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Rwanda to raise domestic financing to 68.3 percent in new budget

Rwanda's domestic financing is expected to reach 68.3 percent in the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year, up from 67 percent in the current fiscal year,...
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Kenyan university marks Dragon Boat Festival amid growing China-Kenya ties

Kenya's Kenyatta University on Thursday marked Dragon Boat Festival amid growing China-Kenya ties. During the event, several Chinese songs were performed...
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Tanzanian economic growth prospect remains bright

Tanzania's economic growth outlook remains bright, the east African nation's Minister for Finance and Planning, Phillip Mpango, told parliament on Thursday. Presenting...
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Zambian leader appoints new press aide

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday appointed a new press aide following the unexpected resignation of his former aide last week. Lungu...
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South African trade union urges government to stop chaos in trucking industry

The South African government must take urgent action to stop the ongoing chaos in the trucking industry which has claimed more than 200 lives...
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74 percent of South Africans experience police corruption

A research by the Corruption Watch released on Thursday shows that South Africans are concerned with the level of corruption in the police force. ...
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Ghana promotes cheaper energy to spur mining investments – Amin Adams

The Government of Ghana seeks to use a more cost-effective and reliable energy supply as an incentive to attract more investments into the mining...
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Nigeria: 5 injured in shopping mall blast, terrorism ruled out

At least five people were injured in an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's southern Rivers state, on Wednesday,...
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Cameroon parliament deliberates on bill for ratification of Africa free trade deal

Cameroon's National Assembly on Thursday began scrutinizing a bill that will permit the president to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. ...
A trader retrievesa receipt from an EBM. The amended law reinforces ministerial powers to fine taxpayers who circumvent using electronic billing machines to avoid paying taxes. (File)

Kenya’s investors laud action against illicit trade, corruption

Kenya's private sector umbrella body on Wednesday lauded the government's tangible action against illicit trade, rampant corruption and the enjoyment of ill-gotten proceeds. Kenya Private...

Namibia opens new nuclear medical center

Namibia on Wednesday inaugurated a new nuclear medical center at the country's coastal town of Swakopmund in Erongo region in efforts to address challenges...

Tanzania assures pyrethrum farmers of reliable market

Tanzania on Wednesday vowed to address market-related challenges facing pyrethrum growers in the east African nation. Mary Mwanjelwa, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, made the remarks...

Uganda issues new tax incentives to attract more investors in free zones

Uganda has announced new tax incentives in a bid to attract local and foreign investors,, in free zones. The country's tax body, Uganda Revenue Authority...
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Debate rages on reported introduction of course on witchcraft at Zambia university

A debate is raging in Zambia following reports that the country's biggest pubic university has introduced a degree program on witchcraft. According to reports, the...

Somalia urged to fix security, political challenges before printing of new currency

Former Somalia minister and current lawmaker Abdullahi Mohamed Nur has called on the government to consider addressing security and political challenges before printing the...

Namibia’s central bank leaves repo rate unchanged at 6.75 percent

Namibia's central bank has maintained the repo rate unchanged at 6.75 percent, a decision taken following a review of global, regional and domestic economic...

Security fears as Kenya begins to transport oil

Shortly after President Uhuru Kenyatta led the country to celebrate the feat of Kenya joining the league of global oil producers, concerns were raised...
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Kenya launches wildlife strategy to boost conservation efforts

Kenya's tourism ministry on Tuesday evening launched a National Wildlife Strategy to boost the country's conservation efforts. Deputy President William Ruto told journalists in Nairobi...
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Zimbabwe says ready to elevate ties with Russia

Zimbabwe said it is ready to transform ties with Russia into enhanced economic cooperation and partnership, state madia Herald newspaper reported Wednesday. The quest to...
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Ghanaian president courts support of business leaders for SDGs implementation

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday courted the support of business leaders for the realization and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development...

Zambia mulls subsidizing electricity for production sector

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday said his government will find a way of subsidizing electricity on production but not on consumption. ...

Zambia arrests former minister over corruption

Zambia's anti-corruption agency on Tuesday arrested a former minister for alleged corruption. Brian Chituwo, who served as Minister of Health and Agriculture...
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Opposition lawmakers suspended for boycotting Zambian leader’s address

Speaker of the Zambian parliament on Tuesday suspended lawmakers from the country's leading opposition party for boycotting an address by President Edgar Lungu. ...

Zambia extends ban on timber exports to all species

The Zambian government on Tuesday extended its ban on timber exports to all types of timber in the country. The government has...
Students of Kuskuwam Primary School have a meal which is through a school feeding program, in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Nov. 26, 2015. The school feeding program is part of a 170,000 U.S. dollars fund from International Development Department of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, through Yenat Weg Charitable Association to support more than 1,100 needy students in five Ethiopian public primary schools.(Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Chinese community donates US$60k to Ethiopia’s school feeding program

Three Chinese companies and the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia have collectively donated 60,000 U.S. dollars to a school feeding program in Ethiopia. ...

USAID launches US$20.4 million initiative to boost youth employment in Rwanda

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuesday launched 20.4 million U.S. dollars initiative to help train 40,000 Rwandan youth in workforce readiness skills...

Nigeria proposes psychiatric tests for motorists

Nigeria's road commission on Tuesday released guidelines for the proposed psychiatric examination of traffic offenders in the country. The exercise will cover...
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Nigeria rescues 40 human trafficking victims

Nigerian authorities rescued 40 victims of human trafficking in northern Katsina between January and May, an official said on Tuesday. Muhammed Rabiu,...

China promises US$22k to orphanage school in Somalia

Chinese Embassy in Somalia on Tuesday promised around 22,000 U.S. dollars to an orphanage school in the capital Mogadishu to buy food and education...

Scientist calls for faster uptake of biotechnology in Africa

African scientist on Tuesday called for predictable political commitment towards supporting biotechnology research to boost uptake of the technology in the continent. ...