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Zimbabwe starts foreign exchange trading at 2.50 to U.S. dollar

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Friday pegged the floating exchange rate of the local currency at 2.50 to the United States dollar...
Electricity

Regional power utilities to meet for 52nd Southern Africa Power Pool meeting in Windhoek

Around 120 delegates from across Southern Africa will converge in Namibia's capital city, Windhoek for the 52nd Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) meetings from...
mines

Namibia needs to discover new mines to continue supporting economy

Namibia's mining sector will continue to be an important contributor to the economy only if new mines are discovered, Namibia's Minister of Mines and...
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Nigerian electoral body assures readiness for polls

Nigeria's electoral commission on Friday assured that it is more than ready for the rescheduled general election starting on Saturday. Mahmood...
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Bandits kill 2 police reservists in northwest Kenya

Two police reservists were among five people who were killed by bandits during an attack in the northwestern Kenyan county of Baringo. Police said the...
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Kenya says to pursue peaceful resolution of border dispute with Somalia

Kenya is keen on a peaceful resolution with Somalia on the maritime border dispute, a senior government official said on Thursday. Monica Juma, cabinet secretary...
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Nigerian police assures security ahead of polls

Nigeria's police chief Mohammed Adamu said on Thursday adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure safe, secure and conducive environment for...
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Ghana president indicates legislation on political party vigilantism

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo sent signals on Thursday that he may be compelled to introduce a legislation to control or disband political party vigilantes...
Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)

Namibian president appoints commission of inquiry into claims of ancestral land

Namibia's president Hage Geingob on Thursday appointed a commission of inquiry into claims of ancestral land rights and restitution, in fulfillment of one of...
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Regional truck drivers protest at Uganda-South Sudan border

More than 200 truck drivers from the East African region have parked their vehicles at the Uganda-South Sudan border protesting the killing of their...
ASUS General Manager, PC & Gamimg for East Europe, Middle East and Africa Mr. Benjamin Yeh,(left) and ASUS Regional Manager for Africa, Israel and Turkey Bora Aras (r) pose with models at the launch of the new laptop models ZenBook, VivoBook and TUF Gaming in Nairobi. The company is eying an expanded presence in Kenya and East Africa

Computer firm ASUS launches new mobile PC in Kenya to boost market share

Taiwan-based computer firm ASUS on Thursday introduced new mobile PC models into Kenya in a bid to boost market share. Simplice Zaongo, business development manager...
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3 Chinese firms show interest in reviving Zambian city

Chinese enterprises are among foreign firms that have expressed interest to invest in Zambia's Ndola city on the Copperbelt Province, which was once an...
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Nigeria worried about “disturbing” deportation of citizens from Ghana

The Nigerian government has described the reported mass arrests and deportations of its nationals from Ghana as worrisome. The information on the renewed harassment, arrest...
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Cameroon’s supreme court judge frowns on misuse of social media

Cameroon Supreme Court's Chief Justice Daniel Mekobe Sone on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with "rampant misuse" of social media in the country. "Cyber space has become...
Nigerian army

Nigerian army vows to deal with violators of electoral processes

Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it will deal decisively with anyone planning to disrupt the rescheduled presidential and national assembly elections, no matter how...
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Nigeria warns against external interference in polls

Nigeria on Wednesday warned against foreign interference that could fuel crisis in the most populous African country, saying the forthcoming poll would be fair...
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Zimbabwe sets up foreign exchange market to preserve currency value

Zimbabwe on Wednesday established a foreign exchange inter-bank market to formalize trading of foreign exchange and bring stability in the forex market. Presenting the long-awaited...
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Huawei deems Ghana as key market in West Africa

For world giant mobile technology company Huawei, Ghana is a key market in West Africa, a senior official has disclosed late Tuesday. ...
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Zambia to procure modern equipment for defense forces

The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it is in the process of procuring modern equipment for its defense forces. Davies...
foreign investors

Former business leader calls on Namibians to partner with Chinese investors

Namibian businessman Tara Shaanika, who is former CEO of Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Wednesday called for the cementing of laws that...
mining

Union’s threat to shut down mining to devastate economy

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's (AMCU's) threats to shut down the mining sector could be disastrous for South Africa's economy, expert warned. AMCU...
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Kenyan soldiers to use environmental protection as “first line of defense”

Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) will use protection of the environment as the first line of defense to resolve resource-based conflicts, a government official said...
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Kenya launches green bonds regulatory framework

Kenya on Wednesday launched the green bonds regulatory framework to promote sustainable development, officials said on Wednesday. Paul Muthaura, chief executive...
Agro Farming

Grazing condition deteriorates in Namibia

Grazing conditions in Namibia are reported to have deteriorated in various parts of the country during the course of the prolonged dry season, senior...
African Union headquarters

AU emphasizes need to analyze migration within context of Africa’s social protection systems

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday underscored the need to analyze the impact of migration in the countries of origin within the context of...
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South African traditional leaders must be essential part in anti-corruption effort

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday sought the help of traditional leaders in the fight against "extensive corruption," saying they must be an...
Port

NamPort’s revenue rises to US$73 million

Namibia Ports Authority (NamPort)'s total revenue rises to 1 billion Namibia dollars (73 million U.S. dollars) in the 2017/18 financial year. The figure is compared...
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Nigerian polls workers take oath of neutrality

Nigeria's electoral body have conducted an oath of neutrality to reiterate their commitment to be impartial, ahead of Saturday's rescheduled presidential and national assembly...
water quality

Kenya plans to recycle waste water to help meet development needs

Kenya has plans to recycle waste water to help meet development needs, a government official said on Tuesday. Richard Mwendandu, director for Multilateral Environments Agreements...
A local resident is seen with barrels of water in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Kenyan pastoralists adopt paddocks to beat climate change effects

It is scorching hot in Kajiado, a semi-arid county bordering the Kenyan capital Nairobi, as the dry spell that has hit various parts of...

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