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electricity

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...
football

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...
Zambia map

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...
banking

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...
Tourists

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...
Eurobond

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...
video

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...
economy

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...
oil

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...
ANC SA

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...
water

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...
Kenyan Coat of arms

Kenyans invest in farming as agribusiness becomes worthy venture

Some years ago, many Kenyan farmers used to invest little in their livestock and crops as a majority farmed for hobby or self-fulfillment. For those...
kenya shilling

Kenyan shilling loses ground against USD

The Kenya shilling lost ground against the U.S. dollar on Thursday albeit marginally even as forex traders noted stifled demand for the greenback. The local...
entrepreneurship

Chinese entrepreneur imparts IT skills to young South Sudanese

A Chinese-owned printing business has ushered some young South Sudanese people into the world of Information Technology (IT) by imparting new skills that are...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenyan police nab 2 key human trafficking suspects

Kenyan police said Thursday they are interrogating two suspects behind a human trafficking racket that has been operating in a Nairobi residential estate. The police...

Hundreds of health facilities in northeastern Nigeria destroyed – WHO

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) said that one third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State in northeastern...
AFP / Karam Al-Masri More than 300 civilians have been killed in two weeks of fighting in the divided city of Aleppo

Dec. 14 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ISTANBUL -- Turkish police have identified two suspects involved in the twin bombing attacks in central Istanbul on Saturday, which killed 44 people and...
doctor

Doctors at Zambia’s main hospital start protest

Doctors at Zambia's main hospital have started a sit-in protest to press for a salary rise and improved conditions of service, said a statement...
The workshop of Smederevo Steel Mill, recently acquired by a Chinese firm. (Photo: Ren Yan from People’s Daily)

Chinese steel firm starts operation in Ethiopia

Chinese steel manufacturing company Zhen Zhen officially commenced its steel production in Ethiopia on Tuesday. The newly inaugurated steel plant, located in...