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Business panel says Africa should improve infrastructure while waiting for AfCFTA...

African nations need to establish and/or reinforce their infrastructure to meet the looming implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), a panel...

Egypt signs oil deals worth $506 million

Egypt on Thursday signed two oil exploration deals with two companies for at least 506 million dollars, Egypt's oil ministry announced in a statement. The...

Amazon threatens to walk away from plans for headquarters in Cape...

Online retail giant Amazon could pull out of a deal to create its Africa headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa if a legal challenge...

DR Congo, East African Community begin negotiations over entry into regional...

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one step closer to being admitted into the East African Community. The process, which is expected to conclude on...

Rwanda’s national carrier resumes flights to Dubai

Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir is set to resume flights to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting January 20. The airline announced the development on Tuesday,...

Zimbabwe tobacco exports rebound in 2021

Zimbabwe's tobacco industry continues to recover following a slump due to challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic according to a report by the state-owned...

African tourism sees 12% jump in 2021 but remains well below...

Global tourism experienced a 4 percent increase in 2021, compared to 2020. However, the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO) says in a report...

Zimbabwe may miss Q1 GDP target due to power cuts, industry...

Zimbabwe could miss its economic growth targets for the first quarter of this year due to losses in production time if power cuts in...

Project to expand parts of Suez Canal to be completed in...

The chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie announced that a project to extend a second channel of the Suez Canal and...

Kenya, Uganda to deploy more health officers to help clear trucks...

Kenya and Uganda will deploy more health officers to the border towns of Busia and Malaba to help speed up COVID-19 testing at their...
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