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Kenyan president proposes tax hike on money transfer services – documents

KENYA’S president has proposed hiking taxes on mobile money transfer services and other money transfer services, documents sent to parliament this month showed, amid...

Donors halt aid to Zambian social welfare scheme over suspected misuse

THE UK and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that $4 million they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have been...

South Africa’s top court legalises private use of cannabis

SOUTH Africa's highest court has legalised the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court's ruling that found the criminalisation of cannabis was unconstitutional. In...

Power shortage costs businesses in Nigeria an extra $300,000 a month

IT is costing Nigerian conglomerate Chicason Group a whopping $300,000 extra month to provide electricity for the business because of the constant power shortage...

MainOne and Orange to boost internet access into Francophone West Africa

FRENCH Telecoms company, Orange  and leading West African Connectivity and Data Centre services provider, MainOne have struck a partnership that will see the French...

Former Ghanaian trader facing deportation from UK gets temporary reprieve

KWEKU Adoboli, a former UBS trader jailed for a $2.25bn fraud, has won a temporary reprieve from deportation to Ghana, his spokesman said on...

Anger on social media as Mnangagwa govt charters private jet for...

ZIMBABWEANS have reacted angrily on social media after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government reportedly chartered a plane for former president Robert Mugabe and his wife...

Equatorial Guinea VP ‘blocked’ in Brazil with $1.4m cash, watches worth...

FEDERAL Police and revenue authorities in Brazil over the weekend detained a delegation led by son of Equatorial Guinea president Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue...

Zambia president slams ‘reckless propaganda’ on China relations

ZAMBIAN president Edgar Lungu has described as misleading and reckless propaganda, recent reports that China was set to seize national assets over loan payment...

IMF praises Kenya’s strong foreign exchange reserves as standby deal expires

THE IMF considers Kenya’s external position as strong, its representative in Nairobi said on Friday, adding that the Fund would continue to support its...