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Op-Ed: Looking to Africa’s future – the promise of transnational ties

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NEARLY seven years ago, when I became president of...

Op-Ed: Recognising the high value of Africa’s migrants

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AS we mark International Migrants Day on December 18, it’s time...

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Op-Ed: Do airlines and airports treat African passengers differently?

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AFRICAN travellers flying on international airlines to and from the continent say they are fed up with receiving poor service from flight attendants and...

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Banker associated with Dos Santos found dead in Portugal

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A BANKER associated with Isabel dos Santos has been found dead in Portugal just hours...

Moving an African country from poverty to prosperity: opportunities and challenges

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Below is a public lecture delivered at the University of London’s School of Oriental and...

Angola charges Isabel dos Santos with fraud, embezzlement

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ANGOLA’S billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged with money laundering and...

CDC Group boosts Africa-focused private equity funds with $400m

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UK’s publicly owned impact investor, CDC Group, has unveiled a string of new partnerships totalling...

Kenya to build second Special Economic Zone in Mombasa

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KENYA has announced plans to construct a second Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mombasa. Mombasa’s...

Ghana to begin construction of $6m watermelon factory

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THE government of Ghana has cut sod to mark the commencement of construction of a...

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Zimbabwe billionaire to pay doctors about $300 a month to end...

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STRIKING junior doctors at Zimbabwe’s state hospitals will end a four-month strike after accepting an offer from a telecoms billionaire to pay them a...

26 Nigerian words added to Oxford English Dictionary

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TWENTY-SIX words unique to Nigeria have made it to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). According to OED, the  majority of the new...

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Tanzania’s Magufuli fires home affairs minister over fraud accusations

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TANZANIAN President John Magufuli has fired home affairs minister Kangi Lugola over accusations of fraud and mismanagement of funds worth $453 million involving a...

Nigeria charges ex-attorney general with financial crimes in $1.3bn oil deal

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NIGERIA’S financial crimes watchdog charged a former attorney general suspected of taking bribes to facilitate a $1.3 billion oil block sale, the agency said...

Gambia presidential issues come to the fore

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THOUSANDS of supporters of Gambia’s former strongman Yahya Jammeh have taken to the streets of Banjul to call for his return, according to local...

South Africa mediates Lesotho ‘political murder’ crisis: PM to quit

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PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane of Lesotho has agreed to resign his post amid an assassination scandal involving his current wife. The resignation is the...

Op-Ed: African countries to be put to the test in 2020

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AT least 12 African countries are headed to the polls for executive challenges this year. But civil unrest, violent extremism and the ‘big men’...

Africa’s richest woman considers presidency run despite corruption charges

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AFRICA’S richest woman and Angola's ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos expressed interest on Thursday in running for the presidency despite an asset freeze and...

US wants to reduce troop deployment in Africa, warns Pentagon general

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THE US wants to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington’s top military officer said, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks to bolster...

Buhari’s daughter’s private use of presidential jet gets Nigerians sparring

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NIGERIANS on social media are divided over the propriety of the president’s daughter using a presidential jet on a private mission. One school of thought...

Arrest warrant issued for Lesotho’s First Lady Maesaiah Thabane

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AN arrest warrant has been issued for Lesotho's first lady, Maesaiah Thabane, in connection with the murder of her husband's former wife, Lipolelo Thabane. Maesaiah...

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