Tanzania president fires two m

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said the government could buy up the country’s cashew nut stock after he fired two ministers and dissolved the in

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Posted On: 11 Nov 2018

Current Ebola outbreak is wors

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the heal

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

Death toll from Somalia hotel

The number of people killed when suicide bombers and gunmen struck a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital has risen to 39 from the initial 22, police said o

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

Malawi's Mutharika dumps vice

Malawian President Peter Mutharika sacked Vice President Saulos Chilima on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle, the government said, ahead of a presidential electi

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Posted On: 08 Nov 2018

UN angry over kidnap of stude

The United Nations is angry over the kidnap of students and staff of a secondary school in Bmenda, North-West of Cameroon and warned that there could be no just

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Posted On: 07 Nov 2018

85 year old Paul Biya begins a

Cameroon president-elect Paul Biya, 85, is scheduled to take the oath of office on Tuesday, an official statement released by the National Assembly said on Mond

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Posted On: 06 Nov 2018

Hundreds in hiding as Tanzani

Dar es Salaam official creates taskforce aimed at finding and punishing LGBT community.   Hundreds of LGBT activists in Tanzania have gone into hiding af

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Posted On: 06 Nov 2018

China’s New Interest in Afri

China is gradually becoming the most attractive source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa. According to a Washington Post publication dated January 7,

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Posted On: 05 Nov 2018

Chinese loans don't bother me,

China isn't Kenya's only lender, said Uhuru Kenyatta   President Uhuru Kenyatta is questioning why Kenya's debt critics only focus on debt owed to Chin

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Posted On: 30 Oct 2018

Ugandan Catholic archbishop wa

Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has fronted a controversial proposal that seeks to have the central government deduct 10% from people’s monthly s

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Posted On: 30 Oct 2018

Africa governance gains hamper

Security fears and a lack of jobs in African nations have hampered gains in governance across the diverse continent over the last decade, a study said

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Posted On: 30 Oct 2018

Botched Chinese railway projec

The planning behind many of China’s major infrastructure projects abroad has been "downright inadequate”, leading to huge financial losses

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Posted On: 29 Oct 2018

African Governments are not cr

A new report says African nations are failing to create enough jobs for a booming young population even as some countries have seen strong economic gr

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Posted On: 29 Oct 2018

Ethiopia’s first female pres

The newly appointed Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde on Thursday stressed unity among Ethiopians and the need to sustain the ongoing reform in the co

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Posted On: 25 Oct 2018

Libyan PM reshuffles ministers

Libya’s U.N.-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj changed the interior minister and reshuffled other cabinet posts on Sunday in a move seen as a bid to b

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Posted On: 08 Oct 2018

The Bride Called AFRICA: Aust

Australia is looking to increase its business footprint in Africa, aided by a new look foreign policy that emphasises partnerships with mutual benefits.  

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Posted On: 03 Oct 2018

Zambia refuses entry to PLO Lu

Kenyan law professor PLO Lumumba was on Saturday prevented from entering Zambia by the country’s immigration authorities.   A twitter post by Zambi

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Posted On: 30 Sep 2018

Ghana President speaks on atta

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Thursday gave the assurance that the attacks against Nigerian traders in Ghana were being taken care of.   He state

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Posted On: 29 Sep 2018

Letter from Africa: Why I was

In our series of letters from African writers, Rodney D Sieh, editor of Liberia's FrontPageAfrica, reflects on what his career says about the state of journalis

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Posted On: 25 Sep 2018

At least 40 killed by paramil

At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday, in the latest spate

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Posted On: 14 Aug 2018

Cameroon probes video showing

Cameroon’s government said on Friday it would investigate a video that Amnesty International said shows security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed

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Posted On: 11 Aug 2018

Congo ruling coalition's presi

The candidate to represent Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition in a presidential election in December will be announce

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Posted On: 08 Aug 2018

Zimbabwe police arrest opposit

Zimbabwe police on Wednesday arrested former finance minister and opposition politician Tendai Biti as he tried to cross the border and seek asylum in neighbori

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Posted On: 08 Aug 2018

No quit notice to Nigerian tra

Ghana has explained that Nigerian traders were not affected by the recent quit notice to foreigners to vacate the country’s retail markets.   The G

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Posted On: 08 Aug 2018

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak b

An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, the health ministry said on Satu

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Posted On: 05 Aug 2018

Zimbabwe opposition members in

Twenty-seven members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) appeared in a Zimbabwe court facing public violence charges on Saturday after six pe

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Posted On: 05 Aug 2018