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Africa’s richest man wealthier than Oprah & Trump combined

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man who founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent's largest cement producer is worth more than American President and business mogul Donald Trump and Celebrity businesswoman Oprah Winfrey reports the Herald. Nigerian...

Ethiopia beats Kenya to become East Africa’s economic giant

Kenya has officially been toppled by neighboring Ethiopia as East Africa’s leading economic giant. Figures by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicate that Ethiopia’s annual economic output (i.e. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)) for this year...

Somalia rejects an $80M offer to cut ties with Qatar

Somali President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo rejected an offer of 80 million US dollars to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, reports the Middle East Monitor. The monetary offer was to put pressure “on...

Ugandan woman aged 37 has 38 children

A 37-year-old Ugandan woman has given birth to 38 children. The mother, Miriam Nabatanzi Babirye, nicknamed Nalongo Muzaala Bana, which means “the twin mother who produces quadruplets has delivered all her children at home except...

Zimbabwe businessman’s outrageous list of requirement for future wife

Zimbabwe’s rich businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s released a controversial list of requirements for a future wife. The wealth-flaunting tenderpreneur, who has made no secret of his friendship with the first family, announced he was looking for...

Somalia ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers -Report

Somalia has been ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers despite years of conflict, terrorist attacks and general unrest. The latest finding by CAF World Giving Index 2016 states that more...

Ethiopia building its own satellite to reduce reliance on foreign telecoms

The Ethiopian government announced in January that it will launch a Chinese-built civilian satellite within the next five years to reduce its reliance on foreign telecoms, reports the Economist The satellite is designed to Ethiopian...

Azerbaijan President appoints his wife vice president

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife to serve as his deputy president, tightening his grip on the country’s leadership. Ilham named Mehriban Aliyeva as vice president on Tuesday, cementing the oil-rich country’s leadership...

Ghana government buys cars made in Ghana

Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has bought a locally manufactured car as part of the government efforts to encourage Ghanaians to buy made in Ghana products in order to boost local production, reports...

Togolese striker turns hero after saving opponents’ goalkeeper’s life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tBg4fmoUU0 Togolese and Slovacko striker Francis Kone turned hero after saving an opponent’s life during a league game in the Czech Republic at the weekend. Bohemians goalkeeper Martin Berkovec was knocked unconscious after colliding with teammate...