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South Africa’s slide into recession revised to 2,6%

South Africa entered recession in the second quarter for the first time since 2009, data showed on Tuesday, in a stinging blow to President...

DeBeers shakes up industry with entry into synthetic diamond market

De Beers hasn’t even opened its first synthetic diamond store, but its looming entry into the market for man-made gems has already shaken the...

China Focus: Sino-Africa technology cooperation boosts African development

If not for the arrival of Chinese scientists, Meshack Mutevu would still be living in a house with a metal roof and mud walls...

Volkswagen announces investment drive in West Africa

Volkswagen will expand to build new productive infrastructure in Ghana and Nigeria, the German carmaker announced on Friday. A spokesperson for Volkswagen told press that...

China-Africa business forum attracts over 1,000 African representatives

China will host more than 1,000 African representatives from over 600 enterprises, business groups, and research institutions at an upcoming conference of Chinese and...

MTN fires back at Nigeria Bank, denies illegal transfer claim

Mobile phone giant MTN has accused Nigeria's central bank of damaging investor confidence after it accused the company of illegally transferring $8bn (£6.1bn) abroad. The...

South Sudan anxious to restart oil production following peace deal

  Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make...

Kenya’s first Blockchain cryptocurrency to be launched

Kenya is set to launch its first Blockchain cryptocurrency known as tmxglobalcoin.com coin. Its developers believe that this technology will save the logistic business in...

Kenya secures $237 million of U.S. investment in wind power and...

Kenya has signed agreements with a US company, allowing $237 million (Sh23bn) of investments in wind power and food security. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation...

Delays force Ethiopia to oust state-run firm from dam project

Ethiopia has ousted state-run Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) from a $4 billion dam project on the River Nile due to numerous delays in...

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Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border

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Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda, a country so far clear of the deadly virus,...

South Africa sees decrease in rhino poaching

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South Africa has seen a decrease in the number of rhinos poached since the beginning of this year, thanks to enhanced anti-poaching efforts, authorities...

Number of dead from Tanzania’s ferry accident disaster hits 136

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The number of people dead from Tanzania’s ferry accident disaster has risen to at least 136, the country’s top police official said on Friday. The...

Burkina Faso issues overnight ban on motorcycles in restive east region

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Growing attacks by motorbike-riding extremists who flee into the forest have led Burkina Faso’s government to ban the use of motorbikes and bike carts...

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