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Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines
The first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the continent.
From Africa to Europe via Canary Islands
After a three-day boat trip from Western Sahara, Mohceine Ait Lamadane reached the Canaries and from there traveled to Italy, taking advantage of a system swamped by arrivals and slowed by the coronavirus.
Illicit financial flows threaten security, stability in Africa: UN deputy chief
At a time when Africa is mobilizing resources for pandemic recovery and sustainable development, illicit financial flows (IFFs) are robbing the continent of $50 billion annually, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a high-level virtual meeting held under the African Union’s (AU) ‘Silencing the Guns’ initiative.
Biggest African economy now in recession as oil output drops
Africa’s largest economy has slumped into a recession in the third quarter as oil production dropped to a four-year low.
Iran-Africa seven-month trade tops $180m: IRICA
The trade between Iran and African countries reached $180.4 million in the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 20-October 21), announced the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
Africa 'needs $1.2 trillion' to recover coronavirus losses
The economic damage as well as the health costs caused by coronavirus has left Africa needing $1.2 trillion (£920 billion) over the next three years, the International Monetary Fund has said.
Illicit capital robbing Africa, its people of their future: UNCTAD
Every year, an estimated $88.6 billion, which is equivalent to 3.7 percent of Africa’s GDP, leaves the continent in the form of illicit capital, according to UN Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Economic Development in Africa Report 2020.
Iran exports $2m in construction materials to African states
Iran exported $2 million worth of construction materials to African countries last year (ending March 20, 2020), said the director general of the Trade Promotion Organization (TPO)’s Office for Arabian and African Countries.
World Trade Organization: How an African head could make a difference
With three of the eight candidates to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) coming from Africa, BBC Africa business editor Zawadi Mudibo looks at what difference having one of them at the helm would make for the continent.
Miner finds 442-carat diamond that may be worth $18 million
A small diamond miner that has dug some of the world's most valuable gems from a mountainous African kingdom has found another huge stone.
'Signs of hope' as coronavirus cases level off in Africa
Average daily cases of coronavirus in Africa fell last week, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
AfCFTA helps Africa better confront economic development challenges: Official
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement enables the continent to better meet its trade and economic development challenges, secretary-general of the AfCFTA Secretariat said.

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