Tanzania government bows under pressure to reduce mobile money tax by 30%

The Tanzania government has disembarked on its initial plans to impose high taxes on mobile money transactions. The tax, which was originally set to be at 10 to 10,000 Tanzanian shillings ($0.4 to $4.31) per transaction, has now been discussed to be cut by 30% to 7 to 7,000 shillings,

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Nigerians mark one-year anniversary of #EndSARS with a protest at Lekki Toll Gate

Some Nigerians have today gathered at the Lekki Toll gate to mark the one year anniversary of the #ENDSARS protest and as well demand justice for those killed and maimed in the protest. This morning, over thousands of Nigerians have gathered at the Lekki Toll gate in groups waving their

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President George Weah rewards teenager who returned ‘lost but found’ $50,000

President George Weah of Liberia has praised an 18-year-old motorbike taxi driver who discovered and returned $50,000 (£36,000) to a businesswoman who had misplaced the money in the country’s north-eastern Nimba area. At a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, on Monday, President Weah met with Emmanuel Tuloe and offered him

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Liberian teen mocked and threatened by friends for returning lost $50,000 to owner

A Liberian adolescent motorbike taxi driver who found and returned some missing money to a notable businesswoman says people are mocking and threatening him. After hearing Musu Yancy, the owner, make a radio appeal, Emmanuel Tuloe, 18, returned the $50,000 (£37,000) cash he found. Tuloe, who dropped out of school

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14 men including Blaise Compaoré to face trial for Thomas Sankara’s assassination

Following the killing of charismatic Pan-Africanist, Thomas Sankara 14 men are going on trial, accused of complicity in the murder of the man known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. He was shot dead aged 37 by soldiers during a coup on October 15, 1987, which saw his close friend, Blaise Compaoré,

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Mamady Doumbouya sworn in as Guinea’s interim president

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has officially been sworn in as Guinea’s interim president after leading a coup that saw the overthrow of the Alpha Condé almost 11-year-old government. The former French legionnaire, 41, becomes Africa’s second-youngest leader, after Mali’s Assimi Goïta, 38, who also staged a military takeover. Col Doumbouya is

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Guinea military junta bars its members from contesting in the next elections

The military junta headed by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya who seized power from President Alpha Conde has barred its members from contesting in Guinea’s next elections. The junta made this known when it announced a transitional charter on Monday, September 28. According to the charter, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya who is the

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