West Africa to replace CFA Franc with Eco next year+++ Boko Haram kills six people and abduct five others in Northeast Nigeria+++Ugandan hospitals detain patients for lack of fees
Anglophone ECOWAS members have criticized plans by the bloc's French-speaking states to change the CFA franc's name to 'Eco'. ECOWAS had planned to launch a common currency under the same name in 2020.
Africa's new free trade deal is a building block in its plan to achieve prosperity and unity. Yet stumbling blocks in the form of border and trade disputes make a borderless continent seem decades away.
Africans are increasingly using smartphones. Chinese providers in particular benefit from the boom. The African companies that are pushing their way onto the market are having a hard time competing with Chinese prices.
Freedom of travel, free trade, democratic elections in several countries including Ethiopia. Africa has promised to accomplish much in 2020. However, DW's Claus Stäcker expects a rather problematic year.
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