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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...

Recent

At least 25 killed in Cameroon in clashes between army and separatists

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Twenty-five separatists were killed on Tuesday in new fighting in a restive English-speaking region of majority French-speaking Cameroon, security officials said. The conflict between Anglophone...

IGAD urges East African nations to reinforce anti-graft efforts

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Policymakers and experts who have gathered for a 4-day anti-graft training organized by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are urging East African countries...

Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm as crackdown targets security services

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Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a...

Burundi grounds new direct flight between Nairobi and Bujumbura

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A new flight between Bujumbura, Burundi and Nairobi, Kenya has been canceled by the Burundi government because there is no business class on board...

Opinion

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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

6 days ago
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

7 days ago
  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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Opinion: China International Import Expo, A New Approach to Global Trade

1 week ago
By Edward Kusewa  The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is being dubbed by some experts as the newest approach in global trade. In describing this...
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