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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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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

EARLY signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about...

Business & Economy

Mobile money holds key to financial inclusion in Africa, experts say

SENDING and receiving money by mobile phone – pioneered since 2007 by Kenya’s Safaricom with...

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...

S. Africa ratifies African Continental Free Trade Area agreement

SOUTH Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies has welcomed the ratification of the...

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...

News

Nine of ten Africans unqualified for the jobs they apply to

ABOUT ninety percent of applicants that apply to a job position are objectively not a match to the role advertised. This is caused less...

Head of US Army in Africa not worried by planned troop...

A PLANNED reduction to the US military’s footprint in Africa will not affect its operations across the continent, the head of the US Army in...

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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

EARLY signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about...

United States renews diplomatic presence in Somalia

THE United States will re-establish a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia, nearly 30 years after the US embassy was closed as a civil war...

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...

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