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Zimbabwe dismisses reports of a new currency release for this week

Zimbabwe’s government denies reports it may introduce a new currency this week, amid fears that such a move would worsen the country’s economic crisis. Zimbabwe...

Kenya’s tea production expected to drop 12 pct in 2019

Kenya's tea production is projected to drop by 12 percent year-on-year in 2019, the country's tea industry regulator said on Tuesday. "The total production for...

Plastics ban leads to new business development in Zambia

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) said Monday that the country's ban on disposable plastic bags will prompt new business opportunities around making reusable bags. "The...

Somalia lobbies AU Summit for US$4.6 billion international debt cancellation

Somali government officials, international development partners and civil society organisations engaged in humanitarian operations in Somalia met at the African Union Summit to lobby...

Afreximbank plans to disperse 85 billion USD to support intra-African trade...

Benedict Okey Oramah, the president and chairperson of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximabank), on Sunday said the bank planned to disperse about 85 billion...

Kenya’s Airtel, Telkom sign binding merger deal

India’s Bharti Airtel Kenyan unit has signed a binding agreement to merge its telecom business with Telkom Kenya. The move is seen as a strategy...

South Africa’s Eskom seeks higher power tariffs as loss projection widens

South Africa’s struggling power firm Eskom expects to make a wider 20 billion-rand ($1.5 billion) loss in the current financial year and wants steeper...

South Africa’s petrol prices set to increase on Wednesday

Consumers will have to fork out more at the pumps as the price of petrol is set to increase by 7 cents a litre...

South Africa targets China to boost tourist numbers

South Africa is willing to have more Chinese visitors and is striving to make their travel easier and more enjoyable, a South African official...

Eskom narrows funding gap with $1.1bn loan

South Africa’s struggling state power firm Eskom has moved a step closer to narrowing a funding gap for the financial year which ends in...

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Libyans celebrate 8th revolution anniversary

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Libyans celebrated the 8th anniversary of the uprising that led to toppling of long serving leader, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Eight years ago, Libya experienced...

Army to be “ruthless” against tampering in Nigeria’s postponed vote – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of...

Rwanda hasn’t banned Ugandan goods – envoy

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The deputy Ugandan Ambassador to Rwanda, Ms Anne Katusiime, yesterday dismissed as rumours claim that the Rwandan government had banned the exportation of Ugandan...

Four Zimbabwe generals retired in Mnangagwa’s first purge of military

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired four generals on Monday, in the first major shake-up of the armed forces since he took office and including...

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Opinion: Competition, then cooperation may be the best way to build up Africa

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A new U.S. strategy for Africa was recently released by Washington, the core of which is to further U.S. priorities in Africa by strengthening...
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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

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

  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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