Kenya’s MarketForce start-up raises $40m

Business-to-business commerce platform will use funds to expand across Africa

Britain pledges £10m to Nigeria in renewable energy investments

Vicky Ford says the financing aim to expand opportunities for private sector investment in low-carbon projects

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed switches on the turbines at Nile mega dam

Prime minister inaugurates electricity production from the country’s often controversial multibillion-dollar Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Malawi declares polio outbreak after first case of wild poliovirus in Africa in five years

But the WHO says because it was an imported case from Pakistan, the detection did not affect the region’s wild poliovirus-free status

We feel left out of the Covid-19 response, says African leader

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio says leaders will use EU-AU summit to remind their European counterparts that ‘there are human beings on the other ...

France announces full military withdrawal from Mali

The exit of French troops stokes fears of regional instability as 'terrorism has engulfed Mali'

Several killed as gunfire and explosions rock Somali capital

Al-Shabaab attacks police stations ahead of much-delayed presidential election

Burkina Faso coup leader Damiba vows at inauguration to crush Islamist threat

Coup in January overthrew president Roch Kabore, who was accused of failing to deal with deadly insurgency

BioNTech eyes ‘vaccine-in-a-shipping container’ units for Africa

BioNTech says it plans to ship BioNTainers to Rwanda, Senegal and potentially SA

Widening of Suez Canal in Egypt under way months after Ever Given got stuck

Global shipping traffic was disrupted in 2021 when one of the world’s largest container ships got stuck in the southern section of the waterway

More protesters killed as thousands rally against Sudan coup

Security forces arrest three high-profile members of task force working to dismantle former president Omar al-Bashir’s rule

Libya crisis deepens as armed convoy arrives in Tripoli to defend Dbeibah

Fighters arrive to shore up  UN-backed interim prime minister’s rule after parliament ousted him

Cyril Ramaphosa and WHO’s Ghebreyesus discuss Africa’s role in fighting Covid-19

A British Medical Journal investigation has found BioNTech, Pfizer’s partner on the main vaccine supplied in SA, allegedly tried to undermine efforts by the WHO

Libya heads into crisis as new leader named but incumbent refuses to step aside

Fathi Bashagha named as new prime minister  in a move that could turn the political crisis in the north African state into armed confrontation

Libyan prime minister unharmed after assassination attempt, says source

Assailants allegedly fired bullets at Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah’s car as political jostling intensifies

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