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dollars

Zimbabwean government says can’t afford to pay salaries in U.S. dollars

The Zimbabwean government said Friday it has no capacity to pay its workers salaries in U.S. dollars as demanded by striking junior doctors at...
dollars

Kenya, German sign US$126.5 million development cooperation program

Kenya and Germany on Friday signed a 126.5 million U.S. dollars development cooperation program. Henry Rotich, cabinet secretary for the National...
tax

Namibia to adopt new tax system to improve tax administration

Namibia is expected to operate its new tax system in mid-January next year, a move to further improve tax administration, an official said on...
Bananas

Kenya says its bananas cleared to enter ROK market

Kenya said on Friday that the Republic of Korea has accepted to buy green bananas and broccoli from Kenyan farmers. "The...
Photo: Zambian Watchdog President Edgar Lungu signed the Constitution of Zambia bill making a significant step on a matter that had long dominated the political life of the nation.

Zambia governing party hails ruling on leader’s eligibility to contest 2021 polls

Zambia's governing party on Friday welcomed a ruling by the Constitutional Court to declare President Edgar Lungu eligible to seek re-election in 2021. ...
fishing

Fish catch in Mozambique up 9 percent annually since 2015

Mozambique has registered an annual increase of 9 percent in fish catch since 2015, the Ministery of Sea, Interior Waters and Fishery announced Friday....

WFP secures US$14.3 million to support refugees in Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said Friday it has received a 14.3 million U.S. dollars funding to support refugees living in northern...

South African government says to encourage safe, responsible tourism

South Africa's Department of Tourism on Friday that officials will visit tourist resort areas to encourage responsible and safe tourism practices in the coming...

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier paid a state visit to China, which lasts from Dec. 5 to...
arrested

Malawi nabs 66 Ethiopians for illegal entry

The Department of Immigration under Malawi's Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security Tuesday intercepted 66 Ethiopian nationals who had attempted to enter the...
Seeds

Tanzania to waive levies, taxes on locally produced seeds to boost agriculture

Tanzania is set to waive some of the levies and taxes imposed on locally produced seeds in the east African nation in a move...
arrested

Mozambican authorities detain illegal immigrants

Mozambican authorities said on Thursday that about 1,000 illegal immigrants were detained inside the country in a campaign carried out since January. According to Cira...
Fuel

Zambia energy regulator probes fuel smuggling

Zambia's energy regulator said Thursday that it has launched investigations into reports of fuel smuggling by some oil transporters. Last week, the country's tax agency...
Namibia

Chamber of commerce vows to make Namibia regional transport hub

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Thursday that it would work with the government to make the country a regional transport hub. Speaking...
extractive sector

Mozambique invites investor to exploit phosphate mine

The Mozambican government announced Thursday in Maputo that it is looking for an investor with financial capacity to exploit the Evate mine of phosphate...
HIV-and-AIDS

UN supports Angola to fight discrimination against HIV-positive people

The United Nations (UN) is committed to supporting Angola in coordinated multisectoral action to eliminate discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. This statement was made...
Wpid Black Woman Domestic Violence

UN calls for concerted efforts to end gender-based violence in Ghana

The United Nations on Thursday called on the government of Ghana and stakeholders to take individual and collective action against human rights abuse of...
trade barriers

Kenya, UAE vow to boost trade ties

Kenya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday vowed to boost trade ties. Chris Kiptoo, the Ministry of Trade Principal Secretary told a media...
Interest Loans

AfDB backed firm to help African SMEs access loans

An Africa Development Bank (AfDB) backed institution on Thursday said that it plans to enable 530,000 African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access...
Telecom industry

Kenya’s telecom market set for shake-up with new entrant

Kenya's telecommunication sector is headed for a major shake-up after the entrance of a new player, who has stirred up the market and stiffened...
kenya shilling

Kenya shilling strengthens amid high dollar demand

The Kenyan shilling gained further on Thursday against the U.S. dollar, hitting a new high as inflows continued to rise amid increasing dollar demand...
Namibia

Namibia needs financial discipline to recover economically

For the Namibian economy to recover from the rut it is currently in, financial discipline needs to be exercised, according to an analyst. Namibia is...
Banks

MTN and nine local banks clinch deal for a US$113 million syndicated capitalization facility

Africa’s leading telecoms operator, MTN signed an agreement with nine local commercial banks here on Thursday in which the nine banks are providing...
Upstream Oil Drilling Platform

Energy think tank ACEP raises red flag over Ghana’s dormant upstream petroleum contracts

Energy think tank African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) urged government here on Thursday to take steps to review contracts awarded some International...

African Court Judge Gets Voted onto International Court

The 193 State Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has elected Justice Solome Balungi Bossa, a member of the African Court on Human...
climate change

Bonn Climate Change Discussions Creates Alliances For & Against Coal Usage

The climate change talks in Bonn, Germany saw the creation of alliances for and against the use of coal to generate power, as the...
civil war at sudan

Mauritania’s President Admits His Country His Issues With Slavery

The current international focus on Libya, where sub-Saharan Africans are being sold as slaves, has forced the President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz,...
Ghana Armed Forces,

Ghana Armed Forces to Undergo Transformational Phase

Ghana's Minister for Defense Dominic Nitiwul on Thursday said the government would retool the security agencies, particularly the Armed Forces, to be adequately prepared...

Voting in parts of Ayawaso Central Hindered

Voting at some polling stations in Ayawaso Central constituency of the Greater Accra Region has delayed as election materials arrived late. For instance, voting had...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UNSC demands quick execution of political deal in Libya

The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for a quick implementation of a political deal in Libya in order to stop fighting and form...