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Chiamaka Ihekwoaba

ETHIOPIA TAKES LAND BACK FROM INVESTORS WHO PROMISED JOBS AND FAILED

Ethiopia has revoked a total of 412.6 hectares of land held by investors, including Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi for failure to create jobs and develop the city, as promised when the lands were awarded to them, head of Addis Ababa Land Bank Tesfaye Tilahun told the Voice of America. The investors had promised to create jobs for the youth and develop Addis Ababa by building industries, hotels, a media center and other complexes in the busy city which has over 4 mil

Africans That Should Inspire You in 2019

Theresa Kachindamoto is a Malawian District Chief waging war against deep-rooted cultural practices of child marriage and institutional sexual abuse of young girls in Malawi. The country in Southeast Africa is among the poorest on the continent, with a high level of rural poverty. To better their lots, families in rural Malawi give their girls – sometimes before their teenage years – to older men as wives and sometimes younger boys, to take off the responsibility of raising them. A 2012 United

Trade in the face of growing protectionism

In the wake of United states president, Donald Trump’s global trade war, and the notion that emerging economies must be shielded from foreign competition to enable them obtain the efficiencies required to compete on costs with foreign producers, most countries seek cover in protectionism policies. It is said  that Africa is marginalised mainly because it has not globalized and despite reduced tariff for some African countries in world trade, the continent still ends up with the short end of a v

CHINA WANTS AFRICAN MONEY BUT WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH ITS PEOPLE

Economic relations between Africa and China has strengthened over the years as African countries have increasingly shunned the United states and have looked to China for cheaper trade deals, infrastructure and investment. The seemingly symbiotic relations is only cash deep as Guangzhou,  the main manufacturing hub of one of mainland China’s leading commercial and manufacturing regions, placed a ban that would hinder all Africans from checking into the city’s affordable hotels. In the 1990’s, Ch

Kenya is making life more difficult for its middle class

In 2015, a report by Pew Research Centre showed that Kenya’s middle class was plunging deep into poverty while the global middle-income population doubled. The situation hasn’t changed much since then, with government seem targeted at further declining the East African country’s middle class. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) defined middle-income households as those whose real incomes are within 50 percent to 150 percent of the median income. In what looked like an attack on the middle cla
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