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China-aided state house handed over to Burundi

Chinese Ambassador to Burundi Li Changlin and Burundian Foreign Affairs Minister Ezechiel Nibigira on Thursday signed a handover document on the China-aided Burundian state...

Kenya stock market off to best start since 2013

After largely avoiding equities for the past two years in favor of the fixed-income market, money managers in Kenya are back buying stocks and...

MTN Uganda CEO deported over national security

The chief executive officer of telecoms group MTN Uganda, a unit of South Africa’s MTN Group, has been deported from the East African country...

South Africa’s Eskom suspends power cuts but warns system vulnerable

South Africa’s struggling state power firm Eskom suspended electricity cuts on Friday but said the power system remained vulnerable, after five days of rolling...

Tanzania launches Africa’s 4th largest hydropower project

The government of Tanzania has unveiled a USD 3 billion hydropower project, that upon completion, will be Africa's fourth largest hydropower station. The contract has...

Bomb hidden in corpse kills Burkina Faso army doctor

A bomb hidden in a corpse dressed in military uniform killed an army doctor and wounded two police officers in northern Burkina Faso, a...

Hong Kong snares record haul of rhino horns from South Africa

Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million ($1 million) from Johannesburg en route to...

NIGERIA DECIDES: Citizens hope accord will ensure peace after poll

Ahead of the Nigerian presidential elections scheduled to take place on February 16, the candidates in that vote signed a peace accord on Wednesday,...

NIGERIA DECIDES: 73 candidates seek the presidency -but none is female 

Nigeria is home to more than 190 million people, with women forming a little over 49 percent of that number. Over 84 million people are...

Eskom split will minimise risks to economy, Ramaphosa

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that his government’s plan to split struggling state power firm Eskom into three entities would reduce...

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Egypt army: 7 jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded in Sinai attack

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Egypt's army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops...

Sexual Violence Rampant in South Sudan’s Unity Region

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Despite the signing of the peace agreement on September 12,2018 ; The UN says sexual abuse continues in parts of south Sudan targeting victims...

Zambia delays implementation of ban on plastic bags

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Retailers in Zambia have now been granted an extension of two weeks for using non- compliant plastic carrier bags and one month for using...

8 miners rescued from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

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Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are...

Opinion

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Opinion: Competition, then cooperation may be the best way to build up Africa

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A new U.S. strategy for Africa was recently released by Washington, the core of which is to further U.S. priorities in Africa by strengthening...
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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

by Dr. David Monyae The Africa-China relationship can best be described as comprehensive and strategic at this stage. This is primarily due to multiple agreements...
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Opinion: Through CIIE, China projects bold new vision of the future

  by Ken Gichinga A new economic vision for China was unveiled during the launch of the world’s first International Import Expo in Shanghai. In his...
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