oilandgascouncil.com/conference/msgbc
 altStretching from Guinea to Mauritania, the MSGBC Basin has firmly established itself as a world-class petroleum resource in the last few years with major discoveries including the world's largest and second largest discoveries in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (in conjugate basin, Liza). With the full support of the Ministry of Energy (MEDER) and Petrosen, the MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for anyone interested in West Africa, to develop a solid understanding of the prospects that exist in some of the world's most exciting plays. The latest industry updates will provide valuable insights, while Governments and NOCs across the North West African Atlantic Margin will gather to outline their industry development strategies, including details of the latest seismic surveys and timelines for bidding rounds. The Summit also provides a platform for countries in the region to outline their regulatory environments, technological requirements and local industry growth targets that are vital for international stakeholders to manage their investment decisions.
   
 Africa 2017 - Business for Africa and the World
7-9 December 2017 | Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - https://www.businessforafricaforum.com
 Africa2017 logo150150Africa 2017 Forum is held under the high patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on 7th to 9th December 2017 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and is organized by the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt and the COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA). 

The 2017 edition builds on the success of the inaugural Africa 2016, which saw participation of 6 Heads of State and more than 1,000 delegates from 45 countries. This year the programme has been enhanced with exclusive Presidential Roundtables with Africa leaders and CEOs as well as a Young Entrepreneurs Day. 

Africa 2017 remains the premier business platform to nurture new partnerships; meet investors and fast track your business objectives in Africa. Take your place and belong in the conversation that will drive new projects, transactions and policy throughout the continent with global business leaders who will lead both dialogue and progress on some of the most important projects in Africa.

   
 Energy Council - West Africa Energy Assembly
January 2018 | Lagos, Nigeria - http://www.oilandgascouncil.com/conference/west-africa
 altA Major International Energy Investment Forum for West Africa. In January 2018 we look forward to returning to Lagos, for the third annual West Africa Energy Assembly. Once again we will be welcoming senior executives working in West Africa's Energy sector for pragmatic discussions on how those in the industry can work together to overcome challenges within the market. The West Africa Energy Assembly remains a must-attend energy event for thought leadership, market insight and high-end C-level networking. Whether you are looking for farm in partners, farm out partners, capital investment, financing, advisory work, business partners, or simply want to learn about the opportunities in the sector and expand your business network, this West Africa Energy conference is designed to deliver it all.

   
 

African film industry's new lease of life in distribution

The struggle to find a foothold for Africa's film industry, especially Nigeria's Nollywood, the second largest film industry in the world according UNESCO, whilst containing piracy may have finally bore fruit as several African companies devise strategies to outsmart the distribution challenges facing the continent.

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The good, the bad, and the rest in African elections

Former president of the Republic of Congo, Pascal Lissouba once professed that

Until two decades ago football games were the most heated contests in most of Africa. Then came the era of competitive elections. From the beginning, the electoral game topped the charts. And much like football amateurs would tell you about the

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Ghana honours Nkwame Nkrumah

Ghanaians on Wednesday marked founding father Nkwame Nkrumah’s birth with a public holiday.

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Africa now sees a glimmer of hope in its leaders: Kufuor

The old stereotype of Africa as a hopeless continent, whose leaders never seem to relinquish power, is now losing ground, as the continent has made strides and there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.

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Ethiopia, Egypt resolve dispute over Nile

Ethiopia and Egypt have agreed to jointly assess the impact on the environment likely to be made by the construction of Africa’s largest dam over the Nile River.

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Ethiopia raises US$350 million for mega dam

More than US$ 350 million has been mobilised from various sources in Ethiopia to support the construction of Africa’s biggest dam.

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The fantasy of a one term president in Africa

I’ve been wondering if those declaring Ghana’s President Mills a one term president even before the end of his first term in office absolutely believe what they are saying or whether their comments are more of wishes.

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