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Port Harcourt Nigerian-born Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) first African and first woman Director-General when she commenced her role on March 1, 2021. The term of the position runs until August 31, 2025. Her candidacy for…

Kenyan riders embrace electric bikes

Africa’s cities may soon be less noisy and polluted, says Andrea Dijkstra, reporting on a new rent-to-buy electric motorbike taxi service in Nairobi. Motorcycle taxis – known in Kenya as ‘bodabodas’ - are responsible for more than 50 per cent…

Post-Brexit Ecowas deal dead on arrival

A new twist in the proposed UK-Ecowas pact may have dashed any hope of a Brexit bonus for West Africa, reports Francis Ezem. Britain may have left the European Union (EU) as planned at the start of the year, but…

Ethiopian denim queen glams up Dubai

Ethiopian designer Feiruza Mudessir talks to Judy Cogan about her streetwear stylings, and how she’s creating an Ethiopian-inspired oasis amid the bling and skyscrapers of the UAE. Feiruza Mudessir opened her first stand-alone store at The Westin Mina Seyahi hotel…

Africa Brexit deal hits the buffers

There are just days to go before Britain finally severs ties with the EU. But with the UK in chaos, Martins Azuwike asks whether Africa’s UK trade deals will ever happen? Since Britain voted to leave the European Union in…

News in brief

A Malian court sentenced two men to death for their roles in two Islamist-inspired terror attack in 2015. Fawaz Ould Ahmed and his co-conspirator Sadou Chaka were convicted of killing more than 40 people in attacks targeting foreigners in the…
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