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Boko Haram

Boko Haram kills university student in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram has killed a local university student who was recently abducted while returning to school in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, according to...

Fire damages gold processing plant in northwest Tanzania

Fire damaged equipment at a gold processing plant at Buzwagi in Tanzania's northwest Kahama district in Shinyanga region, an official said on Tuesday. ...
South Africa

South Africa to implement serious structural reforms amid fiscal challenges

South Africa will implement structural reforms as the country faces some fiscal challenges, according to the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni. Mboweni...
insurance over

75 percent of Tanzanians to be covered by national health insurance by 2025

At least 75 percent of Tanzania's population of 55 million will be covered by the national health insurance by 2025, an official said on...
Rwanda's new foreign minister Vincent Biruta speaks during a welcoming event for him in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Nov. 7, 2019. Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday evening reshuffled the cabinet, appointing a new foreign minister and reintroducing the portfolio of internal security. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Nearly 2,000 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC

A total of 1,919 Rwandan refugees have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following a Congolese military offensive against armed groups...
Tanzania map

National ID registration facilities stolen in northern Tanzania

Unknown people in Tanzania's northern district of Arumeru in Arusha region have stolen facilities for biometric registration of national identification cards, including two cameras...

3 killed by heavy rains on Christmas day in northern Tanzania

At least three people were killed by ongoing heavy rains and one injured in Tanzania's northern district of Serengeti in Mara region, an official...
Media workers leave the Media, Observer and Election Results Centre of Zanzibar Electoral Commission in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Oct. 28, 2015. Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on Wednesday has cancelled results of its just-held general elections, according to Zanzibar Electoral Commission. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

Tanzania’s Zanzibar to register over 200,000 new voters

Tanzania's Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) said on Sunday it was expecting to register 204,752 new voters when fresh registration begins on December 18. ...
financial inclusion

Angola records low financial inclusion

Angola's Finance minister, Vera Daves, on Friday said the technological solutions provided by the traditional banking have not been able to promote the desirable...
Congolese asylum-seekers

Number of DRC nationals seeking asylum in Zambia increases

Zambia has recorded an increase in the number of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) refugees seeking asylum in the last three months of...

SME sector key to Namibia’s employment creation, poverty alleviation

Namibia's central bank governor, Iipumbu Shiimi, on Friday said the country's Small-and-Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) sector is important for economic development as it has the...

Sierra Leone needs foreign support in combating HIV

Sierra Leone needs support from foreign countries to assist people living with HIV in the country, Abdul Rahman Sessay, Director General of the National...

Over 52,000 tonnes of cashew nuts sold to buyers in Tanzania in current season

Traders in Tanzania have bought at least 52,749 tonnes of cashew nuts in the current season that started on October 31, a senior official...
President Akufo-Addo interacting with President Paul Kagame

South Sudan official says set to join continental free trade body

South Sudan said on Friday its set to join the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which will commence operation on July 1, 2020,...
Diabetes treatment

300,000 Ugandans living with diabetes

As the world commemorated World Diabetes Day on Thursday, Uganda's ministry of health said available figures indicate that there are 300,000 Ugandans living with...
Person voting

Namibia conducts successful special voting day operations

Namibia's Electoral Commission (ECN), Thursday announced that the special voting day operations conducted on Wednesday went remarkably according to plan, in line with the...

Tanzania spends part of annual development budget on three flagship projects

The government of Tanzania has until September spent 36 percent of its budget for the 2019/2020 financial year that started on July 1 on...
Street Children

More than 3,000 children out of school in southern Angola

A total of 3,374 children in southern Angola are out of the school system after 15 primary education schools shut down due to the...
Stone Town, Tanzania - September 9, 2015: View on typical narrow Stone Town street with souvenir shops on Zanzibar island. Man is sitting on a small chair in front of his shop. Bikes and motors are parked on the street.Typical buildings with Arabic and Indian influance.

Tanzania on right track to attaining middle income status

Tanzania is on the right track toward attaining a middle income status by 2025 following implementation of projects aimed at improving the welfare of...
Hunger and Malnutrition

Angola: 500,000 people battle with food insecurity

More than 500,000 people in Angola face food insecurity due to a severe drought hitting several provinces, a government official said here Tuesday. ...

Tanzania braces for joint venture investment projects in 2020/2021

The government of Tanzania said on Tuesday it will support initiatives aimed at creating joint venture investment projects in the 2020/2021 financial year as...
FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

FIFA Unveils Official Emblem For FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup In India

The Official Emblem of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™ was unveiled today, 2 November 2019, during a star-studded launch event at...

Africa, Nordic ministers to discuss investment opportunities

Ministers for Foreign Affairs from African countries and their counterparts from Nordic countries will meet in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam on Nov....
Many farms were deluged in the most recent winter floods

Floods trap more than 100 towns in northeast Nigeria

Over 100 villages in Nigeria's northeastern state of Adamawa have been trapped by floods, caused by persistent rainfall in that part of the country,...

Government of Ghana to leverage Chinese investment for petrochemical hub project

The government of Ghana hopes to work with Chinese investors to build the much-envisaged petrochemical hub to help maximize the benefits of the country's...
Wpid Money Growth

Namibia is well poised to take advantage of future maritime growth

Namibia is expected to experience greater opportunities as a port and coastal state as global seaborne trade is expected to triple in the next...

Tanzania to buy new aircraft for national airline

The Tanzania Government Flight Agency (TGFA) on Saturday signed a purchase contract for a 78-seater Bombardier Q400 for the east African nation's state-run Air...

Over 102,000 Nigerian children die yearly from poor sanitation

Over 102,000 Nigerian children under the age of five die yearly from diseases linked to poor sanitation and unhygienic practices, an official has said. ...

Piracy activities drop on Nigeria waterways – Dakuku Peterside

Recent records had shown drop in maritime crime and piracy in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, head of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and...
organic agriculture

Namibia confident of rebuilding agriculture sector

Namibia's Minister of Agriculture Alpheus Naruseb said on Tuesday he was confident that the country would be able to rebuild its agriculture sector after...