Africa launches world's largest FTA to boost trade amid rising global protectionism2018-03-22
An agreement to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed here Wednesday, thus creating the largest free trade area on the world's poorest inhabited continent.
Ethiopia's ruling party to pick new chairperson2018-03-20
Ethiopia's ruling party Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) will kick off its meeting on Tuesday to elect new party chair.
Libyan mayors offer to form unity gov't2018-03-20
Mayors of Libyan municipalities on Monday offered to mediate between the eastern-based Parliament and the Tripoli-based Higher Council of State to form a government of national unity or hand over power to the Supreme Judicial Council within one month.
Interview: Africa to benefit from Continental Free Trade Area, challenges remain -- minister2018-03-15
The envisaged African Continental Free Trade Area(AfCFTA)will benefit Africa in terms of business and industrialization, although operational challenges remain, a Rwandan official said Wednesday.
Car accident in northern Ethiopia kills 382018-03-14
A bus fell off a cliff leaving 38 people dead in Ethiopia's northern Amhara regional state, a regional bureau said on Tuesday.
Ethiopia says 9 civilians mistakenly killed in military operation2018-03-12
The Ethiopian government said Sunday nine civilians were mistakenly killed and 12 injured by soldiers in Southern Ethiopia in an operation to sniff out rebels.
Six die after pit latrine collapses in Kenya2018-03-12
At least six people including five children died after they fell into a pit latrine in the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa, the police said Sunday.
Kenya's First Lady launches strategic plan to fight cancer2018-03-09
Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Thursday launched a second strategic plan for her campaign dubbed "Beyond Zero," and vowed to fight cancer and maternal and child mortality.
Arab states tackle security threats in Algeria session2018-03-08
The 35th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior kicked off in Algiers on Wednesday, as participants are tackling security threats and the fight against crimes, in addition to illegal migration.
Sierra Leone holds general election2018-03-08
More than 3.1 million registered voters in Sierra Leone on Wednesday are to hit the polling stations across the country to elect a new president.
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa voices concern over Mugabe opposition links2018-03-08
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Wednesday the ruling ZANU-PF party is deeply concerned by media reports linking former President Robert Mugabe to the newly formed New Patriotic Front (NPF) opposition party.
S. African president reshuffles cabinet2018-02-27
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night reshuffled the Cabinet, relieving some of their duties while assigning some to new portfolios.
Death toll of Lassa fever hits 43 in Nigeria2018-02-27
Lassa fever has claimed 43 lives across 17 states in Nigeria, out of 193 cases which tested positive to the virus in the past two months, the local center for disease control said Monday.
Libya steps up security measures against terror attacks in Benghazi2018-02-12
Libya's eastern-based government said Sunday that it adopted a package of security measures to counter terrorist threats in the eastern city of Benghazi.
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