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Nigerian presidential candidate says exclusion from elections debate unfair

A presidential candidate in Nigeria on Thursday faulted his non-inclusion in the planned presidential debate being organized by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group. ...
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Ethiopia punishes 66 elite soldiers staging protest

Ethiopia said on Thursday it had punished 66 elite soldiers who staged a rare protest in the capital Addis Ababa in October over "inadequate"...
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Cameroon president orders release of 289 Anglophone activists

Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Thursday ordered the release of 289 Anglophone activists detained for "misdemeanors." "I have ordered the discontinuance...
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Nigeria warns against fairly used gas cylinders

The Nigerian government on Thursday warned citizens and importers on the grave consequences of importation and use of fairly used cooking gas cylinders. ...
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Nigerian police vows security for 2019 polls

Nigeria's police chief Ibrahim Idris Thursday assured that all strategic operational plans for a credible elections in 2019 have been concluded. ...
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SADC Youth Forum opens in Namibia

A youth forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) opens on Thursday in Windhoek, capital of Namibia. The forum, sponsored...
H.E Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana (right) speaks with IFC VP and General Counsel Ethiopis Tafara (center) and World Bank Group Trade and Competitiveness Senior Director Anabel Gonzalez (left), confer following a high-level dialogue on opportunities for ambitious reforms of the business environment in Ghana. The event took place at IFC's offices during the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Washington on April 21, 2017.

Expert urges strong governance structures to advance African continental free trade agenda

There is the need for strong governance structures for Africa to achieve the much desired Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agenda as a prelude...
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Kenyans to dig deeper into their pockets over Christmas price surge

Prices of various items in Kenya are on a steady rise, setting the east African nation's residents for costly Christmas festivities. ...
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)

Government sudden tax measures disruptive to businesses in Ghana – Expert

While government seeks to improve its revenue mobilization with the introduction of tax policy rationalization measures, some businesses may have been feeling the pinch...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to China from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16 at the invitation of Chinese President...
A security guard patrols at Westgate shopping mall with his sniffer dog, in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 18, 2015. Kenya's upscale shopping mall, Westgate, which had been closed nearly two years ago after a terrorist attack that claimed 67 lives, was reopened on Saturday amid tight security.(Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Investors’ appetite for Kenyan malls rises despite low tenancy

Low uptake of spaces in shopping malls in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, has not slowed down construction of the facilities that have shaped East African...

Zambia’s human rights body hails plans to criminalize torture

Zambia's human rights body on Tuesday hailed plans by the government to criminalize torture. On Monday, Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga said cabinet has approved...
Agriculture in Africa

Nigeria’s Dangote eyes Malawi’s agriculture sector

Africa's wealthiest man, Nigeria's Aliko Dangote, is planning to invest in Malawi's agriculture sector through establishment of a fertilizer production company in the country. The...
Climate change

Africa maritime center launched in Kenya to spur low-carbon techs

The Africa Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) was launched in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa on Wednesday to help mitigate the harmful effects of...
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S. Africa’s ruling party wants ICT to drive the country’s growth

The African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday said they want technology and innovation to be integrated into the entire South African society despite a...

Chinese academy hands over machineries for Ethiopia’s teff production

The Chinese Academy of Agriculture Mechanization Sciences (CAAMS) on Wednesday handed over machineries to Ethiopia for the production of "teff," Ethiopia's indigenous crop used...
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Burundian National Assembly passes 2018 budget bill

The Burundian National Assembly Wednesday unanimously passed the East African country's 2018 budget bill. The bill was passed in a plenary session at Kigobe Parliament...
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Chinese Chamber of Commerce provides scholarship for Ethiopian students

The China Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia (CCCE) on Wednesday awarded financial scholarship for 27 outstanding Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) students. The...
Ethiopia

Sino-Ethiopia ties hailed as role model for South-South cooperation

The newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Tan Jian said the partnership between Ethiopia and China could be seen as a role model for...
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Nigeria targets increased investments in renewable energy

The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it was targeting increased investments in the renewable energy sector to promote industrialization of the most populous country...
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Experts say low entrepreneurial spirit slows Africa’s development

Development experts on Wednesday expressed concern about low levels of entrepreneurship in Africa, which has limited the potential for industries and manufacturing to flourish...

Ghana, Germany sign MoU for vaccine-producing factory

Ghana and Germany on Wednesday signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) as part of the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's three-day visit to the country. The...
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Ghana’s FDI jumps to US$4.4 billion in first three quarters of 2017

Foreign direct investment (FDI) flowing into Ghana over the first three quarters of 2017 exceeded 4.4 billion U.S. Dollars, the head of the Ghana...
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Ghana Nov. headline inflation rises to 11.7 pct

Headline inflation for November inched up 0.1 percentage point to 11.7 percent in Ghana relative to the 11.6 percent recorded in October, the national...
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

California: Police kills unarmed old man

A 73-year-old man named Francisco Serna was shot dead by a police officer in the city of Bakersfield, California, during a late-night walk,...
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Chinese companies association in Togo holds job fair

Association of Chinese companies in Togo (AECT) on Tuesday held one-day career fair to enhance employment provision in the West African country, here...
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Kenya to create taskforce to accelerate uptake of local marine insurance

Kenya is planning to establish a multi-agency taskforce to accelerate uptake of local marine insurance by importers. Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing...

Namibia warns visitors of extreme weather

Tourists intending to travel to Namibia for holidays have been warned about the extreme weather in the country. In a statement on...

Xi offers congratulations to Ghanaian president-elect

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday extended congratulations to Ghanaian President-elect Nana Akufo-Add. In a congratulatory message, Xi said that Ghana was...
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Botswana Best Female Artist talks of new passion for Chinese music

by Sharon Tshipa, Otsile Valentine Keobokile and Lyu Tianran As a popular and well-traveled singer, the artist amazed...