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App developers launch technology to monitor drivers’ performance in Cameroon

Cameroon is trying to improve its road safety. The country has one of the worst road safety records in the region, with more people...

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg returns to Harvard to speak to students

Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg has returned to the university to give graduates a commencement address. His address was filled with calls for building a connected...

Nigeria’s Owu Sportswear rivaling imported sports labels

A Nigerian entrepreneur Tunji Brown has finally warmed his way into the sports world and is challenging traditional but imported sports apparel labels. Owu Sportswear is...

Chinese firm to set up smartphone factory in Uganda

The Government of Uganda has endorsed a Chinese firm, Xinlan Group in establishing a smartphones factory in Uganda. Bemanya Twebaze, the chief executive officer Uganda...

Uganda’s military engineers to learn railway construction in China

A team of Ugandan military engineers is scheduled to travel to China where they will be trained in railway construction. The military officers will receive...

Kenyan wins tech competition with road safety app “Safe Drive”

Kenyan Ruth Waiganjo is the winner of this year's edition of Miss Geek Africa 2017. Waiganjo trounced her close competitors from Rwanda to win the...

The genesis of South Africa’s descent to junk status

Civil rights organizations and trade unions in South Africa plan to take to the streets on Friday to protest the removal of key ministers,...

Court orders Egypt to pay Israel $1.7B compensation

An international court has ordered Egypt to pay 1.7 billion dollars to Israel in compensation over a gas supply deal that went bad. Egypt had...

Nigerian woman designs clean energy stove

Traditional three-stone ovens are common in rural communities across Africa. However, they pose serious health risks as a result of their high carbon emissions. And...

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...

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At least 21 Nepalese girls ‘rescued’ from Kenya strip clubs

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Police in Kenya rescued 21 young Nepalese women during a raid on two strip clubs in an upmarket suburb of the capital Nairobi, detectives...

Xi supports deeper cooperation with Senegal

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President Xi Jinping said China and Senegal should deepen pragmatic cooperation under frameworks of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Forum on China-Africa...

Tanzania and Kenya row over delay to wildebeest migration

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Tanzania has denied claims by Kenyan tour operators that it started fires to delay the migration of wildebeest - a key element of the...

Springbok Sevens to meet Scotland in Rugby World Cup Sevens quarterfinals

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The Springbok Sevens team will meet Scotland in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco on Sunday morning (SA time)...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
CGTN Africa