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Happening Africa looks forward to digital transformation

To support Africa's digital transformation, the World Group will invest $25 billion between now and 2030 and aims to mobilize $25 billion more from the private sector, says Kristalina Georgieva, Interim President of the World Bank Group.Njuguna Ndung'u, Former Governor, Central Bank of Kenya notes in one of his publications that, in 2018 and beyond, digitization will provide an important avenue for African economies to leapfrog not only financial development but also development across other sectors of the economy. There are infinite opportunities on the digital platform, and fintechs are working round-the-clock to develop and introduce new products here. However, these changes will benefit only those economies that embrace digitization, invest in the required infrastructure, and introduce commensurate regulatory technology.

As per Njuguna digitization is transforming African economies in four major ways: retail payments systems, financial inclusion, sustainable business models, and revenue administration.

The continent is still facing challenges to provide the basics to its citizens. Agenda of development in Africa revolves around few simple perquisites such as the provision of electricity to all, developing efficient transport networks, modernization of agriculture practices, educating its people and enhancing manpower capabilities, provision of better water sanitation and health facilities etc.

Africa is happening, just here and just now! This live discourse brings stories, researches and opinions revealing Africa.


J.P. Singh
Updated: 23-07-2019 20:26 IST Created: 09-03-2019 00:59 IST
Happening Africa looks forward to digital transformation

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8:26 PMCustomer Experience Management (CEM) 2019 will be taking place for two days from July 31 and August 1, 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more...

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1:23 PMIBM has recently launched its quantum computer program in Africa. To accomplish this severe task, the American multinational information technology has joined hand with South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand. Read more...

00:52 AMCapital of Portugal, Lisbon is organizing Africa Energy Forum event between June 11 and 14, which gathers experts from Africa's power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Read more...

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8:40 PMThe Intergovernmental Authority on Development, which is an eight-country trade bloc in Africa, has revealed that the endorsement of a regional protocol will effectively prevent and manage security perils in the region. Read more...

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1:03 PMGovernment of the United Kingdom is providing a mammoth amount of £8 million for humanitarian support to Somalis affected by the current drought. Read more...

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0:38 PMRwanda's President, Paul Kagame has sent a congratulatory message to India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for winning the Indian election for the second time. Read more...

00:57 AMThe Ethiopian Investment Commission has revealed that it is now time for the government of Ethiopia to settle on a minimum wage among others to protect the interests of workers. Read more...

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00:42 AMThe countries in Africa celebrate Africa Freedom Day every year which falls on May 25. For the sake of celebrating Africa Freedom Day, Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has pardoned 2,182 prisoners from different prisons across the South African country. Read more...

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4:24 PMAn investment of around USD 1.4 million has been earmarked towards the rehabilitation of the existing Bosmansdam road around the Century City precinct and extension of the cycle lane towards the N7 freeway. Read more...

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3:15 PMThe President of Gambia, Adama Barrow welcomed the outgoing Country Director of the World Bank in The Gambia, Louise Cord, who lauded the current state of the Gambian economy as 'very promising'. Read more...

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10:19 AMBotswana and China jointly held an economic and trade meeting on Wednesday, May 22 to seek more opportunities in enhancing the cooperation and relations between two countries. Read more...

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6:34 PMThe National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has inked agreement with the three airlines that got approval of the Presidency to transport the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. Read more...

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10:52 PMVenezuela and Angola are exploring new areas of cooperation, focusing on technology, energy, hydrocarbons and tourism, the Venezuelan ambassador to Angola, Marlon José Labrador recently said in Angola's capital, Luanda. Read more...

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1:33 PMThe East African Community is expected to prioritize collaborative approaches, which will see supply chains enhanced across the borders and Governments laying the groundwork for the ease of movement of goods and people in the region. Read more...

1:30 PMPresident of Angola, João Lourenço has inked a presidential decree for the signature of a contract between Angola and Airbus. The objective is to construct an Earth Observation satellite named AngoSat-3. Read more...

10:14 PMThe government of Rwanda has inked an agreement with the African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Union to host the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020) slated for September 2020. Read more...

10:08 PMAngola and France are currently performing a two-day multi-sectoral and bilateral political consultation, as part of existing cooperation, mainly in the trade, finance and agriculture sectors. Read more...

8:57 PMThe United Nation refugee agency in association with the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims announced on May 14 that they have successfully raised over 15 million shillings (USD 150,000) in two hours for refugee-education in Kenya. Read more...

8:17 PMRwanda Development Board has organized the first-ever Rwanda-Hungary Business Forum on the sidelines of the second Economic Forum of the annual Transform Africa Summit in Kigali on May 14. This business forum is being showcased by both governments to expand investment opportunities in both countries. Read more...

5:21 PMThe second day of long-awaited Transform Africa Summit has started in Rwanda's capital Kigali with another set of discussions and side events. The discussion for second day is taking place on the topic 'Peer learning and collaboration are key to building a vibrant digital economy in Africa.' Read more...

5:16 PMThe government of South Africa is looking for exclusive tie-ups with the private sector to ensure sustainable energy supply, according to Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, country's Energy Minister. Read more...

5:12 PMAlgerian Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal has invited the Chinese companies to help diversify Algeria's oil-dependent economy. Read more...

2:59 PMAn official with the International Trade Centre revealed on May 14 that the agency looks forward to enhancing Chinese investments in overall Africa. Read more...

2:56 PMKenya is preparing its ground to host the fifth edition of the China Trade Week expo in June this year, organizers said on May 14. The imminent expo will create more business opportunities for national and international players. Read more...

2:54 PMThe government of Ethiopia has recently revealed that its business and investment promotion team at the European Union (EU)-Ethiopia Business Forum in Brussels envisaged luring more European investors to Ethiopia. Read more...

2:51 PMNew reports suggest that the Ethiopian government is expanding its business ties on several frontiers with Russia. The ties also range from nuclear energy development to Russians investment in mining in the East African country. Read more...

11:34 AMAvic International will start the construction of township roads in Zambia's Chongwe district in Lusaka Province, a government official said on May 14. Read more...

11:31 AMChinese telecommunication giant, Huawei has ventured into an agreement with Makerere University in Uganda to set up an Information Communication Technology academy at the institution. Read more...

11:25 AMThe government of Zambia has described a project funded by China to provide satellite television services to remote parts of the country as a success and yielding intended results. Read more...

00:47 AMA new deal has been finally signed between the Kenya Tea Development Agency and Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited to ensure the buying of 95,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer, which will be distributed to the tea farmers across the country. Read more...

00:41 AMThe coffee production is projected to dwindle by 23 percent in the 2019-20 season.Africa's fourth-biggest coffee producer, Tanzania said the overall production in coffee would drop by 23 percent in the next period due to delayed rainfall in northern regions, according to the Tanzania Coffee Board. Read more...

00:38 AMTanzanians will be able to enjoy new rail services by December this year. The government of Tanzania believes that the first phase of construction of USD 1.9 billion standard gauge railway connectivity between Morogoro and Dar es Salaam will be completed soon. Read more...

9:16 PMKenya is likely to achieve 100 percent electrification by 2022 in line with its National Electrification Strategy if the East African country adopts the option of solar mini-grids as a source for electricity connection, according to Kenya's leading water and energy solutions company Davis & Shirtliff. Read more...

7:52 PMThe Internet of Good Things has been launched by UNICEF and Safaricom in Kenya, which is going to be a set of information and resources to promote living life better and healthier. Read more...

6:22 PMMicrosoft Corporation has launched Africa technology development centres with sites in Kenya and Nigeria with an investment of USD 100 million. The tech giant corporation plans to hire 100 full-time engineers by the end of this year and 500 engineers by 2023. Read more...

5:46 PMRwanda's Ministry of Infrastructure has earmarked a gigantic investment amount of USD 440 million for the next three years to construct water treatment plants and supply systems in urban and rural areas. Read more...

11:51 AMZimbabwe has revealed that it has sold 97 live elephants to China and the United Arab Emirates between 2012 and 2018. By doing so, the country has made USD 2.7 million. The critics say that while the country is unable to sell ivory, it sells the whole animal instead. Read more...

11:48 AMEthiopia's floriculture and coffee commodities are currently being showcased at the Beijing International Horticulture Expo 2019 which is being held in Yanqing District of Beijing, China. Read more...

11:46 AMThe mobile money transactions in Kenya has increased by 11 percent in the first quarter of present year as compared to a similar period last year, boosted by innovation in the industry. Read more...

11:42 AMEthiopia is going to host Digital Disruption in Agriculture Forum in its capital, Addis Ababa. The Forum is intended to identify digital tool and service providers from Africa and beyond to employ proven practices in Ethiopia.

11:40 AMAccording to a report released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Ethiopia continues to maintain its position in leading the world for having the highest number of conflict-related internally displace people. Read more...

11:37 AMEgypt's armed forces have launched the second home-made Gowind-class corvette as part of a 2014 contract with France on May 12 to upgrade the country's marine fleet. Read more...

8:12 PMThe mobile phone operator in South Africa, Vodacom has reported a 6.6 percent drop in full-year earnings due to one-off costs related to a share scheme offered to black investors. Read more...

8:10 PMZambia's Mopani Copper Mines plans to veil two shafts at its Nkana mine in Kitwe, the Glencore-owned company said on May 10. Mine Workers Union of Zambia President Joseph Chewe said the closure of the two shafts would affect 600 direct employees. Read more...

8:07 PMPresident of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has lauded China's support in realizing the west African country's infrastructure goals. Read more...

6:41 PMAn inaugural group of 350 Chinese tourists recently left Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, for Djibouti, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, starting an 11-day trip to Africa. Read more...

5:15 PMRwanda Development Board has recently signed an agreement with a Chinese garment firm, Pink Mango C&D to establish a modern garment factory in the country's capital, Kigali. Read more...

3:33 PMCommenced in September 2018, China's 300-community satellite television project for Ghana is now complete.Shi Ting Wang, the Chinese Ambassador has handed over 300 satellite television to the government of Ghana to be distributed to selected public area and households in the rural areas. Read more...

3:08 PMThe Angolan Minister of external relations, Manuel Augusto has recently said that Angola Airlines will start its service in Nigeria by June this year to boost trade relations between the two nations. Read more...

3:06 PMKenya is all set to ink bilateral labour agreements with three countries in the Middle East by the end of 2019. Read more...

3:04 PMOn May 9, the government of Zambia unveiled a project to address climate change issues in the southern part of the nation. Read more...

3:02 PMZambia has delayed the receipt of loans totalling USD 2.6 billion contracted in 2018 in order to rein in its soaring debt, Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe said on May 10. Read more...

3:01 PMEuropean Union seeks to support the private sector, skills development and job creation in Rwanda, according to European Union Head of Delegation to Rwanda, Nicola Bellomo. Read more...

7:53 PMAfter several months of dysfunction, two turbines of Tekeze Hydropower Dam in Ethiopia have recommenced producing 150 megawatts of electricity. Read more...

7:52 PMFarmers in Namibia who are hard hit by the drought have been given relief in settling their loans to the government-owned AgriBank following declaration of the state of emergency by president Hage Geingob. Read more...

7:47 PMThe 3rd edition of the Agrofood and Plastprintpack Exhibition Ethiopia was inaugurated on May 9 with the participation of 152 companies from 18 countries. Read more...

6:28 PMRwanda is set to commence working on the development of a model green city in the country's capital, Kigali. The Deputy Team Leader of the Green City Pilot project, Eudes Kayumba said that the relevant studies would be completed by December this year. Read more...

6:25 PMThe government of Ghana is to release USD 1 billion to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to settle outstanding debts to road contractors and to accomplish and maintain road networks in the country. Read more...

5:12 PMLondon-headquartered European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has recently made an announcement that the global financial institution has approved a two-million-euro loan to Société Maghrebine de Monétique (S2M), a Moroccan firm that develops e-payments systems. Read more...

5:10 PMExecutive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe recently stressed the requirement to establish strong Public-Private-Partnership for strengthening Africa's financial sector. Read more...

3:45 PMThe government of Germany will build a state-of-the-art military hospital in Tanzania's capital, Dodoma, as revealed by the presidency on May 9. Read more...

3:31 PMA data released by the World Bank claims that Ghana is the first-largest producer of gold in Africa.According to the World Bank, Ghana exported 158 tons of gold in 2018, about 15 percent increase over the previous year. Read more...

3:26 PMA latest in-depth review of Morocco's energy policies has been unveiled by the International Energy Agency that also welcomed Since January 2016, FAW has been devastating maize and other crops in at least 43 African countries, placing at risk the food and nutrition security, and indeed the very livelihoods of over 300 million people. Read more...

9:07 PMThe Prime Minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda has recently highlighted the Chinese-built infrastructure projects as major successes in helping to transform the east African country. Read more...

9:06 PMNamibia has signed three bilateral agreements with Guinea on May 8 in Windhoek this week in the areas of mining, agriculture, and tourism.The signing of the three agreements was slightly delayed because some Guinean ministers could not make it on time due to their Air Namibia flight being cancelled. Read more...

9:04 PMThe Nigerian Senate has revealed that more coaches should be deployed to Abuja-Kaduna train service, amid increasing traffic on the first China-assisted Standard Gauge Railway project in West Africa. Read more...

7:50 PMKenya has signed a revitalized Security Governance Joint Country Action Plan with the United States to enhance cooperation on governance, anti-corruption, and civilian security. Read more...

7:47 PMThe Ethiopian government is preparing its ground to enhance its annual income from excise tax every year by around USD 1 billion. Read more...

7:46 PMThe Ethiopian government has signed a financing agreement amounting to 33.5 million Euros with the European Union for the EU-TRUST Fund for Disaster Risk Reduction project. Read more...

6:03 PMKenya has called on the East African financial market regulators to invest in robust information technology systems to reduce losses occasioned by failure of the bourses trading systems. Read more...

5:59 PMNigeria has recently approved two genetically modified varieties of cotton for use by the country's farmers. This new approval will assist to enhance supply to its textile industry and cut lint imports of as much as 115 billion naira (USD 319 million) a year. Read more...

5:57 PMNamport Manager of Corporate Communications, Tana Pesat revealed on May 8 that Chinese-firm built Namibia's Walvis Bay is on the verge of getting completed. Read more...

5:24 PMZimbabwe-born academic Tererai Trent has been named among the World's Top 10 Most Inspiring Women "Sculpted for Equal Rights". She will have her life-size bronze statue erected at the Rockefeller Centre in the City of New York on August 26 during the launch of Statues of Equality. Read more...

5:20 PMRecently, Rwanda created headlines that that East African country was planning to create a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in the next five years in association with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation. Read more...

3:48 PMTanzania is preparing its ground to test its first, maiden, cheaper and very superior own funded electric train. With a projected speed of up to 160 miles per hour, the train is going to be one of Africa's high-speed trains. Read more...

0:10 PMEthiopia is on the verge of getting USD 1.8 billion from the State Grid Corporation of China to improve electricity transmission and distribution networks across the country.The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed had already signed the agreement China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure). Read more...

0:02 PMDays after President of Namibia, Hage Geingob declared a state of emergency due to an on-going drought in the country, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa Amadhila announced a drought intervention strategy. Read more...

11:59 AMThe government of Kenya said on May 8 that it expects to achieve its sanitation targets by 2030 in accordance with its vision. Read more...

11:51 AMGhana is going to welcome the President of the Seventy-third Session of the United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés who is scheduled to have an official visit to the West African country between May 8 and 11. Read more...

11:45 AMUniversity of Dar es Salaam is going to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Moutai Group, a Chinese firm to ensure two groups are cooperating in exchange programmes in the field of research on agriculture value chain. The signing ceremony will take place followed by an exhibition in Tanzania's Dar es Salaam. Read more...

9:11 PMPresident of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has given approval to the Ministry of Railways Development to use USD 230 million to buy rolling stocks in line with the masterplan to revamp the railway sector. Read more...

7:12 PMThe leaders of Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia have agreed to pursue an 'integrated response' to global outcry over the anticipated reintroduction of elephant hunting. The leaders, Edgar Lungu, Mokgweetsi Masisi, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Hage Geingob were attending the 2019 Elephant Summit in North-eastern Botswana's Kasane that ended on Tuesday. Read more...

7:07 PMKenya has planned to pump out a gigantic amount of USD 210 million funds on linking and upgrading older tracks with its new standard-gauge railway (SGR). Read more...

7:05 PMThe second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation would strengthen international development and create more opportunities for developing countries, including Nigeria, a Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday. Read more...

5:30 PMScientists from China and Kenya pledged to establish a platform on May 7 for sharing knowledge and expertise to boost the war against infectious diseases. Read more...

5:28 PMRwandan Ministry of Health inaugurated a new vaccination program building which will enhance the country's capacity to store vaccines.The Ministry of Health has collaborated with GAVI Alliance and other partners to officially launch the new vaccination program office and a warehouse. Read more...

3:42 PMOn May 6, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan visited the HopeXchange Medical Center to launch the new Women's Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite, which were largely funded by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Read more...

3:33 PMGhana is going to host a job fair in its capital, Accra in association with Germany this month. Around 2,000 job seekers and employers are expected to be present at the fair. Read more...

11:47 PMRevenue collection in Ethiopia has significantly augmented after the government implemented tax reforms to boost resources, said the African Development Bank. Read more...

8:17 PMZambia is going to host an Africa-China think tank forum in May to discuss ways of how Africa could benefit more from the Belt and Road Initiative, organizers said on May 7. Read more...

8:14 PMGhana is strictly fixing its eyes on the Belt and RoadInitiative to achieve a major part of its infrastructure development objectives.According to Yoofi Grant, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, China's notion of developing trade lines along infrastructure is very important for Ghana, which is strategic about it. Read more...

8:12 PMAngola is currently experiencing fuel shortage. This shortage in the country's fuel stations is mainly due to the difficulty in accessing foreign exchange to pay for the import of refined products. Read more...

6:27 PMZambia is going to take part in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The session will look into strategies to ensure how trade facilitation and transit can contribute to the achievement of sustainable development. Read more...

6:21 PMThe third edition of China Trade Week was launched in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa on May 2. Plenty of Chinese producers and manufacturers have participated that are keen on connecting with local and regional markets.The same China Trade Week is going to take place in Ghana's capital, Accra on June 19. Read more...

6:18 PMOn average, the Ethiopian garment factory workers are now the lowest paid in any major garment-producing company worldwide, a new report says. Read more...

5:27 PMThe 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition has given big opportunities for Rwandan companies to further explore the Chinese market. The local business operators who are showcasing their products at the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition have expressed their eagerness to expand business opportunities in the Chinese market. Read more...

5:23 PMA few days back, a news created headlines that Rwanda was planning to create a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in the next five years. The country is already in talks with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation to set up the centre soon.Now Rwanda is trying to engage in more activities to ensure nuclear safety, security, and civil liability for nuclear damage. Read more...

4:22 PMThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revealed its plan on May 6 that it would send a team of experts to Tanzania with an intention to review a recent report on the country's state of the economy. Read more...

3:16 PMInternational First Highway, a renowned Chinese company has joined hand with the Great Ethiopian Run to organize a six kilometres relay race in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa this month. Read more...

8:28 PMThe government of Rwanda has inaugurated new water treatment plants to ease access to clean water for residents of the capital city Kigali. Read more...

8:23 PMKenya Commercial Bank Group (KCB Group) is planning to purchase a bank in Rwanda and one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, its chief executive said. Read more...

7:49 PMWe all know climate change is posing a serious threat to livelihoods. Experts have been warning since years that if the problem is not shortened, many countries will be in risk facing serious shortage of food. Read more...

7:47 PMKenya is said to be saving 2 billion shillings worth of electricity per year lost through leakages during transportation with the construction of a more efficient transmission line to supply geothermal power to western Kenya for the first time. Read more...

6:43 PMA British energy company, NewAge (African Global Energy Limited) has discovered 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserve in the Ogaden basin of Somali Region of Ethiopia. Read more...

6:40 PMImage Credit: PixabayBusiness confidence in Kenya has come down for the first time in the last 16 months due to poor weather conditions that has resulted harsh economic slowdown. Read more...

4:23 PMThe overall African continent is going to get its largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs in July. The much-awaited entrepreneurship forum will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Read more...

3:49 PMSouth African Airways has revealed on May 5 that it would establish its first direct flight between Johannesburg and China's Guangzhou in September. The Chief Executive Officer of South African Airways, Vuyani Jarana opined this is aimed at catering for business and corporate people travelling between the cities. Read more...

8:05 PMZimbabwe has invited African Tourism Board for a fact-finding mission. The leaders of African Tourism Board are reportedly afforded the opportunity to participate in a discussion with the Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism, Priscah Mupfumira. Read more...

7:59 PMWorld Bank has agreed to lend a gigantic amount of USD 250 million loans to rapidly urbanizing Kenya. The international financial institution has approved the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development loan to boost access to affordable housing finance for Kenyans who are unable to access long-term housing finance. Read more...

7:56 PMCôte d'Ivoire has submitted a plan to the African Development Bank to become Africa's fifth largest tourism destination.Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana recently presented a strategy document intended at making Côte d'Ivoire Africa's fifth largest tourism destination and sought its support to implement the plan. Read more...

7:53 PMThe World Bank will provide an additional USD 1.2 billion loan to the Angolan Government to implement projects in varied sectors such as agriculture, improvement of economic statistics, water, electricity and human capital. Read more...

5:56 PMThe third edition of China Trade Week was launched in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa on May 2. Plenty of Chinese producers and manufacturers have participated that are keen on connecting with local and regional markets. Read more...

5:52 PMAngola has ventured into a cooperation agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. The cooperation agreement called 'Framework Program' includes projects in multiple areas for the transfer of nuclear technology. Read more...

5:50 PMChina has vowed to promote the existing China-Kenya bilateral cooperation, the envoy said on Thursday.Wu Peng, new Chinese ambassador to China-Kenya bilateral cooperation Kenya, said in an article published in the Standard newspaper that China-Kenya relations are standing at a higher stage with new development opportunities. Read more...

3:23 PMThe African Development Bank has recently vowed to continue providing financial and technical support to Tunisia to help implement reforms and development projects. Read more...

3:21 PMThree new scheduled freight air routes will be opened between Chongqing Municipality in south-western China and Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, the Airport Group announced on Monday. from Chongqing. Read more...

3:18 PMThe Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has recently released a report that shows the military expenses in the African countries reached USD 40.6 billion in the last year. Read more...

9:02 PMPrime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed has been awarded Félix Houphouët-Boigny Prize for Peace by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for his commendable work in pursuit of peace. Read more...

8:59 PMAfrica must remove the obstacles that hinder the growth of tourism sector and learn from one another's best practices, South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on May 2. Read more...

8:57 PMEmeralds from Zambia's Kagem mine are attracting the eyeballs of some of the foremost gemstone buyers and jewellers around the world.The growing popularity of the emeralds from Zambia is highly assisting the parent company, Gemfields to multiply its revenue and boost the South African country's economy at large. Read more...

7:26 PMThe African Development Fund has approved USD 11.1 million on May 1 to support the public finance and economic management in Zambia. Read more...

7:13 PMThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims have launched a campaign to support hundreds of thousands of refugee youth in Kenya who do not attend school because of lack of funding. The month-long partnership to raise money comes during the Muslims' holy month of Ramadan. Read more...

5:33 PMSenior Nigerian government officials and key investors have endorsed the African Development Bank's Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones initiative, describing it as a pathway to Africa's agricultural revolution. Read more...

5:30 PMThe government of Ethiopia has recorded USD 103 million export earnings from products manufactured in industrial parks since the starting of its last fiscal year on July 8, 2018. Read more...

5:27 PMAlgerian state-run energy company Sonatrach announced its plan to enhance partnership with foreign firms on May 1 in a bid to improve onshore and offshore output capabilities. Read more...

4:15 PMThe President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass is currently in Ethiopia. During his latest meeting with the Ethiopian government officials in the capital city, Addis Ababa, he expressed his institution's support to the ongoing economic reform of Ethiopia. Read more...

11:43 PMThe world knows Ghana has created history by inaugurating planet's first medical drone delivery centre at Omenako, a village near Suhum in the Eastern Region. The multi-billionaire business magnate Bill Gates has lauded the country's step in adopting drone technology to supply essential medical supplies to health facilities. Read more...

11:38 PMAngola has participated in the 14th edition of the International Defense Industry Fair, which has been inaugurated in Turkey's Büyükçekmece on April 30. The fair will continue till May 3. Read more...

11:34 PMThe first phase of construction of the largest power bulk supply is set to begin at Ghana's Pokuase in the Greater Accra Region. Read more...

11:31 PMThe journalists and media specialists from all parts of the globe have gathered in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to attend a three-day conference and celebrate the World Press Freedom Day (falls on May 3). Read more...

11:29 PMThe government of Ghana has ventured into an exclusive strategic partnership tie-up with the United Kingdom to ensure deepening and enhancing the existing relationship followed by opening up of new areas for cooperation. Read more...

10:09 PMGhana's capital, Accra-based Dansworld InternationalServices Limited has recently received a registration permit from Petroleum Commission to undertake general consultancy services and sanitation services within the Petroleum sector. Read more...

10:07 PMPresident of Angola, João Lourenço has defended the strengthening of economic and trade cooperation between the States of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries in the country's capital city, Luanda. Read more...

10:06 PMOpened on April 29 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-Sudan Business Forum (aka Ethio-Sudan Business Forum) is intended at strengthening business relations between the two countries. Read more...

8:50 PMA recent survey has revealed that the impact of training in Rwanda's technical, vocational education and training schools in the job market is higher than expected. Read more...

8:16 PMTwo China-based companies have signed agreement with the government of Ethiopia to pump out a gigantic amount of USD 2 billion in processing the East African country's bamboo and produce paper products for both local and international markets. Read more...

6:10 PMSouth Africa, in a bid to attract tourist, has initiated several steps to increase the number of footfalls. The South African North West Department with combined efforts of Tourism board to hold series of event where the sole purpose will be to project the country as a tourist hotspot. Read more...

5:31 PMEthiopian Airlines has won the coveted 'Cargo Airline of the Year – Africa' award at the Air Cargo News Awards held in London. Read more...

5:05 PMWhile speaking in Los Angeles at the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference during a panel discussion titled 'Global Overview: Measuring the Winds of Change', President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame said that Africa must be a player and stakeholder on the global scene instead of often getting caught up in power games among other international players. Read more...

5:02 PMThe Government of Rwanda has proposed to augment the national budget by more than Rwf290 billion, projecting that it will spend over Rwf2.8 trillion in the financial year 2019-2020. Read more...

01:40 AMTanzania has recently inaugurated Africa's first fully-fledged Radio-chemistry Analysis Laboratory at the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission located in the northern safari capital of Arusha. Read more...

01:09 AMA new report released by Auditor General notified the Rwandan parliament that the country has lost more than Rwf5.6 billion in the 2017-2018 financial year. Read more...

01:06 AMTanzania's Zanzibar archipelago highly praised Chinese medical team for their exemplary services on April 30, adding that they helped in the country's quest to achieve universal access to health care. Read more...

01:02 AMThe Vice Chairperson of Universal Peace Federation Zambia Chapter, Lawrence Banda opined much of the assistance that China has rendered to the African countries is not known by the youth as it has not been fully and properly documented. Read more...

00:59 AMThe government of Ethiopia has purchased a gigantic amount of fertilizers in order to prepare the imminent Meher agriculture season.According to New Business Ethiopia website, the Ethiopian government has purchased 1.3 million metric tonnes of fertilizer. Read more...

9:02 PMEthiopia is preparing the ground to construct a specialized cardiac centre worth 40 million euro in its capital city, Addis Ababa inside the Black Lion Specialized Hospital compound. Read more...

8:27 PMPresident of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has addressed the country's citizens by saying that the rise of online hate speech, disinformation and spread of harmful content among other cybercrimes should not deter progress in Broadband rollout. Read more...

8:10 PMCameroon is planning to inseminate over 270,000 cows to boost the dairy industry by 2027.The Central African country is planning to enhance its dairy industry through the Husbandry Development Project (Prodel) funded by the World Bank via its livestock department of a large amount of to XAF60 billion. Read more...

6:54 PMNot much is revealed on the latest decision taken by the government of Cameroon on the construction of the first set of 14 electronic toll booths. According to the department of public works, new booths include a ring road zone that comprises a rigidly structured pavement of two lanes each (2 X 3.50 m in width), two shoulders of 2.00 m wide each. Read more...

6:51 PMGhana takes a strategic step to develop the quality of legal education in the country. The General Legal Council is going to collaborate with the National Accreditation Board to bring an improvement in the quality of legal education in Ghana. Read more...

5:44 PMThe Vice President of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned a number of projects on behalf of country's Head of State, Nana Akufo-Addo at the GhanaImmigration Service Academy at Assin Foso in the Central Region. Read more...

4:47 PMThe central bank of Ghana, officially named Bank of Ghana has warned public against the undeclared importation and exportation of foreign currency. Read more...

4:02 PMGhana's cotton industry is going to have a boost. The renowned agricultural company, RMG Ghana has planned to invest USD 10 million in the cotton industry under a five-year project. The investment will cover the supply of inputs to farmers, operational costs and marketing. Read more...

00:55 AMThe 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition has given big opportunities for Rwandan companies to further explore the Chinese market. The companies based in East Africa country are showcasing varied products at the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition that has been inaugurated by Chinese President, Xi Jinping on Sunday at the foot of the Great Wall of China in Beijing's Yanqing district. Read more...

9:56 PMKenya has produced an average gigantic amount of 30.4 billion shillings representing a 5.9 percent year on year increase, which is mainly driven by growth in output of soda ash and diatomite. Read more...

9:51 PMGold production is to start soon in the municipality of Chipindo, southern Huíla Province in Angola after successive postponements since the year 2017, a source linked to the mining project confirmed. Read more...

9:26 PMExperts believe that Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to play a ground-breaking role in global trade facilitation and development. Read more...

8:12 PMAccording to the latest Economic Insight report released by the Institute of Chartered in England and Wales, financial technology is likely to play a huge role in Kenya's economic growth in 2019. Read more...

7:02 PMThe Ethiopian government has launched investigations on all private higher institutions to ensure the quality of education doesn't deteriorate further. Read more...

6:12 PMThe Japanese electric auto manufacturing company, Mitsui and Co. Ltd. launched an assembly plant in Ethiopia on last Friday for its electric car (E-Trike).The company has made a successful trial for a three-wheel electric car in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Read more...

5:35 PMEgyptAir, the flag carrier airline of Egypt has launched two weekly flights connecting Cairo and Kigali. This is likely to enhance trade between Egypt and Rwanda and ease the cost and movement of people and goods, according to an official. Read more...

4:53 PMEgypt's Ministry of Tourism has decided to join the Antiquities Ministry in organizing ceremonial events to announce the archaeological discoveries as part of a plan to boost tourism. The archaeological discoveries are flourishing in several provinces in Egypt. Read more...

3:42 PMAn analyst from Rwanda believes that his country is seizing the opportunity of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. Read more...

3:40 PMThe farmers in Nigeria are now able to access extension and advisory services related to weed control, best planting practices and other aspects of cassava production on their cell phone free of charge, thanks to the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). Read more...

10:06 PMContinuing its decline Ethiopia's export income for the first nine months of the fiscal year goes down by about 9 percent compared to the same time last fiscal year. Read more...

9:56 PMA newly built cocoa processing unit, Neo Industry will officially be operational in the town of Kekem on April 26. With its annual capacity of 32,000 tons, this unit will increase the national production of cocoa butter and powder. Read more...

8:21 PMThe World Health Organization has revealed in a report that Ghana is of the 10th highest malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa.According to the 2018 report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana, as well as India, accounted for the bulk malaria cases and deaths globally. Read more...

8:19 PMThe National Arts Council of Zimbabwe is going to host the Belt and Road Afro-Sino Cultural Exchange program, which begins Saturday and ends next Wednesday.The spokesperson of National Arts Council of Zimbabwe(NACZ), Cathrine Mthombeni said that the concept of the Belt and Road exchange program is an initiative by the government of China that also intends to strengthen world connectivity while embracing business cooperation. Zimbabwe won the bid to host this prestigious exhibition in China last year. Read more...

8:10 PMBank of Kigali has taken a new step by introducing Digital Migration Agents in all its branches across Rwanda. With these steps, the clients will be enabled to migrate to digital channels, such as the application and internet banking, among others. Read more...

7:07 PMRwanda is seeking to boost its bilateral relationship with the Netherlands giving special focus on public-private partnerships.This was observed during an event to celebrate the 52ndbirthday of King Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand of The Netherlands on Wednesday evening in Rwanda's capital, Kigali. Read more...

6:42 PMWith a 73-percent decrease in the number of Malaria cases between 2000 and 2018, South Africa is on its way to achieve the target of getting rid of malaria within its borders by 2023, the National Department of Heath said.

4:41 PMThe 'tremendous' opportunities created by the Belt and Road Initiative must be identified by the African countries, according to an expert's view given on the sidelines of Belt and Road Initiative. Read more...

4:39 PMTanzania is set to embark on a national Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign to improve the general health and survival of children in the country, a senior official said on April 25. Read more...

4:36 PMEthiopia's capital, Addis Ababa is all set to host an international trade fair and forum during the mid of May. The forum will mainly focus on healthcare, medical, pharma and wellness technology, inputs and solutions. Read more...

4:34 PMChina's Luoyang city have signed agreements with Zambia that will see medical institutions from the Chinese city collaborating with the China-aided Levy Mwanawasa Hospital. The agreements were signed on April 24 by Zambia's Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufyaand Deputy Mayor of Luoyang city in Henan Province He Min. Read more...

3:33 PMChina is all set to pump out a gargantuan amount of USD 1.8 billion in Ethiopia's electric power transmission and distribution lines.The USD 1.8 billion investment will be accomplished by the State Grid Corporation of China. In a recent visit to China's capital, Beijing, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed met the China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation, which is commonly known as Sinosure. Read more...

3:29 PMTanzania gets an invitation from China to participate as the guest of honour at the First China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo to be held in June in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan province. Read more...

3:27 PMRwanda is planning to unveil new initiatives to ensure a malaria-free society. According to Head of MalariaDivision at Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Dr Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, the country joins the international community to mark World Malaria Day on April 25. Read more...

10:09 PMThe upcoming 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition offers an opportunity for Rwandan companies to further explore the Chinese market, an official with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said on April 24. Read more...

8:31 PMThe world's first malaria vaccine has been launched in Malawi after concerted efforts of over 30 years to protect children from the deadly disease that claims over 435,000 lives globally every year. The World Health Organization(WHO) welcomed the Government of Malawi's landmark pilot programme. Read more...

8:24 PMHyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of the first Hyatt hotel in Algeria, Hyatt Regency Algiers airport. The hotel will be operated under a management agreement with Société d'Investissement Hôtelière EPE SPA. Read more...

7:21 PMGhana gets its first drone delivery centre at Omenako, a village near Suhum in the Eastern Region. The centre has been launched by country's Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia. This is said to be the largest drone delivery network in the world. Read more...

6:51 PMStatistics made available to the National Malaria Control Programme by the Ghana Health Service indicate that there has been significant progress made in efforts to control malaria. Read more...

5:45 PMAngola's State-owned oil company Sonangol has announced that it generated USD 2.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, with the sale of 45.1 million barrels of oil at the average price of USD 63,131. Read more...

5:43 PMMauritania and Kuwait are all set to strengthen their cooperation in environment, communication and culture. Kuwait has signed agreements on these sectors with Mauritania recently as President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was paying a state visit to the Gulf country. Read more...

2:56 PMThe Finance Minister of Zambia, Margaret Mwanakatwe said this month there's no need to worry about the government's debt load. But now, the investors are sending the opposite signal. Read more...

2:54 PMFor those Kenyans who have been passionately waiting to see the completion of Eliud Kipchoge Sports Complexmust be glad to know that the first phase of its construction is near completion. Read more...

2:51 PMThe government of Ghana is set to collaborate with the Ghanaian government with an effort to curb cybercrimes in both countries.Current Ghana's ambassador to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa said during his courtesy visit to the Comptroller of NigeriaImmigration Service in Cross River State, Felix Uche that due to this exclusive tie-up, cybercrimes including other crimes would drastically reduce. Read more...

2:49 PMThe National Council of Persons with Disabilities in association with Rwanda Biomedical Centre has recently welcomed a new facility. It (the new facility) is intended to improve medical services for people with disabilities. Read more...

2:46 PMPresident of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has recently unveiled Planting for Export and Rural Development. He said that the newly inaugurated Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme will boost the foreign exchange earning capacity of the Ghanaian economy. Read more...

1:10 PMRwanda is pondering over creating a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) in the next five years down the line, according to an official from the Ministry of Infrastructure. Read more...

1:06 PMCollaboration between Chinese and West African businesses is a "win-win situation," an expert recently said.China is on the right track to enter the West African market, and it's a good thing, said Posso Ganame, president of the newly launched Texas West African Chamber of Commerce (TWACC), a non-governmental organization. Read more...

00:11 AMEthiopia is planning to commission two Chinese-built energy projects in the second half of 2019, an Ethiopian official said on April 23.The Deputy Minister at Ethiopia ministry of water, irrigation Frehiwot Woldehanna said to Xinhua that the 254 megawatt Genale Dawa III hydro project and an electricity transmission line connecting Ethiopia to Kenya is expected to be commissioned in the second half of this year. Read more...

8:33 PMPresident of China, Xi Jinping welcomed Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed after the African leader reaches China. Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng met him on April 24 ahead of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC) to be held from April 25 to 27 in China's capital, Beijing. Read more...

8:27 PMThe government of Kenya is getting pressure from the Garissa solar power plant in eastern Kenya to pump out more funds in the production of solar energy. Read more...

6:28 PMUganda has received two new aircraft on April 23 amid efforts to revive its national carrier.Crowds cheered as the two CRJ900 bombardiers touched down at Entebbe International Airport, 40 km south of the capital, Kampala, in an event broadcast live. Read more...

6:25 PMThe bilateral cooperation between Kenya and China is booming and moving towards a brighter future and the credit goes to top leaders and citizens' goodwill from both countries, an envoy recently said. Read more...

6:23 PMEthiopia and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 23 on coffee exports to China and to deepen bilateral trade cooperation. Read more...

6:20 PMA leading Israeli global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, Sapiens International Corporation has ventured into a partnership with a tier-1 South African bank to ensure a continued presence in the region. Read more...

4:20 PMKenya's capital-based Nairobi West Hospital becomes the first clinic in Kenya including East, West and Central Africa to treat the cancer patients using the Halcyon radiotherapy system. Read more...

00:37 AMThe bilateral cooperation between China and Kenya has grown stronger in the recent past. Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta is about to set his foot in China to secure a gigantic Sh368 billion loan for the extension of the Standard Gauge Railway. Read more...

8:58 PMKenya has recorded a substantial dwindle in staple food production for multiple causes such as climate change and pesticides. The East African country is currently banking on inter-regional agro-based trade to address the outstanding 600,000 metric tons of rice, 2 million metric tons of wheat and around 500,000 metric ton of maize deficit. Read more...

8:10 PMThere is a need to partner with the Democratic Republic of Congo and all East African Countries require to establish cross-border measures in fighting malaria.The World Health Organization Malaria Report released in 2018 stated that DR Congo is among five countries that account for nearly half of the cases. Some 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and India carry almost 80 per cent of the global malaria burden. Read more...

6:24 PMThe African Union has launched a new initiative, One Million By 2021 Initiative, with a target to create direct opportunities for the development of youth in Africa so as to drive the full realization of Africa's Agenda 2063. Read more...

3:55 PMThe much-debated Belt and Road Initiative is surely going to stimulate Africa's growth, hence the governments of all the African countries should take bolder steps to better align themselves with the opportunities it presents, a Nairobi-based economist opined. Read more...

00:13 AMPresident of Rwanda, Paul Kagame made a grant welcome to the participants at the nine-day Ram Katha spiritual event that recently commenced at Kigali Convention Centre. Hundreds of Rwandans and Indians living in Rwanda and other countries joined renowned spiritual leader Morari Bapu for his teachings. Read more...

8:01 PMBotswana will have an opportunity to boost trust and cooperation with China by attending the 2019 Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRFIC), according to a Botswanan senior official. Read more...

6:51 PMRwanda and Qatar signed four cooperation agreements on April 21. President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame welcomed the current the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani on his three-day state visit to the East African country. Read more...

6:06 PMA senior United Nations Environment Programme official opined that strategic conglomerations with multilateral institutions are vital to make sure that the implementation of Belt and Road projects is ecologically sound. Read more...

5:11 PMThe United Nations has pledged to continue to support Angola in the fight against corruption and all the social evils that hamper the people's wellbeing. The pledge came from its representative in the country, Paolo Balladelli, who would not specify how such a support will be provided. Read more...

4:43 PMEgyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has recently said that his country is seeking to benefit from the technological development of China. Read more...

4:16 PMThe Chinese community-based in Zimbabwe has a zeal to make the South African country more beautiful. The community has joined hand with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in greening the country's strategic roads as the two nations strengthen environmental cooperation. Read more...

10:44 PMThe China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) serves as a new driving force in Sino-Ethiopia relations, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Tan Jian said on Thursday, April 18. Read more...

10:42 PMMevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey has said on April 18 that the country seeks bilateral trade volume with the Gambia to be augmented to USD 40 million. Read more...

9:58 PMThe Standard Chartered Bank sees great prospects in the Chinese-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, officials told Xinhua during the Ghana episode of the bank's Belt and Road Relay on Thursday, April 18. Read more...

7:08 PMThe Tanzanian government said on April 18 that plans were afoot to produce tactile ballot papers to enable persons with visual impairment to vote in all elections. Read more...

6:00 PMThe fifth Transform Africa Summit is going to highly benefit the Rwandan tech entrepreneurs as the Russian billionaire Eugene Kaspersky will be in Rwanda's capital Kigali next month. Read more...

5:38 PMEthiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has said on April 18 that the air carrier is considering adding China's C919 passenger planes to its aircraft fleet. Read more...

4:08 PMThe government of India has donated drugs for hepatitis B and C worth over USD 1.5 million (around RWF 1.4 billion) to Rwanda. This is expected to help the East African country to contain the disease and subsidize the expensive treatment. Read more...

1:18 PMZambia has launched the construction of China-aided milling plants that are likely to highly improve food supply and increase local employment in the African country.President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu has flagged off the starting of the construction of 13 milling plants in various districts across the country under the presidential milling plants initiative. Read more...

1:04 PMThe multinational telecommunication firm, Angola Cables has declared the launching of its neutral data centre dubbed "Angonap Fortaleza Tier III" in Brazil. The completed facility is now open for business and offers scalability, continuous connectivity, host and cloud services for local and external entities. Read more...

8:13 PMChina and Tanzania facilitated the communication on April 17 intended at boosting economic and trade cooperation, especially on investment and financing. Read more...

8:11 PMChina's smartphone marker Oppo is planning to unveil two new smartphones into the Kenyan market next week, officials said on Thursday, April 18. Read more...

7:37 PMEgypt is looking forward to a GDP growth of 6 percent during its 2019-2020 fiscal year, according to country's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.Mostafa Madbouly opined that the economic reform program, adopted by Egypt in late 2016, 'is necessary to save the country's economy'. Read more...

6:42 PMRwanda's national carrier RwandAir launched direct flights to Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, April 17.The airline's aircraft took off from Kigali International Airport in Rwandan capital city Kigali on Wednesday morning to Kinshasa's N'Djili International Airport, making Kinshasa the airline's 23rd destination in Africa and the 27th globally. Read more...

5:15 PMThe Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum has chosen Morocco to organize its sixth session. The final communique has been issued on April 16 at the end of the Forum stated that the participants in the forum agreed to hold next year's edition in Morocco. Read more...

3:17 PMThe Solar Direct Drive vaccine refrigerators – an innovation of the Haier Biomedical Ltd. Company, under the Chinese multinational consumer electronics and home appliances giant Haier Group Corporation – is now considered as an "ideal solution" for thousands of healthcare facilities across the East African country. Read more...

02:09 AMKenya becomes the second African country by opening the human milk bank (aka breast milk bank) after South Africa. Kenya's first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Read more...

7:30 PMMorocco's annual International Agriculture Fair kicked off on April 16 in the northern city of Meknes under the theme 'Agriculture, an employment lever and the future of the rural world'.The opening ceremony of the 14th edition of this fair was chaired by Morocco's Crown Prince Moulay Hassan. Read more...

6:55 PMAngola and Cuba expect to re-launch bilateral cooperation in the construction and waters sectors, the vice-president of Cuba's Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz said on April 16 in the capital Luanda at the end of an audience granted by the Angolan president, João Lourenço. Read more...

5:39 PMFesticoffee, Cameroon's coffee festival in its seventh edition, commenced on April 16 in the capital of Yaoundé amidst dwindling local production. According to the council, local production stands at 25,000 tonnes annually, far from the 120,000 target and a drop from 100,000 tonnes in 2010. Read more...

3:29 PMChinese investments in Zambia's agricultural sector will boost technology adoption in the country's farming industry that will result in higher food productivity, a senior government official has said.Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo said in an interview with Xinhua early this week that Zambia is partnering with foreign investors, especially the Chinese in the farming industry to improve national food production. Read more...

8:43 PMThis year's Transform Africa Summit is going to be absolutely extraordinary as it is on the verge of creating history. The world's first humanoid robot Sophia is going to address the 5th Transform Africa Summit to be held in Rwanda's capital in Kigali in May 2019. Read more...

7:02 PMThe government of Zambia has called on the World Bank to approve the implementation of a project aimed at increasing ecosystem resilience and land productivity within vulnerable landscapes in the northern part of the country, an official said on Monday, April 15. Read more...

5:21 PMChinese technical and financial support is critical to accelerating Uganda's Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) development, Ugandan experts and officials said."The core infrastructure of ICT is where the Chinese play a critical role, the backbone upon which everything else is built," said Kwame Rugunda, chairman of the Blockchain Association of Uganda. Read more...

4:23 PMChina and Burundi have agreed to boost bilateral ties during a senior Chinese legislator's visit to the central African country.China and Burundi enjoy profound traditional friendship and bilateral relations have entered the best period in history under the leadership of the two heads of state, Cao Jianming, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, said while visiting Burundi. Read more...

2:50 PMConstruction of a kidney centre at Kenya's Kenyatta National Hospital at the capital city, Nairobi is set to commence soon. Principal Secretary at the Ministry of Health PS Susan Mochache opined Sh200 million is available for initial construction.The tendering process has been concluded for the upcoming kidney centre worth USD 36 million. The tendering process is awaiting a no-objection from African Development Bank (AfDB) and work will commence immediately, according to Mochache. Read more...

02:06 AMMadagascan authorities have been urging the public to be vaccinated against measles, which has been plaguing the country since September 2018, according to the local media.The third phase of the national measles vaccination campaign ended on April 5, and local media reported an effective outcome. Boanamary town of the district of Mahajanga II, one of the most affected areas of the ongoing epidemic, has seen a vaccination rate of 89.7 percent, according to media reports. Read more...

11:17 PMThe Government of Rwanda has contemplated revamping operations at Rusumo border post with an objective to enhance its capacity to cope with the growing traffic of cargo. The officials visited the border on April 14 to assess existing challenges and how to address them. Read more...

9:33 PMA Swedish company has signed a USD 5.2 million contract related to the project to modernize the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric plant in Mozambique, according to a statement recently released by the consultancy. Read more...

8:36 PMNational Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has recently released a report on April 14 that claims that Tanzania has made progress towards achieving 90-90-90 targets of the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in adults aged 15 years and older. The 90-90-90 target is an ambitious global HIV program proposed by UNAIDS and adopted by high prevalence member countries. Read more...

6:45 PMThe Standard Chartered Bank in Tanzania launched its Belt and Road Relay on April 14, the first-ever global running event on the back of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).The launch of the Belt and Road Relay by Standard Chartered Bank in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam made Tanzania the 31st host of the Belt and Road Relay which was flagged off by the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Wang Ke. Read more...

5:14 PMThe Egyptian Chinese University in Cairo started a two-day conference on Sunday to promote the traditional Chinese medicine in Egypt and integrate it into the Egyptian medical system.Dubbed "the International Conference of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine," the opening day of the conference was attended by representatives of the Egyptian Chinese University in Cairo (ECU), China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Chinese Embassy in Egypt, as well as Egyptian and Chinese professors. Read more...

4:36 PMAlibaba is making its ground to launch an undergraduate program in September this year to enrol students from Rwanda, a central African country that is building a knowledge-based economy. Read more...

5:02 PMZambia has donated assorted relief items worth USD 250,000 as relief to the Cyclone Idai-affected country of Malawi.Speaking during the official handover of the items in Malawi, Minister in the Office of the Vice President, Honourable Sylvia Chalikosa reiterated Zambia's commitment to fortifying the existing excellent relations between the two countries through humanitarian support. Read more...

4:23 PMPresident of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has called for increased investment in Africa, while citing that countries on the African continent understand the significance of foreign direct investments (FDI) on their economies. Thus, they have been working to create a friendly environment.Rwanda's Head of State, Paul Kagame was recently speaking in New York at NBA Board of Governors meeting that attracted NBA club owners and executives. Read more...

02:02 AMSomalia recently announced that it has officially ventured into a technical assistance agreement worth USD 60,000 with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) as the Horn of Africa nation seeks to commence sending and receiving international mail services. Read more...

5:35 PMThe rehabilitation and modernization, of this year, of the multipurpose terminal of Luanda Port, includes the challenges and projects of Transportadora de Cargas, Operadora de Terminais e Transitario (Unicargas), announced today its chairman of the board of directors, Celso Rose. Read more...

5:06 PMThe World Bank has invited Zambia to become one of the pilot locations for the human capital project. This initiative is aimed at scaling-up access to quality education, health, and skills development.The Finance Minister of Zambia, Margaret Mwanakatwe expressed gratitude to the World Bank for expressing commitment to supporting the further development of hydro, solar and other sustainable energy sources. Read more...

2:45 PMKenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on April 11 to help increase forest cover as part of efforts to protect the country against the vagaries of environmental destruction.The program dubbed "Greening Kenya" campaign will ensure that about 50 million tree seedlings are planted from May. Read more...

10:47 PMThe University of Namibia in collaboration with the Netherland's Radboud University are working on a project to mount a 15-meter telescope at the summit of the Gamsberg Mountain to make Namibia a key link for future photographs of black holes in the universe, an official said on April 11.Susan Marie Lewis, Press and Information Officer of Delegation of the European Union to Namibia made the announcement in a press statement. Read more...

9:58 PMPlans are underway to create an infrastructure development fund to accelerate the expansion of existing networks across Africa, an African Union envoy said on April 11.Raila Odinga, the African Union's high representative for infrastructure development in Africa, said the continent's infrastructure has been lagging behind and that about 60 percent of Africa's population don't have access of modern roads and railways. Read more...

7:44 PMAngola could be a food self-sufficient country in almost all agricultural products within five years, as a result of ongoing programs to support family farming, increase cultivation areas and subsidize the price of fuel, according to Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Marcos Nhunga. Read more...

7:07 PMAustralia's Azumah Resources has taken a decision to commence surface mining for gold in Ghana by 2020. The company already has a mining licence from the Minerals Commission and now it has been offered specific concessionary areas in Kunche-Bekpong in the Nadowli-Kaleo District and Julie near Danyorkura in the Wa East District. Read more...

6:22 PMThe government of Ghana has signed a $30-million concessional loan facility with the Export-Import (Exim) Bank of India for work to begin on the water supply expansion project for the people of Yendi in the Northern Region. The machinery will be provided for the agricultural sector and increase access to potable water in Yendi. Read more...

5:53 PMThe executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Vera Songwe praised the role that the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative would play in addressing Africa's problems in infrastructure and job creation. Read more...

4:54 PMShelter Afrique, the renowned Pan-African real estate finance institution is looking forward to partner with China in order to end Africa's housing crisis, an official said on April 10.The Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Afrique, Andrew Chimphondah told Xinhua in Kenya's capital Nairobi that 44 African governments own 78 percent of Shelter Afrique with category A shares while African Development Bank and African Reinsurance Corporation own 22 percent with category B shares. Read more...

4:01 PMChina's giant shoe manufacturer Huajian Group is likely to invest a huge amount in Egypt's leather industrial area on the outskirts of capital Cairo, the Egyptian trade and industry minister said in a statement on April 10.Amr Nassar, Egypt's minister of trade and industry, made the statement after his meeting with a delegation from Huajian led by the group's founder and chairman Zhang Huarong, which was attended by Han Bing, minister counsellor for economic affairs at the Chinese embassy in Cairo. Read more...

3:23 PMZambian entrepreneurs are giving their endeavours to forge partnerships with Chinese firms to acquire technology and skills transfer.Noah Sichalwe, a farmer in the peri-urban areas in Chingola, said economic growth is key to Zambia's trajectory growth path. "Even in farming on a commercial basis, there should be partnerships with countries like China that are able to provide the technical know-how in farming activities for the growth of the sector," he said. Read more...

01:49 AMThe government of Ghana has declared dates for the activation of its ban on fishing in the country's waterbodies. The ban, dubbed 'closed season', is aimed at protecting some species of fishes such as mackerel and anchovies that are going into extinction due to poor fishing practices. Read more...

10:51 PMA Tanzanian trade authority has urged the East African nation's companies to capture the 'golden chance' provided by a trade expo to be held in China.The Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade) said in a statement issued on April 10 that the country is set to participate in the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo to be held in Changsha, the capital of central China's Hunan province. Read more...

8:15 PMSouth Sudan and China have signed two infrastructure development pacts on April 10 for the renovation of a new bridge and the modernization of a health facility in the East African country. Read more...

7:16 PMChina will finance the rehabilitation of a national road in northern Madagascar with a budget of USD 155 million.Madagascar's Foreign Minister Naina Andriantsitohaina and the charge d'affaires of the Chinese embassy in Madagascar Chen Xiaolei signed on Wednesday in the presence of Madagascar's president Andry Rajoelina the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the granting of a preferential loan by China to Madagascar to finance the rehabilitation of the national road linking Vohemar to Ambilobe. Read more...

6:16 PMHe urged the institute to draw on academic resources from both sides, enhance mutual understanding and friendship, and provide ideas and advice for China-Africa cooperation.Hoze Riruako, a political analyst and political science lecturer at the University of Namibia, said Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the establishment of the China-Africa Institute. Read more...

5:42 PMPresident of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has recently said that the country's history over the last 25 years in liberation, recovery and development has served to boost the nation in several capabilities, including the ability to defend and protect itself. Read more...

10:51 PMAt least 32 children from Angola's southern Cunene province, who are suffering from hydrocephaly, infant cerebral paralysis and transitory colostomy, will be evacuated to Germany for specialized treatments in May. Read more...

9:54 PMThe Standard Bank Group that trades in Zambia as Stanbic Bank has forecast that foreign exchange reserves in Zambia could decline further to USD 1 billion before the end of June.The Standard Bank Group says in order to raise the funding required to repay Eurobond maturities, presuming that refinancing is not an option, Zambia would easily sell some of its assets. Read more...

8:39 PMThe East African Community is strategizing its plan to remove barriers that are considered responsible for low intra-regional trade.Around 200 experts, under the initiative from all the partner states would be trained on the best skills to fight trade bottlenecks in the region. Read more...

7:55 PMPresident of China, Xi Jinping sent a letter to congratulate the inauguration of the China-Africa Institute on April 9.In the letter, Xi Jinping said the world today is faced with profound shifts unseen in the past century. "As the largest developing country and the continent where developing countries are the most densely located, respectively, China and Africa have enjoyed a time-honoured friendship between the people," he noted. Read more...

4:12 PMDemocratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda have made a trans-boundary collaboration with an objective to fight illegal wildlife trade and trafficking in Queen Elizabeth and Virunga national parks.The wildlife authorities in Uganda include International Fund for Animal Welfare in partnership with the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Read more...

0:31 PMThe government of Zambia recently commended two Chinese construction firms for their commitment to the construction of mega-projects on the Copperbelt Province. Read more...

01:13 AMUganda Airlines has firmed up its order for two A330-800 airliners, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner.Fitted with the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits to Uganda Airlines and its customers, offering unrivalled efficiencies combined with the most modern cabin. Read more...

9:50 PMThe government of Benin has signed a contract with GE Renewable Energy to modernise energy transmission and distribution networks in the country. The project is aimed to help the country to meet growing energy needs while developing self-sustaining electricity systems. Read more...

7:52 PMThe government of Zambia has given assurance that the Copperbelt International Airport (commonly called Ndola Airport) in Ndola will be completed by the mid of 2020.The progress has been made with regard to the designing and construction of the airport infrastructure in Zambia's Ndola and that the contractor was committed to completing the project on time. Read more...

4:26 PMThe Bank of Ghana will issue upgraded and security-enhanced banknotes into circulation to be effective from May 6, 2019.According to a statement issued by the Bank of Ghana on April 8, the banknotes will have boosted security features in line with evolving changes in the technological landscape. The upgraded banknotes will also come with improved durability and machine readability. Read more...

4:15 PMOver 200 Chinese nationals joined the residents of Nairobi in monthly clean-up campaign drive.Led by diplomats at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, the Chinese nationals joined Mike Sonko, Governor of Nairobi, at Komarock, a suburb to the east of the city in the effort to make Nairobi clean. Read more...

1:17 PMRwanda’s Ministry of Health has unveiled an Ebola campaign that is set to witness health and frontline health workers immunised against the virus. The move is aimed at protecting healthcare workers from contracting the virus in case they have to deal with patients who have it. Read more...

09:46 AMDuring the first week of February this year, ZambiaAirways announced the appointment of Bruk Endeshaw Abebe as the new Chief Executive Officer for the national airline. The decision was finalized on February 7 during Zambia Airway's inaugural board meeting.Now Zambia Airways has announced that it would relaunch the flights in the third quarter of 2019, according to a statement given by Transport and Communications Minister Dr. Brian Mushimba. Read more...

09:42 AMEgypt's Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat said that the Chinese market is 'promising' for Egypt's tourism, official news agency MENA reported on Thursday, April 4."Chinese market is one of the most promising markets for Egypt's tourism," the minister said on the sidelines of the 19th World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit, which was hosted by the Spanish city of Seville. Read more...

09:37 AMAn opposition political party in Zambia on Thursday, April 4 urged member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to take advantage of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by coming up with related projects. Read more...

6:42 PMEgypt's State Information Service (SIS), the country's official body that regulates foreign media and oversees their accreditation, announced on Wednesday, April 3 launching a website on Africa in Chinese. Read more...

6:22 PMPresident of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni met with a Communist Party of China (CPC) delegation on April 3 led by Bayinchaolu, member of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee. Read more...

6:14 PMThe increased availability of the Chinese yuan in Kenya will boost the country's economic growth, the head of a bankers' association said on Wednesday. Growing Kenya-China trade ties is creating local demand for the renminbi, said Habil Olaka, CEO of the Kenya Bankers Association. Read more...

04:32 AMEthiopia's national air carrier, Ethiopian Airlines is contemplating to add three more Chinese flight destinations, according to an Ethiopian official.Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, said to Xinhua that Ethiopian Airlines is waiting for flight permits from the Chinese authorities to fly to the Chinese destinations of Shenzhen, Chongqing and Zhengzhou. Read more...

6:46 PMKenya-based Chinese enterprises have unveiled a scholarship on April 2 to enhance vocational training in the east African nation.Kenya-China Economic and Trade Association (KCETA), a non-profit body that represents 97 members of Chinese owned companies, said in a statement that 1.5 million Kenya shillings (15,000 U.S. dollars) have been set aside to benefit 15 students at the initial phase. The scholarship is named after Jin Yetao, a former employee of Avic International who lost his life in the Ethiopian plane crash on March 10. Read more...

6:02 PMThe investment accomplished by African Development Bank in Cameroon has reached XAF177 billion.While speaking at a meeting with the economic operators on March 28 in Douala, African Development Bank's (AfDB) executives opined that only 11 percent of this portfolio was directed to the private sector. Read more...

3:23 PMThe Vagmi Cotton's Limited is all set to pump out a gigantic amount of USD 7 million to manufacture a factory in Zambia in 2019. The Indian company targets to generate 8,000 metric tonnes of cotton lint in the current year.The Vagmi Cotton's Limited has already acquired land of around 26-acre in Zambia's Mwembeshi in Chibombo district. Read more...

1:50 PMRwanda is giving all its endeavours to secure consumers from becoming prey to cybercriminals with the rapid advancement in technology. The Information Technology(IT) leaders gathered at Cloud and Security Summit last week in Kigali where they expressed interest for a sustainable response to the growing threat of cybercrime. Read more...

11:43 AMIsrael has opened its embassy in Rwanda on April 1 for the first time after half-a-century since the two countries established diplomatic relations.The inauguration of Israeli embassy in Rwanda also marks first in an African country in eight years after Ghana in 2011. Launched in the capital Kigali, this new move underlines the country's keen interest to expand its presence in Africa. Read more...

11:15 AMEgyptian experts and researchers in Asian affairs held a seminar in the capital Cairo on Monday, April 1 to discuss insights and visions on the China-proposed Belt and RoadInitiative and its economic and strategic significance for participant states.Held by the Chinese Studies Unit of Cairo-based Al-Hewar Center for Political and Media Studies, under the theme of "The Belt and Road Initiative -- Towards an Egyptian Vision," the seminar comes to provide Egyptian insights ahead of the second high-profile Belt and RoadInitiative international forum that will be held in Beijing later in April. Read more...

04:10 AMTunisia is on the verge of orbiting its satellite in space. The North African country-based Telnet has officially ventured into a contract with a Russian operator GK Launch Services to accomplish the project. Read more...

03:07 AMChina Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (commonly known as Sinosure) is assisting to spur Africa's economic growth, the Pan-African investment insurer, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), said on Monday, April 1.George Otieno, CEO of ATI, told Xinhua in Nairobi that Sinosure insures most of China Exim Bank loans to African countries. Read more...

02:27 AMFor the first time, Angola is set to commence exporting of Ethanol to Europe under a contract with a European company, which produces biofuels and ethanol.Biocom, Angolan bioenergy firm has made a contract of exporting 8,500 cubic metres of ethanol, as mentioned in the statement. Read more...

11:59 PMThe government of France has reiterated its availability to help Angola to develop agriculture, with a focus on staff training.The pledge came from France's Minister of Agriculture and Food, Didier Guillaume. He said so to the press at the end of an audience granted by the head of State João Lourenço on Monday, April 1 in Angola's capital Luanda. Read more...

10:36 PMBoth Zambia and Zimbabwe are confronting a scarcity of electricity due to the reduction of power generation at Lake Kariba as the water level (in the water body) is declining. The Zambezi River Authority officials said that water allocation for power generation at Kariba North and South would be reduced by around 600 megawatts. It is expected to come down from 1,476 to 890 megawatts. Read more...

10:30 PMThe Ministry of Health has donated assorted medical supplies worth USD 403,405 to Zambia's Vice President, Inonge Wina. The donation of medical supplies will be utilized for the communities affected in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique due to catastrophic Cyclone Idai.The disruption of normalcy resulting from the disaster has significantly affected the provision of critical services such as health. Vice President of Zambia, Inonge Wina opined. Read more...

5:40 PMRwanda this time records significant gains on multiple fronts on the basis of promoting gender equality. As of 2018, Rwanda ranked in the top five countries for gender equality.A new report on the current status of gender equality shows that Rwanda has achieved unprecedented progress in gender equality on social and economic transformation including transformational governance in the last 25 years. However, the report also reveals some prevailing challenges. Read more...

5:00 PMRwanda is planning to produce an extra of 56 megawatt of electricity after Symbion Power established USD 200 million energy plant on the shores of Lake Kivu. An agreement has been signed with the government of Rwanda on Friday, March 29. Read more...

4:30 PMChina's Tianjin Light Industry Vocational Technical College, Tianjin Transportation Vocational College and Egypt's Ain Shams University signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Egypt Luban Workshop in Egypt's capital Cairo on March 31. Read more...

3:42 PMFifteen days have passed since Cyclone Idai brought catastrophe in Beira in central Mozambique. The sky has been clear in the past full week without rain, which is a good omen for a city ravaged by storms and flooding rains for so long.In the densely populated neighbourhood Munhava, if you ask a local child how he or she has been doing, the most likely answer you would get is: I'm doing okay. When a group of Chinese medical staff sprayed the facilities at June 25 Elementary School, kids were running around over an open gutterway, romping after one another. Read more...

02:48 AMThe Ministries of Education of Angola and South Africa has signed an agreement on March 29 in the field of education which provides for the training of teaching, managers and school inspectors, as well as the equivalence of studies. Read more...

02:06 AMGhana Health Service, which operates under the Ministry of Health, is being endowed with some medicines worth GHC 179,000 to three districts in the northern region by Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC). The objective is to reduce the maternal mortality rate as much as possible. Read more...

01:33 AMGhana Health Service has taken a beautiful step by ensuring all children between six months and two years in selected districts in four regions with high malaria prevalence will receive malaria vaccination.Dr. George Bonsu, National Immunization Programme Manager at the Ghana Health Service has said that it would pilot a Malaria Vaccine in April this year. Read more...

11:55 PMThe government of Mali in association with the International Organization for Migration helped over 11,000 Malians since 2017 to voluntarily return home. However, many of them suffered difficulty in travelling including other risks along the Central Mediterranean Route. The senior officials at International Organization for Migration have experienced that they often require psychological support to ensure sustainable reintegration within their communities. Read more...

11:26 PMThe Vice President of World Bank Africa, Hafez Ghanem has expressed desire to augment support from the international finance institution-funded projects in Ghana in an aim to reduce poverty.The World Bank, on the other hand, is also agreed to pump out more funds for agricultural initiatives in Ghana to enhance productivity and offer sustainable livelihoods to vulnerable groups, mainly women. Read more...

10:59 PMSenegal has emerged as the first West African country for hosting a qualifying round of the world surfing championships on Thursday, March 28.Thursday's world surfing championship had 65 surfers who participated in the event at Ngor (a commune d'arrondissement of the city of Dakar) from 15 countries including 26 women. Read more...

9:30 PMThe government of Ghana is planning to launch electric buses powered by compressed natural gas. This new technology is aimed to reduce air pollution on the roads in the country. Read more...

9:01 PMGlobal consumer goods brands like The Coca Cola, Nestle, Unilever and Diageo, which are operating in Africa, unveiled the ‘Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance’ at 2019 Africa CEO Forum that took place between March 24 and 26 in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Read more...

8:26 PMRecently, GK Group’s financial arm, Bank of Kigali ventured into an agreement with the European Investment Bank to finance several business investments in Rwanda. Now BK Group is on the track to become one of the first Rwandan companies to hit the USD 1 billion valuation mark. Read more...

7:23 PMZambia is all set to host Africa Weightlifting Championship 2019 that is slated to take place between September 5 and 9.Kevin Duplooy, the Vice President of Weightlifting Federation of Africa has announced Zambia to host this year’s championship during a media briefing held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre stating that it would attract 15 African countries. Read more...

3:16 PMHuawei Technologies, in conjunction with Redington Gulf, a Kenyan information technology solutions distributor, has presented awards to 43 best performing local partners.The event held on Wednesday evening accorded Huawei a platform to exhibit the latest leading information and communication technologies (ICT) where partners also shared their experiences on how to grow their businesses in Kenya. Read more...

11:28 PMChina's National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) organized an advocacy workshop in Botswana's capital, Gaborone on March 27. The aim of raising the workshop was on bring more awareness to wildlife trafficking amongst Chinese nationals living and working in Botswana. Read more...

8:22 PMAngola is likely to witness its economy contracting in 2019 and 2020 with negative rates of 1.9 percent before getting back to positive values in the year between 2021 and 2023.The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the reports claiming that Angola's economy will augment at an annual average of 6.3 percent with a maximum rate of 7 percent in 2021 and a minimum of 5.9 percent in 2023. Read more...

7:05 PMAngola is on the verge of getting USD 1.8 billion from the World Bank. The international financial institution is preparing to lend such a gargantuan amount to credit portfolio for Angola for the implementation of social and economic projects in some provinces of this African country.The projects began to be approved in November last year and are set to last up to March 2020, the World Bank representative in Angola, Olivier Lambert said. Read more...

5:33 PMUganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta met in Mombasa on Wednesday, March 27 to discuss the bilateral trade and cooperation between two countries.Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta has said that Uganda would be allocating land in Naivasha to construct a dry port for its cargo, thereby easing the cost of transporting goods between two nations. The proposal of offering the land is a part of the joint Standard Gauge Railway project push between Kenya and Uganda. Read more...

4:24 PMPeter Tabichi, who won the USD 1 million Global Teacher Prize returned home on Wednesday, March 27 to pomp and pageantry. The Franciscan friar had a message for Africa: Invest in youth.Kenyan Science teacher Peter Tabichi called his win a testimony that the continent has great people. "It's a victory for Kenya, for Africa and the whole world. It shows that our young people, given the chance, if we invest in the young people, they are going to do great things," he said. Read more...

4:18 PMUganda warmly welcomes male birth control pill! A male family planning pill, which passed the initial human safety tests in a study, has excited Ugandans. This is a major step taken by the country as it is dealing with its rapidly growing populations. Read more...

01:38 AMCameroon intends to enhance its exports to other countries, mainly Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nigeria.In regards to this, Cameroon Business Forum, which recently took place in Douala, recommended an aggressive policy of promoting made in Cameroon by developing a national production channel and directing it towards sub-regional and global value chains. Read more...

11:18 PMThe government of Algeria has allocated a gargantuan amount of over 5 million euros to finance the construction of boreholes in the Ghardaïa division.The Algerian government is all set to construct boreholes in the Ghardaïa division that is around 600 kilometres south of the country's capital, Algiers. Read more...

10:41 PMGhana gets the honour to organize second edition of Climate Chance Summit Africa in October this year. The summit will bring together non-state actors in the climate sector at one podium to outline a comprehensive climate change policy for the African continent.The Climate Chance Summit Africa 2019 is slated to take place in Ghana's capital Accra between October 16 and 18 at the International Conference Centre in association with the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana. It is expected to bring together representatives of over 1,000 non-state players working in the climate change space. Read more...

9:46 PMOn the sidelines of 2019 Africa CEO Forum that took place in Rwanda's capital Kigali between March 24 and 26, the United Kingdom Trade Commissioner for Africa, Emma Wade-Smith told to The New Times in an exclusive interview that the UK is working towards the modification of its trade and investment approach to the African countries. Read more...

9:06 PMThe municipality of Zimbabwe's capital city, Harare has planned to construct four water treatment plants and rehabilitate the existing ones. An average investment of USD 237 million has been earmarked for the overall project.The construction works of hydraulic infrastructure will be carried out in three phases. Read more...

8:18 PMOne expert recently said that the African nations need to use opportunities that China presents to enhance economic growth in the continent.According to Lawrence Banda, the Universal Peace Federation (Zambia Chapter) Vice Secretary General, many African countries have adequate natural resources but do not have the capacity to exploit them. That’s the reason, what Banda said, the continent is lacking economic development. Read more...

7:51 PMChina’s renowned heavy equipment manufacturer, Sany Group has inaugurated a modern showroom in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi on March 26. The showroom is the first of its kind in East Africa.In September last year, Sany Group signed a dealership agreement with Rhombus Construction, the powerful ready-mix and bulk cement supplier in Kenya. During the time of agreement, it was said that Rhombus would sell 650 dump trucks and 200 concrete machines in Kenya in the next three years that would make Sany’s concrete machinery rank No. 1 and dump trucks list No. 2 in the local market. Read more...

7:29 PMTanzania’s government is planning to construct 30,000 affordable houses across the country. The project is a part of an implementation of election manifesto of Chama Cha Mapinduzi, the dominant ruling party. Read more...

5:02 PMKenya looks forward to constructing a modern railway line linking Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the central business district. The government of Kenya aims to complete the construction project in a span of two years.The project will be undertaken by French companies in conjunction with the Kenyan state. A French consortium will be constructed at the Nairobi Airport Line. Read more...

4:20 PMRwanda National Police and Malawi Police Service have ventured into an agreement to formalize their cooperation in various policing disciplines.The Memorandum of Unit was signed between Rwanda National Police and Malawi Police Service on March 26 between Inspector General of Police Dan Munyuza and his Malawian counterpart, Rodney Jose. The signing took place on the sidelines of Kigali International Conference Declaration Annual General Meeting that took place on March 25 in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. Read more...

02:02 AMAfrican art is on full display at the Dubai Art Fair pic.twitter.com/RpJmFh3kUs — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 26, 2019

01:59 AMAfrican CEOs are coming together at #ACF2019 to discuss the future of the continent’s economy. #IFCmarketspic.twitter.com/1MhGwWPk5d — IFC (@IFC_org) March 26, 2019

01:41 AMPresident of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has inspired Maltese firms to invest in Ghana by taking advantage of the new impetus given to the relations between two nations.Ghana’s Head of State, Nana Akufo-Addo addressed a Ghana-Malta Business Forum on March 26 at Valletta in Malta. He said that ‘Ghanaian ladies and gentlemen are ready for business and he is happy that Maltese companies have already made investments to the tune of some USD19 million in Ghana’. Read more...

11:13 PMAngola's experience in finding solutions for the Great Lakes Region was the basis of a meeting between the country's permanent representative to the United Nation, Maria dos Reis Ferreira, and the United Nation Secretary General's special envoy, to the Great Lakes region, Huang Xia.At the meeting, held in New York, Huang Xia heard the experience of Angola, as a Member State of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). Read more...

10:47 PMA project named Mini grids is currently underway in Ghana. The project is aimed to install 55 small-scale renewable electricity production and distribution systems in island communities on the Volta Lake.The Mini grids project has so far attracted a gigantic investment of around USD 230 million in the name of its implementation, which is being executed by the Volta River Authority (VRA) under the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP) in low-income countries. Read more...

9:56 PMJustice and Development Party of Morocco has invited a delegation of the Communist Party of China to visit the North-African country. The intention is to enhance relations between the two countries.During the visit from Sunday to Wednesday, the delegation, headed by Sun Zhigang, a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) central committee and secretary of the CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee, met with Moroccan officials, including the country’s Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani. Read more...

9:29 PMChina is all set to provide support to conservation of Africa’s iconic wildlife species amid threats linked to poaching, climatic stress and high rate of urbanization. According to the deputy administrator of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China, Peng Youdong, Beijing has provided funds, technology and expertise to boost wildlife protection in Africa.“In recent years, China-Africa cooperation in the wildlife conservation has been well developed. The Chinese government and private sector have provided funds, equipment, manpower and technology to support African countries in the conservation of endangered species and habitats, and conducting capacity building trainings,” Peng Youdong said. Read more...

8:33 PMThe World Bank is reportedly assisting the government of Liberia to prepare an urban development project for the capital city Monrovia and the surrounding region. The intention of international financial institution is to delivering off-network decentralised solutions for service delivery and creating jobs. To know more about the opportunities provided by The World Bank, click here

8:01 PMGhana’s positive approach to broaden access to education, mainly through the free senior high school policy is highly being extolled by the World Bank. The international financial institution has not only lauded the Ghanaian government’s decision of widening it, but it has also assured to provide support to ensure the sustenance of the programme. Read more...

7:25 PMOne Kenyan expert said on Tuesday, March 26 that Chinese have played a pivotal role in the development of intra-Africa connectivity.The Chief Executive Officer of Rich Management, Aly Khan Satchu said in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi that before the investments of Chinese firms in Africa’s infrastructure, the continent constituted 55 nations that were not connected to each other, making intra-Africa trade very expensive. Read more...

6:14 PMGhana Hotels Association’s President, Edward Ackah-Nyamike Jnr has sent a proposal to the government of Ghana for amending the Tourism Act 2011. The amendment is to ensure the effective utilisation of the Tourism Development Fund. Read more...

3:54 PMThe 2019 Africa CEO Forum has dedicated a session to Togo’s promotion of National Development Plan (Plan National de Développement - PND), which was released by the country’s President, Faure Gnassingbé in the first week of March. Read more...

3:09 PMA delegation of members of the Sierra Leonean Parliament is currently in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali to focus in the country’s best practices with views to adopting and applying in their own country. Among several practices, one important is empowering women in decision-making processes.The delegation from Sierra Leone, consisted of eight lawmakers, has come for a five-day tour during which they will tour varied activities with special interest on exchanging best practices. Abass C Bundu, the Speaker of the Sierra Leonean Parliament, said after meeting his Rwandan counterpart, Donatille Mukabalisa that ‘there is a lot they can gain from their Rwandan counterparts’. Read more...

11:36 PMAngola has witnessed augmentation in the national minimum wage. According to a presidential decree signed in the capital city, Luanda last week, it is revealed that the country has witnessed an increase of 30 percent over the amount set in 2017. Read more...

10:32 PMConstruction of Batoka Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station is likely to commence in Zambia by the completion of 2019 after the selection of the winning contractor in six months’ time.The report has been declared by Gloria Magombo, Permanent Secretary Engineer, Energy and Power in which it is mentioned that construction will commence soon once negotiations with the contractor are accomplished. Read more...

8:42 PMBank of Kigali has ventured into an agreement with the European Investment Bank to finance several business investments in Rwanda.Signed on the margins of the ongoing 2019 Africa CEO forum in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the deal will see European Investment Bank dispatch Rwf30 billion to support investment by Rwandan firms engaged in a range of productive sectors. Read more...

8:09 PMKenyan-based regional financial institution Equity Bank (Equity Bank Kenya Ltd.) contemplates enhancing presence of WeChat Pay and Alipay in Africa.Jack Ngare, Managing Director of Finserve Africa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Bank, told Xinhua in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi that they have already made the Chinese financial technology service available in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. “We are currently at advanced stages of rolling out WeChat Pay and Alipay to merchants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the end of the year and thereafter to additional Africa markets,” Jack Ngare said. Read more...

7:33 PMChina and Kenya plan to sign a mutual legal assistance agreement in order to combat corruption, the country's anti-graft watchdog said on March 25.Twalib Mbarak, Chief Executive Officer of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission told Xinhua in Nairobi that Kenya has already signed the agreement and has submitted the deal to the Chinese government for them to sign. Read more...

7:20 PMA new report released on March 24 claims that regional integration in Africa continues remains low and will be detrimental (if not addressed at the earliest) despite massive political support for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.An index that fathoms regional integration across Africa has been released at the ongoing Conference of Ministers in Morocco. The index (known as the African Regional Integration Index) was set up to monitor and evaluate the current status of economic integration among African countries and offer a basis for member States to track their progress. Read more...

6:41 PMRwanda’s Ministry of Health has urged the citizens to undergo screening for tuberculosis at the early stages. The government ensures that early treatment and precaution will reduce the number of sudden deaths associated with the disease. Read more...

5:50 PMChina is constantly giving its effort in expanding its reachability in almost all domains in Africa. In the agricultural sector, Chinese firms and entrepreneurs are pushing new, advanced scientific and technological implementations in overall Africa to enhance green development.Chinese scientists have carried out trial growing of high-quality crops in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Sudan, and have selected three hybrid rice varieties suitable for Kenya, according to Wang Qingfeng, head of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Center (SAJRC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Read more...

4:54 PMThe government of Ghana has allocated GH¢1 billion budget to improve road safety that includes fixing traffic lights, erecting road signs and paint blurred road markings. The country’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo had set up the inter-ministerial committee last year to focus on the increasing number of cases of accidents on the roads. Read more...

4:18 PMThe much-awaited 2019 Africa CEO Forum kicks off on Monday, March 25 in Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali. More than 1,500 delegates from across Africa and beyond are currently present in Kigali for the continental private sector meeting.The 2019 Africa CEO Forum, which will run for two days (March 25 and 26), has decided to unite its 1500 participants around a transformation agenda. Several important issues will be discussed in this Forum – What priorities should be identified to boost the level of intra-African trade and investment, what must a united Africa do to better protect its interests and industries, How the creation of a pan-African financial services industry is possible, how the mobilization of private sector around cross-border infrastructure and logistical projects possible, etc. Read more...

9:00 PMMembers of the Chinese community in Malawi recently donated USD 52,500 to the Malawians who were affected by floods that occurred on March 5-8.The floods left at least 56 people dead and 577 people injured in 14 districts while over 83,000 people were displaced, forcing President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika to declare a state of disaster in all the affected districts. When presenting the donation in the capital, Chinese Charge d'Affaires in Malawi Wang Xiusheng said that in the face of the natural disaster, the Chinese community in Malawi feels a strong sense of responsibility to lend a helping hand. Read more...

7:59 PMThe Zambia-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone (ZCCZ) has been commended for establishing a multi-facility economic zone in Zambia's Chambishi town on the Copperbelt Province which has helped improve the living standards of people. Read more...

11:27 PMThe renowned commercial bank in Ghana, Republic BankGhana has joined hand with Vodafone Ghana for the purpose of delivering mobile money cash services.Republic Bank Ghana can now, with this exclusive association, hold on to funds generated from Vodacash transactions as deposits. It also has the opportunity to offer other products and services through the Vodacash platform. Read more...

10:41 PMThe African Academy of Sciences has formed an autonomous unit to help mobilize financial support for research and innovation, an official said on March 22.The President of Kenya's Nairobi-based African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Felix Dapare Dakora opined that the Coalition for African Research and Innovation (CARI) will help bridge financing gaps in scientific research and innovations across the continent. Read more...

9:50 PMSometime back, when Kenyans wanted to buy a middle-end smartphone that has a larger screen, good camera, longer battery life and big storage capacity, they had to part with up to 20,000 shillings (USD 200).Today, however, to get such a phone, one only needs between 80 dollars and 100 dollars, and Kenyans have Chinese phone makers to express gratitude. The entrance of Chinese brands in the east African nation's market has intensified competition not only amongst themselves but also with other brands making smartphones affordable. Read more...

9:29 PMThe government of China has declared that it is all set to pump out gigantic liquid cash of USD 800,000 in the form of emergency humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe to assist the country in struggling its post-disaster period.According to Guo Shaochun, Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe, China will provide assistance in line with the need of the southern African country hit by Cyclone Idai. Read more...

9:01 PMThe government of Angola established as a priority to reduce the impact of extreme poverty from 36 percent to 25 percent, aiming for the improvement of the living conditions of at least three million citizens between 2018 and 2020, recently said that the minister of Social Action, Family and Woman Promotion, Faustina Alves. Read more...

8:40 PMMinistry of Energy and Water (Minea) has announced ongoing several projects for the construction of new systems to expand water supply to 2.5 million of inhabitants, under the National Development Plan (NDP). Read more...

8:27 PMAngola’s President, João Lourenço has put at 52 percent the number of Angolan population with access to drinking water in the country of almost 30 million inhabitants.João Lourenço said that the country with abundant water resources faces a difficult situation of access to water in the southern region, particularly in the southern Cunene province. Read more...

7:16 PMZambia’s Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Minister, Dennis Wanchinga has commissioned Kashiba-Lukwesa Water Supply Project in Mwense District of Luapula province. Read more...

6:46 PMTBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis has completed the construction of three solar power stations at Benban Solar Energy Park in Egypt’s southern province of Aswan.“The project consists of three sub-projects, each with a capacity of approximately 62 megawatts,” Gu Huchen said adding that about 600,000 components were used in the projects. The projects, which TBEA started to build a year ago, are owned by Spanish renewable energy project developer Acciona and Saudi investment firm Swicorp, with an investment of around USD 180 million. Read more...

5:28 PMThe economy of Rwanda is projected to grow by 7.8 percent in the current year, International Monetary Fund (IMF) revealed recently.Officials from the IMF have been in the country for the last two weeks engaging officials from the public and private sectors. They came across the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning at the conclusion of their mission in Rwanda, during which they presented their findings to the media. Read more...

5:04 PMRwanda is gradually becoming a new prosperous destination to do business and its tourism industry is inflating at a fast pace. Now RwandAir is all set to launch direct flight from Kigali International Airport to Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The deal was sealed this week as officials from both countries signed a bilateral service air agreement that will allow RwandAir to fly to Kinshasa. The national carrier will commence its flight on April 14, 2019. Read more...

4:20 PMConstruction work on a middle school in Kuito city, capital of central Angola's Bie province has begun, the constructor China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corporation said on Thursday, March 21.Sprawling across an area of 1,769.5 square meters, its construction is likely to be completed by 2020, the company officials said. Zhu Qihui, chairman of China Railway 20 Bureau Group International Angola, said during the cornerstone laying ceremony that the company is fully aware of the responsibility for building such a middle school in Angola, a country that highly values education. Read more...

3:44 PMPresident of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni inaugurated the Chinese-built Isimba Hydropower Plant on March 21 on the Victoria Nile in the central part of the African country.Addressing the inauguration, Yoweri Museveni thanked the Chinese government for financing his country's transport and energy infrastructure projects, which are expected to put the country onto a fast track of development. Read more...

02:22 AMChina has reiterated its stance on China-Africa cooperation on March 20, calling for more countries to think highly of Africa.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a press briefing in response to the groundless accusations made against China's policy towards Africa, such as the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Project in Kenya will put the country in debt. Read more...

8:45 PMPrime Minister of Tanzania, Kassim Majaliwa laid the foundation stone for a water project to benefit over 50,000 people at Misungwi in the northwest region of Mwanza.The project constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) was part of the water projects being implemented by the Tanzanian government under the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Program, said Majaliwa. Read more...

7:09 PMJapanese car manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced its plan to set up a production facility in Ghana.On Tuesday, March 19, the officials from Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and CFAO have declared a joint venture to commence manufacturing and distributing vehicles in Ghana. Suzuki also looks forward to making Ghana a hub of its vehicle-manufacturing operations in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more...

4:41 PMTelecommunication in Ghana gets another boost in the process of advancement! Vodafone Ghana has launched its fourth generation (4G) network in the country on March 19. The company has promised to deliver faster internet connectivity and clearer voice calls that will redefine Ghana's digital revolution. Read more...

3:50 PMThe Government of Rwanda is planning to create a database for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and biometric data for all Rwandans, judicial officials have said.The database will reportedly facilitate pinning criminals, especially in rape, defilement and murder cases. The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, disclosed this while opening the 'Justice Week' in Kigali on March 18. Read more...

02:19 AMThe United States of America has given assurance to grant USD 2 million to assist Angola in landmine clearance, fight against money laundering and financing to terrorism. The pledge came from the US Assistant Secretary of State, John Sullivan, during a joint press conference with Angolan Foreign Affairs minister, Manuel Augusto at the end of a meeting to assess both countries' strategic partnership dialogue. Read more...

02:04 AMThe time is NOW to transform #urban mobility in #Africa! We enjoyed making our sustainable #transport pitch at #AfricaClimateWeek. We hope to see you in Accra! #WeAreTransport@UNFCCCpic.twitter.com/rgYDuEYRhh — Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (@SLoCaTOfficial) March 18, 2019

01:53 AMPresident of Rwanda, Paul Kagame will be in Angola’s capital city, Luanda on Wednesday, March 20. He is said to be in a two-day official visit to Angola at the invitation of country’s President, João Lourenço. Read more...

00:36 AMTo support #Africa's #digital transformation, the @WorldBank Group will invest $25 billion between now and 2030 and aims to mobilize $25 billion more from the private sector. See my op-ed for @CNNBusinesshttps://t.co/yJqFj4i6xQ — Kristalina Georgieva (@KGeorgieva) March 18, 2019

00:02 AMMorocco has planned to issue two international bonds each worth 11 billion dirhams (USD 1.1 billion) in the current year and 2020, Governor of Central Bank of Morocco, Abdellatif Jouahri said on March 19. Read more...

11:47 PMBanque Centrale Populaire (BCP), one of Morocco's biggest lenders, announced on March 19 that its first-half net profit attributable to shareholders rose 3.5 percent to 2.9 billion dirhams (USD 302 million). BCP has also claimed an improvement of activities in Morocco and in African branches. Read more...

11:17 PMA new agreement has been signed between New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and Lekela Power to launch a wind farm with 250 megawatt capacity. The wind farm is set to be constructed at Ras Gharib in the Suez governorate of Egypt.The Chairperson of the NREA, Mohamed El Khayat said to Daily News Egypt that through an agreement signed at Suez, the company has received the land on which the project shall be situated for 2 percent of the produced energy annually. Read more...

10:04 PMThe Mayor of Zambia's Lusaka, Miles Sampa has said that he is quite impressed with the progress made by Chinese cement producer Sinoma Cement Company. Launched in 2015, the Company is currently producing 60,000 bags of cement, or 3,000 tonnes per day. Read more...

9:26 PMLi Xuhang, Charge d'Affaires at the Chinese Embassy said in a press conference on March 19 in Nairobi that China's opening-up policy will boost Kenya's exports to the Asian nation. According to Li, Beijing's ever growing consumer market will bring more export opportunities for Nairobi."We will encourage more Kenyan enterprises to cooperate with their Chinese counterparts and obtain more funds, technologies, equipment and capacity from them, so as to increase added value and be more competitive in the Chinese market," Li said during a workshop for media and think tanks on the progress of the Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).He noted that the Chinese market welcomes more exports of Kenyan products such as flowers, tea, coffee and avocado. Read more...

8:47 PMAs Liberia is combating to develop its education sector to be at par with the global standard, one education developer revealed that the country needs to be stabilized by employing the right and qualified teachers.According to Moses Blonkanjay Jackson, the government of Liberia requires pushing more effort in stabilizing the education sector that has turned into a fiasco. "Out of the 44,000 (the current figure of teachers in Liberia), there are little over 22,000 unqualified teachers in our classrooms that need to be trained," as reported by Front Page Africa.The construction of a modern school at a cost of USD 78,000 is an example of the development in the education sector. Read more...

7:52 PMZambia's telecommunication industry is undeniably rapidly expanding! Two days back Zamtel (government-owned telecommunication service provider in Zambia) announced its plan of installing 700 new communication towers across the country by the end of 2019. Now Zambia's current Minister of Transport and Communications, Brian Mushimba has declared that the government is planning to upgrade all network towers across the nation to 4G. Read more...

7:12 PMRwanda's Ministry of Environment has ventured into a partnership with China Bamboo Aid Project via Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority for importing bamboos. The aim of Ministry of Environment is to use the imported bamboos in industrial packaging including the production of hygiene paper products.The bamboo will also be planted along the river banks to conserve the environment, Augustin Mihigo, Bamboo Production and Non-Timber Forest Products Specialist at Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority said. Read more...

6:33 PMConstruction of the second phase of the Nairobi-Naivasha standard gauge railway is currently in the last phase. According to the officials, it is likely to be launched on schedule.The implementation started in October 2016. According to the acting managing director of Kenya Railways Corporation, Philip Mainga, 80 percent of the 120 kilometers railway project has been completed. Read more...

5:50 PMChina has expressed willingness to give assistance to Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique that have been hit by tropical cyclone Idai."We are ready to provide necessary support and help within our means, in accordance with the extent of the disaster and the requests of the three governments," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a routine press briefing. Read more...

4:38 PMSouth African Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davis extolled Chinese electronic giant Hisense on March 18 for its contribution to the economic development in the African country.On a tour of a Hisense plant in Atlantis near Cape Town, the minister said he was happy to learn more about the achievements Hisense South Africa has made since the Chinese company set its foot on South Africa in the 1980s. Read more...

01:07 AMSenegal, Ghana, Togo, Ethiopia, Angola, Cameroon and Rwanda are the top ranked countries that have successfully reduced #malnutrition levels compared to the rest of the continent. Check out @MamoPanel for country studies 👉🏿 https://t.co/hOYWYMlNa6pic.twitter.com/E3B31ozxWB — African Development Bank Group (@AfDB_Group) March 18, 2019

01:02 AMAfrican leaders must learn lessons from countries that have made progress in driving agricultural productivity. Today, we're examining how to promote adoption of the recommendations of the @MaMoPanel's last three reports. Find out more here 👉🏿https://t.co/Ok00JfYoN4pic.twitter.com/OarJkqyCEv — African Development Bank Group (@AfDB_Group) March 18, 2019

00:21 AMAfrica and China will cooperate under the Belt and Road Initiative by improving the quality and safety of projects, a Chinese official said on March 19.Huang Guoliang, Director General of Quality Development Bureau, State Administration for Market Regulation in China told a forum in Kenya’s capital Nairobi that the Belt and Road Initiative belongs both to China and also the world, because it’s built on the principle of seeking shared benefits through extensive consultation and joint contribution among cooperating partners. Read more...