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South Sudanese government urges Trump to reverse decision

South Sudan's government is urging the United States to reverse sanctions it imposed on some of its officials. Authorities there say the sanctions could be retrogressive. Barely 48 hours ago, the Trump administration imposed sanctions...

Africa’s biggest economies Nigeria, South Africa say are out of recession

Africa’s leading economies Nigeria and South Africa say they have emerged from recession. The two countries on Tuesday released figures showing economic growth in the second quarter of the year. South African authorities on Tuesday announced...

Cement companies in Uganda investing in new plants to meet rising demand

Cement companies in Uganda are investing in new plants to increase their production capacity. The new units are expected to meet the projected rise in the demand for cement for local infrastructure projects and regional...

Ugandan female street traders benefit from free business skills

Dozens of street vendors are getting free training to upgrade their businesses from hawking. The training supported by the government and a local non-governmental organisation, Girls Forum International, has attracted over 250 female street vendors,...

South Sudan’s gov’t grapples with depreciating currency amid civil strife

South Sudan's government is hard pressed to address the economic challenges its currently faced with. As a solution, some National Assembly have proposed changing the country's currency to control the depreciation of the South Sudanese...

Third trapped miner dies at Harmony Gold South Africa mine

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A third miner has died at a South African gold mine operated by Harmony Gold and two more remain missing after they were trapped underground following an earth tremor, the company...

Meet Somalia’s first female car mechanic

Meet Nasra Haji Hussein, Somalia’s first female car mechanic and works at a service garage. In the male dominated field, Nasra has been ridiculed and discouraged by many, but she says over time she...

Meet Uganda’s first female boda boda driver

Motorcycle taxi or boda boda transport as it's commonly known in Uganda, is a job mainly dominated by men. But one woman is bucking the trend and earning a living as a boda boda...

Ghana to sign natural gas import agreement with Equatorial Guinea

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo plans to sign an agreement to import liquefied natural gas from Equatorial Guinea. This came during his three-day visit to the Gulf of Guinea petroleum producer. Though an oil and gas...

Nigerien entrepreneur establishes airline to improve business prospects

Niger's major cities are now easily accessible for business thanks to the efforts of a local entrepreneur. Abdoul Aziz, established Niger Airlines to resolve regional travel issues in the country that frustrated many investors and...