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Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm as crackdown targets security services

Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a...

Burundi grounds new direct flight between Nairobi and Bujumbura

A new flight between Bujumbura, Burundi and Nairobi, Kenya has been canceled by the Burundi government because there is no business class on board...

WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization predicted Tuesday that Congo’s Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, saying that informal...

Gabon opposition party raise more questions on Bongo’s health

A Gabonese opposition party on Tuesday accused the government of peddling a "lie" over the health of President Ali Bongo after he was hospitalised...

Nigeria seeks extradition of former oil minister from Britain

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency is seeking to extradite former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke from Britain to face corruption charges back home. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

Tanzania drafts bill to increase health insurance coverage

The Tanzanian government is drafting a bill that will make it mandatory for every person to be covered by health insurance services, a senior...

Embattled South African Home Affairs minister Gigaba resigns

South Africa’s Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned from his post. The presidency on Tuesday confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa had received Gigaba’s resignation...

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis is set to tour Morocco in March 2019, the Vatican has announced. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, announced...

Tanzania President orders army to buy cashew nuts

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the army to buy up the entire country's crop of cashew nuts after private companies refused to pay...

Seasoning adverts stir questions in Nigeria about gender roles

Adverts in Nigeria depicting career women gleefully juggling their job with kitchen duties have sparked a heated debate about gender roles in the fast-changing...

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Run-off poll likely in Madagascar as results continue to trickle in

10 hours ago
Madagascans will likely head back to the ballot to elect their new president, as preliminary results from 70 percent of the polling stations indicate...

Kenya lauds China for upholding ban on rhino, tiger parts sale

11 hours ago
Kenya has lauded China’s decision to reverse its earlier decision to lift a 25-year ban on trade in tiger and rhino parts. China eased the...

UN Security Council lifts arms embargo, targeted sanctions on Eritrea

12 hours ago
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea following a historic peace deal with Ethiopia and improved relations with Djibouti. The Security...

Land reforms won’t violate constitution, President Ramaphosa assures

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The land reforms in South Africa will not violate the country’s constitution, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. Ramaphosa made the remarks while addressing the...

Opinion

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

7 days ago
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

1 week ago
  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

1 week ago
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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