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Egypt says inflation drops for first time in 7 months

Egypt's inflation rate fell to 29.7% in May from 31.5% in April, the first decline since the currency was devalued seven months ago, data showed Thursday. The figures, published by the central bank, also showed...

Talk Africa: Africa in 2018

If 2017 was an eventful year for Africa, 2018 is set to get even busier. At least 9 African nations will go to the polls this year, the tough economic conditions brought about last year...

Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to repair relations between Egypt, Palestine

The President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is in Cairo for a two-day visit. Egyptian analysts say it's an attempt to repair relations, following months of tension. Relations between Egypt and President Mahmoud Abbas'...

Zambian women’s day off for period fuels debate

A Zambian law that entitles women to take one day off work a month when they have their period is stirring increasingly fierce debate in a country reluctant to discuss sexual health, AFP reports. The...

Gabon’s President to run for re-election this year

President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose father ruled oil-rich Gabon for 41 years, says he will seek a second term in polls this year, pledging to fight, quote, "unwarranted privilege". He also vowed to diversify the...

Egyptian artist transforms cars with hand-drawn designs

An Egyptian woman is forging a niche for herself in the male-dominated automotive industry. Sara Diab's passion for art and cars has seen her transform Cairo's streets with her unique, hand-drawn designs. Take a look. https://youtu.be/bnjSM4LeeQk

Kenya’s remote town optimistic over oil production gains

Rough and patched terrain in Northern Kenya that for a long time subjected residents here to isolation, without any infrastructural investment, or investment of any kind, life has been tough and Catherine Achuka, a...

Ebola survivors can harbour virus in semen for 9 months

Scientists on Wednesday said that Ebola virus can exist in the semen of male survivors of the disease for at least nine months after their initial infection appears, much longer than previously thought. According to...

Moroccan Companies turn South After years of European Deals

Moroccan businesses are increasingly turning their focus away from Europe and the Middle East and towards Africa. A leading pharmaceutical company has boosted exports to the rest of the continent and plans to open...

First online market launched in Somalia

The first web-based market in Somalia has been launched. The new marketplace named seylad.com is the initiative of Somali professionals. The seylad.com Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Abdifatah Mohamed Abdi alias Qaydanle, stated that online market...