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Launch of African Economic Outlook 2015

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will publish their joint African Economic Outlook 2015...

22 May 2015 08:29

Belgium threatens to cut Burundi aid

BRUSSELS: Belgium warned Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday it would end all direct aid if he went ahead with his run for a third term in power that has prompted violent protests...

22 May 2015 08:03

Africa must open up to Africa, says Uhuru

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African governments to open their borders, trade with each other and reduce dependency on foreign aid...

19 May 2015 08:26

Telecel saga splits cabinet

President Robert Mugabe and cabinet ministers are sharply divided on how to resolve the Telecel Zimbabwe saga which has been rambling on for months...

18 May 2015 10:50

EAC leaders condemn Burundi's attempted coup, call off summit

PRETORIA: The Heads of State of the East African Community (EAC) on Wednesday condemned the attempted coup in Burundi and called for the return to constitutional order...

14 May 2015 10:52

Top Burundi general announces overthrow of president

BUJUMBURA: A top Burundian general on Wednesday announced the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president's bid to stand for a third term.

14 May 2015 09:31

Nigeria borrows to pay salaries with cash crunch worsening

ABUJA, NIGERIA: A cash shortage caused by low oil prices has forced Nigeria to borrow heavily through the early part of 2015, with the government struggling to pay public workers, officials said on Wednesday...

8 May 2015 11:04

Nuclear power integration critical for Africa says Rosatom

NAIROBI, KENYA: Nuclear energy provider, Rosatom, called for the integration of nuclear power into African economies as a key driver of social economic development.,,

29 Apr 2015 09:37

Govt launches 'We Are Africa' mobile app

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has launched a mobile application to support government's efforts against attacks on foreign nationals...

29 Apr 2015 09:27

Electricity shortages in sub-Saharan Africa a key concern: Euromonitor

Strong economic growth and a rising middle class are driving investments into sub-Saharan Africa, although infrastructure and electricity shortages are "key concerns".

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 10 Apr 2015 06:39

Nigerian economy remains strong - Okonjo Iweala

The peaceful election in Nigeria, with a new government coming in, bodes well for the Nigerian economy, which is good news for those in the marketing and retail sectors... A healthy economy usually means people have more money to spend... (Videos)

8 Apr 2015 07:24

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

26 Mar 2015 09:00

Egypt: Sisi slammed over Al Jazeera claims

Al Jazeera has condemned a claim by Egypt's President Sisi that its journalists are activists rather than impartial observers...

19 Mar 2015 06:10

Burundi set to ease media restrictions

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: BD Live reports Burundi's national assembly has approved a draft media law, backtracking from contentious 2013 legislation that was denounced by reporters and rights groups...

9 Mar 2015 09:54

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