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Africa’s richest man wealthier than Oprah & Trump combined

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man who founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent's largest cement producer is worth more than American President and business...

Ethiopia beats Kenya to become East Africa’s economic giant

Kenya has officially been toppled by neighboring Ethiopia as East Africa’s leading economic giant. Figures by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicate that Ethiopia’s annual...

Somalia rejects an $80M offer to cut ties with Qatar

Somali President Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo rejected an offer of 80 million US dollars to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, reports the...

Ugandan woman aged 37 has 38 children

A 37-year-old Ugandan woman has given birth to 38 children. The mother, Miriam Nabatanzi Babirye, nicknamed Nalongo Muzaala Bana, which means “the twin mother who...

U.S. to announce more sanctions against Russia on Monday

United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said that her country would announce more sanctions against Russia on Monday. Haley made...

Zimbabwe businessman’s outrageous list of requirement for future wife

Zimbabwe’s rich businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s released a controversial list of requirements for a future wife. The wealth-flaunting tenderpreneur, who has made no secret of his...

Somalia ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers...

Somalia has been ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers despite years of conflict, terrorist attacks and general unrest. The latest...

Ethiopia building its own satellite to reduce reliance on foreign telecoms

The Ethiopian government announced in January that it will launch a Chinese-built civilian satellite within the next five years to reduce its reliance on...

Azerbaijan President appoints his wife vice president

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife to serve as his deputy president, tightening his grip on the country’s leadership. Ilham named Mehriban Aliyeva...

Ghana government buys cars made in Ghana

Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has bought a locally manufactured car as part of the government efforts to encourage Ghanaians to buy made...

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Children at risk in DR Congo Ebola outbreak – UNICEF

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The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) has lamented the effect that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has had on the...

Refugees should decide themselves whether they want to return home – UNHCR

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Refugees should be given an opportunity to make their own choices regarding whether they should return to their home countries, a senior United Nations...

South Africa bans honey from Zambia

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South Africa has banned the importation of honey from Zambia after authorities detected American Foulbrood disease from samples of the product. The South African agriculture...

Niger president: Keeping Libya stable will end African migration to Europe

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If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger’s President Mahamadou...

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