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Coronavirus lockdowns brought the world to a standstill. Rules on hygiene and social distancing have reshaped daily life, schools and businesses had been closed, and gatherings banned. Almost 2.7 billion…
Mar 25, 2021
Thirteen presidential and legislative elections are scheduled to take place in Africa during the course of 2021, despite the presence of COVID-19. While fear of contracting COVID-19 has possibly contributed…
A concise history of the beer industry in Namibia written by history scholar Tycho Van der Hoog begins with the pithy observation by American singer-songwriter Frank Zappa to the effect…
Mar 07, 2021
Nigerian troops have rescued 10 expatriates and four Nigerians in Rivers state. The victims, including six Chinese, three Indonesians, one Gabonese and four Nigerians, were abducted around the coast of…
Mar 03, 2021
Mozambique's fisheries exports fell by 56 per cent in 2020 when compared with the previous year, as a result of a decline of catches by the industrial and semi-industrial fleets.…
Mar 01, 2021
The Nigerian-Canadian company, mining gold in Nigeria’s Osun State is to start exporting the precious metal in June this year. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite,…
Feb 25, 2021
Nigeria’s economy has bucked a global trend and has successfully exited recession in the fourth quarter of 2020. According to data from the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, GDP increased…
Feb 16, 2021
Zambia’s efforts to promote the consumption of local products is now getting the maximum campaign and recognition across the country. Various stakeholders are now appreciating the fact the promotion and…
Feb 08, 2021
Angola has asked a Dutch court to hand over a half-billion-dollar stake in the Portuguese oil company Galp linked to ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos, its lawyers told Reuters. Angola’s…
Fast food – food sold in an outlet, drive-through, or restaurant either as preheated or precooked, and served or packaged as take-away – is ubiquitous in developed countries. For instance,…
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the policy measures to combat it, are having profound effects on the economic and social lives of citizens. They are threatening employment as well as…
Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths and 122 injuries in Kampala, Uganda between 2004 and 2008. Another identified 112…
Jan 20, 2021
Angola is looking for ways to fight a surge in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, the Great Lakes region and other areas along its coast. Secretary of State for…
Jan 03, 2021
As African countries kick off trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, President Paul Kagame has welcomed the latest development. The African Union launched the start of…
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