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Ahead of African elections, unlock partnerships with fact-checkers » Nieman Journalism Lab

In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, much of the focus in the subsequent months has been on Cambridge Analytica and how fake news has the power to shape and sway perceptions. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp have become an approach for politicians to manipulate the truth, spread misinformation, falsehood and fake news.

In reflecting on the past two years of trying to get to the bottom of the connection between the Russians and the Trump campaign, and in an attempt to not have history repeat itself in any way similar, news organizations will make fact-checking a number one priority during the upcoming elections. In as much as it is the responsibility of the media to corroborate information and have articles go through thorough fact-checking processes…

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African Development Bank Lauds Egypt’s Economic Rebound, Partnerships, at Africa 2018 Forum

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina has saluted Egypt’s strong macroeconomic performance, its improved ranking in the ‘Doing Business Index,’ and the success of major projects in which the Bank is supporting Egypt, lessons that can be learned for the development and the integration of the continent. Adesina was speaking during a session at the just-ended Africa 2018 Business Forum held in the Egyptian city of Sharm-el-Sheikh.

According to the Bank’s latest Country Results Brief, Egypt (https://bit.ly/2QkVPBX) has regained its position as first destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. Over the past five years of prudent fiscal policy, it has seen a diversified economy, with…

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The 2nd Annual Conference of the African Union Partnerships Coordination & Interactive Platform (AU-PCIP)

Accra, Ghana:20th – 23rd November 2018: The African Union Commission (AUC), Partnership Division in collaboration with the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) an AU specialized technical agency, convened the 2nd Annual Conference of the African Union Partnerships Coordination & Interactive Platform (AU-PCIP) in Accra Ghana.

Hon. Charles Owiredu, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (political and economic) of the Republic of Ghana, in his opening statement lauded the African union commission for leading the process towards orienting the continent to better understand the partnerships it requires and how to make the best out of them.

“Africa must know itself and what it stands for, plan its development adequately, choose the development partners that can add…

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The 2nd Annual Conference of the African Union Partnerships Coordination and Interactive Platform (AU-PCIP)



WHAT: The 2nd Annual Conference of the African Union Partnerships Coordination and Interactive Platform (AU-PCIP)


WHEN: 20th -22nd November 2018

WHERE: Swiss Spirit Hotel – Accra Ghana

WHO: African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

Background and objective

The inaugural African Union Partnerships Coordination and Interactive Platform (AU-PCIP) was held in Harare, Zimbabwe from the 18th to the 20th of December 2017. The main purpose of the meeting was to establish an African Partnerships Coordination Platform, through which all relevant…

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AfricArena forges global partnerships to scale African innovators

CAPE TOWN – Eleven startups from across the African continent, identified as “entrepreneurs for humanity”, were awarded the opportunity to partner …
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Real partnerships with African nations take more than money. That’s an advantage for the US

Money drives China’s foreign policy. Strong bilateral relationships, however, require more than investment deals. As China overlooks the importance of culture and community relations in pushing investment projects, our government should seize the opportunity to show that for all of its past faults, the United States offers a far better model of aid and partnership.

In countries throughout Africa and elsewhere, China has poured money into railroads, roads and other infrastructure projects – often will little integration with local communities. Instead, workers, materials, and even restaurants are brought from China, forming isolated communities that spring up to complete the work.

The projects themselves have often been criticized as “debt trap…

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