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Somalia launches “National Planting Week”

Somalia's Ministry of Livestock and Forestry has launched the "National Planting Week" intended to encourage the country to go green. Despite some regions facing...

Police & security forces beefing up operations in the Central African...

Security forces in the Central African Republic have beefed up their operations in the capital Bangui. Police have been cracking down on former Seleka rebels...

Kenyan student dies and more than 100 injured in stampede

(Reuters) - A Kenyan student died and over 100 others were injured after an electricity transformer explosion caused a stampede on Sunday, amid tension...

Somalia’s security agency captures Al-Shabaab suspect

Somalia's security agency has a man in custody believed to be a prominent member of militant group Al-Shabaab. Meanwhile, a mortar attack has been...

Ashour wins El Gouna Squash open

Ramy Ashour has won the El Gouna Squash open on Friday. Ashour was facing fellow Egyptian and World Champion Mohamed El Shourbagy. It was...

Mandarin is approved as part of South African school curriculum

South African pupils will soon be able to take Mandarin as an official school subject. From next year, pupils in grades 4 to 12...

Emigration of Uganda’s medics could harm health care system

In the second installment of our special focus on the state of health care in Africa, we head to Uganda where health care campaigners...

Italy rescues 1,000 Migrants from overcrowded boats

(Reuters) - Italian and merchant ships have rescued almost 1,000 migrants from three overcrowded skiffs near the coast of Libya and found one dead...

Kenyan gov’t gives UN 3 months to move the Dadaab refugee...

The Kenyan government has given the United Nations three months to move the Dadaab refugee camp which is on the country's border with Somalia....

Libyan officials struggle to protect heritage sites

Officials in Libya are struggling to protect important archaeological and historic sites, which are under threat because of the ongoing civil war. As the...

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President Muhammadu Buhari condemns ethnic clashes in Nigeria

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned clashes in the western Taraba state that left scores dead. The clashes between Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups...

Sudan’s Al Bashir under spotlight after large sums of money found in home

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Sudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without...

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta expected in Beijing next week for BRI Forum

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to travel to China next week to attend the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum, a Chinese government...

Tanzanian President John Magufuli set to visit Malawi

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli is expected to make an official two-day visit to neighbouring Malawi next week for talks with his counterpart Peter Mutharika. Magufuli’s...

Opinion

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

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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