African Development Bank Group becomes shareholder in AFC
The Bank Group’s investment in Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) will enable both institutions to accelerate infrastructure development and delivery on the continent.
Trans-Saharan roads: Abuja-Algiers road ready in three years – Fashola
The trans-saharan roads will pass through six countries, namely Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Tunisia, Algeria, and Mali.
Incumbent Mauritius PM Wins Five-Year election mandate
In January 2017, the Mauritius PM was chosen as the next Prime Minister by his father and leader of the coalition government.
Mokgweetsi Masisi sworn in as new Botswana president
Mr Masisi’s party, BDP, won the October 23 vote after securing 38 of the 57 seats in the National Assembly.
South African minister denies bribing journalists to make story about sex life disappear
The journalists apparently had to withhold a story about a love triangle involving him, finance minister Tito Mboweni and Lerato Habiba Makgatho.
Leader of main South African opposition party steps down
The DA, the ruling African National Congress’s (ANC) main challenger, took 20 per cent of votes in elections earlier this year, down from 22 per cent during the previous elections in 2014 .
100 elephants die in Botswana in suspected anthrax outbreak
Botswana is home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, around 130,000.
Cameroon needs Russian armoured personnel carriers, helicopters to deal with Boko Haram – Ambassador
These vehicles could help prevent fatalities from roadside mines installed by the Boko Haram militant group, according to the diplomat.
Five reported dead in protests against Guinea President Conde’s third term bid
Citizens of the West African country fear that 81-year old President Alpha Conde, who has already served two terms (10 years), wants a third term
South Africa hit by power cuts after Eskom generators breakdown
They were the first nationwide power cuts in around six months in South Africa which has become used to blackouts due to technical and financial problems at Eskom
Four kidnapped, 11 injured in Cameroon separatist attack
Four of the injured workers on a rubber plantation of state-owned Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) were rushed to the hospital early Tuesday with life-threatening wounds.
Algeria’s protesters march against ruling elite as elections approach
The weekly demonstrations have dropped in size from hundreds of thousands in the Spring to tens of thousands now, but are still a challenge for the authorities ahead of the December 12 vote.
Mugabe’s family planning to build museum at his rural home
Mr Mugabe died in Singapore aged 95 on September 6 this year and was declared a national hero.
Ethiopian official urges African countries to benefit from ties with China
The official says China is exemplary in areas such as modern agriculture and Africa should tap into China’s expertise for further development.
Ethiopia to launch first-ever satellite in December
President Sahle-Work Zewde says the satellite will be launched with the support of Chinese government.
Zimbabwe to introduce new currency in November — Official
Zimbabwe’s last currency, the Zimbabwe dollar, became moribund in 2009 following a spell of hyper-inflation and was replaced by a basket of multi-currencies which included the U.S. dollar