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Africa Free Trade Zone could launch at the start of 2021

The much anticipated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would not become operational this year anymore due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officials of the secretariat...

Malawi: Hundreds of young people injured in stampede for jobs

Hundreds of young people were injured in a stampede over job interview sessions in Malawi. Health authorities in the country say the incident occurred in...

Ghana wants to reduce MTN’s telecoms market share

Ghana will implement a set of policies to reduce the dominance of MTN in the country’s telecommunications market, the government has said in a...

AfDB: Adesina’s troubles not over yet as he faces fresh probe

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has initiated a review of an internal investigation that took place against its president Akinwumi Adesina who is seeking...

AfDB wars: Targeting an African man or an African bank?

Dr Akinwumi Adesina was probably more known for working with rural agricultural communities than scandal. Now, as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB),...

Uganda to lose $1.6 bln in tourism earnings due to Covid-19

Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri...

Most Malawians ‘fear hunger than Covid-19’, survey shows

A latest survey conducted in Malawi shows that majority of Malawians are not worried and scared of coronavirus but rather are concerned about hunger. 81...

Dangote, MTN emerge most admired African brands

For the third time in a row, Dangote Group has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers, paired...

France finally ratifies law ending use of CFA franc in West Africa

France has finally ratified a law that ends the use of the CFA franc by French colonies in West Africa. The ratification was done by...

Chinese restaurant in Zambia closed for denying locals entry

A Chinese restaurant in Zambia's capital, Lusaka has been closed by authorities for reportedly discriminating against locals. According to local media the Zambian authorities moved...

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Top SA media outlet mulls laying-off 510 staff due to Covid-19

One of South Africa's top media outlets, Media24 has announced that it has started with consultations with staff about possibly closing some of its...

Zimbabwe: Police arrest nurses holding protest over pay

Police in Zimbabwe on Monday arrested at least a dozen nurses for holding a protest outside state hospitals. The nurses were demanding payment of improved...

Ghana’s ex-president picks woman as running mate for 2020 poll

Ghana's former President, John Mahama has picked a woman as his running mate for the 2020 presidential election. Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang's vice presidential candidacy...

Coronavirus: Spain imposes another local lockdown

Officials in Spain's north-western region of Galicia have re-imposed restrictions on an area of 70,000 people following a Covid-19 outbreak. Only those travelling for work...

Ethiopia singer’s death unrest killed 166

At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that shook Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police...
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