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Africa dominating literary prizes in 2021, here's why

Some of the world’s biggest literary awards, including the Nobel, Booker and Goncourt, have gone to people from Africa this year in a sign of the continent’s emergence as a major force in publishing and a region with a direct line to the pressing questions of our…
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Pandemic increases Africa's debt to 70% of GDP

Covid-19 is expected to increase Africa’s debt to about 70% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), concludes a report presented Tuesday that considers the pandemic to be “an unprecedented threat” to financing the continent. “Covid-19 poses an…
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Often-lectured Africa sees irony in US political violence

As they watched a violent mob smash into the US Capitol, some in Africa could not help but see a little irony in the chaos incited by President Donald Trump, who once famously called African nations “shitholes”. Others across the continent offered Washington…
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Poverty rate in Africa regresses to 2011 levels

The regional director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Ahunna Eziakonwa, said today that a poverty rate on the continent could return to 2011 levels due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. “A 5% drop in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita…