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Kenyan election commissioner quits, saying presidential re-run ‘cannot be credible’

ONE of Kenya’s eight election commissioners quit on Wednesday in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential...

Kenya’s union denies flower firms relocating to Ethiopia

KENYA’S plantation union has denied reports that flower farmers are relocating to Ethiopia due to frequent labour unrest in the east African nation. Kenya Plantation...

Zimbabwe’s First Lady set for vice presidency

ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace is set to become the country's second female vice president after the ruling Zanu-PF party's 10 provinces agreed...

Kenyan scholars hail China’s significant role in Africa’s development

CHINA has played a significant role in promoting development in Africa, and its Belt and Road Initiative would allow more African countries to better...

UN adviser says illicit financial flows stifle Africa’s quest to achieve...

ILLICIT financial flows could stifle Africa's quest to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030, a UN official has warned. Aida Opoku-Mensah,...

Africa’s econ performance improves in 2017

AFRICA’S economic outlook improved in 2017 compared with 2016 and is expected to gain momentum in 2018. GDP growth in 2017 is expected at...

Revenue mobilisation in Africa continues to improve, says new report

THE mobilisation of domestic resources is improving steadily in African countries, according to new data from Revenue Statistics in Africa 2017 released in Addis...

World Bank provides $150m to support Zambia’s agric sector

THE World Bank is to provide $150 million as budget support to Zambia's agriculture sector, a senior government official said. Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary...

Sudan returns to world trade, financial systems after sanction lifted –...

THE US decision to lift economic sanctions on Sudan constituted a turning point in Sudan's foreign relations, marking its return to the world trade...

Aliko Dangote shares secret of backward integration with investors

AT the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit at Claridges in London last week, editor in chief Lionel Barber conducted an extraordinarily candid public...