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AU troops relocate base as part of realignment

The Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has relocated from Marianguwaay military base in the southern region as part of...
Cameroon’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development Hon. Celestine Ketcha Courtes (centre right) receives Shelter Afrique team lead by Shelter Afrique Group Managing Director & CEO Andrew Chimphondah (centre left). The Pan-African housing development financier has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Cameroon to contribute to the government’s social housing programme.

Shelter Afrique assembly kicks off in Cameroon to chart course for Africa’s real estate...

Housing and finance ministers from over 40 African countries began meeting in Cameroon on Monday under the auspices of Shelter Afrique to chart a...
The Covid-19 vaccine from AstrZzeneca pictured here on April 10, 2021, at the vaccination centre in the German city of Greifswald. Photo: Stefan Sauer/dpa

Teachers and school staff in South Africa urged to get vaccinated against COVID-19

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Monday called on all teachers and staff to be in school to prepare for vaccination as the...
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IMO lauds Nigeria’s efforts in safeguarding Gulf of Guinea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has lauded Nigeria for playing a leading role in efforts to secure the Gulf of Guinea, saying it will...
gender inequality

Botswana’s artist addresses gender equality issues through art exhibition

An art exhibition about the exclusion of boys from conversations on gender equality has been held in Botswana's capital, Gaborone, showing the work of...

Potential increase in commodity prices, supply constraints could lead to higher prices

The potential for increase in international commodity prices beyond current forecasts, and persistence of supply constraints due to possible maintenance of travel restrictions and...

ECOWAS to set up monitoring committee on transition process in Mali

The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decided at their summit in Accra Saturday to set up a monitoring committee...
Madam Justice Sophia Akuffo

Ghana’s coronavirus trust fund running out of finances

The Ghana National COVID-19 trust fund established by the government to raise funds to support the fight against the pandemic is running out of...
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Namibia’s capital city seeks solar PV plant investment

Namibia's capital city is seeking Independent Power Producer(IPP) developers in the solar PV market to finance, procure, install commission and operate a 25MW PV...
Communist Party of China (CPC)

Chinese embassy hosts ceremony to celebrate CPC’s 100th anniversary in Malawi

Chinese Embassy in Malawi on Friday held a ceremony to celebrate 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in...
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Huawei renews pledge to boost digital skills of Kenyan women

Huawei will strengthen its partnership with the Kenyan government to improve the digital literacy of women and girls and ensure they are at the...
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Eastern Africa Standby Force to deploy observers for Ethiopian general elections

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced on Friday the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) will deploy observers for Ethiopia's sixth general elections. ...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

Somalia congratulates Guterres on his re-election as UN chief

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo on Friday congratulated Antonio Guterres on his re-election as the UN Secretary-General for a second term beginning January 1, 2022. ...
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Death toll rises to five following gas tanker explosion in Nigeria

The death toll from a liquefied petroleum gas tanker that exploded Thursday night in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, has risen to five, local authorities...
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Kenyan bourse launches mini-derivatives market for retail investors

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Friday launched a mini-derivatives market for retail investors. Dubbed the Mini NSE 25 Index futures contract,...

South Sudan beefs up border surveillance against COVID-19

South Sudan said Friday it has enhanced border surveillance against the COVID-19 pandemic as cases surge in neighboring Uganda. "We have agreed...
Kenneth Kaunda

Ugandan president hails fallen ex-Zambian leader for liberating southern Africa

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the fallen ex-Zambian leader, Kenneth Kaunda, for his contribution in the liberation of several southern African countries. ...
Bank Of Botswana Pic Credit: Southern Times

Botswana maintains accommodative monetary policy

Botswana's central bank has announced a decision to maintain the country's bank rate at 3.75 percent. The announcement was made after the...
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4.6-magnitude earthquake hits Uganda’s capital

A moderate 4.6-magnitude earthquake on Thursday jolted across Uganda's central district of Buvuma at 8:49 p.m. local time, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre...

Zimbabwean power utility switches off Harare water treatment plants over unpaid bills

Zimbabwean power utility ZESA Holdings has disconnected Harare City Council's water treatment plants over an undisclosed debt, leaving at least two million residents in...
President Akufo-Addo

Ghana grants import duty waivers to 36 investors

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said late Thursday that his government had granted import duty waivers to 36 companies under the country's flagship...
Kidnapped students

UNICEF official decries frequent kidnapping of school children in Nigeria

An official with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday decried the frequent kidnapping and abduction of school children in Nigeria, the most populous...
Nigerian Police

Nigerian police in pursuit of gunmen following attack on school

Nigerian police said a combined team of police operatives are in pursuit of the gunmen who raided a secondary school in the northwestern state...
Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways to fly Angola’s Lunada

The Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates(UAE) will soon start flying to Luanda, the ambassador of that country to Angola, Khalid Salem Ali...
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South Africa official calls for investment in healthy land to revive economy

South African Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Makhotso Sotyu called for investment in healthy land and enhancing coherence and synergies to...

Kenya mulls import duties to boost development of local industries

Kenya plans to impose import duties that will protect local industries from an influx of foreign goods, a government official said on Thursday. ...

Cameroon says progress made in decentralization reforms but key issues remain

Cameroon has made significant progress in implementing decentralization reforms adopted by parliament last year but some important issues still need to be addressed, a...
South Africa

Shops owned by foreigners attacked in South Africa

Local people in Johannesburg's western township Soweto have been attacking shops owned by foreigners in recently weeks, said African Diaspora Forum (ADF) spokesperson Sheik...
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Uganda’s anti-corruption unit to investigate hospitals over COVID-19 treatment costs

An anti-corruption unit in Uganda has said it will soon coordinate with other agencies to investigate hospitals which charge exorbitant prices to treat COVID-19...
Cyber Security

Kenya pledges enhanced surveillance on cyberspace amid new threats

Kenya will intensify surveillance on its digital infrastructure amid new threats that escalated at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic when remote working became...