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Zimbabwe’s Industry and Commerce Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu, has warned the business community in the country to stop the practice of ‘dollarising the economy’ in the wake of foreign currency shortages. Ndlovu was reacting to a decision by Zimbabwe’s largest brewing company Delta Corporation which on Wednesday said that its beverages subsidiary will accept hard […]

Sudan’s government has blocked access to popular social media sites, in a bid to prevent mobilisation for nationwide anti-government protests triggered by an economic crisis. Sudan has been rocked by near-daily demonstrations over the past two weeks. Protesters have set alight ruling party buildings and have called on President Omar al-Bashir, who took power in […]

Opposition parties in Tanzania have called upon legislators not to pass proposed amendments to a law governing political parties, saying it would criminalise their activities. At a news conference in the capital Dar es Salaam on Sunday, Hashim Rungwe, chairman of one of 10 opposition parties, said the proposed amendments would curtail constitutional freedoms. “The […]

Burundian President Pierre Nkuruziza is calling for a special regional summit on what he describes as an ‘open conflict’ with neighboring Rwanda. In a letter leaked on social networks and confirmed by AFP from sources within the presidency, Nkuruziza accused Rwanda of being the origin of the crisis that Burundi has been going through since April, 2015. […]

Presidential campaigns are heating up in Nigeria ahead of elections slated for February 2019. The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, kicked off their activities in the north. Flag bearer Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president was in Sokoto where the PDP campaign officially kicked off earlier this week. His last stop as at Thursday was in the north […]

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI has met with Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba who is currently in the country for medical recovery. The royal palace on Monday shared a photo of the two leaders reportedly at the facility where he is convalescing after being flown in last Thursday. Bongo was hospitalized in the King […]

Burundi’s ambassador to the United Nations, Albert Shingiro has called out the African Union Commission (AUC) for interfering in the country’s political affairs, after the latter issued a statement on an ‘untimely judicial initiative’ in the East African nation. Burundi issued an international arrest warrant on Friday against its former president Pierre Buyoya, as well […]

Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian journalist known for his reporting on terrorism in the Lake Chad region says the Nigerian Army has twice killed one Boko Haram leader. The Army reported a breaking news on Saturday claiming to have killed one Baban Hassan, a social media chief for a faction of terrorist group, Boko Haram. But according to […]

The U.S. military will withdraw hundreds of troops focused on counterterrorism operations in Africa over the next several years to support the Pentagon’s increased focus on countering threats from China and Russia, officials said on Thursday. Earlier this year, the U.S. military put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense […]

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni has instructed the police and army to beef up the security of investors in industrial parks, following recent attacks on Chinese construction workers. The president, who met the Chinese ambassador to Uganda, H.E Zheng Zhu Quiang on Tuesday, said the urban crime problem that has plagued his government in the past […]


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