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South African tax workers to strike over pay dispute

Workers in South Africa’s tax-collecting agency intend to strike next week after talks on wage increases failed but a further round might still avert...

Nigeria’s NNPC plans to revamp refineries to cut fuel imports

Nigeria’s state-oil firm NNPC said it plans to revamp its refineries to help Africa’s biggest crude oil producer to save billions of dollars on...

Indonesia airline cancels $6 billion order of Boeing 737 Max jets

Indonesian airline Garuda said on Friday it would cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, citing concerns over passenger confidence, as...

Kenya hosts coffee summit to discuss challenges facing the sub-sector

Kenya will next week host the 124th Session of the International Coffee Council (ICO) meeting to discuss challenges facing the sub-sector, officials said on...

Kenya’s SGR train service ferried 1.7m passengers in 2018

Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway train service ferried 1.7 million passengers in 2018, the national statistics bureau said on Wednesday. The figure is more than double...

dos Santos reelected to Unitel board but could still be ousted...

Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman and the daughter of Angola’s former president, has been re-elected to the board of Unitel, the Angolan telecoms...

Passengers, partners remain committed to Ethiopian Airlines

As investigations into the cause of the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people continue, travelers, lenders and partners have kept...

Zimbabwe eyes state firm privatization to raise $350m

The Zimbabwean government is set to privatize a number of state firms as part of efforts to cut spending and shore up its coffers. According...

South Africa’s power cuts to continue as capacity shortages persist

South African businesses and households are set to continue being subjected to regular power cuts as the country’s main power utility firm struggles with...

South African power cuts to last till Sunday, Eskom

  South Africa’s struggling state power firm Eskom said power cuts would continue until Sunday and warned that further cuts were likely next week, underscoring...

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China donates 800,000 USD in humanitarian aid to Zimbabwe

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  Chinese government has donated 800,000 U.S. dollars in cash as emergency humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe to help the country with its disaster relief efforts,...

China sends new envoy to Kenya, commits to deepen bilateral relations

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The Permanent representative of China to the United Nations Environment Programme and UN-Habitat Wu Peng is set to assume office as the new Chinese...

About 60 people killed following attack in Mali

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Gunmen killed about 60 people in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, in one of the deadliest such attacks in a region...

Burundi makes history qualifying for its first ever AFCON tournament

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Burundi made history by qualifying for its first Africa Cup of Nations tournament following a 1-1 draw with Gabon in Bujumbura. The hosts came into...

Opinion

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

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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