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New York: With productivity-boosting measures, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement could reduce poverty and inequality while spurring sustainable and inclusive growth, according to a report launched on Wednesday by the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD. more
Germany locks down unvaccinated ahead of push for mandatory Covid jabs

Berlin (JEN): Germany on Thursday imposed major restrictions on unvaccinated people as the country is planning to make Covid shots mandatory for all in the coming months to fend off a fou ...

Mali's interim Prez Goita escapes knife attack after Eid al-Adha prayers

Bamako: Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita escaped a stabbing attack after Eid al-Adha prayers at the Grand Mosque in the capital, Bamako, his office said.

African court issues order restraining Nigeria from prosecuting Twitter users

A West African court has restrained the Nigerian government from "unlawfully" prosecuting people who use Twitter.

Zambia's former president and liberation hero Kenneth Kaunda dies at 97

Lusaka: Zambia's founding president and liberation hero, Kenneth Kaunda, passed away on Thursday in a military hospital in the capital, Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumoni ...

Ethiopia opposes Arab League resolution on UNSC's intervention in dam dispute

Doha: Ethiopia has opposed an Arab League resolution, seeking United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) intervention to resolve a dispute between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt over a huge ...

Mali's top court elects coup leader Col Assimi Goita as interim president

Bamako: Two days after a fresh coup in Mali, the country's constitutional court has named Colonel Assimi Goita as the transitional president, reported media.

UN envoy outlines progress towards cooperation in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

New York: Even as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic, countries in Africa’s Great Lakes Region continue to improve political, security and economic cooperation in line with a 2013 ...

Radical Islamic terrorism: Pakistan busy opening diplomatic mission in African continent

Islamabad: Amid rising radical Islamic terrorism in the continent, Pakistan is busy establishing diplomatic relations and setting up its diplomatic missions in the African countries.