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Hundreds protests again in Algeria against President Bouteflika

ALGIERS - Hundreds of Algerians took to the streets of the capital on Friday to demand President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit immediately, as mass protests against the veteran leader entered...

Burundi schoolgirls arrested for scribbling on president’s photo

Three schoolgirls in Burundi risk being jailed for five years for scribbling on President Pierre Nkurunziza's photo in their textbooks, says campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW said the...

Zambia bans ‘Viagra’ energy drink

The Zambian authorities have banned an energy drink after a Ugandan man complained it had caused him to have a prolonged erection. Power Natural High Energy Drink SX, which is...

Experts tease out kingpin role of digitization for Africa’s revenue harvest

Digitization has been variously described as pivotal in ramping-up revenue collection for financing Africa’s development. This convergence of views characterized discussions at one of the plenary debates of the 38th...

UK returns Ethiopian emperor’s hair

The British National Army Museum has returned to the Ethiopian government the hair locks of Emperor Tewodros II - more than 150 years after they were taken during the...

8-year-old Nigerian, chess champ in NYC, invited by Bill Clinton

Tani, an eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion in New York, may be living in the United States as an immigrant but he could be meeting a former American president soon. When...

Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’

Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging...

UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as Cyclone Idai disaster unfolds

As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of...

Africa needs policies to protect its economies from vulnerabilities

African countries need policies that can help build resilience, raise potential growth and inclusiveness if the continent is to achieve the sustainable development goals and aspirations of Africa’s Agenda...

African countries can do better with improved fiscal policy, says Songwe

The 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development opened in Marrakesh, Morocco, Wednesday with a clarion call...

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Nana Addo’s policies made Ghana fourth happiest country – Nana Boakye

The Tema West Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dennis Amfo-Sefah, has touted the positive impact of the Akufo-Addo government saying Ghana’s...

Addressing root causes of conflicts key to sustainable development in Africa, says UN Deputy...

Africa cannot have sustainable development without sustaining peace, United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed said Saturday. Speaking at the 20th Session of the Regional Coordination...

You are our most distinguished alumnus” – VC of Buckingham University to Dr. Bawumia

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham has described Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, as “the most distinguished alumnus ever” of the...