COVID-19: Kenya launches campaign to vaccinate cross-border truckers, female traders

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By Kwanta Douglas - Kenya on Thursday, launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign targeting female traders and long-distance truck drivers at four border locations. The immunization campaign, which is funded by international donors and managed by Kenya Private Sector Alliance and Nairobi-based...

Twitter shuts over 3,000 propaganda accounts in Uganda, five other countries

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By Mbafan Ade - Twitter announced on Thursday, that it has deactivated over 3,500 accounts in six countries, including Uganda, China, and Russia, for spreading pro-government misinformation. In a statement, Twitter said that the vast majority of the accounts were part...

NCC qualifies three bidders for 3.5Ghz Spectrum Auction

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By Esther Alexander - (ABUJA) Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Thursday, announced three telecoms companies who have qualified as approved bidders of the forthcoming 3.5 gigahertz (Ghz) spectrum auction for the deployment of Fifth generation (5G) networks in the country. This...

NCC qualifies MTNN, Airtel for 3.5Ghz spectrum auction

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By Mbafan Ade - Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced MTN Nigeria Communications Plc, Airtel Networks Ltd and Mafab Communications Ltd., as approved bidders of the forthcoming 3.5 gigahertz (Ghz) spectrum auction. Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, said this...

Senegal’s economy to rebound to 5% growth in 2021, says IMF

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By Jacob Kubeka - Senegal's economy is set to expand by 5% in 2021, as a result of industrial output, according to the International Monetary Fund, which raised its prior prediction of 3.5 percent for this year. The Fund announced...

Nigerian Senate blames Aviation Ministry for non-take off of new airline

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The Nigerian Senate has expressed displeasure over the attitude of the Ministry of Aviation towards the on-going efforts by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), to set up a new national airline in the country. Chairman, Senate Committee on...

Airtel Africa announces completion of minority buyout offer of Airtel Nigeria

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By Mbafan Ade - Airtel Africa Plc. has announced the completion of the minority stock buyback of Airtel Networks Ltd, (Airtel Nigeria) ahead of the buyout offer announced on October 4th. This is according to a notice signed by the group's...

Cruise line launched between Libya, Turkey

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by Theodore Jones - Libyan Minister of Transportation Mohamed al-Shohobi launched the first tourist cruise line between Libya and Turkey on Wednesday, the first trip of its kind in Libya in over 20 years, according to a statement from the...

China, Africa pledge to strengthen cooperation

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By Jacob Kubeka - 8th Ministerial Conference on the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) issued the Dakar Declaration committing to develop the China-Africa comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation. According to the declaration, China and Africa urge all countries to work together...

Covid-19: Nigeria bars unvaccinated civil servants from office

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By Grace Audu - Nigerian civil officials who have not been vaccinated were prevented from accessing their offices on Wednesday, as the country stepped up its attempts to combat the spread of Covid-19. The country also reported that the first cases...