• January 26, 2023

New claims of ethnic clashes in central Ethiopia

Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the new clashes between Ethiopians from Oromo and Amhara groups in the centre of the country. The fighting would …

France recalls envoy to Burkina Faso after expulsion of its forces

France said on Thursday that it was recalling its ambassador from Burkina Faso, a day after agreeing to demands from the ruling junta to pull out troops from the former French …

Libya to sign gas deals with Italy’s Eni – National Oil corporation chief

Libya’s National Oil Corporation said Wednesday (Jan. 25) it had reached an $8-billion deal with Italian energy giant ENI to develop offshore hydrocarbon sites. “We have reached a deal with ENI …

Business:Uganda starts first oil drilling operations with targets on 2025

Uganda on Tuesday launched the drilling of its first oil well, a key milestone as the country races to meet its target of first oil output in 2025. President Yoweri Museveni …

lithium exports banned in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has banned all lithium exports after the government said it was losing 1.7 billion euros from exporting it as a raw mineral and not processing it into batteries in-country. Lithium …

Business:Uganda and IMF reach $240 million agreement

Uganda and the International Monetary Fund have reached an agreement for 240 million US dollars in financing. The IMF staff made the announcement Wednesday (Dec. 21). The deal on economic policies …

Senegal strives to break dependence on imported rice

Around the village of Dak in central Senegal, women cut rice stalks with sickles and knives, singing and dancing. In this West African country, which is a major consumer of the …

Business:Ghana’s finance minister ‘truly sorry’ for economic crisis

Ghana’s finance minister said on Friday that he was “truly sorry” for the country’s economic hardship but defended himself against accusations that he is unfit for the job. Kenneth Ofori-Atta faced …

South Africa public sector workers strike over wage demands

Thousands of public servants began a one-day strike in South Africa on Thursday over wage demands, professional organizations said. The work stoppage is being led by one of South Africa’s largest …

Business:Kenya, South Africa improve bilateral ties on migration, trade

The presidents of South Africa and Kenya said Wednesday they have resolved a long-standing visa dispute and Kenyans will be able to visit South Africa visa-free for up to 90 days …

Twitter fires staff at its only Africa office in Ghana

In less than two weeks since Elon Musk took over the Twitter company, there are already concerns that the company is choosing to ignore key risks in its biggest international growth …

Business: Kenya Airways to lose daily $2.5m if pilots strike

Kenya Airways is likely to lose an estimated 300 million shillings ($2.5 million) per day if the planned strike by pilots at Kenyan airways takes place as scheduled. KALPA, a union …

2022 YouthConnekt Africa summit ends in Rwanda with calls to invest in youth

The 5th edition of the youth connect summit ended in Kigali, Rwanda Saturday (Oct. 15) after 3 days of conferences, masterclasses and networking sessions. Thousands of young innovators and leaders from …