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Tanzanian PM takes move to protect local sugar producer

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has banned importation of sugar in the Zanzibar archipelago to protect a local producer of the commodity from competition,...
Somalia Special Forces

Somalia forces kill 12 al-Shabab militants

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Somali Special Forces (Danab Brigade) backed by Jubaland army on Sunday killed 12 al-Shabab militants in an operation in Lower Juba region, a military...
Yahya Jammeh

Gambia vows to arrest ex-leader

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The Gambia's Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Aboubacarr Tambadou vowed this Sunday former president Yahya Jammeh will be arrested and prosecuted for crimes...
A boy runs with a flag during a ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 21, 2015. CCM's party's candidate John Magufuli hopes to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete in what is seen as the tightest electoral race in Tanzania's history, as the main opposition parties unite around ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa, 61, who recently defected from the CCM. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUK (Photo credit should read Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images)

Tanzania ruling party predicts landslide victory in 2020 general elections

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Tanzania's ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), on Saturday predicted a landslide victory in the October 2020 general elections. Bashiru Ally, CCM's...
arrested

Rwanda rebel group leaders paraded before press

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Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) on Friday paraded the recently detained Herman Nsengimana and Theobald Mutarambirwa belonging to Rwanda rebel group National Liberation Force (NLF)...
European Union

Zambia, EU commit to build strong ties

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Zambia and the European Union (EU) on Friday expressed commitment to build strong ties in various areas of mutual interest. Munalula Nkandu,...
FDIs

South African firms to invest US$278 million in Zambia

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About 278 million U.S. dollars was expected to be invested in Zambia by South African firms this year, a Zambian official said on Friday. ...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president calls for prudent use of public resources

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Friday that he will not allow continued wastage of public resources by a few selfish individuals in the...
Zimbabwe's economy is fragile and it does not have its own currency

Zimbabwean company opens credit facility to help civil servants cope with soaring basic commodity...

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A Zimbabwean private company has partnered with a top meat supplier and a financial institution to come up with a credit facility for basic...
Kenyan Coat of arms

Kenyan campaigners urge action on fair wages to foster cohesion

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Kenya should enact policies that promote decent wages for the working masses to reduce inequality and foster cohesion, campaigners said on Friday ahead of...

Zimbabwe says its relations with Britain still cordial despite summit snub

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Zimbabwean government said Friday its relations with the United Kingdom remain cordial, despite London's decision not to invite it to the UK-Africa Investment Summit...
agricultural productivity

Technology emboldens Kenyans overseas to farm back home

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Fred Njuguna, a Kenyan, has been living in Sydney and working for a pharmaceutical company for the last five years. But despite...
Muhammadu

Nigerian government vows to sustain efforts to improve girl-child education

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the government will sustain its ongoing efforts to end child marriage and improve girl-child education in...
locust

South Sudan decries looming threat of desert locust in eastern border

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South Sudan on Thursday expressed concern over a possible desert locust outbreak into the eastern part of the country as the pests are already...
property search

Namibia property prices to remain in the red

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Namibia's property market activity is expected to be weak in the medium, large and luxury segments, of which they are likely to control property...
flight

Light aircraft with 3 tourists crash-lands near Kenya’s national park

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Four people escaped unhurt after a light aircraft which was carrying them crash-landed near a national park early Thursday, aviation authorities said. ...
South Africa

South Africa to implement serious structural reforms amid fiscal challenges

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South Africa will implement structural reforms as the country faces some fiscal challenges, according to the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni. Mboweni...
border

Rwanda, Israel to strengthen cooperation on border security

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Rwandan and Israeli defense ministries Wednesday conducted a one-day seminar on border protection in Rwanda's capital Kigali. The seminar was jointly organized...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

South Sudan parties agree on further consultations on number of states

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South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after President Salva...
Person voting

Tanzania’s electoral body meets stakeholders ahead of 2020 general elections

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Tanzania's National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Wednesday convened a meeting with election stakeholders to discuss various issues ahead of the October 2020 general elections. ...
stock market

Botswana Stock Exchange plans to launch new products

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The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday announced plans to launch new products, as part of efforts to prop up performance. "The...
Electricity

Unions express worry about unbundling at power utility Eskom

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Members of two largest unions at power utility Eskom on Wednesday picketed against unbundling of the company which they said might lead to retrenchments...
insurance over

75 percent of Tanzanians to be covered by national health insurance by 2025

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At least 75 percent of Tanzania's population of 55 million will be covered by the national health insurance by 2025, an official said on...
education

Tanzania gets US$90 million grant to support two education projects

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Tanzania on Wednesday received a 90 million U.S. dollar grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for funding two major education projects, the...
budget

Kenya mulls balanced budget in five years

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Kenya plans to achieve a balanced budget in the next five years, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Cabinet Secretary of...
youths

Zambian youths urged to be innovative

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Zambian youths should emulate their Chinese counterparts to become young employers through entrepreneurship and innovation, a government official said on Wednesday. Mary...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

Zambia urges Africa to demand for two UN Security Council seats

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The Zambian government has called on African countries to demand for two permanent seats on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, an official said...
Inflation

Zimbabwe inflation slows down in December

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Zimbabwe's monthly inflation slowed down in December, closing the year at 16.55 percent from 17.46 percent the previous month, according to data released by...
extractive sector

Reforms of Zambia mining tax regime not yielding tangible results – think tank

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Reforms undertaken to improve the tax regime in Zambia's mining sector have not yielded positive results, a local think-tank said on Wednesday. ...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president seeks expanded relations with Mozambique

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday said his government remains committed to maintaining warm and friendly relations with Mozambique. The Zambian leader,...