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Spotify officially launches in North Africa

Music lovers in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco now have access to music streaming service Spotify, after it launched in the Middle East and North...

South Africa’s MTN to apply for mobile money license in Nigeria

MTN Group will apply for a mobile banking licence in Nigeria and plans to launch a service there next year, its CEO said on...

Kenyan stevia farmers to benefit from trade deal with China

Kenya and China have signed a protocol on the requirements needed for the export of stevia to the Asian country. The protocol, signed in the...

Kenya Airways to launch flights to Somalia

Kenya Airways will on Thursday launch daily flights to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The flight will be operated by the carrier’s low cost subsidiary Jambojet, boosting...

South Africa’s Eskom warns of power cuts due to low coal...

South Africa’s cash-strapped power utility Eskom said on Monday the risk of nation-wide electricity outages had increased significantly due to a sharp fall in...

Zimbabwe’s unlicensed foreign currency traders face 10-year jail

Unlicensed foreign currency traders in Zimbabwe will now face up to 10 years in jail if convicted and lose their money and assets when...

Total plans new offshore Angola well to boost oil output

French oil company Total has announced plans to drill 13 wells on block 17, offshore Angola, in a bid to maintain production of 400,000...

South African central bank fines HSBC for lax money laundering controls

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has fined HSBC’s local business 15 million rand ($1.1M) for what it termed as weaknesses in detecting money...

Kenya signs agriculture export deal with China

Kenya has signed an agreement with China that will allow it to export agricultural products to China. The deal comes in the backdrop of the...

KFC resumes Zimbabwe operations

International fast food chain KFC re-opened its stores in Zimbabwe on Friday after close to a month. KFC shut down its operations in the southern...

Recent

Run-off poll likely in Madagascar as results continue to trickle in

10 hours ago
Madagascans will likely head back to the ballot to elect their new president, as preliminary results from 70 percent of the polling stations indicate...

Kenya lauds China for upholding ban on rhino, tiger parts sale

11 hours ago
Kenya has lauded China’s decision to reverse its earlier decision to lift a 25-year ban on trade in tiger and rhino parts. China eased the...

UN Security Council lifts arms embargo, targeted sanctions on Eritrea

12 hours ago
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea following a historic peace deal with Ethiopia and improved relations with Djibouti. The Security...

Land reforms won’t violate constitution, President Ramaphosa assures

13 hours ago
The land reforms in South Africa will not violate the country’s constitution, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. Ramaphosa made the remarks while addressing the...

Opinion

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

7 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

1 week 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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