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Tunisia holds 1st local election since 2011 Arab Spring

Tunisians are voting in their first local elections since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution, a crucial step toward consolidating the country’s exceptional democracy. The North...

Senegal President vows to jail parents of street child beggars

Senegal’s President Macky Sall says he will send to jail the parents of child beggars to end the old phenomenon. On his Twitter account, President...

Foreign fighters join militant groups

  More than 25,000 foreign fighters have traveled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS), according to a UN report. Along with...

Zimbabwe launches a mega cement plant

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe commissioned a highly mechanized mega cement plant worth 82 million dollars expected to reduce the price of cement. The ultra-modern processing...

10,000 prisoners pardoned in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region

Ethiopia’s state broadcaster says 10,000 prisoners have been pardoned in the restive Oromia region, though it is not clear whether they were detained under...

Burundi launches drive to register all foreigners

Burundi launched a drive Tuesday to register all foreigners, sparking fears among overseas nationals that the scheme could be a pretext for government surveillance. All...

DRC wants in on Uganda, Tanzania pipeline deal

The Democratic Republic of Congo is looking in to join the Uganda – Tanzania oil pipeline according to Tanzania’s Minister for Energy and Minerals,...

DRC says countdown toward end of Ebola outbreak begins

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says the countdown toward the end of its latest Ebola outbreak has begun, as all people who were...

C.A.R voters await results of landmark elections

Voters and the international community are still awaiting the results of Wednesday's landmark election in the Central African Republic. Partial results show two former...

Mercy Kitomari’s homemade ice cream business growing in Tanzania

Mercy Kitomari is an award-winning entrepreneur whose start-up sells ice cream in one of Africa's hottest cities. She began making frozen treats in her mother's...

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Nigerian leaders reject minimum wage hike plan

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Nigerian governors have rejected a deal to raise the minimum wage to 30,000 nairas (72 euro, $82) from 18,000 nairas a month, a move...

Ethiopia’s former top spy joins list of people arrested in corruption crackdown

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Ethiopia's former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested amid investigations into corruption and human rights abuses committed by the security forces. Yared Zerihun, the former...

42 killed in Zimbabwe bus explosion

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At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus. The state-owned Herald newspaper...

South Sudan raises Ebola alert

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South Sudan said on Thursday it has intensified Ebola surveillance in response to a suspected case of the disease being reported in the South...

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

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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

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

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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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