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Date: 20 Oct 2016
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For three days this week, researchers from Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan African countries will discuss sustainable development issues affecting their regions...

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UK aid vision for the continent

New UK support for jobs, trade and investment to boost economic development in Africa...

27 Oct 2016

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19 Oct 2016

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Marriott International expands
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Government can help small biz thrive in recession
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Small and medium businesses in Nigeria face challenging times, even as the economy slides...

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AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote
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9 Sep 2016

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6 Sep 2016

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African arts are a language to drive and integrate Africa's economic and development agenda...

25 Aug 2016

Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum
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23 Aug 2016

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