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Africa's Great Green Wall just 4% complete halfway through schedule
Report calls for more support if plan to plant 100m hectares of vegetation is to be realised

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

07, Sep, 2020 @4:57 PM

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African countries unite to create 'one stop shop' to lower cost of Covid-19 tests and PPE
Online marketplace for medical supplies will allow continent to buy in bulk and lower costs, says South Africa’s president

Carien du Plessis in Johannesburg

22, Jun, 2020 @7:30 AM

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UK channels aid budget as it seeks closer ties with Africa post-Brexit
£395m trade boost is aimed at countering China’s spending on the continent

Larry Elliott

17, Jan, 2020 @12:01 AM

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African Union suspends Sudan over violence against protesters
Expulsion heaps pressure on military rulers to establish civilian-led transitional authority

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

06, Jun, 2019 @4:13 PM

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African Union seeks to kill EU plan to process migrants in Africa
Exclusive: Leaked paper shows determination to dissuade coastal states from cooperating

Daniel Boffey in Sharm el-Sheikh

24, Feb, 2019 @12:33 PM

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West stirring up unrest in Zimbabwe to force regime change, says Zanu-PF
Party briefing blames ‘rogue NGOs’ and ‘hostile intelligence services’ for violence

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

07, Feb, 2019 @4:07 PM

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African Anti-Corruption Day is a call to action | Muhammadu Buhari
The absence of accountability has allowed people to steal with impunity, making Africans poor when they should be rich, says Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

14, Jul, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics | Paul Kagame
With a free trade agreement signed, a new era of prosperity beckons for the African continent

Paul Kagame

22, Jun, 2018 @2:57 PM

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Western bombing won’t save Syria. Non-western diplomacy might | Chandran Nair
Interventionist policies from the west have failed in the Middle East. It’s time for the rest of the world to step up, says Chandran Nair, chief executive and founder of the Global Institute For Tomorrow, a Hong Kong based thinktank

Chandran Nair

16, Apr, 2018 @10:58 AM

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Al-Shabaab attack kills dozens of Ugandan soldiers in Somalia
Up to 46 Ugandan peacekeepers died in suicide car bomb attack by Islamist militants

Jason Burke and Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

01, Apr, 2018 @9:00 PM

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The Guardian view on May in China: the ‘golden era’ has lost its lustre | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister struck a more cautious note than her predecessors on her visit to Beijing. Her approach is sensible – but she has fewer cards in her hand


02, Feb, 2018 @5:14 PM

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'There's no other word but racist': Trump's global rebuke for 'shithole' remark
US diplomats around the world were summoned for formal reproach, amid global shock over Trump calling African nations, Haiti and El Salvador ‘shitholes’

Patrick Wintour, Jason Burke and Anna Livsey

13, Jan, 2018 @10:38 AM

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