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Middle-income Kenya still in need of aid

Nairobi – Coffee farmer Gabriel Kimwaki from Nyeri County, in central Kenya, is considering “giving up farming altogether”. He told IPS that the returns are too low “and with every harvesting season, I am making less and less profit.”

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Forum calls for home-grown S&T to aid Africa’s growth

Rabat, Morocco – African countries often depend on foreign scientific research and are scarcely sharing those undertaken on the continent, a ministerial forum has been told. 

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Encouraging Rwanda’s young women to venture into ICT

Kigali – A young Rwandan entrepreneur encourages women and girls in the country to engage with ICT industries and the world of technological innovation.  

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What do Africans want? They’ll text you

Washington — The way to find out what Africans really want is to ask them, shows a recent mobile phone service led by ONE Africa and GeoPoll.

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Trade facilitation will support African industrialisation

Geneva – Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), argues that the Trade Facilitation Agreement delivered by the Bali package in December last year will support regional integration in Africa, complement the African Union’s efforts to create a continental free trade area and will begin to remove some of the barriers which prevent full integration into global value chains.

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Is a monetary union necessary for East Africa?

The progress towards a monetary union and single currency presumes a far higher degree of institutional development and integration than is the case in the EAC today.

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