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Zimbabwe gold coins to be held for at least 180 days

Individuals and institutional buyers of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ's) gold coins will be required to hold them for at least 180 days before...

Egypt to launch international tender for solar power generation in new...

Egypt’s Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) said it is preparing to receive bids from companies for a contract to build photovoltaic solar cells on...

Codeshare deal between South African Airways, Kenya Airways opens up more...

South African carrier South African Airways (SAA) and Kenya national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) have signed a codeshare agreement that opens more destinations for...

AfDB approves $134 million loan to boost local food production

The African Development Bank Group on Monday approved a 134 million U.S. dollar loan for the National Agriculture Growth Scheme – Agro Pocket program...

South African rand strengthens against U.S. dollar, stocks rise

South Africa's rand advanced early on Monday, as the U.S. dollar nudged down from multi-year highs. At 0731 GMT, the rand traded at 17.0050 against...

Rwanda mulls electric public buses to cut carbon emissions

Rwanda has said it is investing in transitioning from internal combustion engine buses to electric buses, a move expected to cement her ambition of...

South Africa wants to create 2 million jobs before 2024 elections

The South African government says it intends to make 2 million jobs available for South Africans before 2024 by removing foreign nationals. South Africa has one...

Ethiopia’s coffee export revenue hits record $1.4 billion in past fiscal...

The Ethiopian government has disclosed a record 1.4 billion U.S. dollars revenue from the exports of coffee during the just-concluded Ethiopian 2021/22 fiscal year...

Protests build across Africa over surging fuel prices

Protests are building in Africa over surging fuel costs that have governments scrambling over how to respond. Demonstrators blocked a key supply route in South...

Africa CDC says it has signed MOU with Pfizer for COVID-19...

  Africa's top public health body said on Thursday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Pfizer for countries on the continent to receive supplies...