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Is the CFA franc stunting development in francophone Africa?

A French colonial-era currency remains active across 12 francophone...

Capitalising on Africa’s demographic dividend

With as many as 20 million young people poised...

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Macron in East Africa: France seals business deals worth $2.26bn in...

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron, who was travelling with a business delegation in Kenya, witnessed the signing of infrastructure contracts worth more than 2 billion...

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Fuel consumption drops by over 20 percent in Zimbabwe

FUEL consumption in Zimbabwe has declined by 35 million litres following the January fuel price...

Belt and Road Initiative could transform Africa’s economy: expert

THE Chinese-proposed Belt and Road Initiative could transform Africa's economy, says an economic analyst. According to...

Japan’s one-stop shop for Africa projects aims to match China

JAPAN will set up a permanent joint council between the government and private sectors to...

Ghana sets aside $51m for abandoned housing projects

THE government of Ghana together with local banks have set aside $51 million to finance...

South Sudan nets $14.2m in non-oil revenue for first time

SOUTH Sudan has achieved its highest ever receipt of $14.2 million in non-oil tax revenues...

Zimbabwe central bank borrows $985 million from African banks, secured on future gold earnings

ZIMBABWE’S Reserve Bank has borrowed $985 million from African banks to purchase fuel and other...

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Scientists edge closer to ‘cure’ for sickle cell

SCIENTISTS in the US have unveiled results of a small clinical trial that could mean an effective ‘cure’ for sickle cell anaemia, the painful...

Albino killings resurface in Malawi

TWO months ago, in the northern Malawi coastal town of Nkhata Bay, the life of 54-year-old Yasin Phiri, a person with albinism, came to...

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DRC: Bemba sues ICC for damages of up to $75 million

FORMER Congolese vice-president Jean Pierre Bemba is suing the International Criminal Court (ICC) for damages of up to $75 million dollars, following his acquittal...

Gabon dismisses rumours president is ‘cloned’

THE Gabonese presidency has dismissed rumours that the ailing president, Ali Bongo, has been replaced by a clone. Bongo, who is currently recovering in Morocco,...

DRC president agrees coalition arrangement with Kabila

FORMER President Joseph Kabila’s coalition will have a say in choosing the next Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to...

Sudan state of emergency curbing public freedoms, says justice minister

A STATE of emergency imposed across Sudan is restricting public freedoms, justice minister Mohamed Ahmed Salim said on Wednesday, as MPs  discussed the measure...

Trump rebuffs African leaders, extends US sanctions against Zimbabwe

PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Monday renewed sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by another year, rebuffing regional leaders who are calling for an end to the...

Senegal president wins re-election with 58 percent of vote

SENEGAL President Macky Sall won re-election with 58 percent of votes cast in last Sunday’s poll, according to provisional results announced by the official...

Ghana police invites opposition chief over ‘political kidnapping’ tape

THE chairman of Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been invited by the police over a leaked tape that has...

Nigeria’s Buhari says the election was ‘free and fair’

ON Wednesday, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said there were no doubts as to his re-election after his beaten rival promised a legal challenge against the...

Nigeria poll aftermath: Atiku to challenge Buhari’s victory in court

NIGERIA’S main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday rejected the election results that handed President Muhammadu Buhari a second term. ‘It is clear that there...

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