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An analysis of Mozambique’s maritime security

In this op-ed, Retired US Navy Admiral Gary Roughead...

A better Mozambique is possible with Privinvest Assets

MOZAMBIQUE is the second poorest country in the world...

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Zimbabwe’s finance minister has a plan, but is it gobbledegook?

ZIMBABWE’S finance minister Mthuli Ncube has laid out a plan to end the nation’s two-decade stand-off with international creditors and has dismissed rapidly accelerating...

Business & Economy

Zimbabwe’s finance minister has a plan, but is it gobbledegook?

ZIMBABWE’S finance minister Mthuli Ncube has laid out a plan to end the nation’s two-decade...

Number of Namibians borrowing for consumption worrying: central bank

THE rate at which Namibians are taking out personal loans to support consumption is worrying,...

Ethiopia to build $50 million coffee park to promote local coffee products

ETHIOPIA and Korea on Tuesday announced a plan to build a coffee park as part...

Nigeria’s president tells central bank to stop providing forex for food

NIGERIA’S President Muhammadu Buhari has told the central bank to stop providing funding for food...

Israeli biliionaire to be tried over bribes paid wife of ex-Guinean president

ISRAELI billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two others will be tried for suspected corruption for allegedly...

US-African trade still in the doldrums despite Agoa

TRADE between the US and sub-Saharan Africa is in the doldrums despite a 2000 US...

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Uganda’s cash-strapped cops spend $126m on CCTV from Huawei

A FOREST of slender white poles topped with dark, unblinking eyes is quietly sprouting on the potholed street corners of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Police...

Death penalty handed down for three albino killers in Malawi

TWO men and a woman have been sentenced to death in Malawi after being convicted of brutally murdering a man with albinism in 2015. The...

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Politics

Sudan protest group nominates economist Abdalla Hamdok for prime minister

SUDAN’S protest leaders agreed on Thursday to nominate former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok as the first prime minister of the country's three-year transition...

Liberia senator takes pay cut, donates $10,000 monthly to constituency

ABRAHAM Darius Dillon, a Liberian lawmaker, has unilaterally opted for a pay cut in the light of economic crisis that the West African country...

The emerging alliance of Cote d’Ivoire’s two former presidents

ONE is currently out on parole in Brussels after being acquitted for war crimes, the other has joined the opposition after walking out of Côte d'Ivoire's coalition government. In...

Zambian court adjourns ex-minister graft case that prompted aid freeze

A ZAMBIAN court on Tuesday adjourned until September the start of corruption trial involving a former cabinet minister that prompted some western donors to...

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa fires minister for “inappropriate behaviour” after corruption charge

ZIMBABWE President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired his tourism minister, who was last month charged with corruption involving $95 million, a senior government official said...

Sudan generals and protest leaders sign accord on road to civilian rule

SUDAN’S army rulers and protest leaders on Sunday signed a hard-won constitutional declaration paving the way for a promised transition to civilian rule after...

Somalia president ditches US citizenship ‘voluntarily’

SOMALIA’S President is giving up his United States citizenship, his office announced on Thursday, a decision seen by some compatriots as an attempt to...

Court ruling that Kenya graft accused must step down likely to have wider impact

A KENYAN judge’s ruling that a county governor accused of corruption must step aside pending his trial could have widespread ramifications in the country,...

Zimbabwe tourism minister arrested for alleged corruption

ZIMBABWE’S Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) said on Thursday it had detained the country’s tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira for questioning. Mupfumira is the first senior government official...

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