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BREAKING: 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...

$500,000 IT scholarship funding awarded to African students

General Electric (NYSE: GE) and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) have announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa...

ECONOMY

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. "This includes a national pathway management network that matches candidates with...

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...

Should the World Bank approve Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar loan request on Tuesday?

The Executive Board of the World Bank would meet in Washington DC on Tuesday to deliberate on a multi-billion dollar loan...

Chad’s economy broadly positive, recovering well, but spending pressures emerging, IMF says

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday the economy of Chad in central Africa was recovering well although some spending...

Uganda’s economy growing well but significant risks persist, World Bank says

The World Bank said on Thursday the economy of Uganda continues to grow, driven by strong levels of domestic consumption and...

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NIGERIA

Buhari releases emotional statement on Leah Sharibu, Christian girl who refuses to convert to Islam and remains in custody of Boko Haram Islamist terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday released a personal statement on Leah Shabiru, two years after at least 110 children were kidnapped...

Buhari sends delegation to comfort home state after Katsina massacre

Federal Government delegation led by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, arrived Katsina State on Monday, extending heartfelt condolences to Governor Aminu...

DEVELOPING: Cold war in Nigeria presidency as Monguno battles Abba Kyari over widening insecurity under Buhari

There is an established cold war and ongoing battle for supremacy in the affairs of nation's security between the National Security...

Nigeria’s Buhari not embarking on another expensive, wasteful, useless, meaningless trip to UK, Saudi Arabia and Austria, presidency rages over fake news

The presidency in Nigeria denied President Muhammadu Buhari was about to embark another global trip. Many Nigerians do...

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

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...

BREAKING: 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...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrives in UAE to strengthen ties between the Arab nation and Africa’s second most populous country

Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday for an official visit where he would...

Strong ties between Ethiopia and Nigeria, Africa’s most populous countries, pillar for African integration, Buhari says

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that a robust cooperation between Nigeria and Ethiopia would provide a strong pillar for African integration.

CAMEROON

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...

Amnesty warns killings in Cameroon Anglophone regions skyrocketing ahead of parliamentary elections

Amnesty International warned on Thursday "a surge in violence meted out by the Cameroon military since recent weeks, has led to...

KENYA

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...

Kenya: Elusive justice for gross injustice, abuse

The Kenyan National Assembly has blocked justice and reparations for victims of human rights violations by failing to consider the findings...

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

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...

The rest of the world is so corrupt unlike the United States under Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo boasts in Angola, a...

President Donald Trump appointed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo boasted in Angola on Sunday night that the rest of the world...

Sophia Negroponte, daughter of John Negroponte, former U.S. Ambassador well known in Africa stabs man to death in DC area

Sophia Negroponte, the 27-year old daughter of John Negroponte, a former U.S. Ambassador well known in Africa, has stabbed a man...

CHINA

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,...

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....

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