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Kenya's president signs finance bill with contested new taxes into law

22 September, 2018 | Hits:47

The government, under pressure to hit IMF-mandated fiscal deficit targets, had faced a fuel dealers’ strike, anger among commuters and a lawsuit after transport and fuel prices jumped when a 16 percent value-added tax (VAT) on all petroleum products entered into force on Sept. 1.

Economic

Rwanda and Germany sign €42 million agreement to support job creation

22 September, 2018 | Hits:40

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda Dr. Peter Woeste, have signed a financing agreement worth €42 million, approximately Frw 42.2 billion.

Economic

Africa-Asia economic relations: Let the private sector shine

22 September, 2018 | Hits:47

For almost two decades, Asian governments have been very vocal in their desire to get involved in the African continent.

Economic

UK pledges £2.1m to save Asian tigers and African chimpanzees

22 September, 2018 | Hits:44

The UK’s international development secretary has announced funding to help protect Sumatran tigers and west African chimpanzees.

Sport News

Amaju Pinnick retains post as president of the Nigeria Football Federation

21 September, 2018 | Hits:26

Amaju Pinick has become the first person to win a second consecutive four-year term as president of the Nigeria Football...

South Africa's Keagan Dolly undergoes successful surgery

19 September, 2018 | Hits:26

Montpellier's South Africa midfielder Keagan Dolly has undergone successful surgery on his fractured fibula.

Gabriel Zakuani: DR Congo defender announces international retirement at 32

17 September, 2018 | Hits:26

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Gabriel Zakuani has announced his retirement from international football at the age o...

Cameroon's Pierre Webo returns to Uruguay after 18 years

13 September, 2018 | Hits:44

Former Cameroon international striker Pierre Webo has rejoined Uruguayan side Nacional, 16 years after leaving the South...

Tragedy overshadows Madagascar's 2-2 draw with Senegal

10 September, 2018 | Hits:62

The death of a fan overshadowed Madagascar's 2-2 draw with Senegal on Sunday as qualifiers continued for next year's Afr...

Africans spent more than 4 million hours reading online in 2018

06 September, 2018 | Hits:58

African mobile users have spent more than 4 million hours reading books on their mobile phones in 2018. This is accordin...

Africa News

Africa seeks tourism boom

21 September, 2018 | Hits:23

The continent's huge potential can be unlocked by eco-tourism, cultural experiences, domestic travel and political stabi...

Hotspots, not trouble spots: Africa seeks tourism boom

19 September, 2018 | Hits:33

Africa draws just five percent of the world's tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victor...

Morocco receives seven million tourists in seven months

18 September, 2018 | Hits:40

A total of 7 million tourists visited Morocco in the first seven months of 2018, up 7 percent year on year, according to...

Youths spearhead marketing Africa's tourism

18 September, 2018 | Hits:40

Youths from across the continent have taken steps to promote Africa as a tourist destination, in an effort aimed at fost...

Tourism experts meet in South Africa to discuss growth of sector

15 September, 2018 | Hits:76

Travel and tourism experts and innovators from Ghana and other parts of the world are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa...

Africa must look beyond beaches and whites to boost tourism - Kenyan minister

13 September, 2018 | Hits:47

For too long the tourism industry in Africa thought everybody must be white and come from overseas to be a tourist, acco...

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