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Kenya stock market off to best start since 2013

After largely avoiding equities for the past two years in favor of the fixed-income market, money managers in Kenya are back buying stocks and...

Ghana central bank considers interest-rate cut

Ghana’s central bank has room for another interest-rate cut as early as next month, according to a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Following an...

South Africa’s Eskom extends power cuts to 4th day as capacity...

South African power utility Eskom said on Wednesday it would implement electricity cuts for a fourth straight day, as the struggling state-owned firm battles...

Kenya’s tea production expected to drop 12 pct in 2019

Kenya's tea production is projected to drop by 12 percent year-on-year in 2019, the country's tea industry regulator said on Tuesday. "The total production for...

South Africa’s Eskom carries out biggest power cuts in years

South Africa’s Eskom implemented the most severe power cuts in years on Monday after seven generating units unexpectedly went offline, underscoring the challenge President...

Eskom remains major risk to South African finances, Moody’s says

South Africa’s debt-laden, state-owned power utility continues to represent a significant risk to the country’s finances and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to split the...

As Kenyans’ use of smartphones increase, so does development of home-grown...

Kenyans' increased use and adoption of smartphones has fueled the development of home-grown mobile apps to perform various tasks. From paying fare and electricity bills...

Demand for Zambian honey on the rise in China

The demand for Zambian honey in foreign markets such as China is on the rise, the country's investment agency said on Friday. Perry Mapani, Director-General...

Ramaphosa encouraged to split up Eskom

South Africa’s Eskom could be split into three separate firms under proposals from experts President Cyril Ramaphosa has hired to help revive the ailing...

Kenya Airways launches flights to Rome, Geneva

Kenya Airways will launch new routes to Rome and Geneva starting June this year as the airline seeks to expand its base and cash...

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Libyans celebrate 8th revolution anniversary

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Libyans celebrated the 8th anniversary of the uprising that led to toppling of long serving leader, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Eight years ago, Libya experienced...

Army to be “ruthless” against tampering in Nigeria’s postponed vote – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of...

Rwanda hasn’t banned Ugandan goods – envoy

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The deputy Ugandan Ambassador to Rwanda, Ms Anne Katusiime, yesterday dismissed as rumours claim that the Rwandan government had banned the exportation of Ugandan...

Four Zimbabwe generals retired in Mnangagwa’s first purge of military

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired four generals on Monday, in the first major shake-up of the armed forces since he took office and including...

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

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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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