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South Africa’s land expropriation plan unnerves investors

The World Bank says global investors are growing more nervous about South Africa’s plan to change its constitution to allow the expropriation of land without...

World Bank scraps plan to loan Tanzania $300 million

Tanzania is now on the spot because of the recent affirmation of its policy on banning pregnant girls from school. The World Bank has now scrapped...

Spotify officially launches in North Africa

Music lovers in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco now have access to music streaming service Spotify, after it launched in the Middle East and North...

South Africa’s MTN to apply for mobile money license in Nigeria

MTN Group will apply for a mobile banking licence in Nigeria and plans to launch a service there next year, its CEO said on...

Kenyan stevia farmers to benefit from trade deal with China

Kenya and China have signed a protocol on the requirements needed for the export of stevia to the Asian country. The protocol, signed in the...

Kenya Airways to launch flights to Somalia

Kenya Airways will on Thursday launch daily flights to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The flight will be operated by the carrier’s low cost subsidiary Jambojet, boosting...

South Africa’s Eskom warns of power cuts due to low coal...

South Africa’s cash-strapped power utility Eskom said on Monday the risk of nation-wide electricity outages had increased significantly due to a sharp fall in...

Zimbabwe’s unlicensed foreign currency traders face 10-year jail

Unlicensed foreign currency traders in Zimbabwe will now face up to 10 years in jail if convicted and lose their money and assets when...

Total plans new offshore Angola well to boost oil output

French oil company Total has announced plans to drill 13 wells on block 17, offshore Angola, in a bid to maintain production of 400,000...

South African central bank fines HSBC for lax money laundering controls

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has fined HSBC’s local business 15 million rand ($1.1M) for what it termed as weaknesses in detecting money...

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Over 1.3 million children in Sahel region suffer from acute malnutrition – UNICEF

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More than 1.3 million children aged less than five years suffer from acute malnutrition across six countries in Africa’s Sahel region, the United Nations...

UK Prime Minister Theresa May appoints new Brexit Secretary

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The UK’s junior health minister Stephen Barclay was on Friday appointed as the new Brexit Secretary as Prime Minister Theresa May sought to fill...

Two former presidents set to face off in Madagascar’s run-off vote

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Two of Madagascar’s former presidents are set to face off in a run-off election in December after failing to win an outright majority in...

Algeria shelves subsidy reforms before presidential elections

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Algeria is backtracking on some economic reforms such as cutting costly subsidies as the country wants to minimize the risk of protests before presidential...

Opinion

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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

1 week ago
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

1 week ago
  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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Opinion: China International Import Expo, A New Approach to Global Trade

2 weeks ago
By Edward Kusewa  The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is being dubbed by some experts as the newest approach in global trade. In describing this...
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