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HIV

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,...
Eta Zuma surface coal mine pit, Okobo, Kogi State

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...
Economic

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)...
food aid

UN calls for urgent scale up of aid to avoid looming catastrophe in Somalia

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...
Stock market

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. ...
central bank kenya

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...
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attends the Egyptian-Ethiopian relations and common interests bilateral meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, March 24, 2015. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is in Ethiopia for a two-day official visit. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

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...
Film

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...
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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...
bomb blast

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,...
President Jacob Zuma

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...
The United States and its allies have unleashed hybrid warfare against Russia and some other countries, head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Russia's main federal investigative authority, said on Monday. (Xinhuanet file photo)

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

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...
rice

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...
Barcelona

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,...
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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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