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Kenyan manufacturers launch Priority Agenda to boost industrial growth

Kenya's manufacturers on Wednesday launched the Manufacturing Priority Agenda (MAP)-2018 that aims to boost the country's industrial growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/8 0:40:00

South Africa's Zuma clings on in face of uncertainty

South Africans were facing political uncertainty on Wednesday after the ruling ANC party canceled a meeting that could have removed embattled President Jacob Zuma from office.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/7 22:18:40

Nigerian virtual coin craze unfazed by Bitcoin dive as nation embraces 'financial inclusion'

While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have suffered precipitous falls in recent weeks, the units remain popular in Nigeria where they make it easier to do business.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/7 21:28:40

Military commander wanted by int'l court agrees to surrender to Libyan army

General Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a senior military commander of the Libyan eastern-based army who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday announced that he would surrender himself to the army's military police.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/7 9:58:50

S. African president denies plotting to fire deputy

South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday dismissed media reports that he wants to fire his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/7 9:10:10

S. African parliament postpones Zuma's State of Nation Address

South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday announced its decision to postpone the State of the Nation Address (SONA) amid growing calls for President Jacob Zuma to resign.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 23:20:55

Zuma to make TV address as ANC mulls his leadership role

Top officials in South Africa's ruling ANC party are divided over whether President Jacob Zuma should step down after multiple graft scandals, the party's deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 23:18:40

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai critically ill in South Africa

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is critically ill in a South African hospital and his supporters should “brace for the worst,” a party source with knowledge of his condition said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/6 22:48:40

South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopian capital

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) resumed South Sudan peace talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday with threats of punitive measures against warring sides in the background.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 9:12:37

South Africa's ruling ANC meets at party headquarters amid tight security

South Africa's African National Congress (ANC)'s national working committee (NWC) is on Monday meeting at the Chief Albert Luthuli House, the party's headquarters, amid tight security outside.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/6 9:04:47

ANC meets to discuss Zuma's future role

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will hold an urgent meeting on Monday to discuss President Jacob Zuma's future as head of state after overnight talks with the scandal-plagued 75-year-old leader failed to secure his departure.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/5 23:08:40

Dubai airport retains 'busiest international airport' title

Dubai airport was the world's busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travelers, a statement said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 21:58:39

Egypt, Sudan to hold high-profile meeting to ease tense ties

Egypt and Sudan are scheduled to hold a high-profile meeting in Cairo on Thursday to discuss ways to improve their ties, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 1:39:44

South Sudan recalls its ambassador to US

South Sudan has recalled its ambassador to the United States, a day after the American government imposed an arms embargo on the East African nation, presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/4 21:31:18

At least 26 killed in inter-ethnic fighting in eastern DRC

At least 26 people were killed on Saturday in inter-ethnic fighting in Ituri province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to security sources on site.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/4 20:05:16

Namibia tightens government expenditure controls

Namibia has tightened measures meant to curb spending by ministers and various officials as the government aims to reduce expenses over the next three financial years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 23:21:41

Libyan navy rescues 362 migrants off western coast

The Libyan coast guard has rescued 362 illegal migrants in three separate operations in western Libya, the Navy's spokesman said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 10:46:56

Clashes between Libyan army, IS militants kill 4

Clashes erupted on Friday between the Libyan army and Islamic State (IS) militants near the town of Zalla in central Libya, killing one soldier and three IS terrorists, according to a statement by Mrada unit of the army's Oil Installation Guards.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 7:23:25