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Botswana bans sale of alcohol to curb COVID-19

The government of Botswana has banned the sale of alcohol in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. All liquor licenses have also been...

The best reasons why you need to invest in South Africa

There’s absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that South Africa is the economic hub of Africa, and this is the part of Africa, which...

SA Innovation Summit 2020 to take Africa to the World

For the very first time in its 13-year history, the SA Innovation Summit (SAIS) – the largest start-up event in Africa – will be...

Africans condemn Zimbabwe government’s crackdown on citizens

Africans have taken to social media to express anger at the move by Zimbabwe's government to crackdown on citizens. The hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter has been trending...

Grocery retailer Shoprite to exit Nigeria after 15 years

Africa's biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, is exiting the continent's most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years. The Cape Town-based retailer has started a formal process...

The push for South Africa to have a startup act

A co-created and tailor-made national Startup Act will be a powerful tool for empowering entrepreneurs and addressing key developmental issues in South Africa, although...

Zimbabwe: Police arrest protesters, patrol streets on day of protest

Police in Zimbabwe have started arresting protesters as they attempt to stop a major anti-government protest on Friday. Already outspoken writer Tsitsi Dangarembga has tweeted...

Zimbabwe: Streets cleared, shops closed ahead of planned protest

Ahead of a planned major anti-government protest in Zimbabwe, security forces on Thursday cleared people off streets of the capital Harare. The security forces were...

[Video]: Zambia’s education minister sacked amid viral sex video

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday sacked his Education Minister David Mabumba. Mabumba's sacking was announced in a statement from Mr. Lungu’s spokesperson Isaac Chipampe. No...

45 million people at risk of hunger in Southern Africa

Southern African Development Community (Sadc), a regional bloc representing 16 nations has said that nearly 45 million people in the region risk going hungry. It...

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How the Hawala system of transferring money works in Africa

Hawala is a process of transferring money from one country to the other without moving it physically. The money transfer process involves trust and balancing of...

Gambia imposes curfew as COVID-19 cases soar

The Gambian government has declared a state of emergency and nationwide night curfew for 21 days. The country’s president, Adama Barrow announced the latest action as coronavirus...

Botswana bans sale of alcohol to curb COVID-19

The government of Botswana has banned the sale of alcohol in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. All liquor licenses have also been...

The best reasons why you need to invest in South Africa

There’s absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that South Africa is the economic hub of Africa, and this is the part of Africa, which...

Covid-19: Price of hydroxychloroquine skyrockets in Nigeria

Nigerian officials say the price of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine which has been touted by some as treatment for coronavirus has skyrocketed. The country's Federal...
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