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Google launches Motorbike Mode navigation in Kenya, first for Africa

Google, said on Monday it would offer Motorbike Mode on Google Maps in Kenya, offering the voice navigation service for bike riders in Africa...

Banned Somali charcoal exports pass through Iran -UN report

Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to...

Kenya’s KenGen says new geothermal plant nearly ready

KenGen’s new 165.4-megawatt (MW) capacity plant powered by geothermal steam is three quarters complete and on schedule for commissioning next July, Kenya’s main electricity...

SA’s Tiger Brands re-opens processing facility after listeria outbreak

Tiger Brands said on Friday it had re-opened a facility that was closed after South Africa’s biggest food producer was implicated in the world’s...

South Africa gets $35 billion in investment pledges towards $100 billion...

South Africa has investment commitments of $35 billion as part of plans by President Cyril Ramaphosa to attract $100 billion over the next five...

Nigeria’s Buhari asks lawmakers to approve $2.79B Eurobond

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked lawmakers to approve the issuance of a $2.79 billion Eurobond, in a letter read in the upper...

South Africa finance minister’s IMF trip eases fears over his future

South Africa’s finance minister is traveling to Indonesia for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting, the Treasury said on Tuesday, a statement that may...

Zimbabwe president says new tax necessary pain for recovery

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said a new tax on electronic payments was a painful but necessary part of the government’s attempts to revive...

South African president’s office says “not aware” of Nene request to...

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokeswoman said on Monday his office was not aware of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s request to be relieved of...

Zimbabwean central bank releases $41M to ease fuel shortages

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has started drawing down from the 500 million U.S. dollar lines of credit it recently secured to support the...

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WHO emergency committee to meet on DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will on Wednesday convene an emergency committee to decide whether the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak constitutes a...

Tunisia will not impose new taxes in 2019 – draft budget

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Tunisia will not impose new taxes on its citizens in 2019, and will cut the tax burden for some sectors to boost growth, that’s...

European Commission to give Somalia €100m over next 2.5 years

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The European Commission has pledged a €100M grant to the Somali government over the next two and a half years, to support reforms in...

Fire incident at Kenya’s main airport, no injuries reported

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A fire broke out in Kenya’s main airport on Monday afternoon, though no flight interruptions were reported. A thick cloud of black smoke was seen...

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