09 October 19

Rwanda launches first smartphones ‘Made in Africa’

Pan-African conglomerate Mara Group has launched the first two “Made in Africa” smartphones in Rwanda.

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03 October 19

Kenya is clamping down on sports betting sites

Regulators in Kenya are camping down on sports betting in the country by imposing new taxes on the country’s biggest companies in the field.

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02 October 19

South Sudan launches first mobile money service

Technology firms in South Sudan have launched the country’s first mobile money service.

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30 September 19

Sudan PM urges US to remove country from sponsored terrorism list

Sudan’s newly-appointed prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, has urged the United States to remove his country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism list at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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07 September 19

Uganda-Tanzania pipeline project suspended after deal collapse

Work on an oil pipeline project between Uganda and Tanzania has been suspended after Total SA allegedly scrapped plans to buy a stake in Tullow Oil Plc’s oil fields in Uganda.

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02 September 19

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir has been charged with corruption and the illicit possession of foreign funds by a court in Khartoum.

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02 September 19

Sudan: al-Bashir admits to receiving $25m from Saudi crown prince

Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir has admitted to receiving US$25 million from Saudi Arabia’s crown prince.

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01 September 19

Ethiopia eyes economic reforms to ease forex shortage

Ethiopia’s government says it is considering significant economic reforms as part of an effort to ease the country’s foreign currency shortage.

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29 August 19

Rwanda accused of manipulating poverty stats

The government of Rwanda has been accused of manipulating poverty data by London-based publication, Financial Times.

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29 August 19

Tanzania: National Bank of Commerce fined over data rules breach

Tanzania’s National Bank of Commerce has been fined 1 billion Tanzanian shillings (US$435,000) after failing to establish its own data centre.

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