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Uganda’s growing middle class turning to bottled water over soda

Bottled water has become one of fastest growing businesses in Uganda over the past decade. Producers say the changing lifestyle of the growing middle class...

Kenyan entrepreneur upcycles old clothes into functional bags

The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya, and these days, importers of designer handbags - both...

Kenya to build its first high-speed expressway

Kenya will construct its first high speed expressway connecting the capital city, Nairobi and its coastal city of Mombasa in the next six years,...

Billionaires Club: Top 20 billionaires have a combined net worth of...

A record 2,043 billionaires made Forbes' 31st annual ranking of the world's billionaires, as featured in Forbes magazine. Bill Gates remains in the top spot...

Russia to help Ethiopia in development of nuclear energy

Ethiopia and Russia have signed an agreement on cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy. The Memorandum is the first of its kind between the...

Buhari declares Mondays, Wednesdays as days to dress in made-in-Nigeria garments

Nigeria's president Muhamadu Buhari has declared Mondays and Wednesdays as days to dress in garments made-in-Nigeria for all his countrymen. The directive aimed at popularizing...

Djibouti opens the most advanced modern port in Africa

Djibouti has opened a new ultra-modern mega port, the Doraleh Multipurpose port – to facilitate its efforts towards providing world class shipping platform. “With this...

Somalia government to take control of airspace after 26 years

Engineers are doing last minute system installation at one of Somalia's new airspace control centers - once the initial phase is completed, this will...

Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam wins world city mobility award

Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam is among 10 cities across the world which won the 2017 cities for mobility award in recognition of...

Tanzania to buy 400 megawatts of power from Ethiopia

Tanzania will buy 400 megawatts of power from Ethiopia - nearly a third of its current total installed capacity. The country's President Dr John Magufuli...

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Libyans celebrate 8th revolution anniversary

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Libyans celebrated the 8th anniversary of the uprising that led to toppling of long serving leader, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Eight years ago, Libya experienced...

Army to be “ruthless” against tampering in Nigeria’s postponed vote – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of...

Rwanda hasn’t banned Ugandan goods – envoy

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The deputy Ugandan Ambassador to Rwanda, Ms Anne Katusiime, yesterday dismissed as rumours claim that the Rwandan government had banned the exportation of Ugandan...

Four Zimbabwe generals retired in Mnangagwa’s first purge of military

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired four generals on Monday, in the first major shake-up of the armed forces since he took office and including...

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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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