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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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Candidate for World Bank top post makes all the right noises

DAVID Malpass, US President Donald Trump’s pick for the post of the President of the World Bank, has been making all the right noises...

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Ghana, Nigeria, Libya on EU blacklist over money laundering, terrorism financing

THE European Commission has added Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama, and other jurisdictions to a blacklist...

Chinese industrial investment will help Africa achieve economic transformation

AS a child growing up in China, Irene Yuan Sun had never even seen plastic...

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...

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DRC slams UK Guardian over shoddy ‘Ebola vaccine for sex’ story

THE Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ministry of Health has denied reports carried by the British newspaper, The Guardian, on Tuesday claiming that Congolese...

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...

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Ramaphosa to South Africans: I did not sell out

SOUTH AFRICA’S President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended his anti-apartheid struggle record, denying claims by a former comrade that he collaborated with the regime’s secret...

EU recommends more sanctions against Zimbabwe

THE European parliament has recommended more sanctions against the Zimbabwean government as result of state sponsored violence that left more than a dozen people...

Ghana, Nigeria, Libya on EU blacklist over money laundering, terrorism financing

THE European Commission has added Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama, and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax...

Trump administration issues stern warning to Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, but Sadc close ranks

THE US government has issued a stern warning to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government not to use excessive force on its citizens. The Zimbabwean government has...

Eight ways Facebook is preparing for elections across Africa

WITH a number of upcoming elections across Africa, Facebook has shared an update on its work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election...

Zimbabwe likely to return some land to white farmers

THE Zimbabwean government is likely to give back some land to white farmers, after a land audit set to be completed in March. The audit,...

‘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...

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