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Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size

Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents showed on Monday. Africa’s fastest growing...

Russia sign final deal to build Egypt’s first nuclear plant

Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin. The contract to build the plant in Dabaa...

Kenya president says no plan for talks with defiant opposition leader

Kenya's president is ruling out dialogue with the opposition leader who boycotted the recent election and plans a mock "inauguration" next week. President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday the time for politics is over and...

At least 45 killed in ethnic fighting in South Sudan – official

At least 45 people have died in fighting between ethnic groups in South Sudan’s northern state of Western Lakes, a local official said, in a new source of violence in a country already devastated...

Arab League holds emergency meeting over Jerusalem

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Saturday, discussing the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Wednesday, Jordan and Palestine requested an emergency meeting between Arab...

UN approves Mali peacekeepers helping new Sahel force

The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Friday that will enable the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to provide support to the new 5 000-troop African force that is charged with fighting extremists...

Kenya to host China-Africa industrial expo to showcase investment opportunities

China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Exposition will be held next week in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Guo Ce, Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, told reporters on Thursday that the expo...

White farmers to get land back in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe government is overseeing the return of a white farmer to land that was seized from him at gunpoint, in what it hailed as a sign of the new president's "inclusiveness". Rob Smart, 71,...

International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December

Every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. In developing...

Zambia gains recognition for efforts in curbing Gender Based Violence

Establishment of Fast track courts to deal with Gender Based Violence-GBV- related cases has made Zambia to receive continental recognition as one of the Countries in Africa that has made positive strides in fighting...