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Zimbabwe hawkers protest seizure of their goods

Street vendors in Zimbabwe are unhappy with how police have been treating them. The hawkers have been protesting the seizure of their goods as a penalty for trading at undesignated sites. Despite availing thousands of...

Pink Taxi for Women only in Egypt

Women in Egypt have started taxi services for women only. Pink Taxi services came into play after a recent research stated that at least 93 percent of women in Cairo face harassment. Driving being a...

South African Airways launches tobacco-based bio-fuel flights

History has been made in Africa's aviation industry. The first passenger flights using bio-fuel have made the trip between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The plane burns organic fuel extracted from a nicotine-free tobacco plant called...

KPMG’s South Africa bosses purged over Gupta scandal

Global auditor KPMG cleared out its South African leadership on Friday after damning findings from an internal investigation into work done for businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma. KPMG’s investigation into its work for the...

Ghana to sign natural gas import agreement with Equatorial Guinea

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo plans to sign an agreement to import liquefied natural gas from Equatorial Guinea. This came during his three-day visit to the Gulf of Guinea petroleum producer. Though an oil and gas...

Rwanda begins construction of a major renewable energy power plant

Rwanda has begun constructing a renewable energy power plant worth 350 million USD, which will generate 80MW of electricity, reports New Times. The peat energy plant being built in Gisagara district in Southern Rwanda is...

Investors wary as Tanzania moves to assert more control over mines

New laws and a crackdown on mining firms in Tanzania has slowed fresh investment in what has long been seen as one of Africa’s brightest mining prospects as companies assess the consequences of government efforts...

Italian, Agnelli family buys 43% of The Economist

British company, Pearson has sold its 50 percent stake in the company that owns The Economist magazine to the group's other shareholders for about 730 million dollars. The move comes a month after the...

Nigeria slaps telecom giant MTN with $5bn fine

Nigeria’s Communications Commission has fined mobile phone firm MTN Nigeria $5bn, for failing to disconnect subscribers with unregistered sim cards bought before January 2012. The country’s telecommunications regulator slapped the giant telephone network provider with...

Rwandan president calls for Africa, Europe to work together

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has called on both Africa and Europe to work together and foster a stronger relationship, both diplomatically and economically, to ensure collective growth. Some African leaders are in Brussels attending the...