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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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Human rights abuses widespread in South Sudan – UN report

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Despite a fragile peace agreement signed more than five months ago, a United Nations report concludes many violations, including rape and sexual violence continue...

Egypt executes nine men over killing of public prosecutor

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Egyptian authorities have executed nine men convicted of the 2015 killing of the country’s chief prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, a prison source and a lawyer...

Kenya on a mission to track down student loan defaulters

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The Kenya Ministry of Education has put education loan defaulters on the spot. Through the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), authorities seek to recover...

China supports Tanzania’s trial of ivory smuggler

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China on Wednesday voiced support for Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese businesswoman to 15 years in prison for smuggling elephant tusks. According to media reports,...

Opinion

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

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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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