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Bitcoin sinks to two-month low

Bitcoin fell to a two-month low on Tuesday, sliding in three of the last four sessions on nagging regulatory and security concerns after the...

Zimbabwe, China closer to $1 billion deal to build steel plant...

Zimbabwe and China on Monday signed a 1-billion-U.S.-dollar Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing a steel plant that can produce up to 2 million...

Somali govt to print new currency

Somalia’s Finance minister has announced that the government will print new currency notes to replace the old ones currently in use. Mr Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh...

South Sudan to introduce higher denomination banknote amid soaring inflation

South Sudan government announced the introduction of a new 500-pound banknote in view of the value of 100 note being eroded by inflation. The East African...

Africa a busy place for JP Morgan Chase

JP Morgan Chase is having one of its busiest years yet for African companies looking to trade their shares in both London and local...

Authorities in Netherlands call for a probe into Rwanda’s Arsenal sponsorship

Politicians in the Netherlands want an investigation into Rwanda's recently announced sponsorship deal with EPL side Arsenal with some lawmakers there, and others in...

Kenya ranks ninth globally in geothermal power

Kenya has been ranked ninth globally in geothermal power generating capacity, a new report shows. According to the Renewables Global Status 2018, the country tops...

Kenya Airways seeks to run main Nairobi airport

Kenya Airways is close to winning approval to run the country’s main airport in Nairobi. Chairman Michael Joseph said the loss-making airline proposed forming a...

World Bank, Rwanda sign $100 million agreement to support agriculture

The World Bank Group and the Government of Rwanda have signed a $100 million credit agreement to improve the capacity of national public agricultural...

Lack of rainfall in Cote d’Ivoire could affect cocoa mid-crop

Weeks of below-average rainfall in parts of Cote d'Ivoire’s main cocoa regions are raising concerns about the April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. The world’s...

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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