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Ghana’s construction industry is lively but needs regulation

OVER the past two decades, Ghana's construction sector has...

Ghana’s pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

GHANA’S Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful...

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Botswana faces first tight election contest since independence

FOR the first time since it won independence from Britain in 1966, Botswana faces a genuine electoral contest on Wednesday, as a feud between...

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Rwanda launches $35m dry port

RWANDA’S President Paul Kagame on Monday officially inaugurated a dry port, Kigali Logistics Platform, Rwanda's...

Ethiopia working hard to boost its coffee exports to China

EXPLOITING the opportunity from the Chinese emerging market for Ethiopian coffee is one of the...

Former Credit Suisse banker outlines fraud in Mozambique

FORMER Credit Suisse banker Andrew Pearse has told a jury in Brooklyn, New York, that...

World Bank court orders Tanzania pay $185m to Standard Chartered

TANZANIA has been ordered by a World Bank arbitration court to pay $185 million to the...

French government promotes new Africa business drive

THE French government is stepping up efforts to strengthen ties with the African continent in...

Construction of two 1D1F factories in Ghana near completion

CONSTRUCTION of two factories in Ghana under the government’s ‘One District, One Factory’ (1D1F) initiative...

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Rwanda bans all single-use plastics

Rwanda becomes the first East African country to issue a complete ban on all single-use plastics and retailers have three months to clear their...

Dr Nneka Abulokwe awarded OBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II

DIGITAL governance and tech entrepreneur Dr Nneka Abulokwe has been awarded the distinction of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by...

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Botswana faces first tight election contest since independence

FOR the first time since it won independence from Britain in 1966, Botswana faces a genuine electoral contest on Wednesday, as a feud between...

Putin steps up drive for clout in Africa with broadside against West

PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin stepped up Russia’s push for influence in Africa days before he hosts a summit with African leaders, saying on Monday that...

EU blows whistle on Mozambique’s election, but African observers disagree

A EUROPEAN Union observer mission to Mozambique’s election raised the alarm on Thursday over unfair conditions and unjustified use of state resources by the...

Putin signals Russia’s return to Africa with summit

PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin hosts dozens of African leaders next week as Russia seeks to reassert its influence on the continent and beyond. The heads of...

Former rebel leader to run for president in Cote d’Ivoire

FORMER Ivorian rebel leader Guillaume Soro has announced he will run in next year’s presidential election, a vote seen as a major test of...

Botswana president confident of victory as poll race in Africa’s least corrupt country gathers...

ON October 23, Botswana will go to the polls to choose who will govern the country for the next five years. Voters could perhaps break the...

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

THE Nobel Peace Prize has been given to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ‘for his efforts to achieve peace and international co-operation, and in...

Former SA president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial to go ahead

FORMER South African president Jacob Zuma’s court bid to permanently stop his corruption prosecution from going ahead has been dismissed with costs. It took the...

Cameroon main opposition leader Maurice Kamto released

CAMEROON’S main opposition leader Maurice Kamto has walked free from jail after a military court ordered his release at the behest of President Paul...

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