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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...

Growing Solar in Africa

Africa’s move towards solar energy is rapidly underway. Many African nations have employed solar energy as a solution to tackling climate...

ECONOMY

Nigeria’s economy in disarray under Buhari’s finance minister Zainab Ahmed as country piles up billions of World Bank loans and IMF downgrades growth forecast

Those who fought tooth and nail to remove United Kingdom-educated Kemi Adeosun as Nigeria's finance minister because she did not go back to Nigeria three decades ago to serve her country for 12 months but got...

World Bank approves nearly $2.2 billion loan for Nigeria to invest in six projects, pushing domestic and foreign debt to over $80 billion

The World Bank on Tuesday approved nearly $2.2 billion loan for Nigeria to invest in six projects, including improving immunization, enabling...

IMF downgrades Nigeria’s economic growth forecast to 2 percent, says fiscal deficit deteriorating, inflation increasing and vulnerabilities rising

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday downgraded its forecast of Nigeria's economic growth from 3 percent to 2 percent, saying...

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....

IMF praises Equatorial Guinea’s oil and gas contract transparency, urges fiscal discipline and improved tax administration

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday welcomed Equatorial Guinea's decision to publish oil and gas contracts, which started this week...

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NIGERIA

Nigeria’s economy in disarray under Buhari’s finance minister Zainab Ahmed as country piles up billions of World Bank loans and IMF downgrades growth forecast

Those who fought tooth and nail to remove United Kingdom-educated Kemi Adeosun as Nigeria's finance minister because she did not go...

Gbajabiamla seeks closer ties with Finland on education, tax system

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated the determination of the House of Representatives to...

Lawan urges Finland to collaborate with Nigeria on Hi-Tech, trade

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Finland to collaborate with Nigeria in the area of Hi Technology and...

SEE IT: Nigeria Senate President’s convoy rescues 5 accident victims in Delta State

The official convoy of the Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday rescued five victims of a fatal auto crash along...

SOUTH AFRICA

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...

Africa Energy Indaba 2020 reinstates marketplace matchmaking Program to connect energy stakeholders

The Africa Energy Indaba has established itself as Africa's leading and most promising energy event. Founded in 2009, the event has experienced a progressive evolution in...

ETHIOPIA

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...

Amnesty International rages as Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed unleashes police on opposition in Oromia, Ethiopia. Vender killed, musician injured

Winning a Nobel Peace Prize is looking more and more meaningless in Ethiopia where Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed seems bent on...

CAMEROON

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...

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto to answer three difficult questions in Washington DC

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto who will be meeting Cameroonians living in the United States for the first time since he...

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

6 privileged white Democrats debated last night in Las Vegas and tried to be as black and brown as possible – Perspectives by Simon...

Four privileged white men and two privileged white women debated last night in the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, and...

As Trump travel ban takes effect, unanswered questions abound as panic sets in

President Donald Trump's expanded travel ban will take effect in just days, and as those days turn into minutes, and those...

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...

FULL REMARKS As Pompeo concludes Angola trip with joint briefing with external affairs minister Manuel Augusto

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Angolan Minister of External Relations Manuel Augusto At a Joint Press Availability Michael...

CHINA

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...

BREAKING: With African students stranded in China, U.S.-based experts provide insight into how the continent can respond to coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, and the world scrambles to respond, even as African students remain stranded in mainland China,...

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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...

Nigeria’s economy in disarray under Buhari’s finance minister Zainab Ahmed as country piles up billions of World Bank loans and IMF downgrades growth forecast

Those who fought tooth and nail to remove United Kingdom-educated Kemi Adeosun as Nigeria's finance minister because she did not go...

Gbajabiamla seeks closer ties with Finland on education, tax system

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated the determination of the House of Representatives to...

Lawan urges Finland to collaborate with Nigeria on Hi-Tech, trade

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Finland to collaborate with Nigeria in the area of Hi Technology and...

Chilling death in police custody of popular Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo should be fully investigated – Human Rights Watch

The government of Rwanda should ensure a thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into the death in police custody of Kizito Mihigo, a well-known singer...
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