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Economy - Development | Politics
Africa, Europe set out cooperation priorities

afrol News / SANF - Africa and Europe have agreed on a new plan of action aimed at strengthening relations between the two continents.
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Africa
Economy - Development | Health | Science - Education
Africa receives least health aid

afrol News - New research reveals that the part of development aid directed towards health issues has increased strongly during the last two decades. But Africa receives far less health aid than less challenged developing countries, compared to needs.
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Africa
Economy - Development
Africa to get easier trade access to EU

afrol News - Least developed countries are to benefit from a new set of customs rules for their exports to the European Union, it was announced today. A lesser part of their products have to origin in the country to get preference taxation rates.
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Africa
Economy - Development | Technology
Every 2nd African has mobile subscription

afrol News - Africa this year crossed the 500 million active mobile subscriptions mark. By now, every second person of Africa's 1,033 million inhabitants can be reached by phone, making Africa a sizable market.
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Africa
Travel - Leisure | Economy - Development
Africa showed off well at London travel fair

afrol News - The hall housing African stands was constantly crowded during the World Trade Market (WTM) in London this week. Tasteful stands and modern design showed visitors a new a confident image of African destinations.
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Africa | Zambia
Society | Economy - Development
African competition regulators getting serious

afrol News - Gone are the days when companies operating in Africa could act with impunity when forming cartels or otherwise limit free competition. Regulators are getting active in most countries, as illustrated by a new major case in Zambia.
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Africa
Economy - Development
Domestic demand fuels Africa's strong growth

afrol News - African economies have reached the threshold where the growth in their own domestic demand is strong enough to fuel national economic growth. A new analysis sees domestic demand as key to the current strong growth.
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Africa | East Africa
Economy - Development | Science - Education | Society
East Africa a new population heavyweight

afrol News - The East African region is slowly developing into one of the world's new population blocks, with the region surpassing all of North America in few years and all of Europe by the 2040s. A new, major power may be building up.
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Africa
Media | Science - Education
Press Freedom Index for Africa "a joke"

afrol News editorial - The reputable press freedom organisation Reporters Sans Frontières today presented its annual "Press Freedom Index". For Africa, the listing "cannot be taken seriously," the afrol News editor holds, adding that "methods are totally flawed."
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Africa
Travel - Leisure | Economy - Development
Africa most desired among young travellers

afrol News - Young people are trendsetters, and new research shows that Africa has become the most desired travel destination for Western youths. The trend bodes well for Africa's booming travel industry.
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Africa
Agriculture - Nutrition | Health
Africa sees successes fighting hunger

afrol News - Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana and Mozambique have seen the greatest successes in fighting back hunger during the last 20 years, a new report reveals. At the same time, the situation in Burundi, Chad, the DRC and Eritrea deteriorated severely.
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Africa | World
Economy - Development | Politics
"Bullying China a threat to Africa"

afrol News editorial - China's culture of bullying in foreign relations, as viewed in actions against Asian neighbours, against nations having relations with Taiwan and against the host of the Nobel Committee, spells trouble for Africa, which gets steadily more dependent on Chinese funds.
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Africa
Economy - Development
"Africa needs new roads to boost trade"

afrol News - African Finance Ministers gathered in Washington this weekend agreed that the continent needs to focus on better infrastructure connecting the countries. Only in that way, the highly potential intra-African trade could take off.
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Africa | World
Politics | Human rights | Society
Africa silent on Liu Xiaobo

afrol News - No prominent African politician has made statements of support or congratulation to Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, who yesterday was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Press reports are sober.
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Africa
Economy - Development
African growth accelerating

afrol News - Africa's economic growth is now projected near levels seen before global slowdown, and next year will see even fast growth, a new continent-wide analysis reveals.
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Africa
Travel - Leisure | Economy - Development
African destinations conquer European market

afrol News - Not many years ago, Africa was an exotic travel destination for a few individualists. Now, both North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa are becoming mainstream destinations, increasingly integrated into the normal travel market. Also 2010 sees fast growth.
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Africa
Agriculture - Nutrition | Science - Education
Scientists create African banana Wiki

afrol News - Soon all information on bananas in Africa, including the banana growing areas, yield, socio-economic status of the farmers and spread of pests and diseases, will be available on a scientist-driven online dictionary.
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Africa
Economy - Development
Plans to boost Africa's energy production

afrol News / SANF - Africa could experience a major boost in its renewable energy generation capacity in the next 10 years if a recent energy deal with Europe is fully implemented. More than 15,000 MW are planned.
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Niger | World
Agriculture - Nutrition | Science - Education
Aid back to basics: Cash handouts in Niger

afrol News - Despite countless emergency aid efforts and models, Niger's drought and flood victims still go hungry. Now, several aid agencies will go back to basics, providing families with cash handouts.
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Africa
Agriculture - Nutrition | Science - Education
Cowpea scientists promise to end African hunger

afrol News - Researchers specialising in cowpea production are currently gathered in Dakar, Senegal, trying to forward their "revolution" of African agriculture. Cowpeas are "the perfect crop for Africa," they hold.
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Fewer internal displacements in Africa
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Global transformation to spur African industrialisation
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Researchers seek climate change-proof food crops
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Africa lags behind in education gender parity
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Warmer Lake Tanganyika threatens fisheries
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Congo's Staff Benda Bilili on big tour
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Ongoing boom makes Africa investors' dream
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20 African leaders arrive SA for World Cup
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African students to get common history syllabus
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Open-source software intakes African universities
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