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Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president pledges to revitalize SOEs

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday pledged to revitalize state-owned enterprises (SOEs), some of them are facing severe financial and operational challenges. ...
cattle

Southern Africa cattle population growth decreasing due to drought

A report on livestock production trends in SADC member states revealed Wednesday that Southern Africa's cattle population growth rate has been decreasing since 2014. ...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC to address barriers to bloc’s economic capabilities

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has applauded the bloc's Free Trade Area (FTA) initiative launched in August 2008. Calicious Tutalife, the...
5G technology

5G based industrial-use AI application launched in Finland

An ABB plant in Helsinki producing frequency alterer, or low voltage drives, has started using a 5G wireless-based artificial intelligence application for routine production...
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AU commissioner awarded for championing Africa free trade

African Union (AU) Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga, a Zambian national, was on Wednesday awarded for championing the establishment of the African...
Red Cross

Chinese Red Cross to donate UD$150k to drought-stricken Namibia

The Chinese Red Cross Society will donate 150,000 U.S. dollars to help Namibia respond to recurring droughts, Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said...
Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

8 security men killed in armed attack in Egypt’s Sinai

At least eight Egyptian security men were killed on Wednesday when militants opened fire at a checkpoint in the North Sinai province, state media...
Bayern Munich

Bayern still hoping for Sane’s approval

23-year-old Leroy Sane remains Bayern Munich's main target for the 2019/2020 season as the 2019 German champions are still optimistic about signing the forward...
Cyber Attack

Civil society calls on Zambia to halt cyber laws

A consortium of civil society organizations on Tuesday urged the Zambian government to halt its plans to present to parliament bills aimed at regulating...
European Union

EU hails Ethiopia’s decision to lift martial law

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday said Ethiopia's decision to lift martial law will help the country create a more inclusive society. In a press...
Joao Lourenco

Angolan diamond sector to be restructured for profitability

Angolan President Joao Lourenco announced on Tuesday in Belgium that the country's diamond sector will be restructured to make it more profitable. Speaking at the...
Biotechnology

Kenyan scientists call on Africa to diversify uses of biotechnology

Kenyan scientists on Tuesday called on African governments to diversify uses of biotechnology and begin to embrace the emerging applications, particularly in the crop...
United Nation

UN honors 3 Zambian peacekeepers

The United Nations on Tuesday honored three Zambian peacekeepers, who died last year while on peace keeping missions, with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal of...
Nairobi Securities Exchange

Kenyan bourse indices rebound as stocks recover

All the key index of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) recovered on Tuesday as stocks rebounded to record gains across the board. The NSE 20...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya launches plans to set up first export slaughterhouse

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday kicked off plans to set up the country's first export slaughterhouse within the next two years. Kenyatta said Kenya...
power

Kenya to adopt local currency tariff power purchase deals to ease cost

Kenya is set to adopt local currency tariff power purchase agreements in a bid to lower electricity cost to consumers, a government official said...
tax

Uganda resorts to widening tax base to finance national budget

Uganda is resorting to widening the tax base to finance the national budget instead of relying on foreign financing. Matia Kasaija, minister of finance, planning...
Africa Illicit financial flows

Legal experts call for tougher laws to end illicit financial flow in Uganda

Financial and legal experts have called for tougher laws in order to curb illicit cash flow that is costing Uganda hundreds of millions of...
unmiss

UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in South Sudan

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned an armed attack which targeted a convoy of peacekeepers in the country's Unity region on...
black princesses

Ghana U-20 to prepare in China and Singapore

Ghana's Black Princesses, the nation's U-20 women soccer team, will embark on a three-nation training tour in Singapore, China and Spain as part of...
plastic pollution

Plastics undermine Ghana’s ocean turtles – Owusu-Gyamfi

Plastic pollution along the beaches of Ghana is a huge threat to the survival of sea turtles, Conservationist Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi told Xinhua Tuesday. Speaking at...
Newmont

Ghana penalizes mining giants Newmont Gold, contractors over fatal accident

The government of Ghana has slapped penalties of various degrees on Newmont Ghana Gold and its contractors for infringing laid down procedures in the...
Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov will pay a state visit to China from June 6-10, during which he will also attend the 18th meeting of...
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will arrive in Beijing Wednesday on a state visit to China. He will also attend the 18th...
South Sudan

Fault lines in South Sudan rebel movement offers peace a chance

Growing cracks within the South Sudan rebel movement coupled with international pressure on the government side seem to provide a ray of hope to...
Hisense

Hisense marks TV, fridge production milestone in South Africa

Chinese electronics maker Hisense celebrated a milestone at its manufacturing facility in South Africa's Atlantis on Monday as both the one millionth television set...
media

Gambia starts media sector reforms

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) and the Ministry of Information and Communication have begun a process for a comprehensive media sector reforms, a statement...
Banks

Tanzania injects US$94 million into agricultural bank to help farmers

The Tanzanian government on Monday injected 94 million U.S. dollars into the country's Tanzania Agriculture Development Bank (TADB) to help empower farmers. ...
Students of Minilik high school test the new school net program in class after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

AAU meeting highlights higher education in Africa

More than 500 executives from academia and industry across Africa attended a conference to discuss the way forward for higher education on the continent...
Africa Illicit financial flows

Zambia rues Africa’s loss of funds through illicit financial flows

Zambian on Monday expressed concern over Africa's loss of funds through illicit financial flows and called for increased efforts to track the money. ...