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Libya’s UN backed government of National Accord has made a call for political dialogue with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar. Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohamed Siala at a news conference in Tripoli also called for an end to the fighting. “ We see that at the very least, the aggressor must retreat, giving a chance for ceasefire […]

The plan by an Ethiopian bank to operate an all-female branch has received varied reactions from social media users. The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, CBE, announced on Monday that it had opened the said branch in the capital, Addis Ababa. On social media platform, Twitter, users have expressed polarizing viewpoints. Majority say it was an unnecessary […]

Kenya’s Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has set up an incubator programme to prepare young companies for an eventual listing or bond issuance on the bourse, its chief executive said, in a bid to boost the number of firms it lists. The exchange – a key entry point for foreign investors seeking exposure to East Africa’s […]

Measles cases shot up by 300 percent globally in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period last year, the United Nations has said. This, the UN said is the most dramatic cases in the history of the epidemic, which has weakened vaccination coverage in other regions. The UN also said Africa […]

Scientists are finally ready to roll out malaria vaccines after 30 years in development Bloomberg reports. According to the World Health Organization, the malaria vaccinations will be carried out in Africa starting this month. The vaccine during its trials prevented four in 10 malaria cases among children who received four doses in a large study. The malaria […]

Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has hit back at party veterans over allegedly racist remarks attributed to him, saying other party leaders, including the president, had made similar comments in the past. This comes after party elders on Monday slammed Magashule over what they deemed racist comments made by the leader during his Western Cape […]

The controversial decision to grant environmental authorisation for the Watson family’s massive wind farm project on the summit of the Groot Winterhoek mountains near Uitenhage has been overturned – at least temporarily. On Monday Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Lindiwe Zulu upheld five appeals against the 187.2MW, 47-turbine Inyanda-Roodeplaat wind farm. She sent the decision back […]

Tension in Ennerdale, south of Joburg, degenerated into a violent protest that left four learners with rubber bullet wounds and a classroom burnt to the ground on Monday. The residents have said that if Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi had kept his promises, the local high school classroom would not have been set alight. They […]

Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has dealt a blow to former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane’s battle with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan by dismissing his application to cross-examine. “In regard to all other issues the applicant’s application falls to be dismissed,” said Zondo. Zondo read out his ruling regarding Moyane’s application to cross-examine Gordhan on […]

The recent uprisings against long term presidents in Algeria and Sudan highlights the dangers of presidents for life. The ouster of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Omar al-Bashir raises the question whether Africa is indeed changing its perceptions of strongmen and leaders who have overstayed their welcome. Protests in these countries against the longtime regimes clearly […]

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