africa

Nigeria’s billionaire businessman and President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has topped Forbes Africa’s Billionaires list for 2020 for the ninth time in a row. The list according to Forbes captures only eight countries who have billionaires; Egypt and South Africa are tied with five billionaires each, followed by Nigeria with four and Morocco with two. Maintaining […]

The government of Sierra Leone has committed itself to promoting tourism and attracting foreign direct investment by changing its visa policy. The new policy offers visa-free entry for ECOWAS citizens, and AU citizens will pay a $25 fee to receive a visa-on-arrival. The Sierra Leonean Ministry of Internal Affairs announced this in a press release. […]

After being grounded for nearly 20 years, Uganda’s national airline has launched commercial operations with a flight to the Kenyan capital. Uganda Airlines’ inaugural flight to Nairobi on Tuesday carried mostly government and airline officials following a ceremony to re-launch the carrier that collapsed in 2001. Uganda Airlines owns two planes. Four more have been […]

A serious outbreak of malaria in Burundi has reached epidemic proportions, killing almost as many people as the Ebola crisis in the nearby Democratic Republic of the Congo. The outbreak in the tiny Great Lakes country has infected almost half the total population, killing about 1,800 people since the beginning of the year. According to figures gathered […]


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