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Investment in Rwanda now hits $2 billion

Rwanda has emerged as one of Africa's fastest growing economies in recent years attracting a growing number of investors who want to set up businesses...

Ghanaian scientists develop sweet potato to alleviate malnutrition

Scientists in Ghana have been developing a type of sweet potato they believe can help alleviate child malnutrition. The orange-fleshed sweet potato has high...

Telecoms companies in Nigeria may block Skype and WhatsApp calls

Telecoms companies in Nigeria are hoping to address concerns over revenue loss from international calls. They want to hit a revenue target of 20 trillion...

Citizens from 61 countries exempted from Angola’s visa rule

Angola will be granting citizens from 61 countries travelling to the southern African nation visas on arrival, state-owned media confirmed Tuesday. According to Rádio Nacional...

West African dish, jollof rice, gains popularity in Kenya

Popular Nigerian meal, jollof rice can be found across the world, from the United States to Europe, from the Caribbean to East Africa. Here in...

Kenya Airways woes: Uganda protests high fares on Entebbe-Nairobi route

Uganda has written to Kenya Airways protesting high fares on its Entebbe-Nairobi route. An air-ticket costs on average over 300 dollars. Ugandan authorities say this...

Singapore to pay bonus to all adult citizens after budget surplus

Adult Singaporeans will now get a one-off "SG Bonus" this year ranging from $100 to $300, depending on their income as the 2017 budget...

Munching on grasshoppers in Nigeria

Grasshoppers are providing opportunities for traders in Maiduguri, as communities there rebuild after years of insurgency. Grasshoppers are a delicacy in the country and...

Crunchy, wriggly worm delicacies from Botswana

Almost everyone  in Southern Africa will tell you that you haven't lived till you've tried the Moh-pah-neh worm. Researchers in Botswana say not only is...

Khat gains ground on coffee as a cash crop in Ethiopia

The centuries-long practice of planting coffee trees in Ethiopia's fertile farmlands is now being abandoned in favour of khat, a leafy plant chewed as...
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