Tag Archives: Botswana

08May/17

HIFA arts festival well attended despite Zimbabwe’s economic challenges

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (MAY 04, 2O17) (REUTERS – Hundreds showed up at this year’s Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) a major annual festival which opened on last week in Zimbabwe’s capital.
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20Mar/17

Most valuable cut diamond ever to be auctioned

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MARCH 20, 2017) (REUTERS) – A 59.60-carat diamond known as “The Pink Star” is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more – only for the buyer to pull out of the deal. The diamond was presented by Sotheby’s in London ahead of the auction in Hong Kong on April 4.
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10Dec/16

African Union holds historic first ever debate for chairperson candidates

The first ever public debate is held in Ethiopia between the candidates for chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

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03Jan/16

A review of how African economies performed in the second half of 2015

African growth was at its weakest in six years and analysts warned that things could get worse if the global economy continues to struggle. The IMF reported that the continent was likely to grow 3.75 percent this year and 4.25 percent next, a big drop from the years before and after the 2008/2009 financial crisis. China’s investment slowdown, and low commodity prices affected support to growth.

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09Oct/15

Africa’s GDP growth to slow to 3.7 pct this year, World Bank

Economic growth is set to slow in Sub-Saharan Africa to 3.7 percent this year from 4.6 percent in 2014, its weakest pace since 2009, mainly due to the drop in commodity prices, the World Bank has said in its latest Africa pulse report.

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28May/15

Celebration of Africa Day 2015

Universal Peace Federation – UK

Celebration of Africa Day 2015:
The Inspiring Things To Learn From, Or See Developing, In Africa
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14Apr/15

Gabon will host next Africa Cup of Nations and draw is made

(CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL, 2017 TOURNAMENT) – Gabon was named on Wednesday (April 8) as the host of the next African Cup of Nations finals in 2017.

The Gabonese beat rival bids from Algeria and Ghana in a vote by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee at a meeting in Cairo.
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09Mar/15

Rooibos wine targets health-conscious drinkers

A South African winery is aiming to revolutionise the wine-making industry by using indigenous Rooibos wood to produce a healthier wine with no preservatives.
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02Mar/15

Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 mln Africa leadership prize

Namibia’s president Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the Mo Ibrahim Prize for good governance, joining previous recipients – former presidents Pedro de Verona Rogrigues Pires of Cape Verde, Mozambique’s Joaquim Chissano and Festus Mogae of Botswana. South Africa’s Nelson Mandela was also given an honorary award.
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