Egypt's Trade Ministry on Thursday imposed a tariff on the exports of fresh and frozen fish of 12,000 Egyptian pounds per tonne for four months.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking parliament's approval for a proposal to borrow $5.85 billion from China to modernise its rail network and another $1.075 billion from the World Bank to help rebuild the insurgency-torn northeast.
Egypt, the world's largest importer of the grain, has said it aims to buy about 4-4.5 million tonnes of wheat from farmers this season while cracking down on smuggling that has cost the country hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years.
Cabin crew at South African Airways (SAA) went on strike on Wednesday over pay benefits, the top union at the state-owned carrier said, disrupting domestic flights and threatening to extend the walkout to international routes.
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Illegal gold mining has plagued South Africa's mining companies for decades, robbing the industry and state coffers of billions of rand through small-time pilfering as well as networks run by organised crime.
Kenya has started offering tax incentives to clothing companies, a key part of its under-performing manufacturing sector, to create jobs and provide affordable new clothes for shoppers.
- Ivory Coast cocoa quality suffers as merchants blend beans
- Cash strapped Zimbabwe struggles to pay tobacco farmers
- Gambia's bankrupt state risks failing families seeking justice
- World Bank sees sub-Saharan Africa GDP growth up in 2017 after poor 2016 performance
- Zimbabwe's Mugabe impatient over pace of mining reform
- Tunisia's economy to see recovery in 2017: premier
- Nigeria's lower house committee to probe oil licence deal