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Somalia MPs vote for new president in long-delayed election

Four of the 36 candidates have made it through to the second round of voting

Emmerson Mnangagwa has closed Zimbabwe for business

Ban on lending is an attempt to reduce the amount of the local currency in circulation, but is hobbling the economy

Namibia launches sovereign wealth fund

President Hage Geingob says the fund will protect the country against future economic shocks

Soldiers killed in Togo as regional violence spreads

Government blames ‘terrorists’ for ambush near Burkina Faso border that killed eight, but security analysts blame al-Qaeda affiliate

Uganda prepares to build nuclear power plant

The country is pioneering this form of energy generation in East Africa

Zimbabwe’s factory capacity inches up but resurgent headwinds threaten

CZI survey shows output up to 56.25% in 2021 from 47% a year earlier

Goodluck Jonathan will not contest 2023’s Nigerian poll for the governing party

It would have been a surprising about-turn if the APC had decided to embrace a candidate it once derided as incompetent when he was president

African airlines join forces to stave off jet-fuel price crisis

Joint bid to secure supplies and negotiate better prices

China joins France to head Zambia’s debt talks

President says the country is determined to restore its credibility

Rain and sunshine strengthen Ivory Coast’s cocoa mid-crop

Growers say the past week’s weather will help small pods mature by September and improve bean quality

High jet fuel costs due to Ukraine war ground Nigerian airlines

The cost of a one-hour flight has more than doubled, says the country’s airline association

Africa turns to alternatives as wheat prices soar

Rice, manioc flour and sorghum are some of the substitutes being used

Uganda rules out fuel subsidies as prices jump nearly 20%

Police arrest students protesting in Kampala against the steep rise in prices

Burundi says 10 AU peacekeepers killed in Somalia attack

Army says 25 other soldiers were wounded in Tuesday’s raid on a military camp in central Somalia

Guinea to prosecute ousted president Conde for murder, disappearances

Attorney-general orders legal proceedings against ex-president and his allies over violence in run-up to disputed election

Al-Shabaab claims attack on AU military camp in Somalia

Resident says at least three people were killed in early morning attack by Islamist militant group

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