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Zimbabwe artist turns worthless old Mugabe-era banknotes into paintings

19 Sep 2021 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Most bills ended up in the trash, but Zimbabwean visual artist Prudence Chimutuwah has found value in the unloved old bank notes - by using them to make art.

Vending machines bring safe, cheap water to Nairobi slums

18 Sep 2021 /  Dominic Kirui, Thomson Reuters Foundation   1
Soon residents will be able to fill a jerry can with clean water, using token-operated vending machines.

Third wave of virus infections continues to rage in Africa

16 Sep 2021 /  William Clowes, Bloomberg   2
'We have an excess number of infections' – Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention.

Zimbabwe turns to Mozambique, Zambia to ease 12-hour power cuts

16 Sep 2021 /  Ray Ndlovu and Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg   1
As the country continues to experience power crunch.

Defaulter Zimbabwe courts investors with $200m bond sale

16 Sep 2021 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg    4
The country is targeting a yield of 6% to 9% on the bonds.

West African leaders to take decision on Guinea transition

15 Sep 2021 /  Ekow Dontoh and Moses Mozart Dzawu, Bloomberg   
Seven heads of state from the region to convene in Accra.

Zimbabwe bars unvaccinated civil servants from reporting to work

15 Sep 2021 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg    3
Only vaccinated people are allowed to attend church gatherings and sit-in at restaurants.

Shell’s sale of Nigerian assets faces dollar-crunch challenge

15 Sep 2021 /  Emele Onu, Bloomberg    1
Guaranty Trust Bank doesn’t see the likelihood of any client raising the estimated $2.3bn needed to for the purchase.

African Union slams vaccine manufacturers for restricting access

14 Sep 2021 /  Reuters   3
Of all the doses of coronavirus vaccines administered so far, only 2% have been in Africa.

Zambia says it will restore ‘sanity’ to rattled mining sector

14 Sep 2021 /  Chris Mfula, Reuters  
We have to make policies that will not disadvantage the investors: new mines minister.

Gunmen attack Nigerian prison, free 240 inmates

13 Sep 2021 /  Camillus Eboh, Reuters  
No details on causalities.

Zimbabwe utility to cut power by 12 hours a day amid shortage

12 Sep 2021 /  Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg  
Hwange Thermal Power Station suffers frequent breakdowns.

US urges immediate talks over Ethiopia conflict as reported abuse grows

11 Sep 2021 /  Reuters  
Reports of continued human rights abuses and atrocities by parties to the conflict are deeply disturbing: State Department spokesman.

Guinea has a long history of coups

11 Sep 2021 /  Susanna Fioratta, Bryn Mawr   1
Here are 5 things to know about the country.

Sinovac in talks about setting up SA vaccine production, partner says

10 Sep 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters  
'A phase one where we will do bottling and labelling, so that we can get vaccines out to the people of Africa as soon as possible,' he added.
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