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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:53


Africa:Is the New African Free Trade Zone Just a Pipe Dream?

Yesterday at 13:30 PM, via allAfrica

[Deutsche Welle] The creation of a new pan-African free trade zone is intended to pave the way for the world’s largest interstate market. But there are still hurdles to be overcome, says DW’s Ludger Schadomsky.

Zambia opposition seeks to impeach president

Yesterday at 13:30 PM, via The Citizen

Zambia’s main opposition party has filed a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu for violating the constitution, the presidency said Friday, in the latest development following a disputed 2016 election.

Africa’s young professionals embracing ‘gospel of bitcoin’

Yesterday at 13:24 PM, via News24

Some tech-savvy Africans are embracing bitcoin, the most popular virtual currency, despite the warnings of a few governments, seeing the volatility in its value a better risk than the usual hustle amid the continent’s high unemployment.

South Africa detects avian flu in seabirds

Yesterday at 13:21 PM, via Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa has detected an outbreak of avian flu in seabirds, citing the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain that infected the country’s poultry industry last year.

Africa:Working Together Is Key to Meeting Water Targets By 2030

Yesterday at 13:20 PM, via allAfrica

[IPS] Brasilia -Mutual collaboration and coordination among the various stakeholders are tools to accelerate the actions necessary to meet the 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the 2030 Agenda, which states the need to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all.

South Africa’s Naspers cashes in $10bn Tencent stake

Yesterday at 12:30 PM, via The Citizen

South African internet and entertainment group Naspers on Friday raised $9.8 billion (7.8 billion euros) selling two percent of its hugely-profitable stake in Chinese technology giant Tencent.

Jihadist threat haunts northern Mozambique

Yesterday at 12:30 PM, via The Citizen

What’s left of the Nanduadua mosque lies deep within a labyrinth of alleyways in Mocimboa da Praia, a port town in Mozambique’s far north.

Father murders son over cashew nuts

Yesterday at 11:56 AM, via The Citizen

The incident happened in Obinetiti Isikwe village when the father got into a quarrel with his son over who the nuts belonged to.

Africa:Anti-Homosexuality Laws Prevent Us from Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Yesterday at 11:16 AM, via allAfrica

[The Aspen Institute] Imagine being denied life-saving health services when you need them just because of who you are, and instead, imagine facing the threat of up to 14 years in prison. For far too long, this has been the reality in Kenya. But over the last few weeks, Kenya’s high court has heard arguments challenging laws that target lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer...

Africa:Afreximbank Pledges U.S.$25 Billion for Intra-African Trade

Yesterday at 11:08 AM, via allAfrica

[This Day] Abuja -The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will disburse about $25 billion in support of intra-African trade for five years ending in 2021 under an Intra-African Trade Strategy, which it launched in 2016 in anticipation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Sarkozy will appeal restrictions in Libya probe: lawyer

Yesterday at 10:30 AM, via The Citizen

The lawyer of Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday he would appeal restrictions imposed on the ex-president after he was charged with financing his 2007 election campaign with money from late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

U.N. closes up Liberia peacekeeping mission after 15 years

Yesterday at 10:29 AM, via Reuters

DAKAR (Reuters) – The United Nations closed its peacekeeping mission to Liberia on Thursday, 15 years after it was deployed in the aftermath of two civil wars that ended with the fall of then-president Charles Taylor.

Russia’s Putin to visit Sudan: Sudanese state news agency

Yesterday at 10:10 AM, via Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation from his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir to visit the North African country, Sudan’s state news agency said on Thursday.

Crocodile attacks, kills woman in Harare suburb

Yesterday at 10:07 AM, via News24

A woman has been attacked and killed by a crocodile in Harare’s Budiriro suburb, and national parks officials are warning people not to cross rivers as the reptiles have become more active and are showing up in unexpected places, a report says.

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