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Kenyan government unveils next year’s budget

Kenyan Treasury cabinet secretary Henry Rotich has unveiled the 2018/2019 budget in Parliament, local media reported. The expenditure will help finance President Uhuru Kenyatta’s so-called Big Four agenda, which seeks to boost agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and home building to drive economic growth. The record budget of 3.07 trillion shillings is expected to be financed through […]

Billions of dollars in remittances flowed to Africa in 2017 – Report

The World Bank and other development partners have revealed that the total money transfers by African migrants to their region or country of origin surged from $34 billion in 2016 to $38 billion, in 2017. The amount includes intra-African transfers. According the Word Bank’s report “Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Prospects”, released on April […]

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UN, AU voice concern over protracted political crisis in Guinea-Bissau

The top leaders of the African Union and the United Nations on Saturday expressed concern over the prolonged political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, condemning the recent actions taken by the authorities to prevent a political party from holding its conference. “The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United […]

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UN Secretary General calls for Enhanced UN-AU Cooperation to Counter Terrorism

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for upgrading cooperation between the world organization and the African Union to counter the scourge of terrorism, pointing out that no single nation, institution, or organization can defeat terrorism in Africa or anywhere else. António Guterres, who was addressing a special meeting of the African Union Peace […]

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Al Qaida Attack Kills 14 Soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda has hit again in northern Mali killing at least 14 Malian soldiers and wounding 18 others in the worst attack on security forces in the West African country in more than a year. Malian military Spokesperson said that 17 terrorists were killed on the scene of the attack, which targeted a military base […]

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Algeria Bans Imports of 900 Products to Curb Spending

Algeria continues to implement time buying measures to compensate for falling oil revenues. The country has banned imports of a list of nearly 900 products including mobile phones and household appliances as its foreign currency reserves are expected to further fall to $85 billion in 2018, down from $194 billion in 2013. The ban was […]

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South Sudan: Security improving, UN envoy says

The security situation in north-western South Sudan has improved with displaced people returning home, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the African country has said, holding he situation in Wau as a “model” for other parts of the country where displacement rose so far this year. “I am pleased to see that […]

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Youth Connekt Africa Summit Opens in Kigali

The inaugural Youth Connekt Africa summit opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali Thursday with the participation of over 2500 delegates from all over the continent. The summit is looking into ways to realize the potential of the continent’s youths, forming the world’s largest youth population. Besides setting up networks among participating delegates, the gathering will […]

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Nigeria: ailing Buhari’s audio Hausa speech sparks controversy

Nigeria’s ailing President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed Nigerians for the first time since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. In an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, Buhari who is still in the UK, has called for peace and unity, in the Hausa language. “My greetings to all […]

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Tanzania to get $4 million from Holland to boost potato production

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will inject about $4 million in Tanzania to finance the construction of a center for the development of the potato industry in the East African nation. Nine Dutch companies active in the sector will also contribute to the construction of the infrastructure, which is scheduled to be completed by […]

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