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Op-Ed: Turning Mozambique’s ‘scandal’ into progress

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IN the so-called ‘Mozambique tuna scandal’ and $2bn debt...

America’s victimisation of a Lebanese ship merchant

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‘DID a Lebanese business executive harm anyone when he...

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Sudan’s ex-president al-Bashir sentenced to two years for corruption

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SUDAN’S former President Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in detention in a state-run reform centre over financial irregularity and corruption charges in...

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Ethiopia to get $3bn funding from World Bank – prime minister

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PRIME Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday Ethiopia will receive $3bn from the World Bank...

How reforms and the upcoming elections are impacting business sentiment in Ghana

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GHANA has been the subject of much attention in 2019. In April the country successfully...

2020 to be Africa year for Turkey, says trade minister

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JUST around the corner, 2020 will be Africa year for Turkey, which is engaged in...

Africa is borrowing like it’s the 1990s – and IMF is worried

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RECORD commodity prices and low global interest rates have encouraged African countries to borrow as...

Experts meet to validate African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Business Index

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PAN-AFRICAN trade experts are meeting December 10-11 to validate the methodology to produce the African...

Nigeria files fraud allegations in bid to overturn $9bn P&ID award

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LAWYERS for the Nigerian government on Friday filed ‘new and substantive’ allegations of fraud with...

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ISIS-linked group executes 4 hostages in Nigeria: NGO

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MEMBERS of a group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have executed four Nigerian hostages held since...

West African court voids Sierra Leone’s ban on pregnant schoolgirls

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WEST Africa’s top court on Thursday ordered Sierra Leone to revoke a ban on pregnant girls in school, a move activists hope could lead...

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Sudan’s ex-president al-Bashir sentenced to two years for corruption

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SUDAN’S former President Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in detention in a state-run reform centre over financial irregularity and corruption charges in...

Egyptian president says Aswan Forum helps address challenges facing Africa

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EGYPTIAN President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday that the Sustainable Peace, Security and Development Forum in Aswan has helped address the challenges hindering...

Former fisheries minister charged in Namibia-Angola bribery scandal

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ANGOLAN authorities have opened a criminal case against a former fishing minister for alleged involvement in a bribery scandal with Iceland’s biggest fishing company...

UK judge dismisses charges against Charles Taylor’s ex-wife

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A BRITISH judge has dismissed a series of charges against Agnes Reeves Taylor, the former wife of jailed ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor. Reeves Taylor, 54, had been...

Gabon says Bongo’s son ‘competent’ for top presidential post

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THE Gabonese presidency has defended the recent appointment of the president’s son as a top presidential aide stressing that it was more for his...

Ethiopia PM ‘shuns’ media at upcoming Nobel Prize event, organisers worried

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THE director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has called it ‘highly problematic’ that the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner won’t attend any event next...

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko arrested over graft

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KENYA detectives on Friday arrested Nairobi governor Mike Sonko over a series of economic crimes that include corruption and conflict of interest during his...

Nigerian senator jailed for 12 years for fraud totalling $21m

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A MEMBER of the Nigerian senate was on Thursday sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for a multi-billion naira fraud he committed while serving as...

Gabon shuffles cabinet amid corruption purge

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THE Gabonese cabinet has been reshuffled with allegations of corruption levelled at some of those now removed, including Noël Mboumba, who had held the...

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