Kenya's government can't account for $400 million of the public's money

Kenya’s government can’t account for $400 million of the public’s money

Kenya’s government cannot account for $400 million in public funds, according to a damning report from the auditor general highlighting the country’s failure to crack down on graft and misuse of state resources. The report…

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Cobalt prices have tripled in two years, but the Congo's small miners see little of the gain

Cobalt prices have tripled in two years, but the Congo’s small miners see little of the gain

In global markets the price of cobalt, a mineral used in batteries for high-tech products from iPhones to Tesla electric cars, has nearly tripled to $81,500 a tonne in two years. But in the Democratic…

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Hong Kong to ban ivory sales in landmark vote

Hong Kong to ban ivory sales in landmark vote

Hong Kong voted to ban ivory sales in a landmark move Wednesday to end the infamous trade in the city. Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted for the bill that will abolish the trade by 2021, following on…

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American Rapper @SnoopDogg Announces Plans to Relocate to Uganda over Trump Comments

American Rapper @SnoopDogg Announces Plans to Relocate to Uganda over Trump Comments

American rapper Snoop Dogg mulls relocating to Uganda following US President Donald Trump “shithole” remarks about African countries. In a video on YouTube, the rapper announced that he will relocate to Uganda due to Trump’s…

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Helicopter Crash Kills Senior Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Roy Bennett, his wife

Helicopter Crash Kills Senior Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Roy Bennett, his wife

Senior Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett was killed late Wednesday with his wife and three others in a helicopter crash in New Mexico. Police say the aircraft went down in a remote mountainous area in…

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“Day Zero.” Cape Town could be the first major city in the world to run out of potable water

“Day Zero.” That’s what Cape Town is calling April 21 — the day that taps are expected to run dry. For three years, has had below-average rainfall, but in recent months the drought has reached…

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Pentagon Wary of Islamic State Growth in Africa

Pentagon Wary of Islamic State Growth in Africa

With the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate almost completely retaken in Iraq and Syria, many American leaders are concerned the group might try to create a new hub elsewhere. Islamic extremism creeps up in impoverished, politically…

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Africa is the Next Big Trade.

Africa is the Next Big Trade.

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but “massive investments” are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday. Growth in Africa rose…

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UBS Study: The Number of billionaires worldwide jumps 10% since 2015

Dangote Still Richest Man in Africa with a networth of $12.2 billion

President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has again been named the riches man in Africa by Forbes, a position he has occupied for the seventh time in a row. Dangote clinched…

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Ethiopia parliament has banned foreign adoptions

Ethiopia parliament has banned foreign adoptions

Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law banning the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners, a government spokesman and diplomats told AFP on Wednesday. The vote follows an April moratorium on foreign adoptions issued by Ethiopia’s…

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Is the #oil industry ready to give investors what they want?

The East African Crude #Oil Pipeline, The World’s Longest Heated Pipeline Almost Complete

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline is has already been completed and it holds great opportunities businesses can benefit from. Among the partners that played a role to make the construction successful include China National…

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World Banks 'reticent' to work with Sudan: Sudanese finance minister

World Banks ‘reticent’ to work with Sudan: Sudanese finance minister

Sudanese Finance Minister Mohammed Osman al-Rikabi said on Tuesday that banks across the world are still wary of working with Khartoum despite the US ending a trade embargo. The United States ditched its 20-year trade…

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China's complete ban on ivory sales goes into effect Sunday

China’s complete ban on ivory sales goes into effect Sunday

China’s complete ban on ivory trade went into effect Sunday, officials said, a major step forward in Beijing’s efforts to rein in what was once the world’s largest market for illegal ivory. “From today… the…

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Italian giant Eni and Shell to stand trial in Italy over Nigeria kickback scandal

Italian giant Eni and Shell to stand trial in Italy over Nigeria kickback scandal

Italian giant Eni and fellow petroleum company Shell will stand trial in Italy over allegations of bribery and corruption in the 2011 purchase of an offshore oil block in Nigeria. A judge in Milan ordered…

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Panic and mobs as a VAMPIRE scare rattles Malawi

Panic and mobs as a VAMPIRE scare rattles Malawi

Jamiya Bauleni is one of the people claiming to have fallen victim to a wave of alleged vampire attacks that have triggered deadly vigilante violence in Malawi. She recounted her experience before barefoot children in…

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Rats on Leashes to Save Elephants by Sniffing Out Landmines on Migration Routes

Rats on Leashes to Save Elephants by Sniffing Out Landmines on Migration Routes

These tiny bomb detectors are helping to clear the way for their larger animal counterparts to safely migrate the African plains without risking an explosion. These African giant pouched rats, nicknamed “HeroRats”, have made international…

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Nephew says Mugabe accepts ousting and is 'quite jovial' after receiving $10-million retirement bonus

Nephew says Mugabe accepts ousting and is ‘quite jovial’ after receiving $10-million retirement bonus

Robert Mugabe’s nephew said Sunday the ousted abwean president was in good health and “quite jovial” after being forced to resign when a military takeover ended his 37 years in power. Leo Mugabe however declined…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Two days after returning from exile, Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president on Friday. It will cap a stunning comeback for the former vice president who fled in fear of…

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