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Capitalising on Africa’s demographic dividend

With as many as 20 million young people poised...

The US is punishing Rwanda for rejecting our old jeans and T-shirts. It’s a...

RWANDANS would like to wean themselves from American hand-me-downs,...

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Kenya seeks to tap into China’s industrial technology to boost exports

KENYA’S business community is seeking to tap into China's industrial technology in order to boost its exports, officials said on Wednesday. James Mureu, national vice...

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South Africa emerges from recession as farming, manufacturing jump

FARMS and factories dragged South Africa out of its first recession in almost a decade,...

Ghana’s Takoradi Port to be developed into an oil and gas hub

THE government of Ghana has announced plans to develop Takoradi Port into an oil and...

Chinese firms contribute to socioeconomic development in S. Africa: report

CHINESE businesses have contributed to South Africa's economic and social transformation and to the comprehensive...

Ethiopian, Abiy’s reforms makes Addis Ababa Africa’s air gateway

ETHIOPIA has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success...

Russian bank ‘mistakenly’ loans $12bn to Central African Republic

THE impoverished state of Central African Republic (CAR) landed a windfall on Tuesday, at least...

Smooth African trade to tackle rising challenges: UNCTAD head

SMOOTHING the way for African trade is critical if the continent is to tackle the...

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Will a foreign prosecutor solve Kenya’s corruption problem?

AHEAD of the high profile hearing of a corruption case against Kenya’s deputy chief justice on Thursday, the government has hired a foreign attorney...

Sierra Leone village waits for diamond royalties

RESIDENTS of Kono District in eastern Sierra Leone are still waiting for royalties of diamond auctioned by the government for $6.5 million a year...

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Malawi aims to put an end to vote buying

MALAWI has passed a law that will ban politicians using cash payments and other incentives to buy support ahead of key polls due in...

How Kenyan MPs blocked law advocating more women in politics

LOW turnout scuppered a vote guaranteeing Kenyan women more seats in parliament on Wednesday, with campaigners saying it was ‘a dark day’ for citizens...

Nigeria media unite against fake news ahead of 2019 elections

AT least 15 Nigerian news organisations joined forces on Wednesday to fight misinformation ahead of February’s elections in a collaborative first as the country’s...

South Africa MP without degree trends on Twitter, splits public opinion

A top South African lawmaker has split public opinion on the country’s Twitter space after it emerged that he was in the legislative chamber...

Lourenco vs Dos Santos: Angola’s president steps up fight against corruption

ANGOLAN President Joao Lourenco has vowed not to back down in the fight against corruption, following his predecessor’s rejection of claims by the government...

Gabon court amends constitution to accommodate Bongo’s absence

GABON’s top court has intervened in a crisis surrounding hospitalised President Ali Bongo, declaring to a storm of criticism that it had modified the constitution...

Ethiopia’s new president joins Africa’s powerful women

ETHIOPIA’S  new President, Sahle-Work Zewde has joined the ranks of African women that are making history as pioneers and leaders in male-dominated spheres like...

We are winning war on corruption: Ramaphosa briefs diplomats

SOUTH Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has charged the country’s diplomats to lead the push for attracting investment into the economy, adding that government is...

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

ONE of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa Major General Trust Magoba...

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