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Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate oil prices are rising

Lower than expected US inventory growth, declining supplies from Libya and hopes the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will extend output cuts...

Mali’s former rebels agree to join peace Conference

Former rebels in Mali have reversed a decision to boycott a national reconciliation conference This comes after they received assurances from the government that "the...

Zambia to hold public hearing on ICC membership

Zambia has opened public consultations on the government's plan to leave the International Criminal Court. Zambian Justice minister Given Lubinda announced the consultation, which will...

Egypt’s National Bank imports with $7.5bn

Egypt’s biggest lender, the state-owned National Bank of Egypt has provided $7.5 billion to cover import payments since the central bank devalued the pound...

Tunisian Parliament drafts ‘Economic Emergency’ bill for jobs

Tunisia is drafting a bill on economic emergency that will enable the government to bypass bureaucratic hurdles and speed up large-scale projects to create jobs...

Congolese Police fire teargas to disperse opposition supporters

Congolese police fired bullets into the air and launched tear gas canisters to try to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters in Kinshasa. A loud explosion...

Ivory Coast’s former first lady cleared of crimes against humanity

A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted former First Lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges on Tuesday. The charges were...

AU Commission chair, Faki Mahamat concludes two-day visit to South Sudan

Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, concluded his two day visit to South Sudan where he travelled to Ganyiel, in Unity,...

Zuma, Mbeki mourn veteran anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada

South African president, Jacob Zuma has described the death veteran anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, as a national loss. Similarly, former president Thabo Mbeki described Kathrada's...

I still remain South Africa’s finance minister – Gordhan

The fate of South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan is again in question following reports that president Zuma is seeking to have him replaced. That's...