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Ethiopia to allow in African visitors with visa-on-arrival

Ethiopia is taking the dream of free movement in Africa one step further. The country will soon allow African citizens to enter without obtaining visas...

Angola secures $2 billion in infrastructure financing from China

Angola has secured $2 billion in Chinese financing from the China Development Bank for infrastructure projects on President João Lourenço’s first visit to Beijing,...

South Africa’s Woolworths to test plastic bag free store

South African department store chain Woolworths Holdings will remove single-use plastic bags from one of its stores during a six-month trial period in a...

Botswana eyes Chinese market for its beef exports

Botswana is exploring the Chinese market for beef and byproducts in line with its export growth strategy, the country's agricultural minister said on Sunday. Addressing...

World Bank: Cape Town easiest place to do business in Africa

The City of Cape Town on Thursday welcomed the decision by the World Bank to rank it as the top opportunity metropolis in Africa. "It...

Saudis seek wide-ranging deals with South African arms firms

Saudi Arabia is in talks with South Africa’s major arms manufacturers and is considering taking an equity stake in the struggling state-owned defence firm...

Uganda raises interest rates in the hopes of stemming inflation

Uganda became the first major sub-Saharan African economy to increase interest rates this year to counter inflation pressures caused by weakening currency and rising...

Ramaphosa turns his attention to jobs creation

Under pressure over his track record on the economy, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will convene a gathering of top officials and business leaders...

Mining firms say Zambia’s tax hike plan would ruin economy

Zambia’s proposed mining tax increases would hobble Africa’s second biggest copper industry, companies said on Thursday, a further warning to investors already concerned about...

Ethiopia eyes more Chinese tourists as ties with neighboring Eritrea improve

Han Guanming, an owner of Chinese online travel agency based in east China's Hangzhou city, admits he was a little anxious when he first...

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WHO emergency committee to meet on DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will on Wednesday convene an emergency committee to decide whether the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak constitutes a...

Tunisia will not impose new taxes in 2019 – draft budget

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Tunisia will not impose new taxes on its citizens in 2019, and will cut the tax burden for some sectors to boost growth, that’s...

European Commission to give Somalia €100m over next 2.5 years

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The European Commission has pledged a €100M grant to the Somali government over the next two and a half years, to support reforms in...

Fire incident at Kenya’s main airport, no injuries reported

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A fire broke out in Kenya’s main airport on Monday afternoon, though no flight interruptions were reported. A thick cloud of black smoke was seen...

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