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An analysis of Mozambique’s maritime security

In this op-ed, Retired US Navy Admiral Gary Roughead...

A better Mozambique is possible with Privinvest Assets

MOZAMBIQUE is the second poorest country in the world...

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Number of Namibians borrowing for consumption worrying: central bank

THE rate at which Namibians are taking out personal loans to support consumption is worrying, Namibia's central bank said Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference,...

Business & Economy

Israeli biliionaire to be tried over bribes paid wife of ex-Guinean president

ISRAELI billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two others will be tried for suspected corruption for allegedly...

US-African trade still in the doldrums despite Agoa

TRADE between the US and sub-Saharan Africa is in the doldrums despite a 2000 US...

Ethiopia grants first financial services licence to foreign firm

ETHIOPIA’S central bank granted a financial services licence to a foreign-owned company for the first...

AfDB sets agenda for regional integration

ETHIOPIA and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a $98 million grant agreement from...

UAE and Saudi Arabia send Sudan half a million tonnes of food aid

THE UAE and Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that they would send a combined aid...

Africa-wide free-trade agreement receives major boost

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided a $4.8 million grant to support the African...

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Veecraft Marine launches new shipbuilding facilities in Cape Town

VEECRAFT Marine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paramount Maritime Holdings and African-based global aerospace and technology company Paramount Group, proudly opened its new premises at...

Mozambique charges 20 in connection with $2bn hidden debt scandal

MOZAMBICAN authorities have charged 20 people, including the son of former President Armando Guebuza, over a fraud scam in which state-owned companies contracted $2bn...

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Zambian court adjourns ex-minister graft case that prompted aid freeze

A ZAMBIAN court on Tuesday adjourned until September the start of corruption trial involving a former cabinet minister that prompted some western donors to...

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa fires minister for “inappropriate behaviour” after corruption charge

ZIMBABWE President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired his tourism minister, who was last month charged with corruption involving $95 million, a senior government official said...

Sudan generals and protest leaders sign accord on road to civilian rule

SUDAN’S army rulers and protest leaders on Sunday signed a hard-won constitutional declaration paving the way for a promised transition to civilian rule after...

Somalia president ditches US citizenship ‘voluntarily’

SOMALIA’S President is giving up his United States citizenship, his office announced on Thursday, a decision seen by some compatriots as an attempt to...

Court ruling that Kenya graft accused must step down likely to have wider impact

A KENYAN judge’s ruling that a county governor accused of corruption must step aside pending his trial could have widespread ramifications in the country,...

Zimbabwe tourism minister arrested for alleged corruption

ZIMBABWE’S Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) said on Thursday it had detained the country’s tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira for questioning. Mupfumira is the first senior government official...

United States to deny visas to Nigerians who ‘undermined elections’

THE United States on Tuesday imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said were involved in trying to undermine democracy in presidential and parliamentary elections...

Nigeria’s EFCC seizes properties of ex-governor, family, cronies

NIGERIA’S Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced on Wednesday that it had begun probing a two-time governor of the southern Imo State. Rochas Okorocha,...

Uganda’s ‘People Power’ and ‘People’s Govt’ eye Museveni ouster

TWO main opposition groups in Uganda believe the mission to oust long-serving President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is possible via the ballot box. Elections in the...

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