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Zambia to open talks with Kenyan traders over maize exports

Zambia has announced that it will hold talks with Kenyan grain traders, with the aim of exporting maize to the East African nation. Kenya is currently facing a biting maize shortage. According to the Zambian...

Russia to help Ethiopia in development of nuclear energy

Ethiopia and Russia have signed an agreement on cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy. The Memorandum is the first of its kind between the two countries. This agreement between Ethiopia and Russia will pave the...

50 million to be jobless in Africa by 2040, report says

Parts of Africa are at risk of facing a massive unemployment crisis by 2040, new research has found. The report has predicted “catastrophic” consequences for the global economy, forecasting a shortfall of 50 million jobs...

Entrepreneur in South Africa turns trash into household gems

South Africa has an incredibly low recycling rate. Just 10% of more than a hundred million tons of waste generated every year is recycled. This leaves heaps of rubbish wasting away in dumps or on...

South Africa bans sale of live hens to contain bird flu outbreak

South Africa has banned the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu the government said on Monday. Exports of processed poultry products,...

Creating health drinks from medicinal mushrooms in Togo

In Togo, a young entrepreneur has come up with the idea to produce a range of refreshing beverages from medicinal mushrooms. This range of drinks called Champiso, is touted as being not only thirst quenching...

New iPhone to look like Google Glass, with AR

Apple is heavily focusing on augmented reality (AR) as the new technology to take the brand forward. At the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference, they highlighted AR as the next step. Many are wondering how Apple...

Air Senegal orders two ATR aircraft in 50 million euro deal: ministry

Air Senegal SA has ordered two ATR 72-600 aircraft in a $56 million deal as the new flagship carrier seeks to build up a fleet ahead of its launch later this year, the ministry...

Ford recalls 15,600 cars in South Africa over fire risk

Ford Motor Co (F.N) is recalling nearly 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, it said on Friday. The models were built between 2004 and 2012 in India,...

Ethiopian Airlines signs $1.5bn deal with engine maker Rolls-Royce as it expands fleet

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has won a major order valued at $1.5bn from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Ethiopian became Africa’s first A350 operator in 2015 and currently...