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Subsidy as a Safety Net for Agriculture in Africa

Africa has no business suffering from shortage of food supply as a result of the war in Ukraine. We should be talking of glut and an opportunity to export, or in a worst-case-scenario, we should be talking about surplus as a result of a shrinking market occasioned by such a conflict, and not shortage of supply.

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Electricity: Powering the Vision of AfCFTA

Electricity is key for most businesses to thrive. But unfortunately, very few African countries have actually been able to meet the electricity requirements of some of these critical sectors. What are the repercussions of this?

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AfCFTA: Trade in Africa and Financial Inclusion

How much access does an African entrepreneur have to credit facilities? The level of financial inclusion in the majority of African countries is still very low for Micro Medium and Small Enterprises to be fully involved in driving the integration within the framework of the AfCFTA.

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African leaders Need a “Referendum” on Corruption and AfCFTA

As Africans celebrate the birth of the African Continental Free Trade Area, the continent is no doubt set on the path of economic prosperity and the benefits of Africa becoming a single united trading bloc. However, there are problems that threaten the full implementation of the AfCFTA, particularly the hydra-headed monster called corruption

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Zimbabwean women game-changers in wildlife conservation

Zimbabwe’s wildlife landscape is endowed by different animal species, beautifying its environment, yet due to the increasing number of unlicensed animal poachers- the wildlife’s existence is threatened. The female-led Tikki Hywood Foundation is one of Zimbabwe’s animal conservation organisations that thrives to bring awareness and sustainable protection of endangered species.

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