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Great Lakes Region

Great Lakes countries urged to tackle low representation of women in electoral processes

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Countries in the Great Lakes region have been urged to promote the participation, representation and protection of women in electoral processes. This...
Education

Tanzania launches children’s book translated from Chinese into Kiswahili

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Tanzania on Friday launched a children's book translated from Chinese into Kiswahili paving the way for children to learn Chinese culture. The...
stock market

Kenyan bourse ends week lower as trading slumps

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Equity trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) more than halved this week as foreign investors who constitute the bulk of traders, exited the...
solar

Tanzania has potential to generate 1,000 MW electricity from solar energy

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Tanzanian authorities said on Friday the east African nation has potential to generate 1,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity from solar energy. Medard...
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Maghreb countries emphasize coordinating national, regional AfCFTA implementation strategies

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Representatives of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia have called for urgent need to coordinate the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement implementation...
President Akufo-Addo interacting with President Paul Kagame

South Sudan official says set to join continental free trade body

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South Sudan said on Friday its set to join the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which will commence operation on July 1, 2020,...
land

South African opposition reaffirms opposition to amending Constitution for land reform

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South Africa's opposition on Friday reaffirmed its opposition to amending the Constitution to pave way for land expropriation without compensation. "The Constitution...
UNHCR

South African police remove refugees from UNHCR premises

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South African police on Friday evicted refugees who have been occupying the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in...
inflation

Inflation down in Botswana

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Botswana data authority on Friday reported a drop in the country's inflation for October. Statistician General Burton Mguni said the annual inflation...
digital

Think tank roots for digitization in East Africa

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A Pan African think tank on Friday urged east African countries to leverage on digitization in order to boost the productivity of their informal...
inflation

Zimbabwe inflation for October surges

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Zimbabwe's monthly inflation for October more than doubled to 38.75 percent from the previous month against a background of rising prices of basic goods...
Ghana Revenue Authority

Poor revenue performance poses great challenge to Ghana’s economic management in 2020

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As the government of Ghana seeks to spend at least 85.9 billion Ghana cedis (15.4 billion US dollars) on its activities next year, one...
FDIs

Ghana turns to Scandinavians for private sector investment partnerships

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Ghana will turn to the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway for investment partnerships, the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) said here on...
Education

Namibian parliament speaker thanks China for education help

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Namibian parliament speaker Peter Katjavivi has thanked China for providing help for the country's education sector. Katjavivi handed over school supplies donated...

Ghana government to invest over US$2 billion on infrastructure in 2019

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The Ghanaian government will invest about 2.5 billion U.S. dollars on infrastructure development across the country in 2019, Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, said...
petroleum revenue

Petroleum-producing countries must limit risks to cost overstatement through effective audit practices – Report

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Petroleum-producing countries have been urged to limit the risk of cost overstatement by multinational corporations (MNCs) through effective audit practices, a report released here...

Ghana records shortfall in allocations to Minerals Development Fund meant to develop mining communities...

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The Ghana government has for two years running recorded shortfalls in allocations to the Minerals Development Fund (MDF) meant for the development of...
Ken Ofori-Atta

Ghana will continue with prudent economic management after IMF exit – Finance Minister

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The government of Ghana will continue with its prudent management of the economy after it exits from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Extended Credit...
infrastructure

Ghana government to invest over US$2 billion on integrated infrastructure development in 2019

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The Ghanaian government will invest an amount of 2.5 billion United States Dollars (USD) on an integrated infrastructure development across the country in 2019. Ken...

Africa warned against airspace protectionism

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The vice president of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday warned against protectionism and urged African countries to open up their airspace. Some...
tourism

South African, Chinese banks launch project to spur tourism growth

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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and South African Standard Bank on Wednesday launched "I Go South Africa" program in partnership with South...

Ghana to issue US$220 million eurobond in 2018

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Ghana will enter the global capital market next year to issue a 1-billion-Ghana-cedi (220.7 million U.S. dollars) eurobond, Ghana's finance minister Kenneth Ofori-Atta said...
Children are most vulnerable to the highly infectious disease but vaccines offer protection ?

Ghana to develop sustainability plan for vaccines

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Ghana will continue with its efforts next year at addressing the vaccine challenges it has been facing over the last few years, a senior...
digital

UN to launch Chinese-funded digital library on Kenya’s traditional games

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will next week launch a digital library on traditional games in Kenya to preserve the...
South Sudan refugees

South Africa launches new document to better manage refugees

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South Africa has introduced a hugely improved refugee travel document in a major step towards better refugee and asylum-seeking management, the Department of Home...
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S. Africa to stage Mandela remembrance walk-and-run in December

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation said on Wednesday it is targeting 20,000 people to take part in the 2017 Mandela remembrance walk and run. The Mandela...
Akufo-Addo leaves

Ghanaian president leaves for state visit to Qatar

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Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo left Ghana Tuesday night for a three-day official visit to Qatar. Akufo-Addo, as co-chair of the Group of Advocates of Eminent...
inflation

Namibia’s inflation eases to 5.2 percent in October

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Namibia's consumer inflation fell to 5.2 percent in October on a yearly basis, down from 5.6 percent in the previous month, the Namibia Statistics...
Tax

Kenya’s tax body seeks to speed up policy reforms to up revenue

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The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) said on Wednesday that it plans to accelerate on-going policy reforms to facilitate tax administration and thus boost revenue...
African Court Judges

African Court and Asian Constitutional Courts Hold Consultative Meeting

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The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has touted judicial dialogue among those who administer justice and oversee compliance with constitutional orders and...