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Thousands Protest Appointment of Bensalah as Algerian Interim President

Thousands of protesters rejected the Algerian parliament’s choice of an interim president on Tuesday after the…

Shell plans $15 billion investments in Nigeria’s oil and gas development

Oil major, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has earmarked about $15 billion for investments in Nigeria’s…

Can We Really Trust Social Media Activists?

Social Activism has always been an interesting and engaging way to pursue change in society. For…

BBNaija 2019: What is So Special About Big Brother Nigeria?

Big Brother Nigeria, BBN or BBNaija, has suddenly become one of the most talked about shows…

Saudi Arabia’s New $100bn Investments in India threaten Nigeria’s Oil Export

Determined to further expand into refining and petrochemicals, Saudi Arabia plans to invest up to $100…

New Report Shows Botswana Elephant Population is in Huge Decline

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s…

Ethiopian Airlines Will Run an All-Female Flight to Oslo on International Women’s Day

On the 8th of March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines will operate an all-female functioned flight, from Addis…

How Rwanda is Becoming an African Tech Powerhouse

When most people think about Rwanda, what immediately comes to mind is genocide. Yes, in 1994,…

How OPEC Is Helping U.S. Oil Reach a Tipping Point

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published its first detailed monthly oil forecast for 2020 and it…

OPEC agrees to increase oil production by 1- mln barrels per day from July 1

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) member states Friday agreed at a meeting in…

Ivory Coast aims to grind 1 million tonnes of cocoa beans by 2022

Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast could grind 50 percent of its current output locally by 2022,…

Seychelles parliament blocks planned Indian naval base on remote island

Seychelles parliament will not ratify a pact allowing India to build naval facilities on one of…

How Nigeria’s stylish in-demand World Cup jersey is making millionaires out of bootleggers

Nigeria’s stylish soccer kit has been one of the major stories of the 2018 soccer World…

The world’s first mobile-only government bond in Kenya is popular, but missed its target

When Kenya launched M-Akiba, a mobile-only government bond, last year, the goal was to offer ordinary citizens…

Scientists are exploring a lost rainforest hidden in a Mozambique volcano for the first time

It’s hard to miss Mount Lico, a relatively isolated cliff jutting out 700 meters (nearly 2,300…

African artists sing against ‘colonial’ CFA Franc currency

For several years the debate against the French backed CFA Franc currency has been raging on in parts…

Zimbabwe: UK Extends $100m to Zim As Ties Improve

The United Kingdom and the Standard Chartered Bank have partnered to lend Zimbabwean companies in the…

30 year old minister Botswana becomes internet sensation across Africa

Newly appointed 30 year old Botswana minister Bogolo Joy Kenewendo is being celebrated on social media…