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Uganda: Museveni Calls for Accelerated Investment in African Population

President Yoweri Museveni has called for accelerated investment in human capital development across Africa to improve the quality of the continent’s population. The president told…

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Zimbabwe: China Challenges Govt Bilateral Support Figures

Controversy shrouds bilateral support figures released by the Zimbabwean government last week during the 2020 National Budget following a revelation by the Chinese Embassy this…

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Zimbabwe: Set Up Donor Fund to Help Zimbabweans, Chamisa Tells South African Govt

Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has urged South Africa to assist in setting up a donor fund to help restore the dignity of citizens in…

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Cameroon: Suspension From AGOA – Clarifications From Government

Hereunder is a statement of Communication Minister, Rene Emmanuel Sadi, during a press briefing in Yaounde yesterday November 18, 2019. “Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, On…

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Zimbabwe: Debt Ridden Govt Battles Passports Backlog

Harare — Zimbabwe is battling to clear a backlog of passport applications as a result of the insufficient money to procure material. More than 380…

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South Africa: A Cup of Rooibos Tea Empowers Communities

The Khoi Khoi and San communities are set to benefit from the industry-wide benefit-sharing agreement (BSA) for traditional knowledge associated with Rooibos. This follows the…

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Kenya: Plans to Buyout Kenya Airways Investors Gather Steam

Kenya’s National Treasury is planning to buyout Air France-KLM, local banks and more than 80,000 individual shareholders from Kenya Airways and delist the national carrier…

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South Africa: Minister Gordhan to Meet Striking Airline Unions

Cape Town — A meeting between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and striking unions at South African Airways (SAA) has been called to mitigate the…

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Africa: Russia, Africa and the Debts

Long seen as a strategic partner, Russia has opened a new chapter and started building better relations with Africa, and most significantly made its move…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa in Self Ululation, Two Years After Power Seizure

President Emmerson Mnangagwa believes Zimbabwe’s reform agenda has taken positive steps in the two years since he took power following his predecessor Robert Mugabe’s removal…

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Zimbabwe: Union Lashes Out At Finance Minister Ncube Over Anti-Workers Budget

Labour federation the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has lashed out at Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube for proposing a national budget its president Peter…

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Kenya: Trainee Pilot Forced to Keep Plane Airborne After Wheel Falls Off

A light aircraft was forced to fly for two-hours to exhaust its fuel before crash landing at the Malindi International Airport on Monday. Malindi airport…

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Nigeria: 20 ‘Hidden’ Destinations of Purported Health Spendings in 2020 Proposed Budget

About N5 billion will go to service major construction works in the nation’s health sector in the 2020 proposed budget, but development experts, working around…

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Zimbabwe: Power Utility Switches Off Mnene Hospital

Zesa has switched off power at Mnene Hospital over a bill of about $700 000, plunging the critical institution into darkness. Authorities at the 27-bed…

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Africa: How to Close the $42 Billion Financing Gap Women Face

In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over…

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Kenya: Less Than 10% to Retire Comfortably on Pension

Less than a tenth of pension schemes are providing sufficient benefits to comfortably sustain members in retirement, an actuarial consulting firm says, revealing the pain…

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Tanzania: Tanzania to Increase Land Under Coffee

Tanzania will increase land under coffee by attracting new farmers from the southern regions of the country as it seeks to raise production from 66,646…

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Kenya: State Selling Residency Permits and Citizenship to Repay Debts

Kenya’s population stands at 47.5 million and with every child born today owing the lenders $1,300. The country’s domestic and foreign debt is now at…

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Kenya: MPs Reject Sh80 Billion Mini-Budget Amid Looming Showdown

The Executive is on a collision course with Parliament after a House committee recommended the rejection of the National Treasury’s Sh80.1 billion supplementary budget on…

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Kenya: Mozila Lauds Kenya for Adopting Data Protection Law

Nairobi — Mozila has lauded the Kenya government, National Assembly and Kenyans for taking part in the formulation of the Kenyan Data Protection and Privacy…

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Africa: Continent’s Infrastructure Financing Surpasses U.S.$100 Billion in a Year

Infrastructure financing in Africa registered a rise of 24 per cent in 2018, surpassing $100 billion for the first time, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa…

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Rwanda: Kagame in Germany for Investment Summit

President Paul Kagame on Monday arrived in Berlin, Germany where he joined other African leaders for the G20 Compact with Africa Investment Summit. Launched in…

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Africa: Overcoming German Businesses’ Cold Feet on Continent

Many German businesses are reluctant to invest in Africa. But a new African business index might help build trust and foster better business relations. Phanuel…

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Uganda: Embrace Technology to Combat Wildlife Trafficking – Us Envoy

The United States (US) ambassador to Uganda, Ms Deborah Malac, has said modern technology will help combat wildlife trafficking in the country and the region…

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South Africa: National Student Financial Aid Scheme Visits Hometowns of Prospective Students

With the closing date of the 2020 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications looming, NSFAS will be visiting hometowns of prospective students who still…

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South Africa: SA Businesses Explore Opportunities in Côte d’Ivoire

Gauteng — based company, Etion Limited aims to grow their client network and sell high-tech digital solutions during the Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM)…

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Gambia: Saher Solar Company to Launch Solar Project in Gambia

Two German solar experts from Saher Solar Engineering Company, Thursday revealed to journalists at a press conference that their company was bringing a solar project…

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Gambia: AMCHAM Board Meet to Prepare for 30 Nov. Event

American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), recently convened an emergency board meeting under the supervision of President Ndey Awa Khan and CEO Dr. Samba Faal. In…

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Africa: African Free Trade Zone – Cameroon Fine-Tunes Implementation Strategy

A workshop to solicit the views of the private sector towards finalizing the strategy took place in Douala recently. The United Nations Economic Commission for…

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Cameroon: Settlement Bill for 2018 Financial Year – Finance Minister Presents General Overview

Louis Paul Motaze defended the bill which seeks to establish the final amount of the State Budget for the 2018 financial year as executed in…

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Uganda: Universities Start Programme to Train Graduates Needed for Job Market

Arrangements have been finalized to integrate both industries and private sector requirements into tertiary education curriculum as a strategy to train professionals required for the…

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Africa: Africa Challenged to Curb Illicit Activities in Mining

The level of financial losses that Africa continues to experience due to illegal activities and dealings in the mining sector is undermining sustainable development in…

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Nigeria: Ovbiebo – Maritime Sector Urgently Needs Intervention Fund

After years of neglect and policy inconsistency that has stagnated the industry, the MD/CEO, Tamrose Ventures Limited, Mr. Ambrose Ovbiebo, in this interview, says steps…

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Somalia: Hormuud Denies Any Links With Al-Shabaab Says They Are Also Victims of the Terror Group

Hurmuud Telecommunications has denied any links with the terrorist grop Al-Shabab and instead said they are among the major victims. The telco also denied aiding…

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Kenya: President Kenyatta Signs the Data Protection Bill 2019 Into Law

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the Data Protection Bill 2019 into law. The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi…

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South Africa: SA Banks Clear Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe in Botswana Saga but She Still Fears for Life

South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe still fears for her life after South African banks cleared her name in a saga involving allegations that she illicitly…

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Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF MPs Say Budget Balanced

AS expected Zanu PF MPs fell on each other to endorse Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube’s 2020 budget proposals arguing it was balanced. Budget and Finance…

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Nigeria: Inflation Rate Climbs to 11.61%

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said that Nigeria’s annual inflation rate rose to 11.61 per cent in October. The NBS disclosed this in its…

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Uganda: Uganda Oil Roads Still Moving Despite Running Behind Schedule

Uganda is sticking to its ambitious target of completing a large section of its “oil roads” in the Albertine Grabben region. The set target of…

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Sudan: Delisting Sudan From Terror Group a Prime Challenge Before Economic Improvement – PM

The prime minister and his finance and economic planning minister, have concurred that delisting the Sudan from the group of states Washington considers sponsor of…

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Nigeria: Govt Releases Circular On Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustment

The federal government has finally released the circular on the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage to federal workers, setting the stage for the…

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Rwanda: Lonely Planet Names Nyungwe the Best Canopy Walkway in the World

The canopy walkway in Nyungwe National Park has been named the world’s best forest canopy walkway, topping a list of this year’s 11 best canopy…

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South Africa: Financial Services Need to Wake Up to Fact That Treating Customers Well Is Good Business

South Africa’s regulatory regime for the financial services sector is going through major changes. The question is whether companies can adapt to a principles-based approach….

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Tanzania: Bank of Tanzania Warns Against Crypto Currencies

The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has once again warned the public to act with extreme caution when trading in crypto currencies investments, saying they are…

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Rwanda: Loans Getting Cheaper, Central Bank Says

Rwandans can expect lending rates by local banks to go down over the coming months going by the current trend. Rwandan banks’ lending rates have…

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Zimbabwe: President Courts Dubai Investors

Zimbabwe intends to lure cash-rich investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to exploit opportunities in mining, tourism and manufacturing when it engages them at…

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Kenya: Stowaway Mystery Raises Security and Humanity Issues

As debate continues on the identity of the stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways flight in June, the matter has brought to the fore…

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Nigeria: Govt Using Data to Monitor Lifting of 100 Million Out of Poverty

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that the federal government has prioritised collection of data on…

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Rwanda: Umurenge SACCOs Recover Rwf5 Billion

Rwf5 billion of the estimated Rwf10 billion that was lost, stolen or misappropriated from Umurenge Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) has so far been recovered,…

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Nigeria: Nigerian Entrepreneur Wins U.S.$250,000 Jack Ma Foundation Grant

A Nigerian entrepreneur, Temie Giwa- Tubosun yesterday pipped nine other African entrepreneurs to land Jack Ma’s $250,000 (over N90m) prize money for innovation in business…

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Nigeria: Electricity Generators Threaten Nationwide Blackout

Nigerian electricity generation companies (GenCos) have threatened to shut down power generation across the country if the federal government does not intervene and call the…

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Burkina Faso: Who Controls the Gold Mines of the Sahel Region?

Gold mines in isolated areas of Africa’s Sahel region have become a welcome source of income for terrorists. Recent attacks in Burkina Faso show that…

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Africa: Compact With Africa – Enthusiasm Wanes for the ‘Merkel Plan’

At a meeting in Berlin, African leaders will discuss the state of the ‘Compact with Africa’ project with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. So far, it…

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Africa: African Multinationals Bring Home Much More Than Profits

Often when companies take their operations abroad, a practice referred to as internationalisation, the main intention of the owners or managers is to increase corporate…

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South Africa: Cosatu Fails to Bring President Ramaphosa to Marikana Rally

The latest attempt to get President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit the community of Marikana has failed. The attempt came via a commitment by trade union…

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Tanzania: Paying Black Tax Responsibly and Sustainably – Daily Battle for Workers

Black tax is a term that has its origins from the apartheid system in South Africa. It refers to the money that black professionals are…

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Namibia: ICT Assessment for Rural Women Parliamentarians

Windhoek — The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) recently conducted an ICT assessment of rural women parliamentarians with male as partners as a…

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Ethiopia: Icao’s Endeavor in Ensuring Aviation Safety in Africa

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency that regulates the global aviation industry. Ethiopia is one of the founding members of…

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Mozambique: New Year Bonus Guaranteed, Pledges Nyusi

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi guaranteed on Thursday that the government will pay the traditional New Year bonus to all state employees in January….

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Zimbabwe: Outrage Over Bank Charges

Depositors have expressed concern over the high banking charges levied by financial institutions. Speaking at a post-2020 Budget breakfast meeting co-organised by Zimpapers and ZBC…

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Mozambique: Former President Guebuza Mentioned in Boustani Trial

Maputo — For the first time, the name of former Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has appeared in the trial in New York of Jean Boustani,…

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Zimbabwe: 2020 Budget Fair, but Failed to Tick Crucial Boxes

When Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube stepped into the Chamber yesterday afternoon it was never going to be an easy task to balance…

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Southern Africa: Nyusi Inaugurates Rebuilt Beira-Zimbabwe Highway

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday inaugurated the rebuilt highway from the central port of Beira to the Zimbabwean border, a distance of…

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Africa: How Digital Training Can Help Supervisors Lift PhD Output

Several African countries have increased the number of new universities and increased enrolments as part of an effort to boost tertiary education and development. More…

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South Africa: South Africans Returning From Abroad Shocked to Learn SAA Cancelled Flights Due to Strike

South Africans making their annual trip home from abroad were surprised to land at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday morning to find out connecting…

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Tanzania: Legislators Push for Solar Power Use to Curb Pollution

STUDIES conducted in Tanzania have shown that the country has a potential to generate 1,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity through solar, the Minister for Energy,…

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Tanzania: Tanzania Joins Fight Against Illegal Fishing

TANZANIA has joined other South Western Indian Ocean (SWIO) countries in the fight against illegal fishing by ratifying the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) which…

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Tanzania: Researchers, Academics to Discuss Study Findings

LOCAL and international researchers and academicians are convening in Dodoma to discuss various research studies in a bid to compliment the fifth phase government’s industrialisation…

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Tanzania: SGR Funding Outlook Bright, Mpango Says

FINANCIAL deals for the construction of the second phase of the standard gauge railway will be concluded by the end of the month, the Minister…

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South Africa: Minister Fikile Mbalula – Handover of Gauteng Section of Moloto Road to Sanral

Speech delivered by the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on the occasion of the handover of the Gauteng Section of Moloto Road to SANRAL It…

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Namibia: Standard Bank Celebrates Hugely Successful NSX IPO, Reflects On the Past, Contemplates Future

Standard Bank Namibia Held a Prelisting dinner this Thursday at the Windhoek Country Club, to celebrate the official milestone of listing on the Namibian Stock…

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Namibia: Swakop Uranium Imports 7500 Metric Tonnes of Pyrolusite

The third consignment of about 7 500 metric tonnes of Pyrolusite (black or dark grey mineral with a metallic lustre, consisting of manganese dioxide), mainly…

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Nigeria: Again, Fire Razes Another Lagos Market

Traders at the popular Tejuosho market were yesterday thrown into disarray as fire razed down a section of the market yesterday afternoon. This is coming…

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South Africa: SAA Extends Cancellation of Flights

South African Airways (SAA) has extended the cancellation of all domestic and regional flights and has re-introduced international flights. “SAA has extended the cancellation of…

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South Africa: Moloto Road Reclassified As National Road

The Gauteng portion of Moloto Road has officially been handed to the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL). This means that the road will be…

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South Africa: Aspen’s R3.4 Billion Investment to Widen SA’s Export Base

Aspen Pharmacare has through its R3.4 billion investment, demonstrated its confidence in South Africa’s economic growth potential. The company is one of the companies that…

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South Africa: President Ramaphosa Hails New Development Bank Progress

President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the progress made by the New Development Bank (NDB) since its inception in 2015. “It has been five years since…

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Kenya: Activists Praise AfDB for Pulling Out of Lamu Coal Plant

Kenya’s quest to have a coal power plant has been shattered after one of the proposed project’s key financiers, the African Development Bank (AfDB), pulled…

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Zimbabwe: Bank Clears Air On Bucketful of Coins Saga

Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) has cleared the air on circulating claims that they issued ZWL$ 44.180 to a single client with the bank saying…

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Namibia: Tweya Calls for More Foreign Investments

Trade minister Tjekero Tweya has said that potential investors who do not have the capacity to bring new technology to Namibia, will be replaced by…

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Kenya: Treasury Eyes Parastatals to Ease Biting Cash Crunch

As the Treasury goes through a rough patch, the government has now turned to parastatals to help ease the burden by releasing extra cash from…

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Kenya: Despite Ban, 5 Maize Flour Brands Still On Nakuru Shelves

Five maize flour brands banned by the Kenya Bureau of Standard (Kebs) nearly a week ago are still on sale in various shops in Nakuru…

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South Africa: ‘For Us, It Is Business As Usual’ – Mango CEO As SAA Goes On Strike

Domestic airline Mango has continued with “business as usual” after two unions at South African Airways (SAA) embarked on a planned strike on Friday. “I…

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Tunisia: Elife – Solution for Tunisian Brain Drain

Tunis/Tunisia — A meeting under the theme: “Elife: A solution against Tunisian brain drain” will be held on November 20 in Tunis, at the initiative…

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Nigeria: We’re Bringing 16 Indonesian Companies to Nigeria – Indonesian Ambassador

Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Usra Hendra Harahap, said that the country is ready to strengthen bilateral trade cooperation with Nigeria, saying 16 Indonesian companies…

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Angola: Angolan Currency Enters Valuation Trajectory – Reserve Bank

Luanda — Angola’s currency (Kwanza) has entered into a valuation trajectory following high levels of depreciation recorded since last October 23, the deputy- governor of…

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Zimbabwe: 2020 Budget – Education Takes Lion’s Share, Health Comes Second

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has allocated the second biggest chunk of his 2020 budget to health proposing a $6, 5 billion vote to the struggling…

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South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa – 11th Brics Summit Plenary Session

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement during the Plenary Session of 11th BRICS Summit, Brasilia, the Federative Republic of Brazil Your Excellency, President Jair Bolsonaro, Your Excellency,…

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Zimbabwe: Power Utility ‘Not Stealing’ Electricity Units During Load Shedding

ZESA subsidiary, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZEDTC) has dismissed information circulating on social media that the power utility was stealing electricity units during…

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South Africa: Dam Owners Urged to Stick to the Rules

Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on dam owners across the country to adhere to dam safety legislation in the wake of extreme…

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Tanzania: MPs Ratify Entry Into WTO

THE National Assembly yesterday approved the country’s full entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO), ending almost half a century of Tanzania’s efforts to join…

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South Africa: Rail Agency Meltdown Likely to Derail 10,000 Jobs

The dismissal of over 3,000 security guards – with October salaries unpaid – means more than 10,000 jobs directly linked to Prasa’s meltdown could be…

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South Africa: Stats SA Report Reveals Country’s State of Inequality

A report released by Statistics South Africa paints a grim picture of inequality in the country. It looks at trends such as access to basic…

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Nigeria: Govt Orders Deactivation of Automatic Voicemail On Existing Phone Lines

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has ordered the Nigerian Communication Commission to deactivate automatic voicemail on existing phone lines. This is…

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Nigeria: NNPC Secures $1.16m U.S. Grant for 1,350MW Abuja Power Plant

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) have concluded arrangement to sign a $1.16 million dollar grant…

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Nigeria: Border Closure – Nigeria, Benin, Niger Joint Committee Meet

Weeks after Nigeria closed its borders to its neighbours, a tripartite joint committee consisting of Nigeria, Niger and Benin has met to seek ways to…

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South Africa: SA Post Office Denies Talk of Planned Retrenchments to Manage Labour Costs

The SA Post Office (SAPO) has not announced plans to retrench employees as part of its current program of reducing labour costs in line with…

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South Africa: Dams Empty in Eastern Cape

All dams supplying Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape are dry. Amathole District Municipality (ADM) spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso said 33 boreholes have now…

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South Africa: Text Messages | Predictions From Berlin

Granta essays from the time of the fall of the wall and apartheid hail political leaders who aspire to ‘not victory, conquest or triumph, but…

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Ghana: Make Science, Technology Relevant to Ghanaians – President to Scientists

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged scientists in the country to help make science and technology more relevant in providing dignified standards of living…

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