The Foreign exchange market is the biggest financial market in the world. At least four trillion dollars is traded on currency markets on a daily basis. This market is known for its volatility and high risk nature, which is why it is mostly traded by banks and big corporate. However a young South African trader has managed to crack it. Sandile Shezi has successfully learnt how to trade currencies and at just 23 he's become one of the youngest multi-millionaires in the country. Shezi now wants to empower other young South Africans to do the same. Sumitra Nydoo caught up with him.
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Many Zimbabweans have been forced to innovate new ways to make ends meet as they struggle to survive with many being unemployed due to weak economy, many farmers have embraced farming to fend for themselves but in a special way, practicing potato farming -in sacks.
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In Uganda, a young entrepreneur is transforming a fruit juice business into a multi-million shilling company. Sam Turyatunga's company manufactures banana and mango fruit juices under the Uhuru Fruit Drinks brand. His products are tapping into the fast growing demand for healthy foods. Hillary Ayesiga reports
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One young Nigerian entrepreneur is using new agricultural technology, while promoting sustainable ways to ensure food security in cities. Angel Adelaja says she's getting a head-start on the future of farming. Sophia Adengo has more.
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An illegal migrant from Mali has been granted French citizenship after he saved a four-year-old boy from falling off a balcony in Paris. 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama scaled the facade of the building and hauled the boy to safety. French President Emmanuel Macron has thanked him personally -- and offered him a job with the Paris fire brigade. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Cape Verde is a collection of 12 islands off the coast of North-west Africa. Here, foreigners outnumber locals, and 9 percent of the country's GDP comes from expatriates. Cape Verde has few natural resources, little arable land and is prone to drought - just some of the reasons why many residents are desperate to move to greener pastures.
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Somalia's diaspora community has been praised for its role in rebuilding the economy. Since 2012, the country has recorded a sharp rise in the number of people returning from Europe and North America. Abdulaziz Billow brings us the story of a man who runs Mogadishu's first drive-thru fruit and ice cream store.
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A young Nigerian Artist has sparked a huge sensation on social media in that country with his art works.35-year-old Olumide Oresegun's paintings are so life-like that people are now comparing some of his paintings to that of the famous Italian polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. CCTV's Deji Badmus went to check things out for himself at Olumide's art studio in the outskirt of Lagos and brings us this report.
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A restaurant in Uganda's capital Kampala is introducing some Somali flavour to the city. As more and more customers grow an appetite for Somali food, the restaurant has become a symbol of change. Somalis living in Uganda hope that they too will be warmly received as perceptions about their country start to change. Leon Ssenyange reports
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Rush hour traffic is slowly easing up along the intersection of Boulevard Triomphal and Huileries Avenue, in Kinshasa, thanks to the two new robot cops in town
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Mozambique's capital, Maputo, is in the middle of a construction boom. As is often the case elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Chinese companies have played a key role in helping transform the city from its war-torn past.
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Restaurants are popping up almost every month in Kenya. Food is big business in the East African nation, and young entrepreneurs are finding a way of offering exclusivity to their clients. CCTV's Carol Oyola spoke to Paul Kihiko who runs a food business that offers sophisticated cuisine at pocket friendly prices.
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Senegal has named a final list of 23 players to this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia which kicks off next week. Coach Aliou Cisse has included West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate , Everton's Idrissa Gueye and Liverpool's Sadio Mane in the travelling squad to Moscow. The lions of Teranga will play their last friendly match against Croatia on Friday before flying to the world cup where they will compete in Group H against Poland, Japan and Colombia. CGTN's Sias du Plessis looks at their road to the FIFA World Cup final. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Somalia is one of the potentially big exporters of sesame. In 2012 the country was ranked the 12th largest producer in the world, but poor policies and unending conflict threaten the country's potential. CCTV's Mohammed Hirmoge reports that businessmen believe that they are still doing well and the product could turn round the fortunes of the country.
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Plant science researchers in Uganda have developed plastic material from the cassava crop. When disposed, the biodegradable plastic easily rots into manure. Once adopted, the cassava plastic could provide the solution to the plastic bag menace that is choking a lot of urban cities in Africa
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China has proved its commitment to Africa over the years when it comes to infrastructure across the continent. In East Africa, the Standard Gauge Railway project is one of the most ambitious - aiming to eventually link up the entire region. And in China - another kind of rail revolution is underway. Jane Kiyo reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Ghana's middle class is expanding despite economic problems that have led the government to seek help from the International Monetary Fund. Local entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to feed the appetite of the expanding middle class. In the hospitality sector, running a restaurant is high stress anywhere but owners say it is tougher in Ghana due to irregular power supply. But they're betting on the country's growing appetite for good food.
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Senegal is constructing a new city near the town of Diamniadio in a bid to de-congest the seaside capital, Dakar. Plans include a new airport, university and a 50-hectare industrial park funded by China. The infrastructure project is one of the biggest for president Macky Sall, who has pledged to double growth by 2020.
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Onto Somalia now -- and the country is celebrating a landmark achievement after it finally took control of its airspace after 25 years. The UN's International Civil aviation Authority took control of Somalia's airspace, after the country plunged into anarchy in 1991. A new flight control center has been created. As CGTN's Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu, this is a sign of major security improvements in the East African nation Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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In Uganda, young entrepreneurs are recycling plastic waste into paving stones. The initiative is meant to clean up the environment and also provide jobs for young people. CGTN's Hillary Ayesiga reports... Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is in Cairo on his first state visit to Egypt. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi was at the Cairo International Airport to welcome Ahmed in person. The two leaders have held talks aimed at boosting investment, trade and political cooperation. Adel EL Mahrouky has more details. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Conservation agriculture; a farming technique, that's not only raising harvest-yeilds, but is also raising the quality of life, for the small-scale farmers, who use it. Jiitu Abraham was recently in Zambia and got the chance, to speak, with one farmer... who was able to change her own life and the lives of her children, by switching her farming-practice.
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Somali entrepreneurs are sharing their skills with South Africa’s local business owners and employees. Julie Scheier reports
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Zimbabwe's government is planning a multi-million dollar investment to prop up its livestock sector. The aim is to produce 400,000 tonnes of beef a year by 2018 in line with the country's economic blue print ZimAsset. CCTV’s Farai Mwakutuya reports
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Libyan officials have granted permission for Former leader Muammar Gaddafi's widow to return to the country. She's been in exile in neighbouring Algeria since 2011. Safia Farkash Gaddafi, who defended her husband publicly until his death is being allowed back as part of a new program of national reconciliation. For the rest of the family though, there's been very little good news in the past five years. Here's Jane Kiyo, with more on the Gaddafi family fortunes.
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Ethiopia and Rwanda have agreed to cooperate on industrial development and political collaboration. Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been in Ethiopia for a 3-day official visit. CGTN's Girum Chala now reports.. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Football has a unique ability to unite people of different cultures. In the suburbs of Uganda's capital Kampala, futsal has brought Uganda and Somalia together to promote unity. Leon Ssenyange has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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"Elephants are emotionally identical to human beings and in many ways considered better than humans," tells Daphne Sheldrick. Daphne Sheldrick founded the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya in memory of her late husband and it was the first of its kind anywhere in the world to take care orphaned elephants.
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Uganda has unveiled plans for a billion dollar express highway. The 70 kilometre, eight-lane road will run from the capital Kampala to the country's second largest industrial town, Jinja. It's hoped the new infrastructure will ease movement of goods within the country and by large the East Africa region.
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Security has been heightened in Somalia's major cities, including Mogadishu, ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid. It's set to be celebrated at the end of the week. Al-Shabaab has carried out more than two dozen attacks in the capital -- prompting authorities to increase security measures and seal off key roads. CGTN's Abdulaziz Billow has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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27 years on and Thomas Sankara's legacy still lives on. Sankara was a profound leader with deep love for his country, Burkina Faso. But he would not live long enough to see his vision change his country for better. He was assassinated. "Faces of Africa" takes you through Sankara's journey and how his ideas have stuck in the minds of the young generation, now seeking to resuscitate the country's economic and political status.
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In Ethiopia, the Chinese mission to the Africa Union has organised a train trip to the Ethiopian city of Adama. Key African diplomats had the opportunity to experience the first modern railway connecting Ethiopia and Djibouti. The officials hailed the infrastructure cooperation between China and Africa. CGTN's Girum Chala was among the passengers and sent this repor Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Students in Somalia have this week been sitting for their first national examination in 25 years. Decades of civil war disrupted and weakened the education system in Somalia and the national exam comes as a relief to many who now look forward to a valid certificate. Mohammed Hirmoge reports from Mogadishu.
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There is only one fruit and vegetable market a rural North West province in South Africa forcing some farmers to drive for over 200km to reach markets. Perfect opportunity for one fresh produce processor. The founder of Green Buds is bridging that gap by connecting farmers and consumers. His initiative has yielded results that have been commended by the government. CCTV's Yolisa Njamela with the story.
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While youth unemployment in South Africa continues to be a major problem, many young entrepreneurs are using their imagination to create their own opportunities. Two young men from a township just outside Pretoria have started their own street wear fashion label, and have turned their hustling into profits.
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Hydroponics is the science of growing plants without soil. It's relatively recent in Kenya, and it needs an energy intensive climate control system to work well. However, recent developments now allow farmers to practice hydroponics in simple, off-grid sheds. CCTV's Carol Oyola spoke to Peter Chege, one of the first hydroponics farmers in Kenya
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Somalia's president is on a two day state visit to the Arab country of Qatar. Doha has pumped in million of dollars into the East African nation that surprised many by failing to take sides in the Gulf crisis that's showing no sign of coming to an end. CGTN's Abdulaziz Billow has more now from Mogadishu. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Ethiopia has finalised the construction of a plant that will recycle waste in the capital city to produce energy. The Reppie plant will rid Addis Ababa of the accumulating rubbish that's caused recent landslides. CGTN's Coletta Wanjohi visited the plant. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Kwame Nkrumah was born on September 21, 1909, in Nkroful, Gold Coast (now Ghana), and shepherded the country in its struggle for independence from Great Britain. He went on to be named life president of both the nation and his party, until the army and police in Ghana seized power in 1966 and he found asylum in Guinea.
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South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78. We take a look at the man behind the music. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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To our top story now ... And there are signs of a breakthrough between long-time rivals Eritrea and Ethiopia. Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki says he's sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to, quote, chart out a plan for peace. The move comes after Ethiopia's Prime Minsiter Abiy Ahmed Ali pledged this month to honour all the terms of the peace deal that ended the war between the two countries 16 years ago. CGTN's Thuli Tshabalala has that story. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Somalia’s legendary musician Shimali Ahmed Shimali returned to the Horn of African nation after more than two decades in Saudi Arabia, where his life experienced an overhaul. Away from music, he is now running a successful tailoring business. CCTV's Abdulaziz Billow sat down with him and filed this report from Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
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Ken Saro-Wiwa was a Nigerian activist and a martyr, a brave and inspiring campaigner who led his Ogoni people's struggle against the decades-long defilement of their land by oil companies. Unfortunately, he ended up paying for it with his life. Today, the struggle still goes on and the legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa lives on.
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Beijing's Jiaotong University has opened an educational program for Kenyan students in railway engineering. This program is one of the outcomes of a meeting between officials from both countries, during the 2015 Sino-African summit. Graduates from this program are expected to revive and modernize the East African country's rail network. Tang Bo reports
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Many institutions bear his name. He upgraded the economic status of the country after independence. But his reign faced dark shadows when three prominent politicians were assassinated. Up to date he is accused of acquiring massive pieces of land. He is Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya.
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