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South Africa raises awareness of unverified online investment

The South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) on Saturday warned people not to conduct online business transactions with unverified companies. They gave...
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WB pledges US$250 million to finance public health initiatives in Africa

The African Union (AU) has announced a total of 250-million-U.S. dollar financial support from the World Bank Group to strengthen continental and regional healthcare...
Child soldier

AU calls for ending recruitment of child soldiers in Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called on Somali communities to protect children and stop their recruitment of child soldiers. ...
Somalia soldiers

International partners laud deal between Somali government, moderate Islamic group

International partners have welcomed the agreement reached between the Somali government and the leadership of Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a (ASWJ), a moderate Islamic group based...

Nigeria’s economic hub starts demolition of “unfit houses”

Authorities in Nigeria's economic hub Lagos have begun demolishing "unfit houses" in an area where the collapse of a school building killed at least...

HSWU registers displeasure over government’s neglect

Members of the Upper East Regional branch of the Health Services Workers Union (HSWU) of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday joined their...

Veep cuts sod for rehabilitation of Kumasi inner city roads

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has cut sod for work to begin on the first phase of the rehabilitation and auxiliary infrastructure of...
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Parliament approves nomination of Supreme Court Justices

Parliament has unanimously approved the nomination of three Justices appointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo to the Supreme Court. The approval follows a recommendation...

Mozambique Cahora Bassa dam produces more electricity than planned in 2018

Hydroelectric of Cahora Bassa (HCB), the company that operates the major dam on the Zambezi River in Mozambique, announced on Monday that it has...
illegal mining

Ghana lifts ban on small-scale mining

The Ghanaian government has lifted the ban on small-scale mining, effective Dec. 17, Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation said here...

Ghana to face Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso in 2019 Africa U-20 tournament

Ghana's national U-20 team has been drawn in Group B of the Africa Youth Championship to be held in Niger next year. ...

Ghana to resume active club football next month

The Ghana FA's Normalization Committee(NC) on Friday announced that it has created a new competition structure to bring back official domestic football activities in...
Fuel Economy

Namibian economy expected to contract by 0.2 percent this year

Namibia's domestic economy is expected to contract by 0.2 percent in 2018, the Bank of Namibia (BoN) said Friday. The central...
Boko Haram

Nigeria buries 19 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Nineteen Nigerian soldiers killed last month during a gunfight with Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno were buried on Friday amid...

Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Zambia

Turkish Airlines on Friday launched direct flights to Zambia. The Turkish airline will be making two direct flights in a week...
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Workers’ salaries in Zambia not responding to increased cost of living – lobby group

Authorities in Zambia should pay more attention to the salary structures which are not responding to the ever increasing high cost of living, an...

Zimbabwe’s banking sector boosts profits amid turmoil in rest of economy

Zimbabwe's banking sector boosted profitability in the nine months to Sept. 30, posting an aggregate net profit of 283.98 million U.S. dollars, latest Reserve...

Namibia reports more overseas tourist arrivals in 2017

Namibia attracted more than 1.4 million tourists in 2017, a growth of 2.1 percent year-on-year, said a report released by Namibia authorities on Friday....

Kenyan elderly persons carrying heavy burden of lifestyle diseases: report

The proportion of Kenya's senior citizens affected by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has increased rapidly, says a report launched by international charity HelpAge International on...

Kenya to target green investors through green bonds

Kenya plans to target green investors through issuance of green bonds, officials said on Friday. Peter Odhengo, senior policy adviser on...
Agriculture in Africa

Agriculture holds great potential for Ghana’s economic transformation – FAO

Agriculture should be put in the lead as Ghana endeavors to achieve its desired economic transformation, according to an official of the UN Food...
liquid waste

Ghanaian firm introduces scientific approach to liquid waste management

Waste management has become one of the biggest challenges confronting Ghana. Increased population growth and rapid urbanization have resulted in increased generation of volumes of...
Kaduna state cultural troupe performs during the 40th anniversary of Nigeria's National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in Abuja, capital of Nigeria,Sept. 3, 2015. The celebration which was held here on Thursday was aimed at showcasing the economic value of Nigeria's cultural industries. (Xinhua/Dare Sholarin)

Angola, Algeria discuss strengthening of cultural cooperation

Angola and Algeria discussed on Thursday in Luanda the need to strengthen cooperation in the field of cultural heritage, film and audiovisual, cultural industries...

Somali prosecutors resolve to strengthen justice system

Prosecutors from across Somalia wrapped up their two-day meeting in Mogadishu on Thursday by resolving to step up efforts to strengthen justice system in...

IMF calls for more private sector involvement in Ethiopia’s economy

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday called for more private sector involvement in Ethiopia's booming state-dominated economy. Lagarde was speaking during a...

Kenya increases retail fuel prices

Kenya's energy industry regulator on Thursday increased retail prices for diesel, super petrol and kerosene by different price margins in the latest review for...
crude oil

Refinery projects to solve Nigeria’s crude oil exporting challenges

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote's refinery projects would solve half of the country's crude oil refining and exporting challenges when completed in 2019, an official...

Tanzania, Mozambique to exchange views on new oil, gas discoveries

Tanzanian and Mozambican leaders on Thursday agreed to exchange experiences on the two neighboring countries' recent discoveries of gas and oil. The agreement was reached...

S. African ruling party to revise policies to benefit the majority

The African National Congress has proposed to revise the party's strategy and tactics to fasten radical socioeconomic transformation to improve the lives of South...

Chinese firm seeking larger footprint in Kenya’s water market

China's Romer Environmental Protection Company, which is a market leader in sea water desalination and borehole water purification intends to enlarge its footprint in...