Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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  • Zimbabwe celebrates Robert Mugabe National Youth Day

    Zimbabwe celebrates Robert Mugabe National Youth Day

    February 21 is a public holiday which is known as the Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day. On this day Zimbabwe’s former President, Robert Mugabe will celebrate his birthday a ...

  • Sudan frees political prisoners

    Sudan frees political prisoners

    Sudan's government has released more than 80 political prisoners, following a directive from President Omar al-Bashir. The detainees, among them women, students and journalists, we ...

  • President George Weah orders review of Liberia’s concession agreements

    President George Weah orders review of Liberia’s concession agreements

    Liberia’s new President George Weah has ordered a review of concessions entered into by previous administrations, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement sai ...

  • Who is Cyril Ramaphosa?

    Who is Cyril Ramaphosa?

    South Africa has a new president – Cyril Ramaphosa. Do we know him? Ramaphosa cuts a decent figure to stabilise the economy, and secure the constitutional architecture that he help ...

AU urges governments and donors to invest in STEM training

AU urges governments and donors to invest in STEM training

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has called for greater investment in the training and mentorship of young men and women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ...

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Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces

Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces

The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram released a video message denying a claim by the military that he was killed or badly wounded in an air strike last month. ...

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IMF projects Namibia’s economic growth will drop this year

IMF projects Namibia’s economic growth will drop this year

The International Monetary Fund has announced that Namibia’s economic growth is likely to drop this year from 5.3 percent in 2015 to 2.5 percent. The figure contradicts with the 4 ...

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Africa needs fair trade – Mahama tells UN

Africa needs fair trade – Mahama tells UN

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that Africa is a continent on the rise and one that needs fair trade and not the usual aid ...

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African ministers support a strategy to enforce import tax

African ministers support a strategy to enforce import tax

African ministers of finance have agreed on a plan for implementing a 0.2 per cent import levy to fund the African Union (AU), the AU said in a statement yesterday. The two-day mi ...

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Shanduka sells McDonald’s franchise – SA

Shanduka sells McDonald’s franchise – SA

The Shanduka Group, has sold the local operations of McDonald's to a Middle Eastern company for an undisclosed amount, authorities said on Tuesday. The Competition Commission, an ...

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DRC anti-Kabila demonstrations to continue, EU to impose sanctions

DRC anti-Kabila demonstrations to continue, EU to impose sanctions

The opposition coalition of the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for the continuation of the anti-Kabila demonstration on Tuesday despite Monday’s ban after the government ...

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Battery dilemma for Samsung Note 7 kicks on

Battery dilemma for Samsung Note 7 kicks on

The Chinese manufacturer of batteries used in Samsung's recalled Note 7 smartphones said on Monday its battery is not the cause of the phone's explosive tendency. “Test results sh ...

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Africa’s overall growth slows, but new research points to big business opportunities ahead

Africa’s overall growth slows, but new research points to big business opportunities ahead

Six years ago almost all African economies were experiencing accelerating growth.The picture today is more mixed. MGI’s new report Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of ...

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Six Southern African countries given free trade admission to the EU

Six Southern African countries given free trade admission to the EU

Six African countries in the South African Development Community (SADC) have been granted duty-free access to the European Union on Wednesday. The EU Parliament’s approved their E ...

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