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Kenya: Nakuru Farmers Reaping Big From Dairy Farming

Dairy farmers in Nakuru County are raking in an average of Sh 1.6 million daily in raw milk sales to processors. One of the leading…

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Tanzania: Can Airtel Tanzania’s New Feature Take Over Mobile Money Services?

Tanzania’s smartphone’s network–Airtel Tanzania, has ushered a new mobile money service branded “Send With a withdraw fee”, emerging with a rather customized competitive advantage within…

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Tanzania: Germany Injects $8.69 Million to Boost Tanzania’s ICT in Health

Sustainable development can’t be realized in Tanzania without a healthy population, that’s why the health sector has acquired a rather vital financial support from its…

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Angola: Head of State Reopens Joaquim Kapango Airport

Cuito — The head of State, Joao Lourenço reopened this Friday Joaquim Kapango airport after 24 months of rehabilitation, modernization and equipment, in Cuito city,…

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Nigeria: Lagos Govt to Partner With Igbo Traders On Infrastructure Development in Marketplaces

The Lagos State Government says it is partnering with Igbo market leaders in Lagos West Senatorial District to ensure infrastructure development in marketplaces in the…

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Nigeria: Mixed Feelings Over Oil Discovery in the North

Barambu and neighbouring communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, near the border with Gombe State, came into limelight again last week following…

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Zimbabwe: Zim Teachers to Work 2 Days a Week, Vow to Dump Formal Clothing

ZIMBABWE’S militant teachers’ group, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) says its members will from next week start reporting for duty only twice a week…

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Zimbabwe: Striking Doctors Snub Wage Talks As Govt Offers 100% Allowance Increase

ZIMBABWE’S striking doctors Friday snubbed wage negotiations in which government pledged an immediate 100 percent increase to their allowances to health workers. The doctors were…

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Kenya: Kenya Struggles to Manage Debt for Railway to ‘Nowhere’

As Kenya’s government trumpets the opening of its new, Chinese-built train line to the Rift Valley, critics say the railway serves little purpose and is…

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Africa: Invest Africa U.S. Appoints Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych Senior Advisor

New York — Leading Global Investor Network Ramps Up Efforts to Increase US Investment in Africa In a move aimed at driving increased US private…

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Uganda: Mak Dons Demand Pay Rise As Directed By President Museveni

Makerere university lecturers have put the government on notice regarding their pay rise as directed by President Museveni last month. In a September 30 letter,…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Vows Action Against Businesses Hiking Prices

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed action against businesses which continue to hike their prices beyond the reach of poor locals. This comes as prices of…

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Zimbabwe: Malawian Migrants Blame Financial Woes On Sanctions

Malawian nationals living in Zimbabwe have been severely affected by their host country’s economic tailspin. Zimbabwe is home to thousands of Malawian migrants and their…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Veiled Threat Against ‘Stubborn’ Striking Doctors

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has issued a veiled threat against “stubborn” public hospital doctors who have persisted with their strike even when his government offered them…

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Zimbabwe: 1 Million More Zimbabweans Added to Poor Bracket – World Bank

Extreme poverty in Zimbabwe has risen to 34 percent, with 1 million more citizens now added to the existing 4.7 million, World Bank (WB) said…

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Africa: The Station – a New Self-Driving Car Startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 Software, Lilium’s Big Round

If you haven’t heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point…

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Africa: Africa E-Tailer Jumia’s Shares Fall 4 Percent Day After IPO Lockup Expiration

Shares of Africa-focused e-commerce company Jumia dropped 4% the day after the lockup period expired for its April IPO on the New York Stock Exchange….

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Nigeria: Nigeria’s #StopRobbingUs Campaign Could Spur Tech Advocacy Group, CEOs Say

Nigeria’s #StopRobbingUs campaign to curb police harassment of techies could grow into a formal lobbying group for the country’s tech sector, according to founders Bosun…

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Kenya: Kenyan Telco Safaricom’s Alpha Incubator Faces Uncertain Future

Safaricom’s Nairobi based Alpha innovation incubator may have an uncertain future, according to sources. With two high-level departures, and the passing of Safaricom’s CEO Bob…

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Nigeria: Sahara Reporters Founder Sowore Remains Detained in Nigeria

The founder of African investigative digital media site Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore remains detained in Nigeria on charges including treason, his wife Opeyemi Sowore Told…

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Zimbabwe: Legal Battle Looms Over National Railways Project

A legal showdown is looming between the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) and government after cabinet this week dramatically terminated the US$400 million National Railways…

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South Africa: Mantashe Unveils Details of IRP2019

Cabinet’s approval of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) will provide much-needed certainty to a critical area of the economy, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede…

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Nigeria: Another Petrol Tanker Fire Hits Onitsha

About 48 hours after a petrol tanker accident resulted to fire disaster at the Upper Iweka and Ochanja areas of Onitsha, another petrol tanker caused…

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Zimbabwe: Mining Firm Commissions New Oxygen Plant At Blanket Mine

Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc has successfully installed and commissioned a new oxygen plant at Blanket Mine in a move which will see overall metallurgical recoveries…

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Angola: Agricultural Campaign to Involve Two Million Families

Malanje — At least two million of peasant families will be involved in 2019/2020 agricultural season, with some 1.47 million out of the overall to…

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Mozambique: Australian Mining Firm Announces Job Cuts

London — The Australian mining company Syrah Resources has announced that it is planning to cut almost a third of the jobs at its graphite…

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Mozambique: Pearse Implicates Russian Bank in Mozambique Fraud

Maputo — Former Credit Suisse banker Andres Pearse on Thursday for the first time directly implicated an executive of the Russian bank VTB in the…

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Nigeria: Minimum Wage – Govt, Labour Agree On Consequential Adjustments

Following three days of negotiations by Government and the Organised Labour on the consequential adjustments of the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000,…

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Zimbabwe: Doctors’ Ongoing Strike – Situation in Hospitals Worsens

Zimbabwe’s public health delivery system is currently grounded following a move by both doctors and nurses to down tools protesting the abduction of Zimbabwe Hospital…

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Zimbabwe: Doctors Hand Over Petition to Parliament

More than 200 striking doctors this afternoon marched from Parirenyatwa Hospital to The Parliament of Zimbabwe and handed over a petition over the abduction of…

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Zimbabwe: U.S.$400 Million National Railways Deal Divides Ministers

Cabinet’s shock decision this week to cancel the US$400 million National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) recapitalisation deal won by the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG)…

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Zimbabwe: Chrome Company Execs Brief Mnangagwa

The Moti Group’s African Chrome Fields (ACF) has pleaded with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address a number of factors hampering its operations before the miner…

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Kenya: Not All Kenyans Happy About New Railway

Nairobi — While some Kenyans are celebrating the second phase of a cross-country Chinese-built railway line, others are angry about what the railway has cost…

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Zimbabwe: Central Bank’s Currency Policy Doomed to Fail

The latest move by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to manage the exchange rate yet again is another experiment doomed to fail as laws…

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Zimbabwe: No Prospects of Return to a Multi-Currency Regime

Zimbabwe’s central bank deputy governor Jesimen Chipika says the nation is grappling with symptomatic challenges instead of tackling structural problems in the economy as she…

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Zimbabwe: Bread Price Skyrockets, But Shortages Persist

The Consumer Rights Association says bread is now beyond the reach of many consumers as retailers this week increased the price of bread to almost…

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Nigeria: Anger As Death Toll Rises in Onitsha Fuel Tanker Blaze

Three more dead bodies were recovered, yesterday, at the Ochanja Market in Onitsha, which got burnt when a tanker filled with fuel caught fire at…

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Nigeria: Govt, Labour Agree on Minimum Wage

After days of intense negotiations, the federal government of Nigeria and the country’s labour unions have reached a deal on the implementation modality of the…

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Tanzania: Cheers to Tanzania Breweries 28pc Half-Year Profits

Tanzania Breweries Ltd, one of Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange’s recognised heavyweight domestic listings has declared a 28 per cent operational profit over the past…

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Kenya: President Fires All Ferry Board Members

President Uhuru Kenyatta has revoked the appointment of all Kenya Ferry Services board members. The President made the move following the deaths of Mariam Kighenda…

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Angola: Studies for Luanda’s Surface Train Concluded

Luanda — The minister of Transport, Ricardo de Abreu, announced last Wednesday, in Luanda, that studies for the conception of Luanda’s surface railway transportation are…

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East Africa: IGAD Plans to Cooperate With EAC in Free Movement of People, Labour

WHEN it comes to a free movement of people, labour and capital on the continent, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) wants to collaborate with…

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South Africa: Gauteng Matric Exams Proceed Amid Load Shedding and Bomb Scare

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said Wednesday’s matric examinations proceeded successfully, regardless of minor delays in some areas due to load shedding. On Wednesday…

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Zimbabwe: High Cost of Running Business Chokes SMEs

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are finding the going tough in the current hyper-inflationary environment as operational costs are weighing heavily on viability, 263Chat Business…

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Cameroon: Dangote Begins New Cement Plant

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote on October 16, 2018 launched the construction of a 275 million US dollar (156 billion FCFA) cement plant in Niger. The…

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South Africa: Govtech Conference to Focus On 4IR

The upcoming 13th annual GovTech conference is set to focus on how the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) will change the lives of South African citizens…

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South Africa: Mboweni – Implementation Key to SA’s Economic Growth

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the country needs to work on the implementation of policies if it is to realize improvements and growth in the…

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South Africa: Investment Attraction Efforts Paying Off for SA

South Africa’s efforts to attract investment while also strengthening trade on the continent, are paying off. On Thursday, Cabinet welcomed Toyota South Africa’s (TSAM) investment…

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Nigeria: Taxing Nigeria’s Digital Economy

Introduction Recently, the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Babatunde Fowler, disclosed the Nigeria government’s intention to collect Value Added Tax…

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South Africa: ‘Enough With Blackouts’ Say Soshanguve Residents

Residents of Soshanguve ward 26 marched to the City of Tshwane’s local offices in block KK on Wednesday. In a memorandum, the residents demanded housing,…

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South Africa: Cabinet Approves Promulgation of SA’s Energy Plan

Cabinet has approved the promulgation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) which provides a blueprint for South Africa’s envisaged energy mix. In a statement following…

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Rwanda: Two Rwandan Entrepreneurs Shortlisted for Africa Netpreneur Prize

Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) has released the names of the top 10 finalists heading to its grand finale in Accra, Ghana on 16 November…

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South Africa: Cabinet Commends Taxpayers

Cabinet had commended the millions of taxpayers who have already filed their tax returns, saying proper and efficient revenue collection ensures fiscal sovereignty. The South…

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Nigeria: Fish Farmers Hail Govt Over Move to Ban Fish Importation

Abuja — Fish farmers under the auspices of Fisheries Cooperative Federation of Nigeria, FCFN, on Wednesday, hailed the Federal Government over the move to ban…

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Nigeria: Buhari Speaks On Onitsha Fire As Death Toll Rises

The death toll from the Onitsha market fire has increased to three, with witnesses saying it could be higher. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported the death…

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Africa: World Poverty Day – An Opportunity to Reimagine the Future of African Youth

Johannesburg — Commemorating World Poverty Eradication day presents an opportune moment to reflect on the status of Africa’s journey of development as a means for…

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Mozambique: Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Testifies Against Boustani

Maputo — One of the bankers involved in the scandal of Mozambique’s “hidden debts” admitted on Wednesday, in a New York court, that he took…

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Kenya: Kenya Opens Second Phase of Massive Railway Project

Naivasha — Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened on Wednesday the second phase of his flagship infrastructure project: a Chinese-funded and built railway that will…

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Tanzania: Tanzania Government Ordered to Pay Standard Chartered-Hong Kong $185.4 Million

Dar es Salaam — The controversies regarding the power deal with Independent Power Tanzania Ltd (IPTL) has resurfaced after an international tribunal ordered the government…

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Zimbabwe: Central Bank Says Inflation Down to 21%, Contradicts IMF Statistics

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s latest monthly economic review shows that inflation decelerated to 21% in July this year, contradicting the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency…

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West Africa: Nigeria and Ghana Meet About Trade Issues From Border Closure

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama and his Ghanaian counterpart, Mrs Shirley Botchwey, said that both countries had agreed on modalities to resolve the trade…

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Botswana: Govt to Re-Employ Fired Civil Servants

Lobatse — President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced government plans to re-employ public officers fired in 2011 for participating in the biggest civil service strike…

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Zimbabwe: Lobby Group Pleads for Sanctions Removal

A lobby group of men and women of cloth calling itself Council of Elders have called upon the US and the Europe to remove “illegal…

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Africa: Botswana Vies for Forbes 2020 Under 30 Summit

Gaborone — Botswana is vying to host the Forbes 2020 under 30 summit scheduled for April next year. Speaking during a briefing yesterday, President Dr…

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Nigeria: Economy Will Attract More Investments Before Year-End – IMF

Washington DC — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said financial conditions in Nigeria favoured more foreign investments and should attract more foreign investments this…

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Nigeria: How Border Closure Revived Coconut Farming

Coconut has received renewed attention as the federal government closed its borders to most of the illegal products coming into the country, which were threatening…

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Kenya: Next Railway Phase to Be Launched as China Cuts Funding

The government plans to launch an expensive railway line that ends in the middle of nowhere after the Chinese government pulled the plug on funding…

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Angola: Angola to Increase Daily Oil Output By 35,000 Barrels

Angola President Joao Lourenco has said the country will increase its daily oil production next year by more than 35,000 barrels in a bid to…

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Nigeria: Minimum Wage – Again, Govt, Labour Meeting Deadlocked

After seven hours of intensive deliberation between a federal government team and representatives of labour unions, the ongoing negotiation on Nigeria’s minimum adjustment ended inconclusively….

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Nigeria: Minimum Wage – Govt, Labour Locked in Negotiation

The federal government is yet to reach an agreement with labour leaders over the new minimum wage, with just few hours to the deadline for…

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Angola: Cereals Production Reaches Mark of 2.9 Million Tonnes

Luanda — Cereals production in Angola has increased in the last two years from 2.87 million to 2.9 million tonnes due to the policies approved…

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Angola: Investment of U.S.$100 Million in Bie’s Waters\

Luanda — The Ministry of Energy and Waters invested in the last two years over USD100 million in infrastructure projects of abstraction, treatment and distribution…

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Tanzania: Loans Targeting Women and Youth Diverted to Other Projects

Dar es Salaam — A big chunk of loans provided by the Local Government Authorities (LGAs) of which is 10 per cent targets women, youth…

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Nigeria: IMF Backs CBN’s Monetary Policy to Grow Economy

Washington, DC — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday reiterated its support for the ongoing tight monetary policy stance that had been adopted by the…

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South Africa: Campaigners Unmoved As Province Claims It Wants to Preserve Cape Town’s Philippi Horticultural Area

The first of two days’ litigation between the City of Cape Town, the province and the Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign, left campaigners…

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Nigeria: Nigeria’s Debt Rises By N3.3 Trillion in One Year

Nigeria’s total public debt rose by N3.32 trillion in one year to N25.7 trillion as at the end of June 2019, the Debt Management Office…

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South Africa: Parents Infuriated After Load Shedding Leaves At Least 30 Matric Exam Centres in the Dark

Parents and members of the public have expressed outrage at the effect that load shedding has had on matric exams across the country, with at…

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Nigeria: Senate Passes Amended Production Sharing Contract Bill

Abuja — The Senate has passed the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act (PSCA) 2004(amendment) Bill 2019, which would enable Nigeria to…

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South Africa: Animation Studio Scores International Emmy Nomination for Short Film

Cape Town — Cape Town animation studio Triggerfish has added another feather to its cap in the form of an International Emmy Kids Awards nomination…

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Zimbabwe: Farmers Starring Bleak Cropping Season Amid Soaring Fertiliser Prices

Most farmers this season may not be able to go back to the ploughing fields after agricultural input prices continue to sky rocket with a…

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Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone’s ‘Smart Country’ Ambitions

Nanotechnology, blockchain, cloud computing: Sierra Leone’s President Bio is banking on the most advanced technology to leapfrog the country out of poverty. In a recent…

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Zimbabwe: Over 5.5 Million Zimbabweans Face Starvation By January 2020

The number of food insecure citizens in Zimbabwe is projected to rise to 5.5 million in January and March 2020, the highest number on record…

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Tanzania: U.S.-China Trade War ‘To Blame for Tanzania Cotton Woes’

Dar es Salaam — The ongoing trade war between the US and China has been partly blamed for the current cotton marketing crisis in Tanzania,…

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South Africa: Philippi Farmers Challenge City On Development of Agricultural Land

Farmers and workers held posters and sang on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. They were protesting against plans to rezone…

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Liberia: Quarrel Over Mining Sites in Gbparpolu

The John P. Saah Family writes Mines and Energy Minister Murray (pictured): “We requested the Ministry to investigate the Class B License (MBL 2724/17) issued…

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Liberia: Ecobank Liberia Celebrates Customers, Promises Improved Service Delivery

Ecobank Liberia staff at headquarters celebrating Customer Service Week. Ecobank Liberia has set aside one week to celebrate and appreciate its customers in commemoration of…

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Africa: France Says Strong Business Development in Africa Will Benefit Africans

The French government is stepping up efforts to strengthen ties with the African continent in the run-up to a key business forum at the end…

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Namibia: Opposition Party Vows to Write Off Student Debt

Windhoek — The election manifesto of Swanu of Namibia says if elected into power the party will eliminate all student debt and transform the current…

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Zimbabwe: Five Public Entities Face Reform

Government is targeting to reform five public entities this year, and the processes are now at an advanced stage, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor…

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Zimbabwe: Wadyajena Withdraws $3,6m Tagwirei Suit

Businessman and legislator Mr Justice Mayor Wadyajena has withdrawn a $3,6 million suit against fellow businessman Mr Kudakwashe Tagwirei over some fuel tankers’ rental debt…

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Zimbabwe: No Work, No Dialogue – Govt tells Doctors

Government remains open to dialogue with striking doctors to find a lasting solution, but those discussions should be carried out while health workers are at…

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Zimbabwe: U.S.$12 Billion Mining Target Achievable – Experts

THE US$12 billion mining industry strategic roadmap launched by President Mnangagwa on Monday represents a great opportunity for Zimbabwe to transform the economy, while also…

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Ghana: Construction Industry Is Lively but Needs Regulation

Over the past two decades, Ghana’s construction sector has both contributed to and benefited from a rapidly growing economy. The government is investing in rail,…

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Kenya: Coffee Firm to Supply U.S. Maker of Marijuana-Laced Drinks

A Kenyan-based coffee producer has signed a trade deal with an American beverages company to supply ground berries for making bhang-laced drinks. The deal between…

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Kenya: World Bank Casts Doubt Govt’s Poverty Reduction Ambition

The pace of poverty reduction, especially in the country’s urban centres, has slowed down, casting doubts on the country’s ability to achieve its target of…

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Uganda: Uganda’s ‘Inadequate’ Agriculture

Uganda’s expenditure on agriculture, at 2.8 per cent, is East Africa’s lowest but it could affect the sector’s productivity and in the long run put…

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Kenya: Zari Hassan Blasts KQ for ‘Always’ Stealing Her Items

Ugandan socialite-turned-businesswoman Zari Hassan is not happy with Kenya Airways (KQ) after her expensive perfumes were allegedly stolen from her baggage. According to the Boss…

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Nigeria: Exclusive – A Look at The Country’s Huge Contractual Judgement Debts

As Nigeria puts together an appeal against the $9 billion judgement debt in favour of Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID), by the United Kingdom…

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Nigeria: Planned Minimum Wage Strike ‘Dead On Arrival’ – Labour Faction

The United Labour Congress (ULC) has condemned the planned strike by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), describing it as…

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Rwanda: Govt, Central Africa Republic Sign Bilateral Pacts

President Paul Kagame and President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of Central Africa Republic (CAR) yesterday witnessed the signing of four pacts in Bangui. The agreements are expected…

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