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Russia sign final deal to build Egypt’s first nuclear plant

Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by...

Brazilian economy: Slowdown seen as major cause of impeachment

The impeachment process against Brazil's first female president - Dilma Rousseff, is moving ahead. The country's senate voted late Wednesday to suspend Rousseff's presidency. Analysts...

The African mall in USA opening opportunities for Africans

They're about as far away from their roots as they could ever have imagined. Thousands of miles from Africa, one U-S city, in the state...

Company uses robots to care for the elderly

Telepresence robots - which allow users to communicate through them remotely - have started to show up at conferences and exhibitions. But they have yet...

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...

Passenger rail service making a comeback in Botswana

Infrastructure is a vital requirement for the economic growth and development of any country, and diamond rich Botswana is no exception. The land locked country...

Lagos Unemployment: Government to provide training for recent graduates

Nigeria is suffering from a high rate of unemployment, particularly with graduates. Employers have long complained that most graduates in the country lack employable...

China ranks 7th in terms of project numbers in Africa

China ranks 7th in terms of project numbers in Africa, but more importantly, it has created the most jobs on the continent. The rise in...

Use of straw helps curb deforestation & carbon emissions in Senegal

An alternative to timber cutting now exists in Senegal. It is the use of green charcoal. The method involves unused agricultural residues or renewable...

Women entrepreneurs in Kenya cash in on selling popular Maasai blankets

A women's group in Kenya is promoting use of the cultural Maasai blanket, a hand woven fabric done in bright colours that's associated with...

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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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