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New South African president expected to start cleaning up cabinet

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The expected cabinet reshuffle by newly appointed President Cyril Ramaphosa. Several ministries, including that of the National Treasury and the Department of Public Enterprises have had their...

Somali traders oppose 5 percent tax, imposed to win debt relief

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A major deadlock between Somali authorities and the business community is threatening to have serious economic implications in a nation overcoming decades of conflict. CGTN's Abdulaziz Billow...

New solar plant inaugurated in the Tunisian desert

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A new solar plant has been inaugurated in the Tunisian desert. The project will help the city of Tozeur ensure its self-sufficiency in electricity through solar energy. This first tranche will...

Drought, crop disease hampering agricultural sector in Uganda

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Persistent drought and crop disease remain some of the hindrances to agricultural growth in Uganda. Farmers have now gathered at the country's largest agricultural expo in the hope of finding...

South Sudan's currency loses value against the US dollar, cost of living soars

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The cost of living in South Sudan is increasing rapidly. South Sudan's currency has lost almost half its value against the U.S. dollar in the past two weeks alone. At the end of January one...

Nigerians react to the release of 475 suspected Boko Haram militants

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There are mixed reactions among people over the release of nearly 500 suspected Boko Haram militants at the weekend. Nigeria's justice ministry says the suspects are to be rehabilitated and...

Tens of thousands bid farewell to former Zimbabwean PM Tsvangirai

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Tens of thousands of people bade farewell to Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai at a rally in Harare on Monday. Tsvangirai died last Wednesday after a two-year battle with...

Chinese ambassador to South Sudan holds special reception

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South Sudan too has been holding Chinese New Year celebrations. Chinese ambassador He Xiangdong held a reception at the embassy in the capital, Juba. 200 Chinese peacekeeping units attended...

Cape Town Chinese community shares culture with gala

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Cape Town too has been celebrating the Chinese New Year. The Chinatown community there hosted a Spring Festival Gala at the weekend. The event featured Chinese cultural performances and traditional...

South African gold miners show good interim numbers

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It's reporting season for some of the gold miners in South Africa, and at least two of them are showing good interim results. Harmony Gold produced a 49 percent increase in headline earnings...

FAO helping countries develop National Action Plans for AMR

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The FAO is helping African countries develop One Health National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance or AMR for the responsible use of antimicrobials from farm to fork. With AMR increasingly...

Social demands in Tunisia bring phosphate production cycle to a halt

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In 2010, Tunisia was the fifth largest exporter of phosphates in the world. Extraction of phosphate largely contributed to boosting the economy through exports by some 45 percent. Now Tunisia...

Johannesburg suburb hosts truly pan-African feasts

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If you like African food then this one's for you! In Johannesburg, what started off as weekly dinners between friends has transformed into a bustling dinner club in the Johannesburg suburb...

United Kingdom sends around $30 million for disaster relief in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe is boosting its resilience to disasters to ensure its people can withstand the effects of climate change. And it's doing it by partnering up with some key friends. CGTN's Thuli Tshabalala...

Dogs being used to fight poaching in Kenya's Mara Triangle

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Five puppies in Kenya are being trained by American experts to join a tracker dog unit. The dogs have become pivotal in the fight against poaching in Kenya's Masaai Mara. Susan Mwongeli reports...

2014 Olympian Petitjean glad to see more Africans at the Winter Olympics this year

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Winter Olympics news now, and Togo's cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean is glad she is no longer the so-called new kid on the block. The record number of African countries competing...

Egyptian dancers perform traditional "tahtib" show

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The drums beat a hypnotic rhythm. Fighters, each armed with a bamboo-like rod, display their footwork as they keep an eye on their opponent. A rhythmic dance that accelerates or slows down...

Chinese community in South Africa celebrate the 'Year of the Dog'

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In South Africa, the Chinese community joined in on the celebration of the Chinese New Year Celebrations happening around the world...The community marked the beginning of the Year of the Dog...

Tunisia's parliament approves the appointment of Marouane El Abassi as Central Bank governor

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134 Tunisian MPs have voted for the appointment of a new Central bank governor. The former representative of the World Bank in Libya now faces many challenges especially after the blacklisting...

Somali returnees recount torture at the hands of people smugglers in Libya

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Eleven Somali migrants have arrived home after being held captive in Libya for years. The North African nation has been criticised for its treatment of African migrants in recent month. CGTN's...

IMF ready to help Zimbabwe out of severe economic hardship

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The International Monetary Fund has reiterated its readiness to help Zimbabwe tackle its dire economic and financial hardships. Zimbabwe has paid off its debt arrears to the IMF, but is still...