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Namibia conducting 2017 HIV survey

Namibia's Health Ministry (MoHSS) is working with local and international partners to conduct the Namibia Population based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) survey in 2017,...

Zambia coal production up by 21.9 percent in 2016

Zambia recorded an increase in coal production in 2016 compared to the previous year, the ministry of mines said on Friday. The...

Zambian government says to stick to homegrown economic recovery program

The Zambian government said on Friday that it will not be pressured to accept any financial aid package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

UN calls for urgent scale up of aid to avoid looming...

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Program (WFP) warned Friday that 6.2 million people in Somalia, nearly half the African country's...

Namibia’s capital issues warning of flash floods

The City of Windhoek cautioned its residents and visitors that as per the high alert warning by the Namibian Meteorological Services, Windhoek might be...

Kenya’s bourse ends week on low as turnover, key indices decline

Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) closed the week Friday on a low as both turnover and key indices went down. During the session...

Namibia braces for tropical depression Dineo

Namibians have been warned not to travel long distances from Friday until Sunday when the tropical depression Dineo is expected to land. ...

Kenya begins fresh vetting for senior bank managers

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) said Friday it's vetting directors of banking institutions and senior managers afresh to weed out people with questionable...

Kenya, Egypt seek to boost trade, bilateral ties

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is due in Kenya on Saturday for a state visit as Nairobi seeks to bolster cooperation between the two...

Kenyan film industry generates US$72 million in 2016

Kenya's film industry generated 72 million U.S. dollars in 2016, creating direct and indirect employment to more than 100,000 people, officials said on Friday. ...

Morocco reaffirms commitment to strong Arab Maghreb Union

the Moroccan King Mohammed VI reiterated on Friday his country's firm commitment to build a strong Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), deeming it as a...

Namibia gets US$3.8 million drought assistance support from USAID

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will purchase eight water tanker trucks and promote community and school sanitation...

South African Treasury welcomes steps taken against wrong-doing by financial institutions

The National Treasury on Friday threw its weight behind the Competition Commission which will take 17 banks operating in South Africa to the Competitions...

Feb. 17 world news summary at 1530 GMT,

ISLAMABAD -- The death toll of Thursday's suicide blast at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan's south Sindh province has risen to 88 on Friday,...

South Africa’s Zuma refers controversial expropriation bill back to National Assembly

South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday referred the controversial Expropriation Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration. The president made...

Russian currency likely to weaken despite recent appreciation

The recent strengthening of Russia's ruble against the U.S. dollar is expected to be short-lived, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said Friday. "We...

Libyans mark 6th anniversary of revolution in despair

The Libyan revolution, which started from Benghazi in 2011, has marked its sixth year with no positive change but trapped the country into endless...

Madagascar increases rice import to cope with lean season

Madagascar has decided to raise its monthly rice import to 60,000 tonnes to cope with lean seasons, an official said Friday. Valonirina...

Barca President confirms China visit

FC Barcelona have confirmed that club President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, club CEO, Oscar Grau and former player Ronaldinho, who is now a Club Ambassador,...

Madagascar’s currency reserves record 40-percent increase

Madagascar's currency reserves has increased by 40 percent from 2015, a government official said Friday. Madagascar's currency reserves stand currently at about...

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