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Kenya licenses 1st online forex trading money manager

Kenya's capital market regulator said Tuesday it has licensed the country's first company to operate online foreign exchange trading. The Capital...
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Kenya developing strategy on donkey value chain

Kenya's veterinary officials said Tuesday they are developing a strategy on the donkey value chain. Michael Cheruiyot, deputy director of veterinary...
South Sudan refugees

UN seeks US$2.7 billion to help South Sudanese refugees

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed for a total of 2.7 billion U.S. dollars to provide life-saving humanitarian needs for South Sudanese...
Budalangi, Busia

Chinese-built bridge making life easier in western Kenyan county

Green reflectors put on guard-rails along the 100 m bridge in Budalangi, Busia County of western Kenya, create an amazing spectacle as one drives...
Prison

Zimbabwe considering selling off some old prisons

The Zimbabwean government is considering disposing of some of its old prisons to land developers and using the proceeds to build new prisons with...
football

Ghana trounce Togo in Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifier

Ghana's Olympic football team the "Black Meteors" defeated Togo 5-1 on Tuesday in the first-leg their Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifier played at...
Person voting

Ghanaians in Diaspora Can Now Vote

The Human Rights Division of the High Court in Accra ruled here Monday that the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana should allow citizens living...
Guinea Worm

WHO Declared Kenya Free From Guinea Worm

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday certified Kenya as a guinea worm-free country. Ashok Kumar, deputy team leader of the International Certification Team, a...
Sebastian Pinera

Chile’s president-elect Sebastian Pinera

Right-wing candidate and former president, Sebastian Pinera, returned to Chile's presidency on Sunday, after winning the presidential run-off with over 54 percent of votes. The...
Hage Geingob

Namibian president congratulates new ANC leader Ramaphosa

Namibian President Hage Geingob on Monday congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as South Africa's ruling party president at the 54th National Conference, narrowly...
Stock market

Kenya’s bourse starts week low on declined foreign activity

Trading at Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) started the week low on Monday as both turnover and the key indices declined. Turnover stood at 3...

Burundi launches green tea production to diversify export products

Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore Monday launched the east African country's first-ever green tea production at a tea factory in the Cibitoke province, northwestern...
Kidnap

Nigerian police say curtailing kidnap cases

The Nigerian police on Monday said it has worked hard to curtail the activities of kidnappers troubling the country. The national police chief Ibrahim Idris...
Telcos

Zambia’s mobile network operators penalized over poor quality of service

Zambia has penalized all the three mobile network operators for failure to observe rules, its telecommunication and information technology regulator said on Monday. The mobile...
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8 Chinese nationals join Zambia police as reserves

The head of the Zambia Police on Monday formally welcomed eight Chinese nationals into its reserve wing in an effort aimed at enhancing security...
accident

At least 23 die in road accident in Kenya in past 2 days

At least 23 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured in two separate road accidents in Kenya over the weekend. Thirteen people died...
ANC SA

S. African ruling party to regain lost municipals

South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) is likely to recover all the constituencies it lost in the past elections, a party...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso ruling party accuses narco-jihadists of deadly attack

The ruling party in Burkina Faso has said that "narco-jihadists" are behind the deadly attack on Friday of an army camp close to the...
healthcare

China launches maternal, child healthcare project in Sierra Leone

The Chinese government has together with the government of Sierra Leone launched a maternity and child healthcare project in Sierra Leone. The...

ECOWAS urges Gambia president to accept election defeat

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to stick to the results of the Dec. 1 election,...
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Malian president calls for pooling forces after Burkina Faso attack

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday stressed the need to pool forces to fight terrorism in Africa, especially in the Sahelian region. ...
A local resident is seen with barrels of water in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

US$50 million needed to address drought in Ethiopia – FAO

Speaking during a media event at FAO country office in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Amadou Allahoury, FAO Representative in the East African country, said...

AU welcomes Central African Republic constitutional referendum

The pan-African bloc has warned actors who seek to hinder completion of the transition in that country, said an AU statement on Friday. ...
gunmen

Gunmen abduct local police official in Burundi

Ngozi province governor Albert Nduwimana told the Burundi News Agency on Friday that Cyprien Nihorimbere, deputy-general commissioner of the Immigration Department in Ngozi, was...
Bashar Al-Assad

Dec. 18 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

DAMASCUS -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a surprising visit to a Damascus church on Friday evening, where a famous choir was rehearsing for...
Portable drinking water

South African president pledges water supply amid severe drought

"While approximately 2.7 million households or 18 percent of the total national population are affected by the drought disaster, interventions are in place to...

Rwandans in Uganda vote in referendum on presidential terms

Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage, Rwanda High Commissioner to Uganda, told Xinhua by telephone that hundreds of Rwandese are turning up at the embassy in...
Namibia

Namibia bans fishing in Zambezi River to allow breeding

Esau said the only fishing activity the government will allow is recreational angling. Esau who toured the region about 1,200 kilometers from the capital...

Botswana urged to desist from environmentally harmful practices

As a result of inappropriate environmental practices , the country has lots of plastics and other rubbish laying around, said Khama. ...

Burundi’s National Assembly passes bill on gender-based violence

Burundian Human Rights, Social Affairs and Gender Minister Martin Nivyabandi was at the National Assembly to give MPs clarifications about the bill. "I am...