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Djibouti government cuts electricity costs to bolster growth

A recent 10% cut in power prices by Djibouti's government may enhance growth in the Horn of Africa nation where electricity bills account for...

Farming initiatives by Zimbabwe gov’t aim to reduce poverty &food shortages

Zimbabwe's government is launching a range of initiatives to bolster small scale farmers, in a bid to help eradicate food shortages and rural poverty. Zimbabwe's...

Tourism sector players in Uganda promote western part of the country

Tourism topped the Uganda's foreign exchange earners in 2014, surpassing foreign remittances and coffee. The country says that with a bit more investment, a lot...

Clan politics a major challenge for new Somalia’s President Farmajo

Focus shifts to who the new Somalia's President Farmajo is going to choose as his Prime Minister. Farmajo must appoint a Prime Minister from a...

Egypt: Mohamed Morsi Sentenced To Death

An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death on Saturday over his part in a mass prison break that took place during...

Middle East, US crude oil curbs Indian appetite for African supplies

India’s imports of African crude oil in October plunged to their lowest in over four years, with the world’s No.3 oil consumer increasingly turning...

Hundreds stage protests in Cairo over police shooting

Hundreds of Egyptians on Thursday night held demonstrations to protest the shooting of a man in the street by police, the latest outburst of...

Tanzanians stop crossing into Kenya due to Elections jitters

Tanzanians have seized to enter Kenya since the elections kicked off on the 8th of this month according to Tanzania police, reports the Daily...

Zambian President announces compulsory HIV testing

HIV Testing, Counselling and Treatment has been made compulsory in Zambia in all government-run health facilities, President Edgar Lungu today announced. He said the new...

Moroccan king congratulates Cuba on election of new president

Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Saturday congratulated Miguel Diaz-Canel on his election as the new Cuban president. In a message of congratulations, the Moroccan king...

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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