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Digital IDs could save Africa $50bn annually, report shows

Economic Commission for Africa’s economic report on Africa 2019 shows that digitising tax administration and investing in data collection could help to broaden the tax base. Around 500m Africans have no official ID, which contributes to their exclusion from banking systems. Implementing...

Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

Chelsea thrash Arsenal to win Europa League

Chelsea hammered their London rivals Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League thanks to two goals from Eden Hazard, possibly making his last appearance for the Blues, and one apiece for Olivier Giroud and Pedro. Chelsea destroyed Arsenal with four second-half goals that handed coach Maurizio Sarri...

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

AfDB calls for increased focus on building climate change resilience

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has said that Africa must be more active in finding solutions to climate change challenges. This was at the bank’s symposium themed around Climate Change and Green Growth Day held at the Abidjan headquarters.  “As a continent,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sadc rejects Burundi's application to join bloc

WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday revealed that the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc), of which he is chairman, has rejected the latest application by Burundi to become part of the regional bloc. Burundi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ezechiel Nibigira paid a courtesy call...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 2:55 PM

Africa must unleash the power of its financial markets

With Africa’s population expected to overtake China’s by 2025, the continent’s economic potential is undeniable. At a time of slowing global growth, the world is starting to take notice of Africa’s fast-growing population and markets, and the opportunities they hold....

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divided pro-EU leaders open talks after tense election

BRUSSELS – Parties committed to closer European Union integration began bargaining over jobs and policy on Monday after an election to the EU parliament which fragmented the centre but gave only limited gains to nationalists. National leaders of the bloc, many of whom hailed the vote as a...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war

China on Friday accused U.S. officials of lying to the public about their trade war, as rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies kept financial markets in a state of unease. Talks to end the trade dispute collapsed earlier this month, with the two sides in a stalemate over U...

Monday, May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

China denounces U.S. claims about Huawei ties to Beijing

China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumors after he said the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was lying about his company’s ties to the Beijing government. The United States placed Huawei on a trade blacklist last week,...

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

UK: Theresa May announces her resignation

Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:56 AM

DR Congo's Moise Katumbi returns home from exile

Thousands of people welcomed Moise Katumbi, a prominent rival of former DR Congo president Joseph Kabila, as he landed at Lubumbashi airport on Monday after three years in self-imposed exile. Katumbi, a wealthy businessman and former governor of Katanga province in the southeast of the country,...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 3:47 PM

Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust report

Al Jazeera has suspended two journalists over a video that downplayed and misrepresented the Holocaust. The Qatar-based network announced the disciplinary action in a statement on Sunday. The video, published on Al Jazeera's online Arabic news platform, AJ+, "contravened its editorial...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 9:39 AM

What Diamond has splashed on Tanasha to keep her

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz and his Kenyan girlfriend Tanasha Donna are one of the two hottest couple around. The two lovebirds have been inseparable since they made their relationship public last year. Tanasha in an interview withWasafi FM said that she constantly makes numerous trips to...

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Doris Day dies aged 97: Tributes to legendary Hollywood star

Legendary American actress and singer Doris Day has died at her California home at the age of 97, her foundation has said. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the legendary Hollywood star died early on Monday, surrounded by her close friends at her home in Carmel Valley. Day, who starred as...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:04 AM

City: Premier League champions return home to celebrate title success

Manchester City wasted little time in celebrating the defence of their Premier League title as the 2018-19 champions flew home to parade their trophy at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side, victorious last season with a record 100-point haul, recovered from an early scare at Brighton to...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Arsenal, Chelsea to meet in all-English Europa League final

Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties on Thursday to set up an all-English Europa League final with local rivals Arsenal in Baku on May 29. Arsenal beat La Liga side Valencia 7-3 on aggregate, while in the other semi-final Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt finished 2-2 on aggregate after...

Friday, May 10, 2019, 12:19 AM

Spurs fight back to book Champions League final spot

Lucas Moura's last-gasp strike took Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final for the first time in their history on Wednesday, completing his hat-trick and sealing an incredible 3-2 win over Ajax to leave the Dutch side heartbroken. Ajax's improbable European run seemed set to go on...

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 12:12 AM

Liverpool stun Barca to reach Champions League final

Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final for the second consecutive year 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday. The Reds not only had a mountain to climb on the scoreboard...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Met Gala 2019: Celebrities reveal their 'campest' looks on the red carpet

Pop superstar Lady Gaga made a grand entrance at New York’s annual Met Gala on Monday, wearing a voluminous bright pink dress that she shed on the red carpet to reveal three other outfits layered underneath, her interpretation of the evening’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion....

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:27 AM

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gives birth to a baby boy

Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a son. This is her first child with husband Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. The newborn prince was born at 5:26 a.m. local time and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. The royal couple confirmed the news via their official Instagram on Monday...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:12 AM

Reginald Mengi: Tanzania media mogul dies in Dubai

Tanzanian self-made media magnate and philanthropist Reginald Mengi has died in Dubai at the age of 75. Mengi, through his manufacturing, mining and media conglomerate IPP Group, owned newspapers and radio and TV stations. In 2014, Forbes estimated his wealth at $560m (£430m). He was born...

Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:02 AM

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