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Zimbabwean president says national dialogue to help economic growth

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday implored leaders of all political parties in the country to unite for the national development. He...

Ethiopia’s ruling party vows to restore rule of law to unrest-hit parts

Ethiopia's ruling coalition Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) on Thursday evening issued a strongly worded statement vowing to restore rule of law in...
Hailemariam Desalegn

Former Ethiopian PM urges green revolution in Africa

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday evening called for Africa to have its own green revolution. Desalegn, who is currently...
stock market

Kenyan bourse reviews benchmark indices

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has reviewed its constituent counters that make the NSE 20 and NSE 25 share indices. The bourse...

Kenya seeks to export skilled laborers to boost diaspora remittances

Kenya seeks to export 1 million skilled laborers annually in order to boost diaspora remittances, an official said on Friday. Ukur Yatani,...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana’s president meets Sinosure chairman

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi met with a delegation from China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation, a state owned company that trades under the name...
From next month clients are likely to pay more for any service?rendered to them by a bank.

Ghana’s banking sector reforms yielding positive results

The coming into force of the new rules by Bank of Ghana on the operation of banks has helped salvage the fortunes of the...
the world bank

World Bank approves US$41 million grant for Gambia

The World Bank announced on Thursday that it has approved the sum of 41 million U.S. dollars for the government of Gambia as a...
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Health workers in Zambia fume over move to moonlighting ban in private sector

Health workers in Zambia on Thursday reacted angrily to the government's decision to ban them from having private jobs in the private sector as...

20 Ethiopians to return after illegally entering Zambia

The Ethiopian government said on Thursday that 20 Ethiopians imprisoned in Zambia for illegal entry are to return home soon. In...

Kenyan online users in dilemma as tough cyber laws come into force

When Nairobi resident Anthony Ngegi on Wednesday received a message on his phone from an estate group informing members of an attack in the...
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BRICS environment ministers meet to discuss inputs into forthcoming summit

BRICS environment ministers began a two-day meeting in Durban on Thursday to discuss environmental inputs into the forthcoming BRICS Summit. Topics of discussion include efforts...

Kenya’s Equity Bank to enhance presence in Eastern Africa to boost profitability

Kenyan-based regional bank Equity Bank on Thursday said that it plans to focus on its Eastern African subsidiaries in order to boost its profitability. James...

UN redeploys more troops to protect South Sudanese civilians in troubled region

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Thursday it was rapidly redeploying about 150 peacekeepers to the volatile Unity region to boost...
Potato Industry

Industrialists laud Kenya’s enhanced fight against illicit trade

Kenyan manufacturers' umbrella body said Thursday it has been encouraged by the government's efforts to step up the fight against counterfeits and illicit trade...

AU mission trains police officers on human rights, gender violence

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has ended a week-long training for its police officers on human rights and gender-based...
global Menstrual Hygiene

CEO for TLG Foundation advice girls on menstrual hygiene

The Touching Lives of Girls (TLG) Foundation has outlined the importance of parents and school counsellors in counselling adolescent girls on hygiene during menstruation...
Ethiopian Manchester

Manchester Airport to begin running Addis Ababa flights with Ethiopian Air

Ethiopian Airlines on Wednesday confirmed that it will operate a four-times-a-week service to Addis Ababa, the East African nation’s capital from Manchester Airport. Manchester Airport...
Investment Forum

Government Work Towards Closing Ghana’s Expenditure Gap

Mr Kwaku Kwarteng, the Deputy Minister of Finance, has reiterated government commitment to expanding the economy so as to bridge the expenditure and revenue...

GFA Finds Sponsorship for Premier League Worth US$10 million

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Thursday secured a 10 million U.S. dollar sponsorship deal for the elite league The 5-year deal was signed between...

Euroleague Basketball Trophy Championship Begins

Participants in the Euroleague Final Four tournament are looking forward to playing top level basketball in front of thousands of fans in the Belgrade...
Zimbabwe's economy is fragile and it does not have its own currency

Britain Lends Money to Zimbabwe

Britain has extended a 100 million U.S. dollars loan to Zimbabwe's private sector, the first direct commercial loan to the southern African country in...

AU builds capacity of police officers on Gender violence and human rights

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has ended a week-long training for its police officers on human rights and gender-based violence...
The study will try to find early markers for dementia

Study has linked infertility to male depression

A study published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility showed that among couples receiving infertility treatment, depression in the male partner was linked...

Ghana AfCON Clash: Kenya plans on five friendlies

Kenya will play five international friendlies before their crunch 2019 AFCON qualifier against Ghana in September. The games will be the first competitive outings for...
Nigerian army

Federal Troops slay 15 Boko Haram Fighters

Nigerian army late Wednesday confirmed 15 Boko Haram fighters killed in separate clearance operations by troops in the northeastern state of Borno and the...
Nigerian troops

Nigerian Army rescued 49 Boko Haram hostages

A total of 49 hostages held by terror group Boko Haram have been rescued by troops in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the army...
President Alpha Conde

Whole of Guinea’s Government Officials Resign

Guinean Prime Minister Mamady Youla has just submitted the resignation of his entire government team, an official source said Thursday. The resignation of the outgoing...
Boko Haram

53 hostages held by Boko Haram freed

A total of 53 hostages held by terror group Boko Haram have been rescued by troops in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the army...

DR Congo: New Urban Cases of Ebola Outbreaks Discovered

The Ebola outbreak of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has entered a "new phase" following the first reported case of the deadly...