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Kenyan court halts plan to snoop on mobile phones

A Kenyan court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a plan by the country’s communications regulator requiring mobile service providers to give them access to their systems in a bid to guard against fake gadgets. The case...

Angola opens bids for Cobalt’s former oil blocks

Angola’s state-run oil firm Sonangol is inviting bids for stakes in two offshore oil blocks in Africa’s second-largest crude producer, Sonangol said on Friday. Angola is facing a gradual decline in oil output as aging...

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...

Egypt ports to run 24 hours to cut costly delays

By Diana Rose Wairumbi In an effort to cut down on “long waiting times” for shipments, Egypt will keep its ports running for 24 hours a day. The increase to 24 hours up from 16...

Rwanda Showcases attractions at China tourism exhibition

Rwanda took its top travel and tourism attractions to China in the hopes of tapping in to the lucrative Chinese tourism market. Representatives from Rwanda attended The China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market,  a leading...

Zimbabwe consumers can soon look forward to lower fuel prices

Fuel prices are expected to decline in Zimbabwe in the near future amid indications the government plans to cut the excise duty on diesel and petrol. While officiating Zimbabwe’s 38th independence anniversary in Harare, President...

President Kenyatta lures more British investment to Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday urged U.K. investors to venture in his country, assuring them of a viable business environment. Kenyatta was speaking during his tour of the London Stock Exchange. He is on a...

Ethiopia overtakes Ghana as Africa’s fastest growing economy

Ethiopia has overtaken Ghana as Africa’s fastest growing economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday. Ghana – the second-biggest economy – is expected to experience a 6.3 per cent gain this year, the...

Zimbabwe to sell shares in state-owned firms as part of reforms

Zimbabwe is looking to sell shares in 35 state-owned firms, including telecoms and mining entities in the latest step to revive the economy under new political leadership, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Friday. President...

Chinese firm says SGR project will not affect Kenya’s wildlife heritage

The Chinese firm extending Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Kenya's Nairobi to Naivasha says the project will not affect the country's wildlife heritage and other ecological treasures along the SGR corridor. Steve Zhao, the...