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Ugandans seeks ways of dodging social media tax

The infamous social media tax in Uganda came into effect at midnight July 1, 2018 but Ugandans are devising ways of evading it. A random...

Ethiopia to begin extracting crude oil and natural gas

Ethiopia will begin extracting crude oil on a test basis from reserves in the country’s southeast this week, state-affiliated media and the prime minister’s...

Volkswagen opens Rwanda’s first automobile plant

Volkswagen will launch a car assembly facility in Rwanda on Wednesday, the first such factory in the East African nation as Europe’s biggest car maker...

Republic of Congo joins OPEC

The Republic of Congo, one of Africa’s major oil producers, has joined the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), OPEC said in a...

World Bank approves $455 million loan for Tanzania power projects

The World Bank has approved a $455 million loan to Tanzania under its International Development Assistance (IDA) programme to support financing of power projects...

South Africa’s current account deficit widens in Q1 as exports slump

South Africa’s current account deficit widened more than expected in the first quarter to register its largest shortfall in two years as the trade...

Africa’s leaders seek more from mining assets

For nearly six hours senior mining executives met privately with President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa to debate the controversial mining code proposed for...

Kenya banks slow down on acquisitions and mergers

Commercial banks in Kenya have slowed down acquisitions and consolidation in 2018, having found ways to navigate the tough business environment brought about by...

Nigeria’s Buhari to sign off 2018 budget on Tuesday

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to sign the government’s long-delayed budget into law on Tuesday. This is according to Information Minister Lai Mohammed...

Kenya considering adoption of Chinese yuan as reserve currency

Kenya is considering the adoption of the Chinese yuan as a reserve currency, its central bank governor said on Tuesday. Patrick Njoroge, the Governor of...

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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