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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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Uganda expects first oil production to be delayed to 2022 –...

UGANDA expects to begin producing oil in 2022, its energy minister Irene Muloni said on Wednesday, indicating a slight delay from the east African...

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Zimbabwe dismisses reports of new currency as economic crisis heightens

ZIMBABWE’S government on Monday denied reports that it may introduce a new currency this week, amid ...

‘Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future’ – AfDB president

‘We are working hard with governments to improve transparency, governance, accountability and project delivery across...

US-China trade tension could hit African growth, warns development bank

PERSISTING trade tension between the US and China could shave 0.7 percent from Africa’s GDP...

Zimbabwe likely to return some land to white farmers

THE Zimbabwean government is likely to give back some land to white farmers, after a...

Afreximbank launches $100m equity fund for export development

THE African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has set up a new fund that will provide seed...

Mercer in strategic partnership with Learning Organisation in Ghana

MERCER, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned...

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Outcry over Uganda plan to boost tourism with ‘curvy women’

UGANDAN activists on Thursday slammed a government campaign to use ‘curvy women’ as a tourism ‘product’, which has sparked a furore in the east...

2019: ‘Year of Return’ for Africans in the Diaspora

IN the heart of Accra, Ghana's capital, just a few meters from the United States embassy, lie the tombs of W. E. B. Du...

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‘Someone must account’: Ivorian president on Gbagbo’s ICC acquittal

COTE D’IVOIRE’S President Alassane Ouattara says justice must be served to the victims of the 2010 post-election violence, following the acquittal of ex-president Laurent...

Buhari’s suspension of Nigeria’s chief justice breaches human rights – UN

THE United Nations has condemned the suspension of Nigeria’s chief justice by president Muhammadu Buhari, saying it broke international human rights standards on independence...

Mnangagwa invites Zimbabwe’s opposition for talks, while UK calls for more sanctions

ZIMBABWEAN President Emmerson Mnangagwa has invited opposition leaders for talks after a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. The meeting will take place at Mnangagwa’s office...

Freed Gbagbo still shackled by the ICC

ALTHOUGH the former President of Cote d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, has been freed by the International Criminal Court (ICC), after being acquitted of crimes against...

South Africa disappointed after Western powers criticise policy in memo to Ramaphosa

SOUTH Africa expressed disappointment on Sunday after the United States and other Western powers wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to tackle corruption,...

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa denies rift with deputy

ZIMBABWE’S  President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said there is no rift with his deputy and has dismissed rumours of a possible coup in January when...

Sierra Leone’s anti-corruption inquiry taps Ghana, Nigeria expertise

SIERRA LEONE President Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday launched a formal audit into the affairs of the past government at a ceremony in the...

Tanzania’s parliament gives government sweeping powers over political parties

TANZANIA’S parliament has passed amendments to legislation that give sweeping powers to a government-appointed registrar over political parties, a move that opposition legislators say...

ICC judges at odds over Gbagbo case

JUDGES in the Appeals Division of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague are at variance with each other over the politically charged...

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