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McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Magufuli eats humble pie, Allows foreigners to Buy shares in Telecoms After Vodacom IPO flops
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an...
Tanzania bans unprocessed food crop exports
Tanzania has banned the export of foodgrain following concerns over an increase in food smuggling to neighbouring countries. At...
South Sudan will succeed against all odds – President Salva Kiir
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has expressed disappointment with the global community for isolating his administration, claiming the young nation has been written off.   “I know that many in the world community have written us off and there are many out there who believe that the situation in... Read more
Namibia moves to ban foreigners from Owning land
Foreign nationals will not be allowed to own land in Namibia anymore if a proposed bill is passed by the parliament in the country, reports the Namibian. The Land Bill of 2016 forbids foreigners from owning agricultural, commercial and communal land. Proposed by Namibia’s lands Minister Utoni Nujoma, the... Read more
No-confidence motion against South Africa’s Zuma will fail: ANC
A no-confidence motion against South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma due for a vote in parliament on Thursday “has no chance of succeeding”, the African National Congress’ (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday. The vote was called by the main opposition Democratic Alliance party last week following the... Read more
South Africa’s Julius Malema seeks to overturn apartheid-era land law
A far-left South African politician who wants to nationalize banks, mines and land said on Monday he would ask the Constitutional Court to scrap an apartheid-era law used to prosecute him over calls to occupy white-owned land. Julius Malema, leader of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, won... Read more
Kenya Police arrests South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar’s Spokesman for backing UN in row over Peacekeepers
The spokesperson of Dr Riek Machar is under the custody of the police Nairobi, an official has said. The motive of the detention is unclear. However, it is being laid at the feet of Mr Gatdet’s decision to welcome the sacking of Kenyan UN Mission in south sudan commander Lt... Read more
Zimbabwe minister accuses Mugabe deputy of using state institutions in succession bid
A Zimbabwean cabinet minister on Tuesday accused Robert Mugabe’s deputy of using state institutions to try to arrest him and further his attempt to eventually become president in the most direct attack in the deep rivalry over the country’s future leadership. Mugabe is 92 and Africa’s oldest ruler who... Read more
Pope francis agrees to visit South sudan to pray for peace
Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit South Sudan to preach peace in the country embroiled in inter-ethnic and political strife, religious leaders said after talks with the pontiff on Thursday.   “He accepted the invitation and said that in principle he really wants to come,” said Rev.... Read more
Al Jazeera says journalist and team detained in Somalia
Somali security agents have detained a British journalist working for television network Al Jazeera together with his cameraman and their driver and fixer, the Qatari channel said on Wednesday. The detentions come less than a week after the offices of a Somali newspaper were raided and its editor held... Read more
Colombian President Juan Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a surprise after Colombians voted “No” to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war. Santos has promised to revive a peace plan even though Colombians, in a referendum on... Read more
Fees Must fall Protests force week-long shutdown at Africa’s best University
Clashes between police and student protesters forced South Africa’s Wits University to suspend classes for the second time in less than a month, as unrest mounted again over education costs. Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas at hundreds of protesters marching and dancing through the Johannesburg... Read more