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  • Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:33

    Africa development bank says risks to growth 'increasing by the day'

    DAR ES SALAAM - The U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty over Brexit pose risks to Africa’s economic prospects that are “increasing by the day,” the head of the African Development Bank.

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  • Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:29

    Truworths to close up to 15 loss-making UK Office shoe stores

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s Truworths International Ltd will close up to 15 of its loss-making Office stores in the UK, its CEO said on Friday, with an overhaul of the remainder of the shoe retailer expected to boost sales and profits.

  • Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:22

    Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

    KHARTOUM - Sudan’s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:37

    Gabon's Ali Bongo makes first live public appearance after stroke

    Gabonese President Ali Bongo has appeared live in public for the first time almost 10 months after suffering a stroke, walking with a stick as he attended ceremonies in the capital, Libreville.

  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:25

    Vodacom to invest more than $589 mln on South Africa network this year

    JOHANNESBURG - South African mobile phone operator Vodacom Group will spend more than 9 billion rand ($589 million) this year on network enhancements particularly in rural areas in its home market, its Chief Technology Officer said on Thursday.

  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:17

    Leader of Kenyan drug organization sentenced to 25 years in U.S

    NEW YORK - A U.S. judge sentenced a leading Kenyan drug trafficker, Baktash Akasha, to 25 years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to import heroin and methamphetamine and other crimes.

  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:10

    Libya reopens southern airport closed since 2014

    BENGHAZI, Libya- Libya reopened on Friday its airport in the main southern city of Sebha which had been closed since January 2014 due to security problems, residents said.

  • Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:06

    Zimbabwe opposition backs down from protest to avoid "blood in the streets"

    HARARE - Zimbabwe’s main opposition party called off planned anti-government demonstrations on Friday, saying it aimed to avert bloodshed after police rounded up its followers and dispersed them with batons and water cannon.

  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:27

    Seamen kidnapped off Cameroon's coast - sources

    YAOUNDE - A number of seamen have been kidnapped after an attack on their vessel off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa’s piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea, a source in the Cameroonian army and a source at the major port of Douala said on Friday.