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Cameroon Agrees On Hosting Three Major African Union Institutions

The Cameroon Government and the African Union Commission just signed off on Cameroon hosting the Pan African University Rectorate in Yaounde, the African Monetary Fund (AMF) and the African Union Sport Council. The historic agreements were formally signed on April 6.

AfDB To Advance Africa's GDP By 130 Percent By 2025

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced its plans to up Africa's industrial Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 130 percent by 2025 driving the continent's overall GDP from $2.3 trillion to $5.6 trillion.

IATA Launches Single African Air Transport Market Push

As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.

The Leadership of Separatist Ambazonia Was Kidnapped At Gunpoint on Jan 5

Southern Cameroon, which has been moving to separate from Cameroon as the Federal Republic of Ambazonia (Ambagov.org), suffered a major crisis recently. On January 5, the President of the Interim Government, Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe, and nine other officials were kidnapped at gunpoint at 19:30 pm from la Republic du Cameroun, in Nera Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria.

Mercury-Free Dentistry Movement Takes On Africa As Its Next Target

Mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin, has been known for a long time as one of the most toxic of chemicals used in medical care and in dentistry in particular. The international movement which led its banning in many developed countries has now moved to its latest frontier -- the developing world.

Hyatt Plans to Add Six New Hotels In Africa by 2020

Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels & Resorts just announced plans to double the number of Hyatt Hotels in Africa by 2020. That will bring six new hotels in total in Africa, including ones in Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal and Marrakech.

Cameroon Blocks Anti-Government Dissent Only to Make Things Worse

The Cameroon government's response to growing criticism is to shut it down rather than engage. The move is only driving those critical of the government, especially during the last 11 months of protest in the country's English-speaking region, to fan the flames of dissent even higher.

How Ivory Smuggling Became Big Business in Central Africa

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, published a new report on September 7, detailing findings from almost a decade of monitoring the ivory trafficking network. The report details a tragic history of how ivory smuggling in Central Africa became as lucrative of many international drug cartels.

Internet Censorship A Growing Threat to Press Freedom in Africa

African countries may have embraced the Internet for its potential to educate and to stimulate a digital economic revolution. Unfortunately the governments in those countries are often shutting down the internet all too often, when it suits their interests in blocking public dissension and distribution of information the country wants hidden.

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