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Re-emerging oil-rich Angola hosts major oil & gas conference under President João Lourenço (by Simon Ateba)

The oil & gas conference would take place June 3-7, 2019 in Luanda, the capital of Angola

By Simon Ateba República de Angola, as the Republic of Angola is known in Portuguese, has always been abundantly blessed by nature.  The west-coast country of south-central Africa, which is the seventh-largest country on the continent, has vast mineral and petroleum reserves with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, especially since the end of…

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Africa’s health Paradox: Pneumonia is preventable but still kills 16% of children under the age of 5 (by Simon Ateba)

At least 16 percent of all children who die under the age of five, especially in Africa, are killed by pneumonia, a disease that can be prevented by a vaccine

By Simon Ateba Africa remains a continent full of incomprehensible contradictions. Take Pneumonia for instance. It is a preventable disease but still kills more children under the age of 5 than many well known diseases combined.  At least 16 percent of all children who die under the age of five,…

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The Orange multi-billion revolution in Africa (by Simon Ateba)

The French firm has established mobile payment services via Orange Money, and continues to invest in mobile internet coverage, reaching at least 14 countries with Orange 4G connectivity

by Simon Ateba The mobile revolution in Africa is being led by many firms and actors, including Orange, a network operator and creator of digital experiences in 29 countries serving 263 million customers worldwide. The French firm has established mobile payment services via Orange Money, and continues to invest in mobile…

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President of Senegal leads 9 First Ladies, 12 health ministers and 500 experts to highlight Africa’s healthcare solutions (By Simon Ateba)

The occasion was the 5th edition of the “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” hosted by the President of Senegal Macky Sall and First Lady Marieme Faye Sall

By Simon Ateba Africa is a big continent with big resources but also very big problems, especially in the health sector. With over 1.2 billion people spread across 55 countries, Africa is a diverse place, but the challenges seem to be the same everywhere as you travel from the Horn…

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In Djibouti, a major contract was signed. Then the Chinese arrived. Everything changed. (by Simon Ateba)

Under the terms of the contract, Djibouti granted DP World exclusive rights over port and free zone facilities within Djibouti, including container handling facilities

When a major contract between DP World Limited and the Republic of Djibouti was signed, everyone seemed to be happy and satisfied with the business deal. Both sides pledged to respect the terms of the agreement, and it seemed back then, that Djibouti, a tiny but important country located in the…

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Interview with Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos of Angola

Many people around the world are familiar with Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian who is often described as Africa's richest man. But Isabel dos Santos, 45, an Angolan businesswoman, is Africa's richest woman and the eldest child of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who was in power from 1979…

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How a wolf in sheep’s clothing kidnapped Angola

Angola is a country in debt. At least $18 billion is being owed to Chinese

With projected debts of over $70 billion, about 70% of the national GDP, and an inflation rate of 24.75% as well as an unemployment level of 25%, the resource rich but heavily indebted Angola has decided to spend even more. The country would be spending $198 million to modernize its…