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Dragon Boat Festival

Kenyan university marks Dragon Boat Festival amid growing China-Kenya ties

Kenya's Kenyatta University on Thursday marked Dragon Boat Festival amid growing China-Kenya ties. During the event, several Chinese songs were performed...
cotton

Kenyan pastoralists revive cotton farming amid better returns

Joseph Lotiongole is a well-known cotton farmer in his village located in northwestern Kenyan county of West Pokot. For Lotiongole, cotton farming...
World Bank

World Bank lowers 2019 global growth forecast amid rising trade tensions

The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2019 to 2.6 percent, citing growing trade tensions, among other factors, according to...
Bank of Ghana

Bank of Ghana revokes licenses of hundreds of financial institutions amid financial clean-up

Ghana's central bank announced here late Friday the withdrawal of the licenses of 386 Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) which have become bankrupt. ...
oil

Oil prices rise amid concerns over global supply

Oil prices increased on Wednesday, as investors' concerns over global supply offset an increase in U.S. crude stockpiles. U.S. commercial crude oil...
water

Namibia’s capital city to enforce water restrictions amid drought

Due to the severity of the drought conditions in the capital city Windhoek, the municipality on Monday announced that it will commence with water...
University of Nairobi

Chinese, Kenyan artists stage cultural show amid growing bilateral ties

A joint Chinese and Kenya arts performance was staged at the University of Nairobi on Sunday as part of the growing Sino-Kenya cultural ties. ...
Hassan Ali Khaire

Somali PM appoints two ministers amid resignation

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has appointed two ministers after the resignation of information minister. In a statement on Wednesday evening,...
Nigeria

Nigeria fights insecurity amid high crime rates

Security chiefs and traditional rulers from northern Nigeria on Tuesday gathered in Kaduna state for a quarterly meeting amid increasing insecurity in the country,...
Hassan Ali Khaire

Somalia PM makes two appointments

Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has appointed two ministers after the resignation of information minister. In a statement on Wednesday evening, Khaire appointed Mohammed...
Sddefaultvideo

U.S. homeland Security Secretary Steps Down

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid a number of migrants from Central America entering the country through its southern...
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Ghana passes RTI bill Amid controversial clause

The Media Coalition on the Right to Information Bill still has some reservations despite the monumental passing of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill...
dollars

Kenyan dollar reserves pile up amid rise in inflows

Kenya's U.S. dollar reserves rose by a record 244 million U.S. dollars last week boosted by a stronger shilling and a surge in inflows...
FDIs

Zambian official urges enterprises to hone competitiveness amid more Chinese investments

Entrepreneurs in Zambia need to be innovative, and ensure their competitiveness instead of complaining about a lack of opportunities, a civic leader said on...
New measles vaccine

Anti-vaccination sentiment spells danger for Turkey

Turkey's experts recently warned that epidemic diseases such as measles that have been off the grid for years might come back amid decreasing vaccination...
IMF

IMF lauds Ghana’s macroeconomic performance amid unfavourable external conditions

Global lending house International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Ghana for its modest macroeconomic gains in recent years. In a press...
general sports

Kenyan youth take sports betting to new heights amid worry over negative impacts

When Gladwell Gaceri sent her third-born son to the university a few days ago, she had a simple advice for him: "Go forth my...
bond

Kenya floats US$500 million T-bonds amid high demand

Kenya has put up for sale two Treasury bonds worth 50 billion Kenyan shillings (500 million U.S. dollars) on Tuesday as the East African...
OPEC

OPEC-led Out Cut Sent Oil Prices Skyrocketing

Oil prices continued to rise during the week ending Jan. 11, with the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for February delivery increasing by...
border

Ethiopian, Eritrean Authorities reopen borders to repair ties

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday officially reopened the Oumhajir-Humera border crossing that connects the two countries. The newly...

Tension still high over women entry temple in Indian southern state

The situation continues to be tense but under control in India's southern state of Kerala after a couple of women tried entering a temple...
mobile

Kenyan Schools Now Pay Fees Using Mobile Money

After years of insisting that school fees payments must be done only through bankers' cheques or direct account deposits, Kenyan learning institutions have finally...
Federal Government Shutdown Graphic for Jan. 2018

Mayor London Breed Unhappy Over Additional Burden

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday complained that the federal government shutdown has caused additional burden on the employees of the city's Public...
Dmitry Medvedev, Islam Karimov...Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaks to the media during his and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov, unseen, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan's capital on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Medvedev says Moscow is ready to help U.S. efforts in Afghanistan by allowing the Americans to ship cargo intended for coalition forces across Russian territory. He spoke in televised comments during Friday's visit to Uzbekistan, a central Asian nation bordering Afghanistan. He expressed hope that President Barack Obama's administration will be more successful in stabilizing Afghanistan than its predecessors.(AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

Moscow-Kiev Tensions: Ukrainian products Faces Ban

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government decree on Saturday to ban imports of many Ukrainian products amid Moscow-Kiev tensions. The banned items include...
farmers

Zimbabwean government warns of tough agricultural season amid erratic rains

The Zimbabwean government has warned that the 2018-19 agricultural season will be a tough one with farmers having so far failed to adequately make...
Tourists

Kenya’s resort town braces for high tourist arrivals amid festive season

Hoteliers in Kenya's resort town of Naivasha are bracing for over 100,000 visitors next week when the main festive season kicks off. ...
banking

Zimbabwe’s banking sector boosts profits amid turmoil in rest of economy

Zimbabwe's banking sector boosted profitability in the nine months to Sept. 30, posting an aggregate net profit of 283.98 million U.S. dollars, latest Reserve...

UN officials urge stronger collaboration amid threats against multilateralism

Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, has urged the global community to protect multilateralism towards sustainable development. ...
multiple fatality accident

Namibia’s mining industry stays positive amid challenges

Namibia's Chamber of Mines President Zebra Kasete said the country's mining industry continues to grow despite various challenges experienced this year. ...
computer data display

Business Risk Losing Opportunities Amid Lack Of GDPR Implementation

For businesses around the world, including Africa, the implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is particularly pertinent. This is because...