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child marriage

Zambia leader urges accelerated action to end child marriages in Africa

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday that ending child marriages in Africa by 2030 requires serious commitments by leaders and other stakeholders. In remarks...

Ghana seeks more private sector participation in its state-owned enterprises

The Government of Ghana seeks to open up more of its public sector to private participation, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said on Tuesday. The decision,...
al-Shabaab

Kenya says reduced Al-Shabaab threats in coast region

Kenyan authorities on Tuesday said a multi-agency security operation in the coastal county of Lamu has improved the region's security. Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo...
Kenya's polls body

Kenya’s polls body suspends 3 officials over alleged election fraud

Kenya's electoral commission on Tuesday suspended three officers in the ICT department over irregularities that marred the Aug. 8 presidential elections which were overturned...
trade protectionism

Namibia’s quarterly trade deficit to narrow slightly: experts

Namibia's quarterly trade deficit is expected to narrow slightly during the rest of the year, according to experts. Financial services firm, PSG Konsult, said this...

4 Ethiopians charged with terror offenses

The Ethiopian Federal High Court held preliminary hearings on Tuesday on four individuals accused of conspiring to commit terror acts. The accused are charged with...
Kenyan Supreme Court judges, from left to right, Njoki Ndung'u, Jackton Ojwang, Deputy Chief Justice Philomela Mwilu, Chief Justice David Maraga, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola preside over the second day of hearings of a petition challenging the presidential election result, at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Kenya's Supreme Court is hearing veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga's challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election earlier this month. Sayyid Azim AP Photo

Kenya’s ruling party supporters demonstrate against Supreme Court

Kenya's supporters of the ruling Jubilee party staged a demonstration outside the country's apex court on Tuesday over the Sept. 1 nullification of presidential...
minerals

Uganda eyes China to fast track mineral sector development

Uganda says it has vast amounts of minerals and is now looking at China to finance the rapid development of the sector. Peter Lokeris, Uganda's...

South Sudan court convicts 4 Kenyans over theft

South Sudan's apex court has convicted four Kenyans to nine years imprisonment and acquitted six nationals in the long- running trial of 16 suspects...
Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angolan president unveils Cuito Cuanavale Memorial

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos inaugurated Tuesday an memorial honoring those that fought in the renowned 1988 Cuito Cuanavale Battle against the then...
Namibia

Namibia urges nation to preserve heritage

The Namibia heritage council has called upon the nation to actively take part in preserving its heritage or risk losing a source of identity...
SADC

Namibia hosts SADC standby battalion training

The proposed Southern African Development Community's standby battalion will start training in Namibia on Sept. 20. SADC member states agreed to establish the battalion during...

Ghana reverses cumbersome import tax mechanism

Ghana announced on late Monday the reversal of a cumbersome import tax mechanism introduced last March. The mechanism introduced in the 2017 budget to check...
In July 2016, Qingfeng Town in Chongqing city began to implement the sustainable development Project financed by the World Bank. The project funds were more than 12 million yuans, including institution construction, material, infrastructure and farmer’s technical training. After its completion, it will help more than 1000 villagers. Photo from People.cn

China to construct 5 community technical colleges in Malawi

China on Monday signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the government of Malawi to construct five community colleges in the African country. During the MoU...
Corruption

Integrity Committees key in graft fight – Kapetwa Phiri

Zambia's anti-corruption bureau said on Monday that the establishment of Integrity Committees has scaled up the fight against corruption in the public service. Kapetwa Phiri,...
Craftsman Chen Zhenghe weaves a bamboo basket in Qianjiang, central China's Hubei Province, July 19, 2015. Bamboo weaving was a traditional folk art in Qianjiang and was revived in recent years. (Xinhua/Wu Yanjun)

Chinese experts help Rwanda in bamboo utilization

Some 30 Rwandan youths on Monday joined Chinese bamboo experts in Rwanda's capital Kigali to celebrate World Bamboo Day. Chinese experts of China-Aid Rwanda Bamboo...
Corruption

Expectations high as Ethiopia embarks on largest anti-corruption drive

Gezahegn Tadesse, 58, knows how corruption can be a danger to Ethiopia's future, having lived through three governments. "I have seen how corruption ate at...
Banks

Kenya’s banks record declined profitability in 2017

Kenya's listed banks recorded a 13.8-percent decline in core Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth for the first six months of 2017, compared to 15.5...
tobacco packaging

Lobby decries high consumption of tobacco products in Kenya

Kenya's anti-tobacco lobby on Monday called for the enforcement of a 2007 law that bans smoking in public places amid an increase in tobacco...
Tilapia

RSI Su-Lda invests US$1 million in Angola’s tilapia production

Chinese company RSI Su-Lda is investing 1 million U.S. dollars in the production of tilapia in the Angolan northern province of Bengo, the campany...

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