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Britain’s Theresa May asks for Brexit delay

Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the European Union to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed. At present, the UK is set to...

Nigeria to prosecute parents of out-of-school children

Nigeria will soon effect a policy to prosecute parents who refuse to enrol their children of school age in school, Minister of Education Adamu...

Nigerian opposition leader Atiku challenges Buhari’s election win in court

Nigeria's main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar filed a petition in court challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election held in...

Somali forces retake town from al-Shabab

The Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday recaptured Bal'ad town, 30 km north of the Somali capital Mogadishu, after militant group al-Shabab temporarily took...

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi to attend Africa CEO Forum in...

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi will attend the 7th edition of the Africa CEO Forum which is scheduled to take place...

Children form half of the over 1.5 million affected by Cyclone...

More than 1.5 million people have been affected by the storm that has hit the south-west part of Africa since last week, around half...

Emergency getting ‘bigger by the hour’ – U.N. warns following Cyclone...

The United Nations is warning that the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai is becoming clearer, and that the emergency “is getting bigger by...

Ten migrants die off Libyan coast

At least 10 migrants died when their boat capsized off the coast of Sabratha, in Libya, on Tuesday, a Libyan security official said. About 17...

Kenya police recover $20m in fake currency in bank safety deposit...

The Kenya Police on Tuesday intercepted $20 million (Ksh2 billion) in fake currency being stashed at a local bank. The money was recovered from a...

Algerian President apparently ready to ‘hand over power to an elected...

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has reportedly agreed to hand over power to an elected president after the elections are held later this year. The announcement...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping lands in Italy

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived at Italy’s Fiumicino Airport for an official state visit. This comes after Xi hailed an era of “global...

On International Day of Forests, what is the future of Kenya’s Mau Forest?

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When observing an aerial image of Mau Forest, located in Kenya’s Rift Valley, the various shades of green are striking. From the thick, dark...

Kenya Red Cross appeals for $8.2 million to help drought victims

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The Kenya Red Cross on Thursday appealed for Sh824,554,720 (about $8.2 million) in funds to help provide humanitarian assistance to 1.1 million people it...

Zambia bans ‘Viagra’ energy drink

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Authorities in Zambia have banned an energy drink after laboratory results showed that it contained the active ingredient of the anti-impotence drug Viagra. SX Energy...

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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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