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Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

Ethiopia’s defence minister said on Saturday that the state of emergency imposed on the country will last six months. “There are still pockets of areas where violence is prevalent. The (ruling EPRDF coalition‘s) council were...

Somali government introduces 5% sales tax to boost revenues

The Somali government has launched an aggressive tax collection campaign as part of efforts to win billions of dollars in international debt relief. However there are concerns on whether the country's powerful businessmen pay...

Kenya launches locally developed virtual currency, Nurucoin

A new locally developed digital currency has hit Kenyan market targeting investors who participate in e-commerce. The new cryptocurrency, dubbed Nurucoin, was developed by the owners of e-commerce platform BlazeBay. The coin is set to sell...

Africans set to make history at the 2108 Winter Olympics

The 2018 winter Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea will see the highest number of African countries participating in the history of the games. Morocco, Ghana, Madagascar, South Africa,Eritrea, Nigeria, Kenya, and Togo all have athletes taking...

Suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria’s Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers have killed 18 people in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. The Borno state police commissioner, Damian Chukwu, said the attack took place at a fish market around 20 kilometres from the centre of Maiduguri...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday, a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his intention to step down following a political crisis in the country. The ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met and...

Teen pregnancy high despite sex education in South Africa

South Africa has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in sub-Saharan Africa with statistics showing that about 16-percent of women aged between 15 and 19 are teenage mothers. This is a disproportionately high...

Tsvangirai’s death could lead to damaging split within MDC

Any hope of unity within Zimbabwe's main opposition party appears to be fading following the death of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which has a history of internal fighting, could...

3 teachers killed in extremist attack in northeastern Kenya

A Kenyan official says suspected al-Shabaab extremists have killed three teachers in an overnight attack in the northeastern county of Wajir. North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh says an unknown number of gunmen attacked Qarsa...

Sierra Leone: First presidential debate ahead of March 7 polls held

Ahead of the March 7 presidential elections in Sierra Leone, the top six candidates held a debate to decide the fate of the candidates and the future of the country. The debate which was held...