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Mastercard launches biometric card after trials in South Africa

Mastercard launches biometric card after trials in South Africa

After testing it in South Africa, Mastercard on Thursday unveiled its next generation biometric payment card which combines chip technology with fingerprints to verify the cardhol ...

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Ethiopia rejects external investigation over protest deaths

Ethiopia rejects external investigation over protest deaths

Ethiopia's prime minister has for the first time rejected calls by the UN and EU for independent investigations into the deaths of hundreds of people during months of anti-governm ...

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Africa and China trade is booming

Africa and China trade is booming

China remained Africa’s biggest trading partner as bilateral economic relations boomed, said Jiang Zengwei, head of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Bil ...

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Kenya’s top buyer of tea remains Pakistan

Kenya’s top buyer of tea remains Pakistan

Kenya’s top 10 traditional tea markets accounted for 88 per cent of the exports to 39 destinations, with Pakistan remaining the main buyer of the produce in February. The industry ...

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Zimbabwe marks 37 years of independence – Chronology of events

Zimbabwe marks 37 years of independence – Chronology of events

Zimbabwe marks 37 years of independence today. The 37 years are the post British colonial rule. The country has progressed in some aspects, however, it hasn’t progressed to the li ...

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Oil production falls to 1.2 million barrels – Nigeria

Oil production falls to 1.2 million barrels – Nigeria

Nigeria’s crude oil production has fallen from 2 million barrels per day to as low as 1.27 million barrels per day. This comes amid the shutdown of two major export grades. Accord ...

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Rand gains ground as dollar softens

Rand gains ground as dollar softens

The rand gained ground on Tuesday, spurred by a globally hobbled dollar and a decision by South Africa’s top court to consider whether a motion of no confidence against President ...

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Rand falls amid politics, downgrades

Rand falls amid politics, downgrades

South Africa's rand traded weaker early on Monday as credit downgrades to "junk" by two ratings firms last week following the sudden firing of the finance minister continued to we ...

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43 dead in Egypt Palm Sunday attack

43 dead in Egypt Palm Sunday attack

At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that included the seat of the Coptic Pope, the latest assault on a religious minority ...

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Nigeria remembers 3 years since the abduction of Chibok girls

Nigeria remembers 3 years since the abduction of Chibok girls

Nigerian Bring Back Our Girls campaigners Saturday marked the 3rd anniversary of the abduction of Chibok girls by Boko Haram. They planted trees and tied ribbons to commemorate th ...

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