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housing

UN pledges to invest in Kenya’s housing infrastructure

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday promised to work with Kenya to tap global pension funds to invest in the country's...

South African aircraft crash lands in Botswana

A South African registered aircraft crash landed on Sunday near Jwaneng Airport, some 166 km southwest of Botswana's capital Gaborone, the country's transport ministry...
SA stocks

S. Africa’s JSE closes weaker after delay in trading

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed weaker on Monday after delayed trade in the morning, with retailers and industrials leading the losers. The local currency...
Education

Kenya pledges to boost school enrollment among girls

Kenya's Ministry of Education on Monday said it will enact far-reaching policy and legislative frameworks to boost school enrollment of girls in marginalized regions. Amina...
COMESA

COMESA summit to be held on July 18

Africa's biggest trading bloc on Monday announced that it will hold its 20th Heads of State and Governments' Summit on July 18 and 19,...
power

South African opposition blames state capture for load shedding

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday blamed state capture for the resumption of load shedding that is currently gripping South Africa. Since last...
drugs

Ugandan scientist co-finds new River Blindness drug

Treatment of River Blindness could be cut from 15 years to one year, a top Ugandan scientist who co-founded a drug that treats the...
Nurses take care of a newborn baby at the Tangdu Hospital in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 24, 2016. The baby, born on Wednesday in Xi'an through frozen embryo transfer (FET), was fertilized over 12 years ago and became China's longgest preserved tube baby through FET technology. (Xinhua/Liu Tingting)

Shortage of nurses exacerbates health problems in S. Africa

The severe shortage of nurses in South Africa is a "ticking time bomb" that requires urgent attention, said Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa...
budget

Tanzanian opposition camp criticizes government budget for 2018

Tanzania's opposition coalition on Saturday criticized the government budget plan tabled in parliament on Thursday, saying it lacked financial discipline. Freeman Mbowe, leader of the...
Bank

Kenyan interbank rate falls on improved liquidity

The Kenyan interbank rate hit a new low this week amid declined trading by commercial banks. The rate declined to 3.59 percent from 4.10 percent...

Ethiopian PM in Somalia to boost bilateral ties

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali arrived in Somalia on Saturday for a day-long visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. Ali...
inflation

Botswana’s inflation slows to 3.3 percent in May

Botswana's inflation rate has recorded a drop, the country's data authority, Statistics Botswana said on Friday. The authority said the annual inflation rate in May...
tourist

Zimbabwe targets increased tourist arrivals from India, GCC countries

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has appointed Dubai-based firm VFS Global to promote Zimbabwe as a favorable tourist destination in India and the Gulf Cooperation...
World War II

Kenya to mark centenary of end of WWI

Kenya has planned to launch the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the World War I in the country. National Museum of Kenya...
debt

Analysts hail Zambia for announcing measures to tackle debt crisis

Analysts on Friday commended the Zambian government for announcing measures aimed at dealing with the increasing debt crisis which has reached risk levels. On Thursday,...
Person voting

23 presidential candidates register for Zimbabwe’s July vote

A whopping 23 presidential candidates including President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered Thursday to contest in Zimbabwe's July 30 elections. It is the highest number of presidential...
Man in jail

Somalia repatriates 15 citizens jailed in Zimbabwe

The Somali government has repatriated 15 of its nationals who were jailed in Zimbabwe in November last year following talks with the South African...
the world bank

World Bank report calls on Ethiopia to focus on untapped service sector

Putting more focus on the underdeveloped service sectors will result in major economic gains for Ethiopia, said a new World Bank report. According to the...
Education

African activists root for gender responsive education

Pan-African campaigners on Thursday called for increased adoption of gender responsive education across the continent. Terry Otieno, National Coordinator at the Forum for African Women...
trafficking

Africa’s uniformed personnel seek partnership to fight gender-based violence, human trafficking

Officers from police, correction service and military from some 40 African countries are meeting in Rwandan capital Kigali to explore ways of establishing strategic...
President Salva Kiir

Experts expect S. Sudan rival leaders’ meeting to build lost confidence

The much-awaited meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will help diffuse tension and build lost trust among the warring parties,...
AMISOM

AU urges Somalis to implement projects in recovered areas

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called on Somalis to play a greater role in implementation of quick impact projects (QIPs) in...
Person voting

Zimbabwean schools to close earlier for election

The Zimbabwean government has slashed the term for primary and secondary schools by two weeks to make way for general elections to be held...
A trader retrievesa receipt from an EBM. The amended law reinforces ministerial powers to fine taxpayers who circumvent using electronic billing machines to avoid paying taxes. (File)

Kenya’s investors laud action against illicit trade, corruption

Kenya's private sector umbrella body on Wednesday lauded the government's tangible action against illicit trade, rampant corruption and the enjoyment of ill-gotten proceeds. Kenya Private...
video

Namibia opens new nuclear medical center

Namibia on Wednesday inaugurated a new nuclear medical center at the country's coastal town of Swakopmund in Erongo region in efforts to address challenges...

Tanzania assures pyrethrum farmers of reliable market

Tanzania on Wednesday vowed to address market-related challenges facing pyrethrum growers in the east African nation. Mary Mwanjelwa, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, made the remarks...

Uganda issues new tax incentives to attract more investors in free zones

Uganda has announced new tax incentives in a bid to attract local and foreign investors,, in free zones. The country's tax body, Uganda Revenue Authority...
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Debate rages on reported introduction of course on witchcraft at Zambia university

A debate is raging in Zambia following reports that the country's biggest pubic university has introduced a degree program on witchcraft. According to reports, the...
Somalia

Somalia urged to fix security, political challenges before printing of new currency

Former Somalia minister and current lawmaker Abdullahi Mohamed Nur has called on the government to consider addressing security and political challenges before printing the...
Banks

Namibia’s central bank leaves repo rate unchanged at 6.75 percent

Namibia's central bank has maintained the repo rate unchanged at 6.75 percent, a decision taken following a review of global, regional and domestic economic...

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