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Zambia -Rwanda sign deals on aviation, defence and extradition

On his two-day visit to Zambia, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his counterpart Edgar Lungu have signed three deals. The bilateral agreements focus on aviation, defence and extradition in an effort to strengthen relations between...

Importing fruits slowly becoming the norm in Uganda

Agriculture accounts for the bulk of Uganda's employment and GDP. Most of the country's land is arable, and the East African nation is a net importer of fruits. CGTN's Michael Baleke went to one of...

Cashless Challenge: Looking to promote digital payments systems in Tanzania

A Tanzanian techie has invented a 'Cashless Challenge' to promote digital payments by going without cash for a whole month. Tech consultant Jones Mrusha is paying for everything with his bank cards, top up cards...

Shenzhen companies explore potential business deals in Kenya

Trade opportunities for local Kenyans and Chinese companies are on the rise. A delegation of more than 100 people from the city of Shenzhen are in Nairobi to explore potential business opportunities with their Kenyan...

Uganda’s government embarks on million dollar project to decongest Kampala roads

The traffic in Kampala is heavy, and it gets worse during rush hour. Designed during the colonial era more than five decades ago, this is Kampala road, the city's main street. Most of the city's roads...

Rwandan president calls for Africa, Europe to work together

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has called on both Africa and Europe to work together and foster a stronger relationship, both diplomatically and economically, to ensure collective growth. Some African leaders are in Brussels attending the...

Nigerian Vice President signs $23.6 billion spending plan into law

Nigeria's acting president, Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 budget into law, as Abuja plans record spending to pull Africa's biggest economy out of recession. The OPEC member has been in recession since last year, largely...

EgyptAir gets 33 new Boeing planes

EgyptAir is set to receive 33 brand-new planes after Boeing International bid an offer to win a new aircraft supply tender set up by the Egyptian company. The new additions to the fleet are a...

South Sudan approves committee to oversee building of road linking it to Ethiopia

South Sudan’s Council of Ministers has approved the use of 900,000 USD to facilitate the implementation of a joint border infrastructure development with Ethiopia, reports Eye Radio. “The cabinet has approved the establishment of the...

Ethiopia introduces first smart parking system in Africa

Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa has introduced a first for Africa,  a smart parking system to solve the lack of parking space for the hundreds of thousands of cars in the city. The system uses modern...