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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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Afreximbank creating digital ecosystem to ease trade finance flows – President

THE African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is working, with the support of the African Union (AU), to create a digital ecosystem that will eliminate the...

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Burkina Faso wins manganese case against mining group

A PARIS court has dismissed a $2.2bn claim against Burkina Faso lodged by Pan African...

Nearly 60 officials arrested for corruption in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIAN authorities have arrested 59 government officials on suspicion of corruption and economic sabotage, the...

AfDB supports agribusiness SMEs in Ghana and seven other African countries

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch seventeen new grant projects funded by the Agriculture...

AfDB President makes strong case for increased US investment in Africa

SPEAKING at a high-level dialogue in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of the World Bank-IMF Spring...

Sub-Saharan Africa economic recovery to take longer, says World Bank

THE World Bank has cut its 2019 growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa to 2.8 percent...

‘I once withdrew $10m cash to be convinced of my wealth’ – Dangote

AFRICA’S richest man, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed at which point he was convinced that he...

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Ivanka Trump ends ‘incredible’ Ethiopia trip

SENIOR White House advisor and daughter of United States president, Ivanka Trump, has concluded her visit to Ethiopia describing the two-day experience as an...

Equatorial Guinea to abolish death penalty – but democratically

THE last time Equatorial Guinea applied the death sentence was in 2014, but President Obiang Nguema has given a strong hint that the judicial...

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Sudanese have not forgotten that they want a civilian leader

SUDAN’S military rulers faced heavy pressure from protesters and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government on Monday, as a mass...

Togolese protester killed during protest against presidential term limits

ONE demonstrator was killed in the north of Togo on Saturday during an opposition protest against presidential term limits. AFP said local sources claim that...

Sudan military says ‘no ambition to hold the reins of power’

THE head of Sudan's provisional military political council has said that the army has ‘no ambition to hold the reins of power,’ and stressed that ‘we are...

UPDATE: Sudan’s Bashir ousted by military and placed under arrest

PRESIDENT Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan with an iron fist for 30 years, was on Thursday overthrown in a coup by the armed forces...

China gives African Union $2m for capacity building

THE African Union Commission (AUC) on Wednesday confirmed $2 million from the Chinese government. The amount was handed over via a cheque from the Ambassador...

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir quits after months of anti-government protests

SUDANESE President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and...

DR Congo president turned down Kabila’s PM pick -sources

FORMER Congolese President Joseph Kabila wanted his successor, Felix Tshisekedi, to appoint Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines,...

US commends Sudanese protesters, warns govt over use of force

THE United States says it supports the efforts of Sudanese people in seeking the ouster of the current political establishment especially given the peaceful...

Rwanda will ‘mess up big time’ with all adversaries – Kagame

PRESIDENT Paul Kagame has cautioned all adversaries of his country, stressing that Rwanda will mess up big time with anyone internal or external looking...

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