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Russia in Africa: can it offer an alternative to the US and China?

RUSSIA has never had an African colony. It stayed...

Mozambique’s never-ending debt crisis

MOZAMBIQUE, the southern African nation, can’t seem to catch...

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Ethiopia apologises for unexplained internet blackout, customers compensated

ON day eight of an internet outage, Ethiopia’s state telecom monopoly officially acknowledged the service disruption and offered an apology to users. In a statement...

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Ghana begins construction of biggest bitumen plant in West Africa

GHANA has kicked off construction of the biggest bitumen plant in West Africa. According to...

Tanzania to tax women’s wigs, plus highlights of East Africa’s budgets

TANZANIA’S  finance ministry has proposed new taxes on locally manufactured and imported wigs and hair...

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire make history by dictating cocoa price

GHANA and Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday announced that they had won concessions from stakeholders in...

Motorbike taxi firms rev up for race into West Africa

MOTORCYCLE taxi companies are expanding in West Africa with backing from investors betting that the...

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire demand fair price, suspend sale of cocoa beans

GHANA and Cote d’Ivoire, who are the world’s top two cocoa growers on Tuesday suspended...

Central Africa could be the continent’s rising star, thanks to the AfCFTA

CENTRAL Africa stands to benefit the most from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA),...

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Nigeria probing how gorilla swallowed $19,000 zoo funds

A GORILLA in a public zoo is at the centre of a financial probe in Nigeria after officials of the Kano Zoological gardens claimed...

Uganda bans public gatherings, repatriates Ebola suspects to DRC

AUTHORITIES in Uganda on Thursday banned public gatherings in the Western district of Kasese, where two people have died of Ebola. Relatives of the two...

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Rift between Kenya’s president and his deputy widens

KENYA watches with bewilderment as a political rift between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto over policy worsens, barely two years after...

Sudan’s ex-president Bashir charged with corruption

SUDAN’S ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors. Bashir was overthrown and arrested...

The warlord behind the bloody struggle for power in Sudan

IT was an act of intimidation so bizarre that Mohammed barely understood what was happening until it was over. The young soldier who had stopped...

French court validates François Compaore extradition to Burkina Faso

BURKINA Faso has welcomed the ruling by France's highest court approving the extradition of François Compaore. The brother of ousted president Blaise Compaore is facing...

Sudan protesters want justice for post-Bashir chaos, dissolution of militia

THE Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) one of the main groups under the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change (FDFC) has said they...

Eritrea tells ‘weak’ African Union to ‘wake up’ over Sudan crisis

THE Eritrean government has officially reacted to the current political upheaval in Sudan, but did so via Addis Ababa – seat of the continental...

Sudan’s opposition rejects military’s schedule for elections

SUDAN’S opposition rejected on Tuesday a plan by military authorities to hold elections within nine months, a prominent opposition figure said, after the country’s...

Leaner, younger cabinet announced to take South Africa forward

ON Wednesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a reconfigured South African cabinet with the number of ministers reduced to 28, down from 36 in...

Nigerians shocked by speechless start to Buhari’s second term

NIGERIA’S President Muhammadu Buhari surprised many when he did not deliver a speech at his inauguration on Wednesday. The 76-year-old former military leader faces a...

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