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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...

Libya eyes fuel marking, boat seizures, to counter fuel smuggling

Libya’s National Oil Corporation is considering using a chemical marking system to help trace oil products smuggled out of the country. National Oil chairman, Mustafa Sanala also wants the European Union naval mission to assist...

IMF issues warning on global debt

The International Monetary Fund says that high global debt is a concern and that governments should use the current strong economic growth to strengthen their individual finances. On governments, the IMF says that "decisive action...

President Ramaphosa seeks to attract US $100 Billion in South Africa investment

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is spearheading a drive to attract US $100 billion in new investment into his country as he seeks to bolster its economy, which is on the rebound following years...

Sierra Leone President appeals for help over debt burden

  Newly elected Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has appealed for international help to bail his country out of an economic crisis.Maada blames the crisis on a huge debt incurred by his predecessor Ernest...

New Google Go app to enhance internet speeds in Africa

Slow internet in Africa might be a thing of the past once google releases its app dubbed Google Go in Africa. The app is set to overcome obstacles such as the lack of high speed...

Start-up in Nigeria to launch Artificial Intelligence e-commerce platform

  The e-commerce system in Nigeria is set for an overhaul. This will be done through the launch of an application that combines the efficiency of Artificial Intelligence(AI), visual nature of African cultures, youths, social...

U.N. shipping agency to tackle growing CO2 emissions

  Following years of slow progress to cut carbon emissions,the United Nations shipping agency reached an agreement on Friday to cut the  emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared with the 2008 levels...