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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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SA, Egypt have the most billionaires in Africa

THE number billionaires on the African continent has dropped from 23 to 20 according to Forbes list of African billionaires. Aliko Dangote, the Chief Executive...

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Zambia signs $47m deal for construction of an agricultural centre

THE government of Zambia has reached a $47 million financial deal with Bluebird Finance &...

Ease of doing business improving, but more room for improvement

AFRICAN countries made it easier for small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) to do business in...

Ghana leader fears Chinese are illegally mining gold

GHANA President Nana Akufo-Addo said China may be engaging in unauthorised mining of gold and...

‘Industrial scale’ illegal gold looting costing South Africa R14bn a year – report

SOUTH African gold is being looted on an ‘industrial scale’, with research estimating that the...

Tianjin to strengthen co-operation with Africa

NORTH China's Tianjin Municipality has introduced an action plan to strengthen co-operation with African countries...

Kazungula Bridge to link, open up markets in eight African countries

SCENES of traders, travellers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries,...

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Mo Salah threatens to quit Liverpool over Israeli player

AN Egyptian soccer super-star playing for British football club Liverpool, Mohamed Salah has allegedly threatened to leave the premier league club over an Israeli player...

Nigeria anti-graft body intercepts $2.8m cash at airport, two men arrested

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nigeria’s leading anti-graft body on Thursday intercepted $2.8m cash at an airport in southeast Nigeria. The EFCC said...

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Postponement of elections in DR Congo is extremely dangerous

THE postponement of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is worrying and potentially dangerous for the Congolese people and for aid agencies...

Tanzania opposition vows to fight Magufuli ‘dictatorship’

TANZANIA’S opposition parties have declared they will join forces in a campaign against the ‘dictatorship’ of President John Magufuli. ‘The government has launched a war...

Candidates to succeed Kabila after DRC’s presidential election

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo will hold a presidential election on Sunday that could lead to the country’s first democratic transfer of power, following decades...

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...

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