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South Africa to reallocate $3.5B of budget to revive economy

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a raft of policy reform plans on Friday, including re-prioritising 50 billion rand ($3.5 billion) of public spending...

Kenya’s president signs finance bill with contested new taxes into law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a new finance bill into law, officially introducing a series of new taxes, including one on fuel, which...

World Bank: Zambia not in debt distress

A World Bank economist said Thursday Zambia is not in debt distress but warned that the country could plunge into one if its debt...

Kenyan lawmakers back plan to cut tax on petro products in...

Kenya’s parliament accepted by acclamation a suggestion by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to reduce a new value added tax on fuel to 8 percent...

Nigeria pumps brakes on relaunching national airline

Nigeria has suspended plans to relaunch its national airline two months after the attempt to revive the carrier was announced. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika released...

Italy judge set to give first ruling in Nigeria oil graft...

Oil majors Shell and Eni will be carefully monitoring a first ruling this week by a Milan judge in one of the energy industry's...

Nigeria’s Azikwe Airport named ‘most improved’ in safety in Africa

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Nigeria has been chosen as “the best improved airport in safety” by Airports Council International, (ACI) Africa region. According...

Nigerian Finance Minister resigns over forged papers

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, who said she stepped down over allegations of using a...

Kenya President proposes halving VAT on petroleum products

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has proposed lowering the value added tax (VAT) on petroleum products from 16 to eight percent. This after the president on...

Women only cab-hailing service launched in Kenya

In Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, a lone woman hops into a cab on her way across the city. She has chosen this particular cab for...

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Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

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A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which...

US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia

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A U.S. military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces on the ground came under attack in southern Somalia, the...

Tanzania ferry disaster:Captain arrested as death toll rises to over 200

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The captain of an overloaded ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria has been arrested as Tanzania mourns more than 200 people killed in the...

Cameroon’s Presidential election campaign kicks off

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Campaigns for Cameroon’s October 7 presidential election have officially begun. Opposition parties have failed to agree on a single candidate to face incumbent President...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
CGTN Africa