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Partial decline in Germans’ approval of EU

The European Union's reputation has suffered among Germans but general approval for the bloc remains high, according to a recent survey. At 34.6 per cent,...

Israel attacks targets in Gaza after Hamas sends incendiary balloons

Israeli fighter jets have targeted Palestinian organizations in the Gaza Strip for the first time since a ceasefire with Hamas halted recent escalations in...

Biden meets Putin to cap off White House’s foreign relations reset

With relations between their countries at a low point, US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are to meet on Wednesday to...

US releases strategy against ‘growing threat’ of domestic terrorism

US President Joe Biden's administration wants to take stronger action against the "serious and growing threat" of domestic terrorism, including ensuring that various federal...

Leader Kim says food situation getting tense in North Korea

North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un said the food situation in the isolated communist country was getting tense due to the coronavirus pandemic and...

US Mulls Forming Permanent Naval Base in Pacific to Counter China

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The US Department of Defense is considering deploying a permanent naval task force in the Pacific as a means to counter China's growing military...

Global campaigners call on tobacco industry to combat child labor

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The tobacco industry should be at the forefront of ending child labor across its supply chains to help secure rights, dignity and holistic growth...

South African official calls on Africa to create strong African brand

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Governments in Africa should work to dispel negative perceptions about the business environment on the continent and create a strong African brand, said Fish...

Tanzanian senior officials sacked after harassment of street vendors by militiamen

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday sacked two senior officials after militiamen harassed street vendors in the country's Morogoro region, situated about 200...

UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted children in Nigeria

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of school children abducted by gunmen in north-central Nigeria. A group...

ECA vows continued support for effective implementation of AfCFTA

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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday said in a statement that it will continue to work with African Union and its members...

China delivers renovated parliament building to Gabon

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Chinese ambassador to Gabon Hu Changchun officially handed over the renovated parliament building to the Gabonese government on Monday. The Gabonese Prime...

Namibia temporarily suspends registration of identity documents amid rising COVID-19 infections

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Namibia decided to suspend the registration of identity documents within the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, and the country at large...

UNHCR faces funding shortfall to meet needs of refugees, IDPs in...

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said it only received about 19 percent of the 323.1 million U.S. dollars it...

Genocide victim communities want settlement agreement between Namibia, Germany revisited

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Leaders of the Namibian genocide victim communities, Nama and Ovaherero, have called for the settlement agreement between Namibia and Germany to be revisited, saying...

South Africa’s BCI rises in second quarter

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The First National Bank (FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Building Confidence Index (BCI) increased by 12 points to 39 in the second quarter of...

Tanzania calls on East African Community to support private sector

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday urged the East African Community (EAC) secretariat to support the private sector, saying the sector is better...

Nigerian immigration rescues 48 victims of human trafficking

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Nigeria's immigration service has rescued 48 persons from human trafficking in the northwest state of Katsina, said a official of the agency for fighting...

Botswana’s state-owned bank rewarded for inclusivity

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Botswana Savings Bank (BSB) has been awarded the winner of the Best Savings Bank Botswana 2021 Award by the Global Banking & Finance Review...

Zambia’s electoral body condemns violence ahead of polls

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Zambia's electoral body on Friday condemned the increased levels of violence during campaigns in the run-up to this year's general elections. The Electoral Commission of...

World Bank approves US$750 million loan to Kenya to support policy...

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The World Bank on Friday approved 81 billion shillings (about 750 million U.S. dollars) loan in development policy financing to support policy reforms in...

Pan-African lender hails Kenya’s tax waiver on clean energy products

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Kenya's decision to reinstate value added tax (VAT) exemptions on solar and wind power equipment will accelerate a transition to a green economy that...

Tanzania’s national debt stands at US$26 billion

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Tanzanian government's national debt reached 60.9 trillion Tanzanian shillings (about 26.3 billion U.S. dollars) as of April 2021, the Minister for Finance and Planning...

Uganda prioritizes security, human resource in 2021/22 fiscal budget

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Uganda on Thursday presented the 2021/22 financial year budget estimates prioritizing security, human resource development and transport infrastructure development. Amos Lugoloobi, designate minister of state...

Kenya presents US$33.92 billion fiscal budget seeking to spur economic growth

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Kenya's Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani Thursday presented a 3.66 trillion shilling (33.92 billion U.S. dollar) budget for the financial year 2021/2022 in Parliament, seeking...

Former mayor of Mozambican capital sentenced to 18 months in prison...

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The former Mayor of Mozambican capital Maputo David Simango was sentenced to 18 months in prison for "the crimes of Acceptance of Offer or...

Kenyan campaigners urge reorganizing economic policies to end inequality

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Kenya should reorganize economic policies to spur growth from the grassroots, reduce inequality and foster cohesion, campaigners said at a Pan African Forum on...

EU commends Zimbabwe for efforts to stabilize economy

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The European Union (EU) on Thursday commended Zimbabwe for the country's efforts to stabilize the economy but stressed that economic reforms and the fight...

Zambia Well Investment to modernize two Zambian border entries

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A Chinese firm has said it plans to modernize two border entries in Zambia's Copperbelt Province. Sun Yadong, Managing Director of Zambia Well Investment, said...

Zambian leader rues increased violence ahead of polls

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday expressed concerns over the increased levels of violence being witnessed during the campaigns ahead of this year's general...