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Africa is now ready to beat USA, Europe, Asia, Middle East, others in fourth industrial revolution battle

Africa is ready for the fourth industrial revolution, and is also set to outdo the achievements of the developed world. That...

Off-grid solar industry grows into a $1.75 billion annual market, new World Bank and GOGLA report shows

The off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million...

Standard Chartered Bank signs $1.46 billion 550-kilometer long railway project with Tanzania

The Standard Chartered Bank has signed $1.46 billion railway project with Tanzania.Standard Chartered CEO Sanjay Rughani...

Nigerian ground handling company SAHCO Plc. reaching for new heights

Nigeria's Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) is reaching for the heights in new dawn recommitment under the leadership of Basil...

General Electric signs preliminary $1.8 billion energy and health projects accord with the Democratic Republic of Congo

General Electric Co. has signed a preliminary agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo to develop energy and health infrastructure in...

First report on implementation of agenda 2063 in Africa unveiled at AU summit in Addis

The African Development Bank, the United Nations, and the African Union on Saturday acknowledged the significant progress made in implementing Agenda...

ECONOMY

World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings may be canceled or held virtually amid coronavirus concerns – Official

The 2020 World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings which are scheduled for April may be canceled or held virtually amid growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe experiencing major economic and humanitarian crisis with 2020 growth projected at near zero, IMF says in damning assessment

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday delivered a damning assessment of the Zimbabwean economy, saying the southern African nation was...

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva announces financing milestone on Somalia debt relief

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday morning announced that IMF had secured sufficient financing pledges to provide...

Félix Tshisekedi administration spending big, making less and eroding DRC international reserves, IMF raises concerns

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday raised concerns over spending pressures and 'lackluster' revenue performance in the Democratic Republic of...

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva names Liberian national Antoinette Sayeh as Deputy Managing Director

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Tuesday named Antoinette Sayeh as a Deputy Managing Director, effective...

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NIGERIA

Nigeria court dismisses against EFCC filed by ex-tv boss Abdulfatai Adewale Adebowale

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, dismissed the application against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), by...

We’ll continue to champion rights of poor, weak Nigerians – Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House under him would continue to champion the...

Nigeria Senate President Ahmad Lawan solicits WHO support on tuberculosis eradication

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has appealed to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to...

Nigeria: Lawan to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius...

SOUTH AFRICA

Ramaphosa calls on south Africans to back healthcare for all bill as public hearings wrap up

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday called on South Africans to support healthcare for all.In his weekly letter...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa launches Presidential Youth Employment Intervention to tackle expanding unemployment crisis

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Monday announced he was launching the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention to tackle youth unemployment....

African parliament congratulates new African Union Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has extended hearty congratulations to the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on his emergence as the new...

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of...

ETHIOPIA

Africa braces for coronavirus outbreak as economy struggles

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, announced on Monday that the Commission was strengthening partnerships and coordination...

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Peace Prize winning dictator of Ethiopia

The Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali is turning Africa's second most populous country into a...

FULL REMARKS as Pompeo and Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew detail new U.S.-Ethiopia ties in Addis

The United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew on Tuesday detailed new ties between the...

Will Pompeo raise human rights abuses with Ethiopia Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed who’s unleashing police on opposition?

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo would have a busy schedule in Ethiopia on Tuesday, meeting with Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew...

CAMEROON

Civilians massacred in separatist area in Cameroon, says Human Rights Watch

Government forces and armed ethnic Fulani killed at least 21 civilians in Cameroon’s Ngarbuh village, including 13 children and one pregnant woman,...

First African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recovered

The first African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recovered

NIGHTMARE: Cameroon separatists kidnap over 100 voters in Anglophone regions, Human Rights Watch says

Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that armed separatists in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions kidnapped over 100 people, burned property, and threatened voters in...

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of...

KENYA

Uhuru Kenyatta’s police escalate killings of civilians in Nairobi, Human Rights Watch raises red alert

Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that since December 25, 2019, police in Kenya have shot dead at least eight people in Nairobi’s...

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of...

Daniel Toroitich arap Moi left his footprints in the sands of time – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late former President of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich arap Moi as “a frontline   nationalist who gave his...

BREAKING: Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi is dead

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi has died at age 95. He died on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.

U.S. military identifies Henry J. Mayfield as American soldier killed by Al-Shabaab terrorists in Kenya

The United States Department of Defense on Monday identified the soldier killed by Al-Shabaab terrorists on Sunday when the extremist group overran...

Al-Shabaab kills three Americans at US military base in Kenya

Al-Shabaab terrorists overran a U.S. military base in Kenya on Sunday, killing three Americans.Those killed were personnel of...

GHANA

Ethiopia’s Abiy presents Africa agriculture scorecard showing jet-flying leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Cameroon all failed

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country failed. Ethiopia, the second most populous country on the continent also failed. South Africa, one of...

Africa: Hemafuse, autotransfusion device seen as alternative to donor blood will save patients bleeding internally

Hemafuse, a surgical auto-transfusion device, expected to revolutionize blood access across Africa, is designed to salvage and recycle whole blood from...

Ghana plans to adopt new West African currency called “eco”

The West African country of Ghana wants to adopt a West African currency called eco that is expected to replace the...

Nigerian senate says it’s investigating discrimination against Nigerian businesses in Ghana

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Investments to, as a matter of urgency, interface with...

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Africa: Equatorial Guinea contributes $2 million to support China’s fight against coronavirus

Equatorial Guinea’s Council of Ministers has agreed to support China’s fight against the coronavirus with $2 million solidarity contribution this week....

Guinean Abdoulaye Coumbassa who owned Abbi Tax sentenced to 24 months in prison in USA over tax fraud

Guinean Abdoulaye Coumbassa was on Thursday sentenced to 24 months in prison over tax fraud in the United States.

Exxon and Chevron selling assets in Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria as U.S. companies retreat to shale projects

The Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons in Equatorial Guinea, Mr. Gabriel Obiang Lima, announced on Sunday that Exxon Mobil Corp. was in talks...

Equatorial Guinea’s Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima signs series of agreements in Abu Dhabi

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, officially kicked off the country’s Year of Investment initiative...

UNITED STATES

World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings may be canceled or held virtually amid coronavirus concerns – Official

The 2020 World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings which are scheduled for April may be canceled or held virtually...

5 dead at MolsonCoors campus in Milwaukee, President Trump says

At least five people were killed on Wednesday after a gunman opened fire at the MolsonCoors headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, President...

BREAKING: Several suspects arrested in four U.S. states for racially targeting black and jewish journalists and activists

Four racially motivated violent extremists from across the U.S. were arrested and charged on Wednesday in U.S District Court in Seattle...

U.S. welcomes United Nations sanctions against ISIS-West Africa (ISIS-WA) and ISIS-Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS)

The United States on Wednesday welcomed the action taken by the United Nations Security Council’s 1267 al-Qa’ida and ISIL (Da’esh) Sanctions...

CHINA

Coronavirus puts global recovery at risk, warns IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva

The Coronavirus outbreak, which is ravaging China, and spreading fast to other parts of the world is putting the global recovery...

First African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recovered

The first African to contract coronavirus in China, 21-year old Cameroonian student, Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, has recovered

BREAKING: Tension rises over fate of 72 Nigerians stranded in Wuhan, epicenter of coronavirus in China

Time is running out, and 72 Nigerians stranded in Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus, are running out of options,...

This video will break you: Racism against blacks in China is shocking, open, official, even as Africa rolls out the red carpet for China

Dr. Umar Johnson, an African American, was so shocked when he arrived in China to realize racism against blacks there was...

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