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eSwatini king appoints MTN executive as prime minister – local media

MBABANE - eSwatini's King Mswati has appointed Ambrose Dlamini, chief executive of the local unit of telecoms group MTN, as new prime minister of...

Benin raises 2018 economic growth forecast to 6.5 percent

COTONOU - Benin's government raised its economic growth forecast for this year to 6.5 percent, up from an earlier estimate of 6 percent, and...

Nigeria aiming to resolve MTN dispute and soothe investor fears – minister

ABUJA - Nigeria is confident of resolving a $10.1 billion dispute with telecoms firm MTN and sending a positive signal to foreign investors worried...

Zim’s Mnangagwa dismisses calls for unity government

HARARE, October 25 - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday, dismissed calls for a government of national unity. The calls have come from opposition MDC Alliance...

Youth project nurtures young women leaders in energy sector

PORT ELIZABETH, October 25 - The Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali) and Power Africa is to host its first Young Women in African Power...

Biya wins Cameroon election to extend 36-year rule

YAOUNDE - Cameroonian President Paul Biya has won re-election by a landslide, official results showed on Monday, extending his 36-year rule despite claims from...

Zambia revives plan to cull 2,000 hippos over next five years

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up...

Nigerian unions threaten to resume strike unless government acts on minimum wage

ABUJA - Nigerian trade unions may resume a nationwide strike if the government fails to publicly agree to a proposed increase in the minimum...

Nigeria deploys special security force after 55 killed in Kaduna state

KADUNA, Nigeria - Nigeria has deployed a special police force to restore calm in the northern state of Kaduna following communal violence that killed...

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response – WHO committee

GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up,...

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