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UN warned Africa loses $ 50 billion to corruption practices.

UN warned Africa loses $ 50 billion to corruption practices.

Addis Ababa – Africa loses at least $50 billion (44 billion euros) a year to illicit practices like tax fraud, corruption and organised crime, a worrying situation that is hurting…

South Sudan peace talks advancing in Ethiopia

South Sudan peace talks advancing in Ethiopia

East African Presidents met in Ethiopia on Thursday (March 13th, 2014) in the latest push for peace in war-torn South Sudan, where almost three months of conflict has left thousands…

Terrorist threats and six hotspots to watch in Africa.

Terrorist threats and six hotspots to watch in Africa.

Terrorist threats in Africa have diversified and become more severe in recent years. According to FORBES , here is a risk forecast of six hotspots to watch in the months…

European and U.S. boots in the Horn of Africa: Djibouti becoming region´s garrison town.

European and U.S. boots in the Horn of Africa: Djibouti becoming region´s garrison town.

Washington has been building up a large military base in Djibouti and training regional armies to fight al-Shabab in Somalia. Once a French Colony and base of the Foreign Legion,…

Not only disputing islands: China and Japan are also competing in Africa.

Not only disputing islands: China and Japan are also competing in Africa.

As tensions between China and Japan multiply, there is an increasing battle for influence in other states. For example, in his recent article in The Diplomat, Jin Kai noted China…

2014 could open market for cybersecurity experts in Africa.

2014 could open market for cybersecurity experts in Africa.

  Next January 2014 (24-31) , African Union (AU) Heads of State will meet in Ethiopia, and most likely vote to suscribe a cybersecurity convention draft, with the objetive to…

Africa Security and Counter-Terrorism Summit, on 27-28 February, with last strategies, solutions and technologies.

Africa Security and Counter-Terrorism Summit, on 27-28 February, with last strategies, solutions and technologies.

International defence companies have targeting African security markets as military spending in Africa exceed $20 billion in the next ten years. The Africa Security and Counter-Terrorism Summit, on 27-28 February,…

Africa and gerontocracy in power.

Africa and gerontocracy in power.

Robert Mugabe,President of Zimbabwe, is far-from the only independence-era leader still kicking about in the presidential palace. The average age of leaders on the African continent is around 60 years…

New ruler in Ethiopia.

New ruler in Ethiopia.

Addis Ababa.- Political moves in Ethiopia for the handover of the Presidency to expected new leader Hailemariam Desalegn speed up pace Friday, following the death of the longtime ruler Meles…

U.S. Africa Command warned about interaction between Boko Haram, al Shabaab and al Qaeda in Northern Africa.

U.S. Africa Command warned about interaction between Boko Haram, al Shabaab and al Qaeda in Northern Africa.

Three of Africa’s largest extremist groups are sharing funds and swapping explosives in what could signal a dangerous escalation of security threats on the continent, the commander of the U.S.…

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