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...

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...

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