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Africa

US ‘encouraged’ in Sudan, urges greater transition

Thursday at 17:02 PM, via The Citizen

The United States on Thursday praised orders by Sudan’s new military leader to free political prisoners and end a night curfew but urged more action to transition to democracy.

South Africa’s PIC denies considering ex-Absa executive as next CEO

Thursday at 16:48 PM, via Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s state pension fund denied considering a former banking executive as its next chief executive as it seeks to fill a position which has become increasingly sensitive given the successive departures of its CEO and temporary replacement.

Africa: Climate change poses serious challenge towards achieving SDGs

Thursday at 15:49 PM, via allAfrica

[Economic Commission for Africa] Marrakech, Morocco, April 18, 2019 (ECA) – Climate change can seriously impede Africa’s quest to achieve all the 17 sustainable development goals that address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

Africa: Invasive Weed Could Cut Crop Yields By 30%

Thursday at 15:48 PM, via allAfrica

[SciDev.Net] Busia, Kenya -A dangerous invasive alien weed known as field dodder could be a serious menace to agriculture and biodiversity across Sub-Saharan Africa, and cutting crop yields, scientists say.

Africa: ARFSD ministerial panel bold on Africa achieving SDGs

Thursday at 15:46 PM, via allAfrica

[Economic Commission for Africa] Marrakech, Morocco, April 18, 2019 (ECA) – The high level ministerial panel at the fifth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD2019) on Wednesday boldly fronted innovative solutions and approaches to answer Africa’s quest to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Africa: Shunned By Investors, Poorer Nations Seek to Climate-Proof Growth

Thursday at 15:35 PM, via allAfrica

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -As droughts and floods cut crop harvests and storms tear up buildings and power lines, countries vulnerable to climate change – from Bangladesh to Kenya and Guatemala – have proposed new ways to access cheaper financing to tackle the risks.

Is Airbnb putting the hotel industry to bed?

Thursday at 15:35 PM, via CNBC Africa

It calls itself “The Worldwide alternative to Hotels”, and according to a City Press report, has stopped growth in the formal hotel sector. AirBnB, a global digital marketplace & hospitality service, is under the threat of government regulation due to increased competition in the tourism sector. Joining CNBC Africa for more on this is Lee Zama, CEO of the Federated Hospitality Association of...

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