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No excuses for Ghana poverty 60 years after independence: president

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Monday the country had run out of excuses for failing to end poverty and corruption, 60 years after it became the first in sub-Saharan Africa to...

Shell Nigeria shuts Bonga oil field for at least a month

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) halted production at Nigeria's Bonga oil field on March 4 for maintenance that will last at least a month. SNEPCo said in a statement that Bonga,...

Guinea arrests chimpanzee trafficker as part of crackdown

Guinean authorities on Monday arrested a senior member of a wildlife trafficking network accused of selling thousands of live animals including endangered chimpanzees for over 30 years, according to a law enforcement...

Nigeria to open up government airports to private investment

Nigeria will open up its government-owned airports to private investment, the minister of aviation said on Monday, as the capital's airport prepares to close for repairs after years of neglect. All government-owned airports...

Lonmin’s chief operating officer to step down next month

Troubled platinum miner Lonmin said on Monday its chief operating officer (COO) has resigned for personal reasons. After more than two years in the role of COO and director, Ben Moolman will step...

Zambia police say 8 killed in stampede over food aid

At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured in a stampede in Zambia's capital Lusaka on Monday as thousands of poor people struggled to claim food handouts, police said. Police have...

Zimbabwean civil servants stage sit-in protest over bonuses

Zimbabwean government workers, including thousands of teachers, were due to stage a sit-in protest over unpaid bonuses on Monday ahead of a meeting with authorities, union leaders said. Doctors called off a planned...

Millions of South Africans will be paid benefits on April 1- minister

  The government will continue paying millions of South Africa's most vulnerable people social security payments on April 1, despite not signing a new deal with an existing service-provider, the minister of social...

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