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Chinese language learning boosts people-to-people exchanges between Ethiopia and China

Fantahun Tsegaye, a university student in Asela town of Ethiopia, was one of the 15 finalists of the 2018 Chinese language proficiency competition, dubbed...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambia cancels US$500 million loan guarantee for emergency electricity imports

The Zambian government on Wednesday announced the cancelation of a 500 million U.S. dollars sovereign loan guarantee it secured for the country's power utility...

Kenya launches project to improve technical jobs search

Kenya's industrialists and a German firm on Wednesday launched a Technical and Vocational Education and Training project aimed at providing technical jobs and economic...

Namibia increase fuel pump prices in June

Namibia will increase fuel pump prices in June following the results of the latest fuel price review, according to the country's energy ministry. The price...
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Kenyan bourse turnover rebounds as foreign investors return

Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) turnover rose 71 percent on Thursday to 11 million U.S. dollars pushed up by increased foreign investor participation. Some 30...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe inches closer to elections, with electoral law amendments

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed the Electoral Amendment Bill into law. The enactment was published in an extraordinary government gazette on Monday night, paving...

Ethiopia drops charges against 2 exiled opposition figures

The Ethiopia Federal Attorney General has dropped charges against two prominent exiled opposition figures, Jawar Mohammed and Berhanu Nega, state affiliated media outlet Radio...
accidents

Zambia records 188 road accidents during Africa Freedom Day holiday

Zambia recorded 188 road traffic accidents during the Africa Freedom Day holiday, with eight of them being fatal one, police said on Tuesday., Godfrey Chilabi,...
COMESA

COMESA nods steps taken by Zimbabwe to prepare for general election

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) regional bloc on Tuesday expressed satisfaction over steps taken by authorities in Zimbabwe to prepare...
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De Beers to launch new line of synthetic diamonds

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers on Tuesday announced the launch of Lightbox Jewelry, a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewelry that will be...

Ugandan veterinary experts reject Cuban-made vaccine

A team of Ugandan veterinary doctors have asked the government to stop importing anti-tick vaccines from Cuba, claiming the medicine is less effective compared...

Kenya deworms 6 million school children in past 5 years

Kenya has dewormed over 6 million children in the past five years, a government official said on Tuesday. Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary for Early Learning...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president promises to lead country into era of justice, prosperity

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated the determination of his administration to keep its promise to lead the country into a new era...
Accident

Traffic accident kills 3 in central Ethiopia

An accident in Ethiopia's central Oromia regional state has killed three people, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. Aschalew Alemu, communications head at Fentale locality,...
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Kenya’s private sector says presidential dialogues reducing cost of doing business

Dialogues between businesses and the office of the Kenyan president are bearing fruits in cutting the cost of business and helping realize the dream...
migrant

Tanzania arrests over 13,000 illegal immigrants in nine months

Tanzanian authorities said on Tuesday that 13,393 undocumented immigrants were arrested in the nine months to March. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Hamad Masauni disclosed...
domestic air travel

AU urges expedited resource mobilization for operationalization of single African air transport market

The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamt, has called on the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other funding partners to expedite...
crime scene

South Africa sees rising cash-in-transit crimes

The South African Banking Risk Information Center (SABRIC) on Monday said there is a worrisome increase in the cash-in-transit (CIT) attacks with 148 having...
mental health

Ghana’s health official urges funding for mental health facilities

Health authorities in Ghana could be compelled to shut down the country's mental health facilities due to lack of funds to run them, Chief...

50 percent of Ghana’s public basic schools lack hygiene facilities for girls

Close to 50 percent of public basic schools in Ghana lack toilet and hygiene facilities for use by girls in their menstrual period, a...
A Russian student writes Chinese characters with Chinese calligraphy brush. (Photo from People’s Daily Online)

Zambia holds preliminary round of Chinese language proficiency contest

The Zambian preliminary round of the 17th "Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition for university students took place here Monday, with the students showcasing their...
State Cars

Zambia bans importation of vehicles without engine numbers

Zambia's Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) on Monday announced a ban on the importation of motor vehicles that do not have engine numbers. The...

Namibia to host tourism expo

Namibia will host travel and tourism enthusiasts and operators from May 30 to June 2 at the country's annual Tourism Expo and Motor Show...
electricity

Kenya industrial hub to get uninterrupted electricity with help from China

Kenya's industrial hub in the capital Nairobi will get interrupted electricity supply following the commissioning of a new substation, the country's caninet secretary for...
broadband

Kenya seeks US$2.5 billion to roll-out broadband connectivity

Kenya's telecommunications industry regulator said on Monday it requires about 2.5 billion U.S. dollars for broadband connectivity across the country. Ngene Gituku, chairman of the...

The Situation Is Worsening in Syrian South as US Tries to Defend Terrorists while...

In the recent past, the situation in the Syrian south wasn’t covered hardly in media as in Idlib and Deir Ezzor. Meanwhile, the situation...
Namibia

Namibia promotes safe menstrual health, hygiene

The Namibian government, together with the United Nations, hosted the first Menstrual Health and Hygiene Day for Namibia on Monday. The event, in Gobabis, 200...
cholera

MSF vaccinates 200,000 people against cholera in South Sudan

International medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said Monday it has vaccinated more than 200,000 people against cholera in South Sudan during a four-week...
water

Ethiopia inaugurates model water supply, waste management project

In the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Ethiopia, a model water supply, sanitation and waste management system was launched on Saturday...
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Madagascar ruling, opposition parties both hold gatherings to express opinions

The ruling and opposition parties both held assemblies Saturday in two different areas in Antananarivo, the Madagascar's capital city. About ten kilometers at the north...

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