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Agriculture in Africa

Mozambique to set up first special agricultural economic zone

Mozambique's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Celso Correia announced Thursday that the government intends to set up the country's first special agricultural...
Importers And Exporters

Tanzania has sufficient foreign reserves for importing goods

Tanzania's foreign reserves continued to remain at sufficient level to meet the country's requirements for importation of goods and services, a cabinet minister told...

Zambian official hails Chinese company for heightening COVID-19 preventive measures

A government official in Chongwe district in Zambia's Lusaka Province has commended a Chinese company for heightening COVID-19 preventive measures. Geoffrey...

Pay-TV losing Zimbabweans as economic slowdown takes its toll

Africa's largest pay TV provider MultiChoice lost nearly 40 percent of its total subscriber base in Zimbabwe in the year ended March 31 as...

Rising Afro-pop artiste Mishaha drops visuals for “Informal Bae”

Just when we thought her single was mind-blowing considering the lyrical vibes, rising Afro-pop sensation, Mishasha has delivered a stunning video of her second...
Mass Burial Accident Victims

Nigeria holds mass burial for unclaimed bodies of suspected kidnappers

A state in central Nigeria said on Thursday it has held a mass burial for 65 unclaimed bodies of suspected kidnappers killed in various...

Nigerian army vows to sustain fight against Boko Haram after attack

Nigerian military on Wednesday vowed to pursue Boko Haram terrorists after the Tuesday attack that killed innocent women and children in a village in...

China sends in more medical supplies as Senegal’s total COVID-19 cases reach 4,759

Senegal on Thursday reported 119 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the country to 4,759. A total of 1,164...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases close to 210,000

The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent surpassed 209,438, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said...
Nigerian Soldiers

At least 10 soldiers killed in NE Cote d’lvoire attack

At least 10 soldiers were killed Thursday in an attack against a Cote d'lvoire's army post by unidentified armed militants in the sub-prefecture...
Boko Haram

Nigerian president charges military to sustain fight against Boko Haram

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari late Wednesday expressed shock over the killing of at least 81 villagers by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northeast...

Gunmen kill 2, abduct many in central Nigeria

Nigerian police early Thursday said they are combing surrounding bushes for a gang of gunmen who killed two persons and abducted many others along...

Nigeria approves stiffer penalties against rapists

The Nigerian government has approved stiffer penalties against rapists and child abusers as proposed by the ministry of women affairs, describing the upsurge in...

Ghana’s number of COVID-19 cases reaches 10,358

Ghana has confirmed 157 more infections of the novel coronavirus, taking its total number of confirmed cases to 10,358 as of Thursday morning, data...
Libya Dawn fighters check a crater left by an air raid in the Tarhuna area, 80 km southeast of Tripoli, Libya, on March 23, 2015. Libyan national army's warplanes launched an airstrike on Tarhuna, attempting to pound the stronghold of Libya Dawn. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Mass graves found in Libyan city outside capital: Interior minister

Dozens of mass graves have been found in the Libyan city of Tarhuna, some 90 km south of Tripoli, Interior Minister of the...

Mauritania reports daily record of 156 new COVID-19 cases

Mauritanian health authorities reported on Thursday a daily record of 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total to 1,439. ...
Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize Extends 2021 Awards Submissions Deadline to June 11, 2020

The extension is in light of the ongoing global health crisis, to better serve the Prize’s diverse international audience base The Zayed...

World Bank cites poor urban planning for persistent floods in Ghana’s capital

Besides a change in attitude, the World Bank has assessed that effective urban planning and strong enforcement were needed to deal with the perennial...
multiple fatality accident

Cameroon to hold mining exhibition to attract international investors

Officials of Cameroon's Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development said Tuesday the country will hold an exhibition in September to promote its mining...
electricity generation

Kenya mulls production auction for power sector

Kenya is set to start an auction system for investors interested in investing in future power generation, a government official said on Tuesday. ...
Street Children

Ghana calls for unity in upholding children’s right

Ghana's Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) on Tuesday called on all stakeholders including parents, teachers, and community leaders who handle children...

South Africa’s AIDS conference focuses on combining efforts to end HIV epidemic

The 9th South African AIDS Conference kicked off in Durban on Tuesday with the aim of combining efforts to end HIV epidemic. ...

Kenyan innovators develop machines to boost farmers’ yields

Innovators in Kenya are coming up with various machines that are helping livestock and crop farmers boost their productivity. The machines are...
Oil drilling platform Shengli No.4 is in the midst of shipment at the outer anchorage of a port in Yantai, east China’s Shandong province, Feb. 8, 2018. The Shengli No. 4 and the New Shengli No.1 will be sent to Nigeria for oil exploration services. (Photo by Chu Yang from CFP)

EIA says global oil supply to rise in 2020

The global supply of liquid fuels will increase in 2020 with the United States as a major supplier, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said...

African countries urged to popularize ratification of free movement of persons pact

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged efforts to popularize and promote the ratification of the protocol to the treaty establishing the African economic...

Kenya to promote fish exports through product certification

Kenya plans to promote the export of fish through product certification, the standards agency said on Tuesday. Bernard Njiraini, acting managing director...
Agriculture in Africa

AU urges agricultural transformation in Africa through right policies

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday stressed the need to spur Africa's agricultural transformation through appropriate policies, governance and institutional arrangements. The...
climate change

Namibia awards grants for rural communities to respond to climate change

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia on Tuesday awarded 19 grants valued at about 5.8 million U.S. dollars for measures to help rural communities...

Kenya launches project to provide solar solutions in marginalized counties

Kenya on Tuesday launched a 4.7 billion shillings (4.7 million U.S. dollars) project for the private sector to provide solar solutions in marginalized counties. ...

South Africa’s Western Cape records 331 murders in May

South Africa's Western Cape Province recorded 331 murders in May, compared with 304 murders in the same period last year, due to "systemic failures,"...