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African countries with weak exchange rates compared to the US dollar

For many years, Nigeria which is Africa’s largest economy by GDP has struggled to save its currency value while maintaining the stability of its exchange rate. In 2021, Africa’s biggest oil producer h...
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Last Northern white rhinos retired from breeding project

32-year-old Rhino Najin leaves her daughter Fatu as the sole egg donor in the embryo implantation scheme. The last two white rhinos are being retired from a breeding programme aimed at saving this sp...
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Afghan evacuees arrive in Africa

  Afghan refugees land in Uganda.  A flight carrying Afghanistan evacuees has touched down in Uganda where they will receive temporary refuge according to government and diplomatic offices. In...
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First ships arrive at Kenya’s new Lamu deepwater port

Thursday, May 21, saw the first two ships dock at Kenya’s newly launched Lamu deepwater port.  The 32-berth Lamu port was launched in a ceremony presided over by Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta. This...
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The 2021 Forbes Africa ‘30 under 30’ list is out

The annually released Forbes list features influential young Africans under 30 years of age Forbes has released this year's under 30s list that ran under the theme "A new Covid-induced agenda for soc...
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12 medically proven facts on the Covid-19 vaccine 

Here are 12 medically proven facts that debunk the myths on the coronavirus. Despite the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to workers and other essential service providers, a lot of misinformation still g...
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Africa to produce 60% of its vaccine needs by 2040

  A new partnership between the African Union and Africa’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention dubbed African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) is looking to leverage global partnerships and pan-...
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Green Turtle babies hatch along Kenya’s Southern coastline

The Kenyan coastline is the perfect nesting site for a wide variety of turtles - particularly the green turtles which are regarded as endangered and listed on the International Union for Conservation...
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A Brit on the biggest pirate treasure hunt ever in Seychelles

John Cruise-Wilkins is convinced he has deciphered the map of the loot that the Vulture, a French privateer, hid on the archipelago three centuries ago.  "Like Tutankhamun's Tomb.” John Cruise-Wilk...
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Schools reopen in Kenya after nine months

Millions of pupils across Kenya reported to schools for the first time after a nine-month closure to curb the spread of Covid-19. All learners were subjected to temperature checks ad required to u...
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Congo declares an end to the latest ebola outbreak

On Wednesday the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an end to the 11th Ebola outbreak, six months after the sighting of the first case. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General at...
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Details on the phased school reopening schedule in Kenya

  A rise in the number of covid-19 cases across Kenya has cast doubt on the readiness of the education system to open on Monday. Parents and teacher representatives across the country are urging ma...
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Uganda ‘pop’ sensation turned MP Bobi Wine arrested during an office raid

The Uganda Security forces detained popular pop star turned politician Bobi Wine on Wednesday in a raid at his offices in Kampala. The opposition MP’s real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and this is not hi...
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Covid-19 cases across Africa exceed 1.6 million

Since covid-19 sprouted from Wuhan China, over 1.1 million people have lost their lives across 189 countries. Brazil, the United States, and India remain the worst-hit internationally while the globa...
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Why Kenya is a great place for digital nomads

Africa is a major attraction for remote workers due to its budding startup community.  Digital nomads are people who use telecommunication technologies to earn their living as they go about their nom...
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Coronavirus developments in Africa thus far

The rate of covid-19 spread is slowing down in Africa. The daily conformed cases have dropped significantly. This is mainly attribued to the drop in numbers from the populous Nigeria, South Africa,...
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Busiest Ports in Africa

Ports are the main entry and exit points for goods across Africa. Apart from their vital economic impact, they hold a strategic significance for countries with a coastline. Not all countries that ac...
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Over 300 wildebeests die crossing the mara river

Every year, over 1.2 million wildebeests make a spirited migration to grazing lands around the Serengeti and Maasai Mara. In a visual play of survival of the fittest, we get to see mother nature dis...
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Polio disease eradicated in Africa

  The Africa Regional Certification Commission has declared Africa free of Wild Polio. The feat is attributed to the strong cooperation between national governments and global donors in effort to a...
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Coronavirus: a roundup of the latest developments in Africa

Millions of people across the continent have had to change their normal routines, behavioral practices, and social interactions, yet cases of covid-19 continue to rise. As a sign of covid-19 fatigue...
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A summary of coronavirus developments in Africa

The covid-19 pandemic is spreading fast across the African continent, prompting the WHO to raise alarm bells. Africa has close to a million confirmed cases and 20,000 fatalities. Despite the rising nu...
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Stunning African ruins that will blow you away!

Africa makes up 15 percent of the world’s population yet her origins remain a mystery. Silent ruins dot the continent leaving evidence of powerful kingdoms and civilizations that dominated her landsca...
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Swahili words worth knowing before you visit East Africa

East Africa is one of the most traveled destinations across Africa.  Every country in East Africa has its own unique culture and heritage. For instance, there is no better gorilla trekking experien...
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Beyonce hit with criticism over celebrative video on Africa

Since the Beyonce's trailer’s release, people on social media have aired their opinions on the visual. Some are unflattered over her portrayal of the African continent.  It was only a few weeks ago w...
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Kenya Vs Djibouti, a tussle for top UN seat

Kenya just bagged a seat as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, but it did not come without a diplomatic tussle from Djibouti who posed a serious challenge.Kenya has just grabbed the UN...
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Finally released, abducted Silvia Romano coming home

'Finally Silvia Romano is free', this the announcement made by Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte who thanked members of the foreign service. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio also celebrated her rele...
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Kenya's Safaricom has hopes of Ethiopian market

Kenya's Safaricom has hopes of Ethiopian market Kenya's largest mobile phone operator Safaricom has eyes on the Ethiopian market even though there are no official plans yet for the privatisation of E...
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10 most Endangered animals in Africa

With a rise in the human population and increased demand for basic resources such as food, land, and water, the wildlife animal population is being endangered. Add the stubborn poaching dilemma and...
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Kenya legalizes the use of drones

After endless negotiations, consultations and engagement with experts and industry stakeholders, Kenya joined several other African countries that have legalized the use of drones. The legal umbrella...
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The African ventilator dilemna

  The WHO estimates there are less than 2000 ventilators within the 41 countries that have thus far reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa. A UN Economic Commission for Africa report raised a warnin...


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