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Angola passes law to attract foreign investment

Angola on Thursday passed a law scrapping rules that previously forced foreign investors to partner with local firms, as President Joao Lourenco tries to revive the oil-dependant economy. Lourenco has vowed to pull in foreign...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa cuts short UK visit to deal with protests at home

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country’s North West province, his office said on Thursday. Protesters seeking...

Guinea Bissau parliament meets for the first time in two years

Guinea Bissau's parliament met Thursday for the first time in nearly two years after the appointment of a consensus prime minister to end a dragging political crisis. The tiny West African former Portuguese colony has...

Kenya’s ruling party dismisses calls for constitutional amendments to create new posts

By Diana Rose Wairumbi Kenya’s ruling Party has dismissed muted calls for the amendment of the Constitution to create new positions in the executive. The Jubilee Party’s Secretary-General Raphael Tuju on Thursday said the proposal is...

UK re-opens investigation into alleged Genocide criminals

The U.K. has re-opened investigations into five key suspects from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The fresh police inquiries follow a week of official mourning in Rwanda, during which the remains of 50 genocide victims...

Burundi’s lawmakers pass bill allowing search without warrant

Burundi’s National Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to allow the police to conduct random searches in residential areas without a search warrant. The police will be allowed to conduct the searches in localities...

King Mswati III changes his kingdom’s name from Swaziland to eSwatini

The landlocked southern African monarch of Swaziland has had its name changed to Kingdom of eSwatini. King Mswati III made the announcement on Thursday during celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence. The celebrations also...

Buhari under fire for latest criticism of Nigerian youth

Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said many young people in Nigeria are lazy and simply want to take advantage of the country's oil wealth. "More than...

Ethiopia’s PM cabinet list ratified by parliament

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister on Thursday presented part of his new ministerial cabinet during his first appearance in parliament since his swearing-in, Reuters news agency reports. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed named a new defence minister...

Plans to aid Africa cocoa farmers facing multiple hurdles

Global chocolate makers are buying more cocoa sourced through schemes aimed at stamping out poverty. For many chocolate producers the rush is on to make their supply chains more ethical ahead of self-imposed 2020...