South African child cured of HIV after a year of treatment

A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year...

G20 summit: Trump pledges $639 mln to Nigeria, three other countries

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in aid to feed people left starving because of drought and conflict in Somalia, South...

AfDB to ensure drought does not lead to famine with $1.1bn

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has concluded plans to deploy $1.1 billion with approval of its board to address drought-related crisis and ensure that...

Nigeria, Ghana mull MoU on cabotage implementation, enforcement processes, others

In a bid to give the African continent a competitive edge with other maritime nations in the world, the Federal Government through the Nigerian...

OECD, AfDB predicts growth in Africa to hit 3.4% in 2017,...

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) expect economic growth in Africa to pick up this year...

Dangote cement increases it’s production capacity to 40mmt per annum

Dangote Cement Plc has further increased its production capacity across Africa through the addition of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum in the Republic...

Nigeria leads Africa in free trade negotiations

The negotiating forum for the Continental Free Trade Area for Africa has elected the Trade Adviser to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment,...

South Africa’s economy now in recession

South Africa's economy - one of Africa's biggest - is in recession.A 0.7 percent decline in GDP in the first quarter of this year...

Eight candidates in the running for Kenya presidency

Kenya's electoral commission on Monday approved eight candidates to take part in the presidential election in August, including incumbent leader Uhuru Kenyatta and his...

Equatorial Guinea joins OPEC

Africa’s third-biggest oil producer, Equatorial Guinea, has been accepted as a new member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries a source close...

Mugabe appoints daughter to Zimbabwe censorship board

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's daughter has been appointed to the country's censorship board.The 27-year-old Bona Mugabe now will be part of an agency that...

France vows to step up fight against Islamists militants in Africa

France will step up the fight against resurgent Islamist militants in north and west Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help...