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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni thanks China for hydropower dam funding

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday commissioned a Chinese-built hydro-power dam which is expected to boost Uganda’s electricity generation capacity. The 183MW Isimba Dam now...

Kenya: Hospitals alerted following Nairobi cholera outbreak

Hospitals in Kenya are on alert after the Nairobi county Health department raised the alarm over a cholera outbreak. Health director Lucia Koyio on Friday...

At least 11 killed in grisly road accident in Kenya

At least 11 people were killed in Kenya in a grisly road accident on Friday which involved a passenger van and a truck. The accident...

World Water Day 2019: Access to safe water still a challenge

Water is essential for survival and as such, it sits at the heart of many of the greatest challenges facing humanity. World Water Day...

Boko Haram militants kill 23 Chadian soldiers – Reports

Boko haram militants killed at least 23 Chadian soldiers on the night leading to Friday, security sources say. The attack is reported to be the...

Indonesia airline cancels $6 billion order of Boeing 737 Max jets

Indonesian airline Garuda said on Friday it would cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, citing concerns over passenger confidence, as...

African free trade agreement one country closer to reality

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is nearing reality as only one country is left to ratify the Agreement for the deal to...

At least 259 killed by cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe – IOM

At least 259 people were killed in Zimbabwe by the tropical cyclone than swept through southern Africa from last week, the United Nations migration...

Frustration mounts in Mozambique’s Beira over food, water shortages after cyclone

The situation in the port city of Beira in Mozambique was "boiling" as residents suffered shortages of food, water and other essentials one week...

More than 50 passengers killed in bus accident in Ghana

More than 50 passengers were killed in a pre-dawn collision between two buses on Ghana's Tamale-Kintampo Highway. According to MyNewsGh.com, the accident happened in Amoma, a...

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China donates 800,000 USD in humanitarian aid to Zimbabwe

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  Chinese government has donated 800,000 U.S. dollars in cash as emergency humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe to help the country with its disaster relief efforts,...

China sends new envoy to Kenya, commits to deepen bilateral relations

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The Permanent representative of China to the United Nations Environment Programme and UN-Habitat Wu Peng is set to assume office as the new Chinese...

About 60 people killed following attack in Mali

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Gunmen killed about 60 people in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, in one of the deadliest such attacks in a region...

Burundi makes history qualifying for its first ever AFCON tournament

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Burundi made history by qualifying for its first Africa Cup of Nations tournament following a 1-1 draw with Gabon in Bujumbura. The hosts came into...

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Opinion: Competition, then cooperation may be the best way to build up Africa

A new U.S. strategy for Africa was recently released by Washington, the core of which is to further U.S. priorities in Africa by strengthening...
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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

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

  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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