Africa needs to speed up industrialization

Africa Industrialization Day

•African countries continue to lag behind in industrialization which could help them to boost their economies. Africa Industrialization Day is observed on 20 November each year to put a spotlight on the issue. The head of the UN Industrial Development Organization says African countries need to speed up their industrialization process.

Cameroon and Nigeria forge ahead with resolution of border dispute

Said Djinnit

•Cameroon and Nigeria continue their efforts to resolve a border dispute. Military confrontations over the dispute broke out between the two West African neighbours in the 1990s. The International Court of Justice made a ruling on the issue  in 2002.

New HIV infections drop by 26% in sub-Saharan Africa, says new report

AIDS ribbon

•The numbers of new HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa have dropped by more than 26 per cent, says a new UNAIDS report. It attributes the drop to better access to HIV treatment. The report also says that 70 per cent of people living with HIV still reside in the region.

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Duration: 10'00"

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