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China’s Oppo set to launch new smartphones into the Kenyan market

China's smartphone marker Oppo plans to launch two new smartphones into the Kenyan market next week, officials said on Thursday. Jacqueline Muthoni Wachira, Public Relations...

Tanzania blocks IMF report release as economic growth slows

Tanzania’s government declined to authorize the publication of the International Monetary Fund’s report on the state of the East African nation’s economy, which could...

South Sudan aims to boost oil production to 400,000 barrels per...

  South Sudan plans to increase oil production from its current capacity of 135,000 barrels per day to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) by the...

Ghana lowers 2019 forecast for cocoa production

Ghana cut its forecast for the current season’s cocoa harvest by 6 percent because of plant disease in its biggest growing region, according to...

Jumia hopes to raise $200 million with US-based IPO

Shares in Africa's largest e-commerce retailer are set to start trading in New York on Friday in a move that could pave the way...

World Bank: Drought to drag down Kenya’s 2019 economic growth

Dry weather across much of Kenya is likely to curb its economic growth this year, the World Bank said on Tuesday, cutting its forecast...

Chinese firm opens 45 million USD plastic recycling plant in Kenya

A Chinese firm opened a 4.5 billion shilling (45 million U.S. dollars) plastic waste recycling plant in eastern Kenya on Monday to help curb...

World Bank: Sub-Saharan economic growth remains slower than expected

The World Bank has cut its growth forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa this year to 2.8 percent from an initial 3.3 percent, it said on...

Tanzania announces ban on single-use plastic bags

Tanzania plans to ban the production, importation, sale and use of all single-use plastic bags by July, to help tackle pollution from non-biodegradable waste. The...

Africa economic growth at 7-year high

Growth in Africa’s two largest economies may be sputtering along but that won’t stop the continent’s gross domestic product from expanding at the fastest...

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UN chief condemns Sri Lanka attacks

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The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condoled with the families of the victims of Sunday’s multiple Sri Lanka attacks. In a statement issued...

Libya’s Tripoli airport reopened as fighting continues

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Libya has reopened Tripoli’s only functioning airport, the airport authorities’ announced on their Facebook page on Sunday. Mitiga airport was closed earlier in the day...

W.H.O. condemns attack on health workers in DR Congo

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The World Health organization has condemned Saturday’s attack on a hospital in the DR Congo. The attack was the second in two days targeting Ebola...

Egyptians vote for second day on constitutional changes

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Egyptians have voted for a second day running on whether to back constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in...

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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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