Monday, August 3, 2020

China opens free trade zone in Djibouti

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The first phase of a Chinese-built Free Trade Zone - billed as Africa's largest - opens today in Djibouti. The nearly 50 sq km (31...

Battling to save the world’s bananas

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As a deadly disease spreads, the fight for a banana plantation in northern Mozambique might hold the key to saving the world's favourite fruit. Five...

How Human Faeces Doubled Kenyan Farmer’s Output

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Not only can feed from human poo double farm output, it's greener and produces healthier output for consumers. It could be the key to...

MOROCCO TO REJOIN AFRICAN UNION DESPITE WESTERN SAHARA DISPUTE

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Addis Ababa (AFP) - The African Union decided Monday to allow Morocco back in the fold after a 33-year absence, despite stiff resistance from...

14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of...

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Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today! When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in...

Tanzania govt buys gemstones from Maasai tribesman for $3.34 million

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Doto Biteko, the Minister of Minerals, collected the gemstones from the small-scale miner and handed him a cheque of 7.74 billion Tanzanian shillings (about...

Elon Musk sells $5m of Boring Company flamethrowers

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South African billionaire Elon Musk has claimed to have sold $5m (£3.5m) of flamethrowers through his Boring Company since the weekend. The tech entrepreneur, who...

Let the young lead – Kofi Annan

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Wherever I go, from Accra to New York to Bangkok, I am struck by how often a young person will ask me: “How can...

Africa’s richest man Dangote withdrew $10m just to look at it

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Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, known as Africa’s richest man, told a forum in Ivory Coast on Saturday how he once took $10 million (Dh36...

Alibaba smashes record with sales volume exceeding $25 billion

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China’s “Double 11” shopping day has concluded with a bang, with Alibaba smashing its Singles’ Day record. The e-commerce giant’s Taobao and T-mall, which are...