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Op-Ed: Fighting fraud from the top

WHY do we stop at traffic lights? It’s not...

Op-Ed: Africa must use tech to chase corruption out of the shadows

LARGE-SCALE corruption is the elephant in the room in...

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China-built railway provides life-line to skilled Kenyans

ANTHONY Kimeu developed grit and resilience at a tender age having grown up in the semi-arid plains of Kenya's south eastern county of Makueni...

Business & Economy

Nationalising South African companies in Nigeria bad for African economy: expert

WITH Nigeria's ruling party urging the government to nationalise South African companies operating in the...

Debt pile looms over Africa’s fragile economic recovery

AFRICA’S pace of economic growth is set to pick up this year but the recovery...

WEF: Action needed to spur African growth

LESS talk and more action. That was the sentiment echoed by delegates at the World Economic...

Liberian ships to stay clear of Iran

LIBERIA, which has the second largest fleet of ships in the world after Panama, is...

New transport infrastructure rollout set to boost trade in Kenya

KENYA is moving ahead with plans to improve its transport infrastructure network, with a number...

Growing medical cannabis is helping Lesotho survive

VAST white greenhouses sit high up on the slopes of Lesotho’s Marakabei town, hidden from...

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Ugandan leader calls for eye-for-an-eye-style sentences after nephew murdered

UGANDA’S President Yoweri Museveni has said he wants courts to hand out eye-for-an-eye-style sentences for all murder convicts, to help stem soaring violent crime...

African refugees held captive in Libya to go to Rwanda in...

HUNDREDS of African refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres will be evacuated to Rwanda within the next few weeks as part of increasingly urgent...

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Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

ZIMBABWEAN President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Friday that his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, has died. ‘It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing...

South Africa shuts missions in Nigeria after xenophobic attacks, official says

SOUTH AFRICA said on Thursday that it has closed its diplomatic missions in the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Lagos following violence carried out...

AU official calls for strengthening electoral institutions in Africa

AN official of the African Union (AU) on Tuesday called for strengthening electoral institutions in Africa. The lack of confidence in electoral process is the...

Lack of representation of Sudan’s brave women a ‘slap in the face’

THEY were on the front lines and in the negotiating rooms that brought down military rule, but Sudan's women have yet to take their...

Liberia: Sirleaf’s son back in jail, slapped with new charges

CHARLES E.SIRLEAF, the son of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was  re-arrested and jailed Wednesday at the Monrovia Central Prison, aka 'South Beach',...

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa in war of words with EU ambassador

ZIMBABWEAN  President Emmerson Mnangagwa was  embroiled in a war of words with EU ambassador Timo Olkkonen this week as relations between Harare and western...

Western envoys warn Harare on right to protest

WESTERN embassies on Tuesday cautioned Zimbabwe’s government against trampling on its citizens' right to protest after police banned a demonstration organised by the opposition...

Cameroon secessionist leaders jailed for life by military court

TEN Cameroonian separatists have been handed life sentences by a military court sitting in the capital, Yaounde. The convicts included the leader of the most...

Formation of Sudan’s sovereign council delayed

LAST-MINUTE internal disputes in Sudan’s pro-democracy movement have delayed the announcement of a body to oversee the country’s political transition, a spokesman for Sudan’s...

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