INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE REMAINS A PRIORITY FOR SOUTH AFRICA – DTI

PRETORIA– Intra-African trade remains as a priority for the South African government, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Lionel October, said.

The priority for this government in the medium-term is to promote intra-African trade and broaden …

In Mozambique, Conservationists Try to Curb Child Marriage

Girls take turns to read aloud under a tree in rural Mozambique, part of a project by Gorongosa National Park to educate them and keep them out of child marriage.

The club meetings operate in 50 schools on the edge …

MOZAMBICAN POLICE ARREST MAN IN POSSESSION OF 29 ELEPHANT TUSKS

TETE, MOZAMBIQUE– Mozambican police have detained a man in the western city of Tete who was found in possession of 29 elephant tusks.

The man, Adido Marcelino, 32, who is unemployed, was surprised by policemen as he attempted to sell …

MOZAMBIQUE-ITELY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRAISES MAPUTO’S EACE EFFORTS

ROME– The Mozambique-Italy Chamber of Commerce has praised the efforts of the Mozambican government to secure an effective peace with the country’s rebel; group, Renamo, to create a favourable environment for the promotion of foreign investment.

Speaking to Mozambican journalists …

Kenyan President Rejects Bill Delaying Unpopular Fuel Tax

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday defied parliament by rejecting a finance bill that sought to postpone a widely unpopular tax on fuel that

has triggered strikes and public anger.

Parliament will hold a special sitting on the bill on …

South Sudanese Cautiously Optimistic over Signed Peace Deal

South Sudan’s warring parties signed what they call a final peace agreement to end a civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.

The deal, signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday, was witnessed …