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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 […]

Crude oil production will be cut by 1.2 million barrels per day from January 2019 for an initial period of six months. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil producers made the agreement in Austria’s Vienna on Friday. According to the agreement, OPEC member states contribute 0.8 million bpd output cut and non-OPEC oil pumpers […]

The president of Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila,on Sunday said he plans to stay in politics when he steps down after elections on December 23. Kabila in an interview with Reuters also said he does not rule out running again for president in 2023. Speaking on his role after the upcoming election, he said […]

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 […]

Tibor Nagy, the Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, continues his Horn of Africa tour after arriving in Djibouti on Monday. Nagy has since held a series of engagements with government, the US embassy and beneficiaries of the the Young African Leaders Initiative, YALI and IVLP. On the part of government, Nagy met […]

The Ethiopian government last Saturday stated that federal forces were being deployed to secure parts of the country rocked by deadly violence. A statement from the office of the Prime Minister said the move followed a decision by the National Security council. The deployments were specifically to western Ethiopia along the border between Oromia and […]

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 […]

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