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African Continental Free Trade Area and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposes single African currency

April 6, 2018

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African Continental Free Trade Area and South African President Ramaphosa proposes a single African currency African News Agency KIGALI – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday strongly punted the idea of creating a single homogeneous currency for African countries in a bid to attract infrastructure investment and enable ease of intra-African trade. Speaking as […]

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Ghana: Parliament approves controversial US ‘military base’ deal

March 26, 2018

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Ghana: Parliament approves controversial US ‘military base’ deal Citifmonline Parliament on Friday night, March 23, 2018, approved the controversial Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement which seeks to provide the United States access into the country to camp its military forces. The approval was done by only Majority Members of Parliament because the Minority staged a walkout […]

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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2017 –Release Date: March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2017 –Release Date: March 22, 2018 Source: U.S. Census Bureau The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area’s 146,000-population increase last year was the most of any metro area and Maricopa County, Ariz., saw a population increase of nearly 74,000 — the most of any county last year — according […]

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South Africa votes to seize land from white farmers without compensation

March 1, 2018

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South Africa votes to seize land from white farmers without compensation The Herald CAPE TOWN. — South Africa took a step on Tuesday to hasten the transfer of land from white to black owners when parliament backed a motion seeking to change the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation. The ruling African National Congress […]

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Africa: Ghana hosts 5th meeting of presidential task force on ECOWAS single currency

February 23, 2018

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Africa: Ghana hosts 5th meeting of presidential task force on ECOWAS single currency The summit aimed at assessing progress towards a single regional currency by 2020. ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, was set up in 1975. Government of Ghana (Accra) The Fifth Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the Economic Community […]

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South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to return white owned farm land to black citizens

February 22, 2018

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South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to return white owned farm land to black citizens RT South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country. The government plans to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation without compensation. “The […]

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Remembering Wall Street History: Joseph Searles and Dr. Jerome H. Holland

February 13, 2018

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Remembering Wall Street History: Joseph Searles and Dr. Jerome H. Holland February 13, 2018 marks only 48 years for African Americans on Wall Street. What helped open the door to this late entry into the New York financial sector for African Americans? African Americans had long been college graduates and African Americans had long been […]

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Trans-African railway

February 7, 2018

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Trans-African railway Al Jazeera The African Union has an ambitious plan to connect the port of Dakar in West Africa to the port of Djibouti in East Africa, linking 10 countries, many of them landlocked. The  ambitious plans come with a hope to boost trade on the continent. ____ Video: Trans-African railway line hopes to […]

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Africa: The world’s fifth largest diamond has been discovered in Lesotho

January 17, 2018

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Africa: The world’s fifth largest diamond has been discovered in Lesotho 9 of the 10 largest diamonds ever discovered have been found in Africa Yomi Kazeem Quartz Africa A 910-carat diamond, which is believed to be the world’s fifth largest diamond, has been unearthed in Lesotho. The stone was discovered in Letseng mine by Gem […]

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2017 had a record number of skyscrapers completed

January 11, 2018

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2017 had a record number of skyscrapers completed The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reports that 2017 was a record-setting year for tall buildings. In 2017 there were 144 skyscrapers completed of 200 meters (656 feet) or taller. Asia had 75.7 percent of these skyscrapers. China had the most skyscrapers completed in […]

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