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Economic crisis could worsen HIV/AIDS epidemic: UN

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Economic crisis and climate change concerns could affect the fight against the AIDS virus and lead to a "universal nightmare", the head...

Illegal capital outflows undermine Africa: study

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About $854 billion flowed out of Africa illegally in the 39 years to 2008, and such continued capital flight will undermine gains...

Global downturn hits Africa’s poverty target

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Africa is the only continent not on track to meet the UN millennium development goal of halving poverty by 2015 because of...

African interest grows in global debt market: Moody’s

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African countries and corporates are showing growing interest in tapping international capital markets to fund expansion, ratings agency Moody's Investors Service said. At...

Israel eyes new alliances in Africa

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Israel is struggling to keep its diplomatic friends in Africa as Iran makes a determined effort to expand its influence there, making...

Togo vote dispute is setback for African democracy: analysis

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Togo's presidential vote is the latest in a string of disputed elections in Africa which risk undermining the trend of the last...

Africa needs to rebuild crisis defences: IMF

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With its economies recovering, Africa needs to start rebuilding reserves and thinking about tightening spending to build defences against future crises, the...

Women hit by climate change to lobby Capitol Hill

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Women hit hard by the effects of climate change drought, floods, sea level rise and crop failure gathered yesterday to plan a...

Africans are getting richer, quickly

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Africans are getting wealthier more quickly than previously believed, according to a new study that also suggests the poorest continent's riches are...

IMF to upgrade Africa growth view: Africa director

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The IMF may upgrade its assessment of Africa's economic growth prospects because some countries fared better than expected in a global recession...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...