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East Africa: Uganda, DR Congo Hold First Ever Business Forum

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi is in Kampala for a two-day summit during which he will attend the first ever Uganda-DRC Business Forum. The visit is…

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Tanzania: Tanzania to Register IT Professionals

As every facet of the economy moves towards digital platforms, Tanzania is now looking to establish an Information Technology professionals board. The board will register…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Challenges Graduates to Modernise Local Industry

President Mnangagwa yesterday challenged universities and colleges to ensure their graduates are equipped to provide solutions, services and products to propel Zimbabwe’s modernisation and industrialisation…

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Zimbabwe: A Third of Govt Doctors Face the Axe

A third of doctors who work in public health institutions, a total of 516 out of the 1 601 on the State payroll, face dismissal…

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Malawi: Lilongwe Water Board to Host Infrastructure Investment Financing Conference

Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) will on November 24 2019 hold its first Infrastructure Investment Financing Conference which is aimed at raising awareness and interest from…

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Uganda: National Carrier to Start Direct Flights to Mombasa

Uganda Airlines direct flights from Entebbe to Mombasa will start next week. “Our maiden flight to Mombasa is just hours away, are you ready to…

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Uganda: Minister Woos African Investors to Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector

Kampala — Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Engineer Irene Muloni says Uganda’s oil and gas sector is open for business to African investors. Muloni says…

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Nigeria: Federal Road Maintenance Agency Needs R33 Million

A federal lawmaker and Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon. Femi Bamisile, has appealed to the federal government to…

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Zimbabwe: ‘Diamonds to Contribute U.S.$1 Billion By 2023’

Diamond sector mining output for the 2020 period has been pegged at US$1 billion buoyed by investments in exploration as well joint venture agreements, officials…

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Zimbabwe: People Living With Disability Call for an Inclusive Public Transport System

People living with disability in Harare are calling on the government to provide an all-inclusive public transport system that supports their special needs. As a…

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South Africa: High Likelihood of Load Shedding

Eskom says the probability of load shedding remains high for the latter part of today but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary. Stage 2…

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East Africa: Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting Android Apps and Misconfigured Cloud Platforms for Attacks

Sophos have reported on the current attack trends in which attackers are raising the stakes in ransomware by increasing stealth in malicious Android apps, exploiting…

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Nigeria: Agenda for New NCAA Director General

With the appointment of a new Director General for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, industry stakeholders are demanding the consolidation of air safety and autonomy…

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Tanzania: Bashe – Crops Receipt System Explored

THE government seeks to introduce a warehouse receipt financing system for spices and other commercial crops but stressed it will need to conduct an assessment…

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Southern Africa: Angola Opens Investment Forum in Shanghai

Luanda — The Trade minister, Joffre Van-Dunem, inaugurated last Thursday in Shangai, China, an open debate space about investment in Angola, named “Fórum Invest-Angola”, inserted…

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South Africa: Deputy Minister David Mahlobo Commits to Fast-Track Water Supply in Hammanskraal

Deputy Minister David Mahlobo has raised concerns at the lack of electricity back-up capacity at the Rooiwaal Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), which has left large…

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South Africa: Minister Thoko Didiza Welcomes Signing of Poultry Sector Master Plan

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP has welcomed the signing of the Poultry Sector Master Plan during the 2nd inaugural…

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South Africa: Parliament Passes Promotion of Access to Information Bill and Approves Economic Partnership Agreement

The National Assembly at its sitting today passed the Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Bill and also approved the economic partnership agreement between the…

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South Africa: Heated Debate Over Which Court Should Hear Farm Worker Case

Judge expected to rule next week on whether Oak Valley case will be heard in Labour or Equality Court Next week Judge Owen Rogers will…

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Africa: Getting Better? More Women in Tech but Not At the Top

Lisbon — The tech sector has long come under scrutiny for inequality and for its ‘bro-gamer’ culture, referring to men who play video games Technology…

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Cameroon: Bloody Nightmare? Do-Good Health Businesses Struggle in Cameroon

Yaounde — ‘It is easier for projects to become well known outside of Cameroon first, in order to then make it in Cameroon’ With her…

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Nigeria: Dickson’s N100 Billion Airport Runway Not Properly Built, Oshiomhole Alleges

Abuja — The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, of wasting about N100…

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South Africa: Suspended Prasa Security Manager to Be Reinstated

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has been ordered to reinstate Western Cape Regional Security Manager Ernest Hendricks by no later than 20…

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Africa: Green Cement? Captured Carbon May Fuel New Markets and Help Climate

London — Turning climate-changing carbon dioxide into products from fuel to fertilizer could make climate action pay – but obstacles remain, researchers say Capturing planet-warming…

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Zimbabwe: Locals Flood Diamond Fields

Security officials have raised alarm over an exponential increase in illegal panning activities in Chiadzwa diamond fields with more than 3000 panners arrested this year…

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Zimbabwe: Mixed Feelings Over 2020 Mining Sector Prospects

Players in the mining industry are upbeat about the upcoming year with plans to invest more into operations buoyed by positive outlook on the commodities…

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Zimbabwe: Has Govt Turned Its Back On the Health Sector?

The citizens have cried foul over government’s decision to fire medical doctors, a move that has brought the already stuttering country’s health delivery system to…

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Nigeria: APMT Cries Out Over Imminent Port Congestion

The management of APM Terminals Apapa has cried out over massive flooding of the port with containers. This, the company said had led to congestion,…

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Nigeria: Twitter Employees Charged With Spying As CEO Jack Arrives Nigeria

Saudi Arabian authorities allegedly paid at least two insiders at Twitter to access crucial personal data of the country’s dissident users, according to a federal…

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Nigeria: Twitter Boss, Jack Arrives Nigeria

Boss of social media platform, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Thursday arrived in Nigeria. He announced his arrival via his verified Twitter handle. Dorsey tweeted, “So grateful…

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Zimbabwe: Diamond Mining Company Constructs Village Courts

Mutare — Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has adopted a social responsibility thrust which places priorities of the local community at the heart of corporate…

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Zimbabwe: Police Arrest Six Illegal Miners in Mazowe

There was a near-death experience for illegal miners at Jumbo mine in Mazowe yesterday after a gang of six machete-wielding thugs, known as Mashurugwi threatened…

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Southern Africa: Zimbabwe Bans Imports of South Africa Meat Products

Government has suspended importation of live cloven hoofed animals and related products from South Africa with immediate effect. The suspension follows notification by the South…

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Kenya: Treasury Restores Judiciary’s Full Budget After Chief Justice Maraga’s Outburst

The Judiciary can now breathe a sigh of relief after the government changed its mind and fully restored their 2019/20 budget allocation. The restoration, which…

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Zimbabwe: Council Nurses Trickle to Work

Harare Municipal medical staff are trickling to work following engagements between representatives and the municipality, which has seen October salaries paid on Wednesday and commitments…

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Zimbabwe: Ex-Farmer Urges Close to Land Reform Chapter to Allow Economic Recovery

Mutare — Zimbabwe should now put behind its land reform programme and focus on maximum production to revive the ailing economy, former Commercial Farmers Union…

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Zimbabwe: More Than 100 Hacked to Death in Mine Machete Wars

At least 105 people were murdered all in a space of three months in Zimbabwe’s violence prone mining areas of Kadoma and other neighbouring districts….

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Zimbabwe: Govt Trying Its Best to Provide Decent Wages for Doctors – Ncube

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube says government was trying its best to make sure Zimbabwean doctors had decent wages. He was speaking during a Thursday tour…

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Kenya: It’s a Year in Jail or U.S.$1000 Fine for Flying Drones in Kenya

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has banned flying of drones in Kenya. The agency warned that anyone caught flouting the ban will either be…

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South Africa: Time Is Not On South Africa’s Side

Despite being indecisive, directionless and rudderless, South Africa has so far managed to somehow avoid the critical juncture that dooms or saves the nation. That…

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Zimbabwe: Doctors’ Strike – Just Fire the Whole Lot, Problem Solved!

Government officials this week came up with a solution they thought would finally put an end to the doctors’ strike, which has needlessly dragged on…

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Zimbabwe: Hungry Soldiers Spark Govt Fears

There is growing disquiet within the rank and file of the military over the rising cost of living, poor salaries and difficult working conditions, with…

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Zimbabwe: Zimdollar Needs Two Years to Stabilise – Finance Minister Ncube

Finance minister Mthuli Ncube says it will take at least two years for the Zimbabwean dollar — which was demonitised in 2009 before being re-introduced…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa’s Govt Has All but Trashed Re-Engagement Drive

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has effectively abandoned its international re-engagement agenda as evidenced by public confrontations with the European Union (EU) and United States, reminiscent…

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Kenya: Kenyatta Signs Finance Bill 2019 Officially Allowing Banks to Charge Higher Interest Rates

President Uhuru Kenyatta this morning at State House, Nairobi signed into law the Finance Bill 2019. The Finance Act 2019, among other provision, repeals section…

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Kenya: Big and Bold – Safarini, Kenya’s First Ever Magazine for Train Passengers Launched

Whether you are travelling by road, air, rail or on water, an inflight/ board magazine works as a rich resource of providing the outside world’s…

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Africa: More World Bank Loans and Grants On the Cards for Continent

The World Bank’s International Development Association lends to the poorest nations. The economist heading its 2019 replenishment process, Antoinette Sayeh, told DW about the plans…

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Kenya: Agency Wants to Offer Citizenship to Wealthy Investors

Kenya is mulling giving citizenship to wealthy investors in a new push to enhance direct foreign investment (FDI) flows, the country’s investment promotion agency said…

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South Africa: Several Injured in Durban Building Collapse

Between 10 and 15 people, including a three-year-old, have been treated after a structural collapse on West Street near Warwick Junction in the Durban CBD…

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Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Mozambique in Fuel Talks

President Mnangagwa met with a special envoy from Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi to discuss increasing volumes of fuel pumped through the pipeline from Beira to…

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Zimbabwe: Diamonds Have Impoverished Us – Chief Marange

Mutare — Paramount Chief Marange has blasted the government owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) of imposing corporate social responsibility programmes on the community who…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Warns Illegal Gold Miners

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday threatened long jail terms on menacing illegal gold miners known as Mashurugwi accused of terrorizing communities with machetes in broad day…

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Zimbabwe: Power Cuts Cost Country 20% of Potential Gold Output

The gold sub-sector lost 20 percent of potential output due to intermittent power supply during the course of the year despite mining companies making an…

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Zimbabwe: Gweru Acting Town Clerk in Fuel Looting Scandal

The recently appointed Acting Gweru Town Clerk, Vakai Chikwekwe has been entangled in a massive fuel looting scam which has seen the local authority losing…

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Zimbabwe: Delta Records 48% Beer Consumption Decline in the Year’s First Half

Listed beverages giant, Delta Corporation Limited has recorded a 48 % lager beer volume decline in the first half of 2019 owing to the erosion…

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Zimbabwe: Govt Workers Shred Petition During Foiled March, Declare End to Wage Talks

Fristrated civil servants on Wednesday tore into pieces, a copy of a petition they intended to hand over to Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube in a…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Vows to Block White Looters

President Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday said government was not going to allow white foreigners to continue looting the country’s mineral resources. He was addressing delegates to…

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South Africa: Retirement Rogues and the Casualties of Circumstance

There is a mountain of money, R42bn to be exact, sitting in unclaimed benefit schemes out there, just sitting there, getting fatter, which means money…

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Nigeria: Nigerian Govt Denies Claims of Senators Hijacking Social Investment Programmes

The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has debunked reports that some Nigerian senators were trying to hijack the budget of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs,…

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South Africa: Burst Water Pipe Left for Three Weeks in Port Elizabeth

Three weeks ago, the water supply pipe to the home of an elderly couple, Lorna and Glen Benjamin of Extension 29, Bethelsdorp, Port Elizabeth, burst….

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Kenya: Stakeholders Launch a U.S.$ 950m Dollar Initiative to Boost the Coffee Industry

Nairobi — Africa produces some of the highest-quality and much-loved coffee in the world but its contribution to the global coffee trade has declined significantly…

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Sudan: Sweden Commits Support to Economic Regeneration in Sudan

Khartoum — The government of Sweden along with Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has assured that it will promote long-term development solutions to the…

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Sudan: No Relief for Ailing Sudanese Pound

Khartoum — The downward slide of the Sudanese Pound (SDG) against major international currencies is showing no signs of recovery, in spite of pledges and…

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Africa: Major Sources of Cyber Threats in 2020 Revealed

Johannesburg — A NEW cyber ‘cold war’, fake news around the United States elections and the cyber-attacks on utilities and critical infrastructure are set to…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Pins Economic Revival Hopes On Artisanal Miners

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed optimism small scale mining activities by artisanal miners commonly referred to as makorokoza will provide the much-needed boost to the…

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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Desert Locust Infestation Worsens

In Amhara regional state, some farms have registered nearly 100 percent loss of teff, a staple crop in Ethiopia. The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) infestation…

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Africa: How Power Africa Plans to Electrify the Continent

Cape Town — Andrew Herscowitz, coordinator for Power Africa, aims to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa within two decades. Speaking in a special…

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Somalia: Why Somalia Deferred Licencing of Offshore Oil Acreage

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has pushed back plans to licence offshore acreage in an exercise originally slated to kick off on 7 November…

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Nigeria: Customs Bans Supply of Fuel to Nigerians in Border Areas

In a legally controversial move, the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday announced the cutting of petroleum products to Nigerians living within 20 kilometres to an…

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Africa: Retaliation Over Nigeria Border Closure, Detrimental to Intra-African Trade

Any move by the Ghanaian authorities to retaliate Nigeria’s border closure would worsen the impasse and inhibit intra-African trade, an International Relations expert, Dr Vladimir…

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South Africa: Business Backs Ramaphosa Again, Closer to Trillion-Rand-Plus Investment Target

At the start of the second SA Investment Conference on Wednesday 6 November 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa was upbeat as more than R100bn in investments…

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Zimbabwe: Civil Servants Demonstration Flops

Few civil servants yesterday turned up for a planned protest march to escort their Apex Council leadership to hand over a petition to two Cabinet…

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Somalia: Ministry of Finance Announces Highest Ever Revenue Collection in 5 Years

The Ministry of Finance has announced a 17 percent revenue increase for third quarter of the year ended September 2019. Where as the total revenue…

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Zimbabwe: Local Businesses Turn to Solar Energy

Many Zimbabwean small to large businesses are turning to solar energy to try and overcome one of the country’s worst challenges – prolonged electricity cuts….

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Nigeria: Google Launches New Traffic Tab for Lagos

Lagos — Google has launched a new Traffic tab in Google Maps in Lagos. The Traffic tab provides bus riders with information to help them…

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Nigeria: Nigeria Lost $42 Billion to Crude Oil Theft in Nine Years – NEITI

Nigeria lost about $42 billion to crude theft as well as domestic and refined petroleum products losses between 2009 and 2018, the Nigeria Extractive Industries…

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Africa: Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan Commit to Resolving Nile Dam Dispute

The three African nations have said they will continue trying to resolve a conflict over plans for a massive Ethiopian-run dam along the Nile river….

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Burkina Faso: At Least 37 Dead in Attack On Canadian Mining Convoy

Gunmen ambushed five buses carrying workers for a Canadian gold mining company in an attack near a mine in Burkina Faso. It is the deadliest…

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Southern Africa: SADC’s Anti-Sanctions Call Shows Disregard for Zimbabweans’ Needs

What was meant to be an overwhelming show of national solidarity by the citizens of Zimbabwe on 25 October ended up being an embarrassing flop….

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Africa: Government On South Africa Investment Conference

Government is today welcoming hundreds of delegates who form part of the 2nd South Africa Investment Conference and it is all systems go for the…

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Nigeria: Nigeria – What Labour, What Heroes, What Past

The labour of our heroes past, shall never be in vain! So goes the line in our national anthem. Ask a voting age adult from…

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South Africa: Former Department of Labour Employee Sentenced for Fraud

Mpumalanga — The Witbank Regional Court on Monday convicted Thokozani Percy Skosana (42), for 15 counts of fraud. Skosana is a former employee of the…

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South Africa: SA’s Investment Drive a Force to Be Reckoned With – Ramaphosa

South Africa’s ambitious target to net R1.2 trillion in investment is not a gimmick but a concerted effort to attract investment, President Cyril Ramaphosa has…

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South Africa: Employment and Labour Warns Public of Social Media Scam

The Department of Employment and Labour wishes to warn the public to be on alert of a scam that keeps on resurfacing and circulating in…

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South Africa: SABC to Focus On OTT Channels, Local Content

Communications and Digital Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says as part of its turnaround strategy, the SABC will turn to over-the-top services to ensure that viewers…

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South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Launches Africa’s First Automotive Special Economic Zone in Gauteng

Ahead of the South Africa Investment Conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa officiated the ground-breaking launch of the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a clear demonstration…

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South Africa: Improving the Ease of Doing Business in SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Government is hard at work to make South Africa a more competitive destination for investment – by improving the ease of…

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South Africa: A Regional Mindset Stunts South Africa’s Growth

With South Africa at a pivotal rebuilding phase after years of economic mismanagement, it must come up with a new way of viewing itself in…

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Nigeria: ‘Customs Crippling Investments in Dry Ports’

The order by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) that all dry ports bound cargoes must be unsealed, examined and duties paid before being escorted by…

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South Africa: ‘We Are Not a Climate Doubter’, Insists Sasol As It Pivots to Gas

South Africa’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter in the private sector says it is not a climate denier and it plans to cut its emissions by…

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South Africa: Eskom Hard At Work to Keep the Lights On

While some generation units have returned from planned maintenance, measures are being taken to replenish Eskom’s pumped storage and diesel generators as part of efforts…

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Congo-Kinshasa: Why South Africa’s Parliament Must Cut Off Funding to Grand Inga Dam Project

Cape Town — The South African parliament has heard a submission from two leading civil society organisations, calling for them to play their oversight role…

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Nigeria: ICT Outstrips Oil and Gas in Nigeria’s Economy – but Error in Minister’s Comparison

Nigeria’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector contributed more to gross domestic product than the oil and gas sector, Dr Isa Pantami, minister of communications…

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Kenya: Kenya Airways Plane Forced to Turn Around in Johannesburg Over ‘Stowaway’

A Kenya Airways Boeing 787 was forced to return to Johannesburg on Tuesday over an alleged ‘stowaway’, an aviation industry monitor has reported. The aircraft…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Turns to Opposition Leaders in Anti-Sanctions Fight

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has turned to last year’s losing presidential election candidates to assist with ways to have sanctions imposed by Western powers lifted. Mnangagwa…

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Zimbabwe: Bishop Ndanga Calls On Mnangagwa and Chamisa to Find Each Other

Leader of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ), Bishop Johannes Ndanga has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa to find…

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Liberia: Central Bank of Liberia Denies Laying Off 400 Employees

Monrovia — The Central Bank of Liberia has dismissed reports that it is planning a massive layoff of some 400 of its staff in compliance…

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Rwanda: VW Tests Its Electric Golfs in Rwanda

Rwanda has partnered with German carmaker Volkswagen to test the reliability of the electric Golf cars in Africa, in its push to become the region’s…

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Zimbabwe: Govt Dangles Hefty Allowances As Protests Loom

Government, desperate to avert a potentially crippling strike by its entire workforce, has dangled end of year bonuses as a carrot to stop the impending…

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Zimbabwe: NetOne Drags Construction Company to Court Over $111,000 Debt

NetOne Cellular (Private) Limited has dragged Bensa Power Construction and Electrical Installations and Supplies (Private) Limited to court demanding a refund after the latter failed…

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