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Uganda’s growing middle class turning to bottled water over soda

Bottled water has become one of fastest growing businesses in Uganda over the past decade. Producers say the changing lifestyle of the growing middle class...

Kenyan entrepreneur upcycles old clothes into functional bags

The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya, and these days, importers of designer handbags - both...

Billionaires Club: Top 20 billionaires have a combined net worth of...

A record 2,043 billionaires made Forbes' 31st annual ranking of the world's billionaires, as featured in Forbes magazine. Bill Gates remains in the top spot...

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...

Djibouti opens the most advanced modern port in Africa

Djibouti has opened a new ultra-modern mega port, the Doraleh Multipurpose port – to facilitate its efforts towards providing world class shipping platform. “With this...

Somalia government to take control of airspace after 26 years

Engineers are doing last minute system installation at one of Somalia's new airspace control centers - once the initial phase is completed, this will...

Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam wins world city mobility award

Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam is among 10 cities across the world which won the 2017 cities for mobility award in recognition of...

Tanzania to buy 400 megawatts of power from Ethiopia

Tanzania will buy 400 megawatts of power from Ethiopia - nearly a third of its current total installed capacity. The country's President Dr John Magufuli...

Tanzania, Ethiopia leaders announce plans to link countries via cargo hub

Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, is in Tanzania to strengthen ties with President John Magufuli. The two leaders announced plans to build Africa's biggest cargo...

China is the single largest investor in Africa

China is the single largest contributor of foreign directive investment (FDI) capital and jobs in Africa, according to a report. The Ernst & Young's latest...

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Former Zimbabwe minister handed four-year jail sentence for corruption

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A former minister who served under Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe has been sentenced to four years in jail after he was found guilty of...

DR Congo President Kabila says December elections to go on as planned

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Thursday said that a presidential election planned for December would go on as planned, but declined...

UAE Crown Prince bestows highest civil award on President Xi Jinping

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Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Friday bestowed with the Order of Zayed by the United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander...

Twitter adds former Nigerian Finance Minister to its board

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A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who served in...

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...
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