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Rwanda: Rwanda to Open New Air Routes

Parliament Tuesday approved a draft law that paves way for Rwanda to cooperate with 32 countries in the aviation sector. The Bilateral Air Services Agreements…

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Nigeria: Buhari, Ministers Approve Increase in Nigeria’s VAT

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved an increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) payable in Nigeria. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, announced…

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Mozambique: Nyusi Stresses Agricultural Development

Maputo — Gurue (Mozambique), 11 Sep (AIM) – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, campaigning for his re-election, on Tuesday promised that, if the ruling Frelimo Party…

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South Africa: Labour Investigates Trucking Industry Employment Complaints

The Department of Employment and Labour has conducted inspections in the road freight and logistics industry amid complaints that South African drivers were losing out…

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South Africa: Banks Bungle Sale of Houses

Banks aren’t following procedure in selling the primary dwellings of people whose properties are in foreclosure. But changes to the rules could give some hope….

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South Africa: SA, Angola Work to Strengthen Trade Relations

As trade and investment partners, South Africa and Angola should pursue further partnerships that will aid in skills transfer, says Angolan Minister of Commerce, Dr…

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Africa: Investors Must Come to Africa On Our Terms – Geingob At WEF

Windhoek — Hopes for Africa’s economy have been raised before, particularly when the continent enjoyed boom times prior to the financial crash of 2008, much…

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Ghana: 2 Assemblies in U/West to Get Warehouses

Lawra — The Lawra Municipal and Nandom District Assemblies in the Upper West Region, have been earmarked for 500 metric ton capacity warehouses for agro-ecological…

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Ghana: Guta Lauds Government for Banking Sector Clean Up

The Ghana Union of Traders Associations (GUTA) has lauded the government for its effort to sanitise the banking and financial sectors. A statement signed by…

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Ghana: Ghanaian Passengers to Enjoy Wifi On Ethiopian Flights

Ethiopian Airlines has introduced WiFi on its A350 fleet-the same type of aircraft used on the Accra route- using the latest broadband satellite technology (Kaband)….

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Ghana: President Hands Over Awards to Winners of Presidential Pitch Season II

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged winners of this year’s Presidential Pitch Award to use the new opportunities available to them to create over…

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Ghana: MTN Committed to Serving Ghanaians … Debunks Shutdown of Momo Service Claims

MTN Ghana has dismissed reports that the company planned shutting down its MTN MoMo Service. A statement issued by the company in Accra said: “MTN…

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Ghana: Customs Experts Commend Ghana’s Rapid Advancement in Trade Facilitation

A 30-member experts drawn from Customs administrations across the continent and international organisations involved in Customs and Trade Facilitation has paid a working visit to…

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Ghana: Mondelez International to Source 100 Percent of Cocoa From Ghana

World’s leading chocolate company, Mondelez International through its Cocoa Life Sustainability Programme says it is working towards sourcing 100 per cent of its cocoa from…

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Namibia: Namibia Prioritises Local Food Value Chain

NAMIBIA is striving to create a conducive climate that will increase the number of business operators in the local food value chain. This was the…

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South Africa: Mbalula Seeks Transformation in Maritime Industry

South Africa must strive to transform the maritime sector and unlock the economic opportunities which lie dormant in the sector, says Minister of Transport Fikile…

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Liberia: Commerce Ministry, FAO Sign U.S.$348,000 Project

A two-year Technical Cooperation Program intended to strengthen National Food Control System by ensuring food safety and trade improvement in Liberia has been officially signed…

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Nigeria: Buhari Orders Minimum Wage Committee to Fast Track Negotiations

Abuja — President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Joint Committee on Consequential Adjustments of the new minimum wage to move swiftly with talks in order…

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Kenya: Kenya Uses Expo to Grab Larger China Market

Kenya has intensified its bid for greater access to China’s 1.4 billion market share by organising promotional events seeking to increase its export to the…

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Namibia: NBC in Panic Over Job Cuts

WORKERS at the Namibian Broadcasting Cooperation are in a state of panic following the announcement of the retrenchment of 156 workers, starting yesterday. This comes…

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Kenya: Fake Money in Circulation Ahead of Deadline

Fake new generation bank notes have hit the mainstream financial market three weeks to the September 30 deadline as imitators rush to beat the Central…

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Tunisia: Cameroon-Tunisia – Brighter Low-Cost Housing Cooperation Prospects

The Tunisian Minister of Equipment, Housing and Regional Planning has been holding discussions with Cameroonian authorities. The Tunisian Minister of Equipment, Housing and Regional Planning,…

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Rwanda: Burundi-Rwanda Trade Resumes, But Old Problems Stay

Formal trade between Kigali and Bujumbura is slowly picking up after a political spat in Burundi that led to violence disrupted the movement of goods…

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South Africa: Shareholder Support Is Eskom’s Only Short-Term Option

Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza says Eskom has run out of its borrowing abilities and that it’s only short-term option is to turn to the shareholder…

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Africa: How to Spot Cheap, Out-of-Context and Deepfake Videos

Video can be easily manipulated, misrepresented and created. This is a guide to spotting three types of misleading videos. Seeing is not always believing. In…

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Kenya: Kenya Airways to Cut Flights Over Shortage of Pilots

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) is set to cut flights on a number of its routes due to a shortage of pilots in a move…

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Zimbabwe: Tourism Authority, National Carrier Partner

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has partnered with Air Zimbabwe for the impending 2019 edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo as the official domestic carrier, an…

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Africa: Digital Technologies Are Transforming Businesses, but Obstacles Remain

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy…

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Lesotho: Civil Servants’ Strikes Worry EU

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Lesotho, Christian Manahl, has expressed concern over the spate of civil servants’ strikes that have rocked the country over the…

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Africa: CFTA – to Facilitate Trade By Easing Mobility of People

On July 7, 2019, African countries took a bold step when they officially operationalised the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the 12th Extraordinary…

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Tanzania: Exports and Imports Rise

A rise in gold, coffee and cotton exports, as well as tourist arrivals has boosted the value of Tanzania’s goods and services exports to $8,594.5…

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Africa: Continent’s Development Dependent on Citizens’ Input – Kagame

Africa has never had as much freedom to work together and cooperate in areas of common interest as it does currently, President Paul Kagame has…

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Nigeria: How Nigeria Got Hit With a $9.6 Billion Judgment Debt in London

Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a US$9.6 billion judgment debt against the West African nation. The…

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Africa: Opportunities in Africa #NYC19 September 27

New York — Wutiko in association with Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems organizes Opportunities in Africa #NYC19 on September 27th…

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Africa: Going Green Is Not a Luxury for Africa

Cape Town — Earlier this year, Tropical Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa, killing hundreds, injuring thousands, and displacing even more. In Mozambique, as much…

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South Africa: Gauteng Roads and Transport Introduces Investigators to Jabu Baloyi’s Family

MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure has paid the family of the late Jabulani Baloyi a visit to update them about the support that…

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South Africa: North West Treasury On Improved Spending On Infrastructure Projects

The North West Provincial Treasury would like to see improvement in infrastructure performance and spending by provincial departments and entities. This was emphasized by MEC…

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Uganda: Rent in Kampala’s City Centre Remain Stable

Kampala, Uganda — Rent for office space in prime locations in Kampala City has remained stable for the past six months. Property agency firm, Knight…

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South Africa: Oil Spill – Willowton Agrees to Community Demands

Willowton Oil, the Pietermaritzburg edible oil manufacturer responsible for recent contamination of the uMsunduzi River, has pledged further assistance to communities affected by the massive…

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South Africa: Industry Master Plan – Not a Chicken in Every Pot, but a Lot More Pots

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) met with local poultry players on Monday, 10 September to discuss the pillars of a master plan envisioned…

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Ghana: Work On 5KM Anomabo Sea Defence Wall Begins

Anomabo — Preparatory works are underway at Anomabo in the Central Region for the construction of a five-kilometre sea defence wall to halt tidal wave…

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Ghana: Graphic Launches ‘Regional Spotlight’

Wa — The Graphic Communication Group Limited (GCGL) has launched a new addition to the variety of items in its daily newspaper, Graphic, dubbed, the…

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Nigeria: Nigeria Adopts American Standards for Oil Industry Operations

Owing to the growing industry demands and the need to keep up with international best practices in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, the…

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Nigeria: ‘Green Economy Can Create U.S.$250 Billion Investment Opportunity for Entrepreneurs’

Nigeria has $250 billion potential in green economy which could play a vital role, as the nation explores ways of tackling its high unemployment rate,…

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Somalia: Economic Growth Likely to Inch up This Year, World Bank Says

Somalia’s economy is expected to grow by 2.9% this year, from 2.8% last year, before growth quickens to 3.2-3.5% in the medium term, the World…

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Liberia: President Weah Underscores Preoccupation With Fixing the Economy As He Meets Traditional Leaders

Monrovia — His Excellency President George Manneh Weah says his major preoccupation is to spend much of his time and energy fixing and rebranding the…

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Nigeria: Minimum Wage – Govt and Labour to Meet On September 16

Negotiation between the Federal Government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) on the new minimum wage has again rescheduled for Sept. 16….

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Namibia: Fisheries Workers Against Marine Phosphate Mining

OVER 1 000 people, mostly workers in the fishing industry at Walvis Bay, participated in a mass protest against marine phosphate mining, urging the government…

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Tanzania: Magufuli Tells Museveni Not To Be Too Greedy With Oil

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has told Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to forego short-term gains in terms of taxing oil companies and focus on…

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Namibia: Two Top National Carrier Board Members Resign

Air Namibia’s Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors resigned with effect on Friday, 5 September, according to an announcement. Due to a…

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Namibia: Mass Anti-Phosphate Mining Marches Planned

Mass marches to protest marine phosphate mining in Namibian waters have been planned to take place at Walvis Bay and Luderitz today, and in Windhoek…

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Malawi: Mwanamvekha Unveils U.S.$2,3 Billion Budget

Joseph Mwanamvekha has delivered his first Budget as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development. The 2019/2020 budget is pegged at K1.7 trillion up from…

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Liberia: Rail, Port Key to Arcelormittal Liberia’s Us$500m Expansion

As GoL considers benefits of sharing infrastructure with potential miners in Guinea ArcelorMittal’s elaborate plan to expand its iron ore production in Liberia from the…

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Kenya: Whistleblower Opens Lid On Corruption At Ports Agency

A whistleblower’s account of alleged malpractices at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) threatens to end the reign of Managing Director Daniel Manduku and other senior officials….

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Zimbabwe: Nurses Use Cellphone Torches During Delivery

At least four stillbirths and one maternal death have been recorded at Harare City Council’s polyclinics, as the city is dragging its feet on the…

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Lesotho: Thabane Dragged Into Quarry Mine, Residents Clash

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been dragged into the fallout between Masowe III residents and Tikoe River Stones Pty Ltd, a quarry mining company in…

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Ghana: Drones Offer Farmers Hope of Better Yields – and Income

Smallholder farmers in Ghana are adopting drone technology for crop surveillance in a bid to increase yields and incomes. The new technology is being used…

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Malawi: Govt to Build 10,000 Houses For Security Agencies

The promise of President Peter Mutharika to roll out a housing project for all security agencies this year will be fulfilled as Minister of Finance,…

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South Africa: Most South Africans Will Face a Bleak Reality When Their Working Lives Come to an End

The inaugural Retirement Reality Report in 2018 made it clear South Africa was sitting on a ticking time bomb. This year’s research reveals the situation…

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Nigeria: Prices of Food Items, Others Rise As Borders Remain Shut

Prices of food stuffs and other commodities have increased in many border towns and most of the country’s cities as the borders remain partially closed,…

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East Africa: EAC Banks Hit Rough Patch As Earning Prospects Dip

East Africa’s commercial banks endured a difficult time during the six months’ period to June 30 this year, recording lower than expected growth in earnings…

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Nigeria: Shell Loses N202 Million Daily to Vandals, Oil Thieves – Official

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Joint Venture says it loses about N202 million daily in revenue to activities of criminals in the Niger…

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Africa: Policing the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

There’s a hype to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) with its disruptive digital technologies that promise to transform our lives, calibrate our decision making with…

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Mozambique: Russian Bank Threatens Mozambique

Maputo — The Russian bank VTB on Wednesday gave Mozambique an ultimatum – pay up, or we’ll declare you in default. VTB and Credit Suisse…

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Mozambique: ‘We Won’t Pay Hidden Debts’, Renamo Promises

Maputo — Antonio Muchanga, the candidate for governor of Maputo province of Mozambique’s main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, has promised that, if…

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Uganda: Ura Starts Implementation of Digital Tax Stamp System

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has started the implementation of the Digital Tax Stamps system. Speaking during the launch of the taxpayers’ appreciation month for Northern…

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Uganda: Tax Disputes Throw Oil Production Plan in Turmoil

The ongoing deadlock between government and oil companies over payment of capital gains tax and tax waivers has yet again thrust the oil industry in…

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Uganda: President Promises Pay Raise for Civil Servants

President Museveni has promised better pay for public servants and said the first beneficiaries of the intended salary raise will be teachers, doctors, police and…

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South Africa: Hlaudi’s People Skills Were Just What the SABC Needed, Says Ex-Chair

Ben Ngubane, the former chairperson of the SABC, testified on Monday that the public broadcaster’s ex-COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was appointed because he was a skilled…

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South Africa: While Durban-Based Trellidor Struggles in SA, Its UK Sales Doubled

The Durban-based Trellidor [JSE:TRL] has seen a sharp 26% drop in its headline profits for the year to end-June, with group revenue down 4.5% to…

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South Africa: ‘Govt Fails to Protect You’ – Joburg Man After Business Burnt, Ransacked in Overnight Attack

It wasn’t business as usual for many shop owners in parts of the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) on Monday, as they awoke to a…

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Sierra Leone: Enhancing Financial Inclusion – Africell Partners SLCB to Launch Electronic Payment Service

In a bid to make baking transactions easy, Sierra Leone’s leading GSM operator, Africell Mobile Company has partnered with the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank to…

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Sierra Leone: Failure to Pay NASSIT Contributions

Arrest warrant for Director of Trust Security Services Magistrate Mark Negeba at the Pademba Road Court No. 1 yesterday issued a Bench warrant for the…

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Ghana: Monthly Railway Dialogue Series Begin in Accra

The Ministry of Railways Development (MRD) as part of its effort at revamping and generating interest in rail transport in the country has instituted a…

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Ghana: Techaide Installs First Ever Makerspace in Kyebi

TECHAiDE, a for-profit social enterprise has installed a Makerspace at the JB Danquah Memorial Centre at Kyebi, the first of its kind in the Country,…

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Ghana: KBTH Applies New Technology for Kidney Stones Treatment

The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has introduced Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) technology, for the treatment of patients suffering from kidney stones diseases. Kidney stones are…

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South Africa: Peter Moyo Turned Away From Work By Old Mutual – Again

Cape Town — Peter Moyo, the on-off Old Mutual CEO, has been turned away from his place of work, Old Mutual Sandton, for a second…

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Zimbabwe: Petrotrade Seeks to Spread Its Footprint

PetroTrade, a government-owned fuel and logistics company, is seeking ways to grow its market share beyond 10% with plans to extend operations to rural areas….

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Zimbabwe: Ministry of Labour Bosses Suspended

Registrar of Labour in the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Mrs Grace Kanyayi and her deputy Mrs Nozipho Simango have been suspended…

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Liberia: Don’t Drive Investors Away

Quite frankly, for the past 18 months, the investment climate in Liberia has not been progressively and productively favorable, let alone responsively praiseworthy as many…

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Zimbabwe: Govt Calls for Adoption of Electric Cars As Fuel Shortages Persist

As permanent solutions to the country’s fuel shortages remain out of sight, Government is stepping up on an ambitious substitute for the precious liquid by…

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Malawi: Mutharika Says Nsanje Port Awaits Mozambique Approval

President Peter Mutharika has disclosed that government is ready to revive the much-touted Nsanje World Inland Port project, which has already cost the taxpayer billions…

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Seychelles: New Mobile Phone Tower in Seychelles Is Meant to Blend in to Tropical Surroundings

Airtel Seychelles, a local telecommunications company, has unveiled a new tower built to boost connectivity on the eastern side of the main island of Mahe….

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Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Calls for Patience

Cape Town — Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has called for patience among citizens, adding that reforms initiated by Government since late…

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Zimbabwe: Expensive and Repetitive License Fees Chokes Chicken Producer

The country’s largest chicken and egg producer, Irvine’s has called on government to review expensive license fees being charged by the National Biotechnology Authority (NBA)…

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Zimbabwe: Chiwenga Aide Says Land Reform Program Ill Planned

A top aide to ailing Vice president Constantino Chiwenga has admitted government had no clear plan following the compulsory acquisition of land at the turn…

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Africa: Malawi to Host AfCFTA Sensitization Workshop

Lilongwe — Malawi will this month (September) host a sensitization workshop that will bring together all trade stakeholders as it pushes to have the African…

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Zimbabwe: Civil Society Group Calls for Sanctions Removal

Some Matebeleland based civic society and church organisations have petitioned the European Union (EU) and the US for the removal of sanctions which were imposed…

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Uganda: Magufuli Tells Museveni to Speed Up Pipeline Project

Kampala, Uganda — The President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli has told President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to forego short term gains in terms of taxing…

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Uganda: How Old and New Laws Block Activists On Social Media

Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression. Under international law, freedom of expression is also…

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South Africa: The VBS Aftermath – ‘If We Speak, They Will Kill Us’

The favourite line of fraudsters and tax cheats is that it’s victimless crime – just ask the State Capture players. But scratch this thinnest of…

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Rwanda: Rwanda Wins Bid to Host Continental Agriculture Body

Rwanda will host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) next year and also serve as the seat of the organization going forward, a statement from…

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Nigeria: Max Air, NAHCON Speak On Landing Accident At Minna Airport

The accident that happened at the Minna airport, involving a MAX airline, was caused by bad weather and poor airport condition, an official has said….

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Nigeria: Rising Debts Fuelling Vulnerabilities in Nigeria, Others, Experts Warn

Rising debt levels are fuelling vulnerabilities in Nigeria and other African countries, especially as external debt is shifting from the public to the private sector,…

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Uganda: Tax Deal Keeps Uganda Oil On Ice for a While

Ugandans’ wait to join the league of oil exporting countries looks set to last longer after plans to build a pipeline to Tanzania’s coast suffered…

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Africa: Pasha 34 – How Digital Technologies Can Help Farmers in Africa

Digitisation could change the game for Africa’s smallholder farmers. Technologies like drones, satellites and apps all have the ability to make farming much easier and…

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Africa: The African Free Trade Zone Can’t Ignore Continent’s Security Issues

The new African free trade zone came into effect at the end of May 2019. All of the African Union’s (AU) member states are now…

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South Africa: New Economic Proposals Highlight the Role of Services

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently published a package of economic policy proposals that warrant serious consideration. They are aimed at reviving the flagging…

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Zimbabwe: Deepening Crisis – Time for Second Government of National Unity?

Zimbabwe is going through its worst socio-economic and political crisis in two decades. Crippling daily power outages of up to 18 hours and erratic supply…

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Africa: Desertification Costs World Economy Up to U.S.$15 Trillion – UN

United Nations — Forest fires, droughts and other forms of land degradation cost the global economy as much as 15 trillion dollars every year and…

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