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Ethiopian Airlines resumes Somalia flights

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed flights to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu for the first time since the 1970’s. The carrier suspended its operations to Somalia following the...

U.S. firm to spend $10 million to build smartphone plant in...

U.S. firm CTI Africa plans to invest $10 million in Uganda to build a plant to assemble low-end smart mobile phones and manufacture phone...

Concern over Chinese lending to Africa overblown, says AfDB head

China is a good development partner for Africa and concern about the abundance of Chinese lending to African nations is overblown says the President...

Nissan signs deal to set up assembly plant in Ghana

Japanese automaker Nissan will join a growing field of car-makers who have set their sights on opening up assembly plants in Ghana after a...

South African president rules out SAA closure

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has ruled out the closure of the country’s national carrier South African Airways over its financial woes. Addressing parliament on...

Nigerian unions, government agree on minimum wage proposal

Nigerian trade unions and the government agreed to a new minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, in an attempt to avert a planned nationwide strike...

South Africa eases visa rules for Kenyans

The Kenyan and South African governments have worked out a deal to ease visa requirements for students, businessmen, government officials and short term travelers. The...

Ethiopian Airlines emerges as Entebbe’s largest operator

Ethiopian Airlines has emerged as the largest operator at the Entebbe International Airport, offering 140,000 outbound seats in the first quarter of 2018. Kenya Airways...

South African Airways working to roll over $642 million of debt

South African Airways is working to find ways to roll over 9.2 billion rand ($642 million) of debt by March as the loss-making state-owned...

U.S. to end trade benefits for Mauritania over forced labor

U.S. President Donald Trump intends to end trade benefits for Mauritania on Jan. 1 for not making sufficient progress on ending forced labor practices,...

Recent

At least 25 killed in Cameroon in clashes between army and separatists

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Twenty-five separatists were killed on Tuesday in new fighting in a restive English-speaking region of majority French-speaking Cameroon, security officials said. The conflict between Anglophone...

IGAD urges East African nations to reinforce anti-graft efforts

54 mins ago
Policymakers and experts who have gathered for a 4-day anti-graft training organized by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are urging East African countries...

Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm as crackdown targets security services

1 hour ago
Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a...

Burundi grounds new direct flight between Nairobi and Bujumbura

2 hours ago
A new flight between Bujumbura, Burundi and Nairobi, Kenya has been canceled by the Burundi government because there is no business class on board...

Opinion

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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

6 days ago
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

7 days ago
  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...
CGTN Africa

Opinion: China International Import Expo, A New Approach to Global Trade

1 week ago
By Edward Kusewa  The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is being dubbed by some experts as the newest approach in global trade. In describing this...
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