Stacey Abrams Rules Out Run For President But Not VP

Stacey Abrams is one of the shining stars in the Democratic Party. After having the Georgia governor election stolen from her, there has been talk about a run for president. Now it is being confirmed she will not seek the oval office. See Also: With Stacey Abrams, Democrats Look For Black Women To Save Them, Again The New York Times reports, Lauren Groh-Wargo, an aide to Abrams and her former campaign manager in 2018, said, “In typical Stacey Abrams fashion, she’s taking a hard look on the best use of…

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Opinion: Africa does not need a single currency

By Piotr Arak AT Contributor The process of increasing international trade in Africa and decreasing barriers that can foster growth resembles the goals and policies introduced successfully in Europe. This year Africa will take a big step towards tackling entrenched economic problems including a dearth of intra-regional trade as the new continental free trade agreement comes into force. It’s worth looking at concerns on how an Africa-wide single currency, following on the 15-nation ECOWAS currency model and the European experience, might encounter similar challenges. Proponents of the African Continental Free…

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Ugandan pastoralists considering crop farming

In northeastern Uganda, Karimajong pastoralists have a reason to smile. Their herds are looking healthy and strong. The rainy season has brought lots of pasture and water to this region mostly known for its arid conditions. “There is water now but it won’t stay when the dry season starts. We have asked for this dam to be expanded or for a new one to be dug there,” says Lomilo Lokuny, a pastoralist in the area. In a couple of weeks, this lush vegetation will turn to this; scorched and bare…

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Joy, despair and determination: photographs from Kibera

Despite its poverty, Kibera is a vibrant place where people survive in testing conditions, both physical and mental. These images by four photographers born and bred there capture the spirit of Africa’s largest slum. An exhibition, ‘Kibera: Living in the slum’, is on show at the Guardian’s London offices until 31 August source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2019/aug/13/joy-despair-and-determination-photographs-from-kibera

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