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Egypt’s non-oil business activity contracts in November, but pace of slowdown eases

CAIRO - Egypt's non-oil private-sector activity shrank again in November, but the pace of the slowdown dropped, leaving an index of activity at its...

Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow

FREETOWN - Doctors in Sierra Leone's public hospitals were on strike on Wednesday to protest against low wages and poor working conditions, and nurses...

Delays force Zim govt to segment Harare-Beitbridge highway dualisation project

HARARE, December 5 ‑ Delays in commencing works on the Harare-Beitbridge highway dualisation have forced the Zimbabwean government to segment plans for its rehabilitation...

Zimbabwe to allow two new companies to mine diamonds

HARARE - Zimbabwe will now allow two more private companies to explore and mine diamonds in the country, bringing to four the number of...

Ebola continues its deadly march through DRC

JOHANNESBURG, December 4 – The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province, claiming the lives of...

Gabon president appears in video after long medical absence

LIBREVILLE - Gabon President Ali Bongo on Monday made his first appearance since falling ill nearly six weeks ago, in a video shared by...

Nigeria’s Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

ABUJA - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence...

Nigerian court to hear MTN and attorney general case on Feb 7 – registrar

LAGOS - A Lagos court hearing concerning a dispute between South African telecoms firm MTN Group and Nigeria's attorney general over a $2 billion...

Lesotho amends constitution to allow for dual citizenship

RUSTENBURG, December 3 - Lesotho has amended their constitution to allow for dual citizenship, Lesotho Home Affairs Minister Tsukutlane Au said on Sunday. "We have...

Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world’s 2nd biggest

KINSHASA - The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry...

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