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Nigeria-Border with Republic of Benin

Rwanda calls off border dispute meet with Uganda

Rwanda has called off a border dispute meeting with Uganda that was scheduled to be held here on Nov. 18, a Uganda government spokesperson...
Diabetes treatment

300,000 Ugandans living with diabetes

As the world commemorated World Diabetes Day on Thursday, Uganda's ministry of health said available figures indicate that there are 300,000 Ugandans living with...
NPP chaos

Tanzanian PM warns people against chaos ahead of civic polls

Tanzanian Prime Minister on Thursday warned people to refrain from instigating chaos ahead of the November 24 civic polls across the country. ...
Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, seen here in 2010, has been declared Somalia's new president. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / The Associated Press)

Kenya, Somalia leaders meet on bilateral relations

Kenyan and Somali leaders on Thursday reached an agreement on bilateral relations and will restore the issuance of travel visas on arrival to citizens...

UNHCR urges peaceful resolution of protest in its Pretoria compound

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday urged a peaceful resolution of protest in its Pretoria compound. This came...
Zimbabwe public transport operators

Transport infrastructure key to success of AfCFTA

The establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) cannot be operational without necessary transport infrastructure to facilitate movement of people and goods...
Peace Logo

South Sudan says implementation of peace deal on course despite frustration

South Sudan said the recent move by President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar to suspend the formation of a transitional government of...
African Union headquarters

AU, China discuss ways of having strengthened custom cooperation

The African Union (AU) and China have discussed ways of forging strengthened cooperation on trade facilitation and customs modernization in Africa. ...

Kenyan official calls on geospatial experts to help solve climate-related disasters in Africa

Kenya on Thursday requested geospatial experts to help solve water conflicts, and weather and climate-related disasters in Africa. Gideon Mungaro, chief administrative...

Kenyan shilling surges to five-month high against USD

The Kenyan shilling rose on Thursday to trade at a five-month high against the U.S. dollar boosted by low demand of the greenback. ...
data visualization

Companies in Botswana urged to embrace data visualization

A leading academia of Botswana on Thursday urged the country's companies to embrace data visualization. Audrey Masizani, of the University of Botswana,...
Person voting

Namibia conducts successful special voting day operations

Namibia's Electoral Commission (ECN), Thursday announced that the special voting day operations conducted on Wednesday went remarkably according to plan, in line with the...

South African banks warn clients to be alert during festive season

South African banks warned their clients to safeguard their personal documents and be careful during the festive season since it is the period of...
ICT innovators at K-lab share ideas on how to develop software in the recent past. (File)

Nigeria targets software development

A government agency in Nigeria on Thursday said it was committed to assist the country in building local capacity for software. This...
Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)

Ethiopia returns home 13 nationals from Kenya

The Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced on Thursday it has returned home 13 nationals from Kenya earlier this week. ...
Most Liveable African Cities

African cities yet to tap into revenue opportunities offered by rapid urbanization

African cities are yet to tap into revenue opportunities offered by rapid urbanization, a new UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) report revealed on...
European Union

EU urges Africa to prioritize women empowerment to accelerate SDGs progress

The European Union on Thursday urged Africa to prioritize women empowerment in order to accelerate progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...

StarTimes launches festive season offers in retention strategy

Pay-TV operator StarTimes on Thursday announced a 25 percent discount on its terrestrial and satellite set-top boxes and startup kit prices as season giveaway...

Mining spares a thought for sustainable livelihoods in Ghanaian local communities

Sustainable livelihoods in mining communities is beginning to gain ground among mining firms in Ghana. For this reason, many people are beginning to invest in...
extractive sector

Civil society seethes over African leaders’ lip-service to transparency in extractive sector

African leaders are quick to ratify international transparency provisions for the extractive industry but are shy to implement them, civil society players attending the...
Campaign Coordinator of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), Dr. Steve Manteaw

Analyst urges Ghana government to introduce ‘sin taxes’ to fund free SHS

A policy analyst with the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) is advocating the introduction of ‘sin taxes’ by the Ghana government to fund its...

South African ruling party reaffirms commitment to free education

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to free education for the working class and the poor. This came after...

World Bank project to link 450,000 Rwandan families to electricity

Over 450,000 Rwandan households are expected to get power in the next five years following the launch of Rwanda Renewable Energy Fund project on...
Wpid Food Security Picture

Failure to address mycotoxins threatening Africa’s food security

Failure to address mycotoxins was a threat to food security in Africa and addressing the challenges posed by the destructive toxins requires urgent attention,...

UN launches partnership for fall armyworm early management

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday launched a partnership with ministries of agriculture to enable early management of fall armyworm (FAW)...

More efforts urged for inclusion of persons with disabilities in Africa

Policymakers and experts attending an international meeting here on persons with disabilities (PWDs) on Tuesday called for more efforts to include PWDs in Africa's...
Maize roughage

Kenya to convene forum on measures to boost maize production

Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture will convene a forum to explore ways to enhance maize production in the country, the ministry said in a statement...

Ethiopia mulls higher compensation for farmers’ land loss

Ethiopia has prepared a draft proclamation that will ensure farmers who lost their plots for development be compensated 10 times of their highest income...
President John Mahama

Ghanaian president assures investors ahead of polls

He assured them of a stable and peaceful business environment ahead of next month's general election for which he is seeking re-election. ...

Namibia loses 4,000 chickens to Newcastle disease

The disease that was first detected at Etunda in the north of the country about 760 kilometers from capital Windhoek spread to other three...