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South African trade union urges government to stop chaos in trucking industry

The South African government must take urgent action to stop the ongoing chaos in the trucking industry which has claimed more than 200 lives...
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74 percent of South Africans experience police corruption

A research by the Corruption Watch released on Thursday shows that South Africans are concerned with the level of corruption in the police force. ...
Nigeria Baga map in Borno state

Nigeria: 5 injured in shopping mall blast, terrorism ruled out

At least five people were injured in an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's southern Rivers state, on Wednesday,...
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Cameroon parliament deliberates on bill for ratification of Africa free trade deal

Cameroon's National Assembly on Thursday began scrutinizing a bill that will permit the president to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. ...
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Police bust gun-making ring in south Nigeria

Police broke up a gun-making ring in Imo, southeast Nigeria, arresting one suspect for manufacturing and selling guns, police said Wednesday. The...
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Data gaps challenge to implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Lack of updated data on national levels, which is necessary to enable efficient monitoring of progress, is one of the main challenges to implementing...
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More than 1 million children involved in child labor in Mozambique

More than 1 million children at the age of 7 to 17 in Mozambique are involved in different forms of child labor activities, the...
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Hundreds of Namibian school going girls benefit from sanitary project

Hundreds of school going girls in Namibia have benefited from a sanitary project aiming to create equal opportunities for girls to excel in school. ...
water

Kenya says climate change affecting measures to improve water access

Climate change is affecting Kenya's goal to improve water access to all, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Simon Chelugui, cabinet...
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Nigeria pays tribute to winner of 1993 annulled presidential election

Over the past two weeks, Nigerians from all walks of lives have been releasing statements and commentaries in tribute to Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, winner...
GENERAL BUHARI ACKNOWLEDGING CHEERS FROM NIGERIANS

Newly elected legislative leaders pledge to be responsive to Nigerians

Newly elected leaders of Nigeria's federal legislature have pledged to be responsive to the citizens, as the country looks forward to new dawn amid...
Nigeria Baga map in Borno state

Village leader kidnapped in northwestern Nigeria

A village leader was on Tuesday abducted in Nigeria's northwestern Katsina state by unidentified men, police said Wednesday. Bature Mai'unguwa, the village head of Labo...
An antelope walks at Kenya's Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, March 21, 2015. Kenya's "long rains" season which usually begins in March is unpunctual this year, making both the people and wild animals of this country longing for the coming rains. (Xinhua/Yang Yang)

AU urges continent to promote conservation of indigenous animal breeds

The African Union (AU) on Wednesday urged the continent to promote the conservation of indigenous animal breeds. Josefa Correia Sacko, commissioner for rural economy and...
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Cameroon to hold mining exhibition to attract international investors

Officials of Cameroon's Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development said Tuesday the country will hold an exhibition in September to promote its mining...
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Kenya mulls production auction for power sector

Kenya is set to start an auction system for investors interested in investing in future power generation, a government official said on Tuesday. ...
Banks

Namibia receives more earnings from regional customs union – central bank

Namibia has received more earnings from the revenue pool of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the country's central bank governor said on Wednesday. ...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC ministers review implementation of science, education programmes

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers responsible for education, science, technology and innovation will meet in Namibia's capital Windhoek on June 17- 21...
Farmers Drying their cocoa beans in the Eastern Region

Ghana and Ivory Coast propose cocoa floor price at US$2,600 per ton

Stakeholders in the cocoa industry agreed here on Wednesday to the 2,600 U.S. dollars floor price for a ton of cocoa as proposed by...
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

African nations urged to support development banks for implementation of SDGs

The Zambian government on Wednesday called on African countries and development partners to increase their support to national development banks to enable the banks...
livestock

Kenyan innovators develop machines to boost farmers’ yields

Innovators in Kenya are coming up with various machines that are helping livestock and crop farmers boost their productivity. The machines are...
Refugees

African countries urged to popularize ratification of free movement of persons pact

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged efforts to popularize and promote the ratification of the protocol to the treaty establishing the African economic...
fish

Kenya to promote fish exports through product certification

Kenya plans to promote the export of fish through product certification, the standards agency said on Tuesday. Bernard Njiraini, acting managing director...
Agriculture in Africa

AU urges agricultural transformation in Africa through right policies

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday stressed the need to spur Africa's agricultural transformation through appropriate policies, governance and institutional arrangements. The...
climate change

Namibia awards grants for rural communities to respond to climate change

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia on Tuesday awarded 19 grants valued at about 5.8 million U.S. dollars for measures to help rural communities...
Solar

Kenya launches project to provide solar solutions in marginalized counties

Kenya on Tuesday launched a 4.7 billion shillings (4.7 million U.S. dollars) project for the private sector to provide solar solutions in marginalized counties. ...
Murder

South Africa’s Western Cape records 331 murders in May

South Africa's Western Cape Province recorded 331 murders in May, compared with 304 murders in the same period last year, due to "systemic failures,"...
AFP/File / Yuri Cortez The WHO's latest air pollution database reveals an overall deterioration of air in the planet's cities, and highlights the growing risk of serious health conditions

Zambia not doing enough to curb air pollution – lobby group

There was a growing lack of responsibility by both private citizens and industries to take it upon themselves to reduce or curb air pollution...
INDUSTRIALIZATION

UNECA urges concerted efforts to promote Africa’s industrialization

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Tuesday urged concerted efforts towards Africa's industrialization through the imminent African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
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Zambian leader concerned about increasing levels of tribalism

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday expressed concern over increasing levels of tribal sentiments, especially in the political arena, which risk plunging the country...
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UN supports South Sudan’s efforts to stimulate trade

South Sudan said on Tuesday it will use support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to build its institutional capacity to stimulate trade with...