• January 31, 2023

South Africa will not ditch coal ‘just like that’-Ramaphosa

Coal-rich but energy-starved South Africa will not immediately abandon its fossil-fueled electricity generating plants as it transitions to cleaner forms of power, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday. South Africa, one of …

US secretary of state Anthony Blinken speaks to young people in Cairo Egypt

The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Egypt is of “great consequence”, according to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.He made the comment on Sunday in Cairo where he addressed a meeting …

DRC ready to welcome Pope Francis

In Kinshasa’s Ndolo airport everything is ready to welcome Pope Francis. The Holy Pontiff arrives on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the DRC and Africa’s largest catholic country. Tomorrow I will …

Portugal reaches debt settlement with Cape Verde

Portugal and Cape Verde have reached a debt settlement.  Portugal will invest in the Cape Verdean fund for climate and energy transition by repaying Cape Verde’s debt. The Portuguese-speaking country owes …

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 …

Italian PM Meloni boost strong energy ties with Algeria

Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni arrived Sunday (Jan. 22) in Algeria for a two-day visit as the two nations look to build up a strategic partnership and Italy works to further wean …

Business: Inflation slows in Ghana

Inflation in Ghana is slowing after peaking at 78,1% in November. According to data collected by the statistics service, producer price inflation retreated in December reaching now 52,2%. Last month, consumer …

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 …

Ghana reduces e-levy rate to 1% – 2023 budget

Ghana is set to reduce the rate of the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy to 1 percent from 1.5 percent. As part of the review of the e-levy act, however, the GHS …

Equatorial Guinea President Obiang ready to extend 43-year rule

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has been in power for 43 years, is seeking a sixth term on Sunday with the assurance of being re-elected to …

Artillery fire on M23 rebel positions in congo DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is yet to fulfil its promise by taking action to protect its people despite promise, local sources have revealed. “We woke up to heavy fighting …

Business: Floods strike a blow to tourism around Senegal’s Pink Lake and salt industry

Senegal’s renowned Pink lake may be in danger. At the height of the rainy season in August, water cascaded into the lake, nearly tripling its usual depth. The influx washed away …

Angola Bank sector profits quadruple in 2021, new report shows

Banks in Angola had an overall positive performance last year, indicates a study carried out by consulting firm Deloitte, presented on Tuesday in Luanda. The government’s action and the reduction of public …