World Bank approves $600 million loans to Zambia

The World Bank will lend Zambia $600 million under its International Development Assistance (IDA) programme over the next three years, the southern African nation's...

More than 70 escape in DR Congo prison break this week

More than 70 inmates broke out of a prison in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, a local activist and a national deputy...

Africa Re, Continental Re, 15 others sponsor 44th AIO

African Reinsurance Corporation, Continental Reinsurance Plc and 15 other organisations have extended corporate sponsorship to the 44th African Insurance Organisation (AIO) coming in Kampala,...

Ethiopian honey farmers struggle with sticky traditions

The beehives of Ethiopia, Africa's top honey producer, make about a quarter of the continent's honey, but travellers who come to sample the liquid...

ECOWAS pined West African economic decline on Nigeria GDP

Mareel Souza, President, ECOWAS Commission, has attributed the decline in economic activities in the West African region in 2016 to the sharp drop in...

‘The kidnap, rescue of Chibok school girls, 3 years later in...

Nigeria's government says 82 Chibok schoolgirls are free more than three years after a mass abduction by Boko Haram extremists. It is the second...

South Africa plans emergency steel tariff from July – WTO

South Africa is proposing to put emergency "safeguard" tariffs on imports of certain flat hot-rolled steel products from July, it said in a filing...

Ghana to implement free senior high school programme

Ghana is planning to make senior high school free for all teenagers, whatever their background, in a move experts say could transform the lives...

World Banking Conference: ECOWAS advised to forgo common currency plan

West African countries have been advised to abandon the proposed common currency and rather leverage on digital financial technology to boost trade within the...

World Bank to unveil study on profitable, affordable electricity in Africa

A new World Bank study on how Africa’s electricity providers can be profitable and still make electricity affordable at African Utility is expected to...

Somali government official killed in car blast

A government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car in Somalia's capital on Monday, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for...

South Africa’s $72 billion nuclear project begin in June – reports

South Africa's tender for the estimated 1 trillion-rand ($72 billion) expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June when state utility Eskom...

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