Weekly brief 07/07

Focus: ECOWAS Plans Single Currency What’s going on? ECOWAS has proposed the adoption of a single across its member states by 2020 The Economic Community of West African States, also known as ECOWAS, is a…

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Weekly brief 30/06

Zimbabwe Ends Multi-currency System Zimbabwe has ended its multi-currency system after a decade of accepting the U.S. dollar, South African rand, and other foreign currencies The Multi-currency system was introduced after the Zimbabwean economy suffered…

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Weekly Brief 23/06

Focus: What Facebook’s Libra could mean for Africa What’s going on? Facebook is planning to launch a cryptocurrency called ‘Libra’. It hopes will “empower” unbanked people across the world by providing access to the global…

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Diaspora Talks: Building Afrochella

In this episode to the founders of AFROCHELLA – Africa’s biggest music festival: Abdul Karim Abdullah and Kenny Agyapong. We talk about the story behind the making of Afrochella, celebrating the culture, overcoming challenges, key…

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Weekly Brief 16/06

Cameroon Attacks Suspected Boko Haram fighters in northern Cameroon killed dozens of people over the weekend, including soldiers and civilians – at least 37 have been confirmed dead.  Military positions on Darak, an island near Lake Chad in Cameroon’s…

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