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Air Tanzania welcomes new bombardier plane to its fleet

Air Tanzania is welcoming the fleet's new Bombardier Q-400 to Julius Nyere International Airport (JNIA), in Addis Ababa today. The 79-seater plane will be the third purchased by the government since President John Magufuli made...

Trump ready to fight Rwanda over second-hand clothing imports

The United States is set to ban duty-free treatment of clothing imports from Rwanda because of the African country’s decision to impose barriers on U.S. exports of secondhand clothing. In a letter to Congress, President...

Ivory Coast launches plan to stop illegal chocolate farming

Park rangers in the world’s top cocoa producer, Ivory Coast, are waging a campaign to protect national forests from the illegal farming of the raw ingredient in chocolate. Last year the governments of Ivory Coast...

Morocco, China to establish Silk Road business council

Morocco and China signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of the Silk Road business council. The MoU was signed by Morocco's Employers Association (CGEM) and China Council for the Promotion of...

Heineken under fire for advertisement some call racist

Heineken has withdrawn an advertisement after several hundred people went online to accuse the company of subtle or not-so-subtle racism. https://twitter.com/LeftSentThis/status/978309782640603136 In the spot, a bartender spots a light-skinned woman preparing to drink a glass of...

Africa CEO Forum: Heads of State, business leaders meet in Abidjan

Cote d'Ivoire is hosting the sixth edition of the Africa CEO Forum. Ghana and Zimbabwe have all been making the same argument at the forum - Africa is open for business. According to IMF projections, Ghana's...

Africa’s young professionals embracing ‘gospel of bitcoin’

In a sleek new high-rise in Uganda’s capital, an enthusiastic lecturer described his financial success with the cryptocurrency bitcoin while his earnings were projected on a screen. “What I have earned in one-and-a-half years from...

Governments look to adopt blockchain technology

Governments across the globe are seeing the potential of blockchain technology far beyond the financial sphere. Experts say that Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have the potential to reshape the global financial system. What is blockchain technology? Are you...

App that allows people to report racism a hit in South Africa

South Africa now has an app tailored to tackle racism. Launched by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Zimele Racism Reporting app known as ZiRRA, is giving individuals a chance to report cases of racism countrywide. And with...

AU targets to start implementation of continental free trade area within one year

The African Union (AU) targets to start implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) within a year, AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga has said. The implementation of the AfCFTA requires...