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Nigeria: Nigeria, 10 Other African Countries to Benefit From Major Power Project

G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank-led…

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Nigeria: Nigerians Want Former CJN Belgore Punished for Betraying Country

Following PREMIUM TIMES report that exposed how former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Alfa Belgore, helped British firm, Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID), to…

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Congo-Kinshasa: Dozens Feared Dead in Boat Accident

A boat carrying passengers and cargo has capsized in the Congo river near Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. The case is currently under investigation…

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Zimbabwe: Government Begins Mugabe Burial Shrine Construction

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has started the process of constructing the esteemed mausoleum in which the body of late former President Robert Mugabe will be…

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South Africa: Makhura Appoints Commission of Inquiry Into Taxi Violence

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has appointed a Commission of Inquiry into minibus and taxi-type service violence, fatalities and instability in Gauteng. “The inquiry will investigate…

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Nigeria: How Former Chief Justice Helped UK Firm Win U.S.$9.6 Billion Judgment Against Govt

For the former Chief Justice, it was all business. It did not matter that he was providing an expert legal opinion against his country whose…

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Nigeria: Six Nigerian Undergraduates Found With ‘U.S. Security’ Documents Convicted

A Federal High Court judge in Abuja on Friday convicted six undergraduates for internet related offences. The vacation judge, Nkeonye Maha, sentenced Quarshie Nnamdi, Emmanuel…

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Mauritius: Chetan Ramchurn – “If We Judge Pravind Jugnauth Solely On The Debt Levels And Creation Of New Industries, He Has Failed”

With the loss of a number of members of the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM) in the run up to the general election, Weekly speaks to…

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Malawi: Global Internet Security Provider Eset Trains ICTCT Malawi

As part of global internet security specialists ESET’s global drive to expand its footprints on the African continent and Malawi in particular, ESET East Africa…

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Ethiopia: Interpol Say Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Crash Successfully Identified

Six months after the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, families of victims of the crash may have closure after the International Criminal Police…

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Africa: How Can African Continental Free Trade Area Deliver a Made in Africa Reality?

On July 6-7, 2019 I was in Niamey both for the pre-Summit Business Forum and for the African Union’s Extra-Ordinary Summit to celebrate the first…

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Mozambique: Low Inflation in August

Maputo — The rate of inflation in Mozambique in August was 0.11 per cent, according to the latest figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE),…

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Mozambique: Opposition Leader Momade Promises Job Opportunities for Youth

Maputo — Ossufo Momade, the leader and presidential candidate of Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, on Thursday promised that a Renamo government would create job…

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Africa: Dumping Fossil Fuels to Drive Green Development

Cape Town — Disinvestments in fossil fuels amounting to 11 trillion dollars – eight times the global GDP – have been recorded in the last…

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Mozambique: Third Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty

Maputo — Surjan Singh, the third of the three former executives of Credit Suisse, charged by the US justice authorities in connection with the scandal…

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Kenya: Potholed Naivasha’s Moi South Lake Road Nightmare for Drivers

Flower growers and players in the lucrative hospitality industry have faulted both the national and county governments over the poor state of the busy Moi…

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Zimbabwe: ‘We Just Have to Brave It’ – Women Face Assault On Zimbabwe’s Public Buses

Bulawayo — More affordable fares have led to overcrowding on government-owned buses, putting women at greater risk of sexual harassment and assault as they travel,…

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Namibia: NSX Lists First Energy Company

THE Namibian Stock Exchange has listed an energy company for the first time, a good sign of deepening and diversifying Namibian capital markets. This was…

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Africa: AfDB’s Solar Project Aims At Making Africa a Renewable Power House

United Nations — When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars…

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Nigeria: Veritas Kapital Assurance Appoints New MD/CEO

The Board of Directors of Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc has appointed Kenneth Edore Egbaran as substantive Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company….

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Nigeria: Centre Urges Nigeria to Emulate China On Economic Development

The Centre for China Studies (CCS) in Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to emulate China especially in the area of economic development for a…

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Kenya: Tusker Safari Sevens Returns in Multi-Million Deal

The Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) will resume sponsorship of Safari Sevens tournament after almost a decade after announcing a Sh115 million three-year deal with Kenya…

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South Africa: Farm Workers Paying the Price for Cheap South African Wine

South Africa — Systembolaget, the Swedish government-owned alcohol monopoly, promises fair conditions – but it also uses its purchasing power to put a downward pressure…

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Namibia: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article Iv Consultation With Namibia

On August 30, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Namibia and considered and endorsed…

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Ethiopia: Five Scenes Disappearing From Social Life in Addis Abeba

There was a time back in the 1980s and 90s where different scenes and consumer products were commonly used and practised. However, changes have led…

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Ethiopia: Five Reasons Why Ethiopia Could Be the Next Global Economy to Watch

Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its fastest growing economy today. With a population of over 100 million and an annual economic growth rate…

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Angola: Chevron Seeks Partners in Benguela

Benguela — The oil company Chevron seeking local partnerships in southern Benguela province to manufacture support equipment for the oil industry, an initiative that can…

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Ethiopia: Saudi Co. Ahead of Contenders to Build 250mw Solar Project

ACOA placed its financial offer of 0.025 dollars a kilowatt-hour on Friday, September 5, 2019, through the Independent Power Purchase agreement framework. A Saudi Arabian…

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Africa: Huawei, Africa and the Global Reach of Surveillance Technology

Accusations that Huawei helped Uganda and Zambia spy on opponents have intensified concerns about China exporting its digital surveillance tools to Africa. But Western companies…

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Ethiopia: Enterprise, Trade Ministry At Loggerheads Over Oil Supply

The Enterprise claims it was not paid 597 million Br for the oil it has supplied to the Ministry of Trade & Industry (MoTI), over…

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Africa: Japan’s Tool to Out Compete Other Asian Giants in Africa

The three-day TICAD 7 Summit, which Japan launched to strengthen its presence in Africa, was held last week in Yokohama under the theme of “Advancing…

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Liberia: Weah Proposes Printing New Banknotes

Monrovia — President George Weah has written the Legislature requesting the lawmakers to approve the printing of new Liberian banknotes in the tone of L$35…

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East Africa: Now You Can Buy WiFi on Ethiopian Airlines Flights

Surfing the internet with seamless reliable connectivity has now become the new normal onboard Ethiopian Airlines flights thanks to the onboard WiFi internet connectivity the…

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Nigeria: Northern Governors Adopt Livestock Plan

Kaduna — Northern state governors Thursday adopted the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), initiated by the federal government, to curb the persistent clashes between farmers…

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Zimbabwe: National Railways Deal Awaits Treasury Approval

Following a recent meeting of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) board and a joint plenary session by stakeholders on the rail utility’s US$400 million…

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South Africa: SANparks Employees Plan to Embark On Nationwide Strike

SANParks employees are planning a nationwide strike, including at the world-famous Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management. The National…

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Zimbabwe: Is Harare Really Like Tripoli Without War?

According to the recently released The Global Liveability Index 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Harare ranks 134 out of 140 cities around the…

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Zimbabwe: Mining Export Earnings Plunge

Zimbabwe’s export earnings from minerals are seen plunging in the current financial year, missing government’s US$4 billion target, owing to various production constraints, as well…

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South Africa: Informal Sector Creates Jobs, but Shouldn’t Be Romanticised

The publication of South Africa’s latest unemployment figures was accompanied by the usual wringing of hands and promises of job creation. This time, however, a…

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South Africa: What Some Entrepreneurial Welfare Beneficiaries Do to Improve Their Lives

South Africa distributes 17 million social grants every month. These include child, disability and older person grants. Versions of this large social protection system exist…

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Zimbabwe: Central Bank Governor Mangudya Faces Daunting Task

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya will soon present his mid- term Monetary Policy Statement, tasked with introducing a cocktail of measures to instill…

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Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans Now Living in Extreme Poverty As Economy Implodes

With Zimbabwe’s economy all but confirmed to contract by at least 8% in the year 2019, households are feeling the heat as poverty levels surge…

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Nigeria: Nigeria’s Greasy, Sleazy, Billion-Dollar Oil Theft Industry

In January 2019, security operatives conducting surveillance on oil installations in Lagos State, nabbed Mr. Shuaibu Ogunmola, an alleged kingpin of oil pipeline vandalism in…

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Nigeria: Govt Gives Approval for Completion of $5.3bn Ibadan-Kano Rail Project

Abuja — The federal government has approved the $5.3 billion Ibadan to Kano standard guage rail project. This was disclosed Thursday by the Minister of…

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Nigeria: Nigeria Ranks 146 On Ease of Doing Business – Official

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said that Nigeria ranks 146 out of 190 countries on the Ease of Doing Business globally. The Executive…

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Nigeria: We Won’t Inflict More Hardship On Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja assured Nigerians that the federal government will not inflict additional hardship on citizens, rather it will keep seeking ways…

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East Africa: Sudanese Prime Minister, South Sudan President Discuss Peace, Open Borders

Juba — Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok arrived in the South Sudan capital of Juba today for meetings with the South Sudan President Salva Kiir,…

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Zimbabwe: EDM Sells Electricity to Zimbabwe

Maputo — Mozambique’s publicly owned electricity company, EDM, has agreed to sell 50 megawatts of power to Zimbabwe. A memorandum of understanding to this effect…

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Ethiopia: Interpol Identifies Remains of March 10 Ethiopian Airlines Crash Victims

Nairobi — The International Police Incident Response Team (IRT) has identified the remains of all victims of the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crash,…

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Kenya: Ethiopia Crash – Another Kenyan ‘Set to Testify’ Against Boeing

The man from Nakuru County whose five relatives died in the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines plane crash says he is set to testify in a…

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Ghana: Resolving the Key Challenges in the Corporate Banking Space

Ghana is a developing economy and the private sector is key to achieving the set developmental goals. One main driver of the private sector and…

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Ghana: CBG Engages Parastatal Organisations

Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) has engaged with parastatal organisations to share the bank’s success story and nurture a relationship with them. The encounter at a…

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Ghana: ‘Work to Create More Business Opportunities Along Poultry Industry Value Chain’

The West African sub-region has been advised to work assiduously to create more business opportunities along the poultry industry value chain. It is important that…

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Ghana: Government Is Focused On Introducing Modern Technologies Into Agriculture to Make the Sector Attractive to the Youth.

“We are very passionate about agriculture because we know with proper transformation, more jobs will be created, food security will be enhanced and several people,…

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Ghana: Don’t Distort Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda

The Ghana Beyond Aid agenda by government has within the past few days been under the spotlight owing to an alleged comment by the Netherlands…

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South Africa: Shoprite Manager Accused of Using K-Word, Faces Disciplinary Hearing

A Shoprite regional manager has been taken to a disciplinary hearing for allegedly using the k-word on her subordinates. The disciplinary hearing for the regional…

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Ghana: The Mining Sector Generated Gh¢ 1.3 Billion in 2019

The mining sector has generated GH¢ 1.3 billion representing 17 percent of total government revenue in 2019, a 39 percent increase to the sector’s contribution…

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South Africa: Train Derailed At Bellville Station

A Metrorail train derailed on Thursday morning at the Bellville station, causing delays and inconvenience for many commuters. “Two passenger trailers and a motor coach…

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Africa: Newmont Goldcorp Appoints New Head for Africa Operations

Newmont Goldcorp has announced the appointment of Francois Hardy to head its Africa operations, replacing Alwyn Pretorius, who has transitioned to the company’s South America…

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Ghana: Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana Looking to Regulate Cocoa Industry’s Sustainability Schemes

Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana will meet major chocolate makers and grinders in Abidjan this week to make plans to regulate the industry’s efforts to source…

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Ghana: Senior Minister Fumes Over Gh¢1.3 Billion Rice Import

Ho — A WHOPPING GH¢1.3 billion was spent on the importation of rice into the country in 2016/17; Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo has revealed….

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Ghana: The Fight Against Galamsey – Govt Achieves 85 Percent Success – Land Minister

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh has stated that government’s fight against illegal mining “galamsey” in the country has attained 85 per…

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Ghana: Address Teachers Outstanding Issues–WR GNAT

Enchi — The Western Regional Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr Nicholas Taylor, has urged the government to address some of…

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Ghana: Dr Ndoum Resigns From Board of Gold Coast Brokerage – Changes Company’s Name

The Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has resigned from the Board of Gold Coast Brokerage Limited. A statement from the Ghana Stock…

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South Africa: Train Driver Pays the Price for Metrorail Inefficiency

A train driver was attacked by irate passengers at Olifantsfontein station in Midrand, Johannesburg on Sunday after railway inefficiencies caused a two hour delay. According…

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Ghana: Institutionalising Maintenance Culture in Road Construction Through Adhoc Maintenance Firms – the Bull’s Eye.

INTRODUCTION The provision of quality road network has been a core feature of the touted achievements of present and past central governments. The brags are…

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Sudan: High Food Prices Push-Up Inflation

Khartoum — The rate of inflation in Sudan recorded a new high during August of 53.13% compared to 52.59% for the month of July, according…

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Kenya: Section of Thika Superhighway to Be Partially Closed This Weekend

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has notified motorists that a section of the city-bound expressway of the Thika Superhighway at Allsopps (Outer Ring Road…

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Malawi: Blantyre Registers More Road Accidents in 2019

Blantyre district has registered more road accidents in the first half of 2019 as compared to the same period last year. Fatality Public Relations Officer…

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East Africa: Ethiopia Largest Recipient of FDI in Eastern Africa

Nairobi — Ethiopia beat all other eastern African countries last year as the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), according to a new report…

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Zimbabwe: Bindura Nickel Drags Tenant to Court for Failing to Pay Rentals

The Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BNC) has taken a tenant, one Masocha Mutengwa to court for failing to pay rentals amounting to US$9 600 and…

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Zimbabwe: Mealie-Meal Shortage Hits Bulawayo

Shops in Bulawayo have run out of mealie-meal, a development that has forced some retail outlets in the country’s second largest city to ration the…

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Kenya: Kenya Airways to Cut Routes, Hire Pilots On Contract Terms

Kenya Airways (KQ) is set to cut down on routes and hire 20 pilots on contract to reduce flight cancellations that are costing the national…

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Nigeria: Ajaokuta Will Work Before Year End – Govt

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite, has said some sections of the Ajaokuta Steel Company will work before the end of…

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Nigeria: Govt to Set Deadline for Minimum Wage Adjustment Negotiation

President Muhammadu Buhari is worried over the delay in the implementation of the consequential adjustments on the new national minimum wage and has directed a…

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Rwanda: Lifesaving Drones – Govt to Showcase Drone Potential

When the Government entered into a partnership with Zipline in 2016, an American logistics startup, Rwanda became the first country in the world to use…

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Rwanda: Rwanda to Open New Air Routes

Parliament Tuesday approved a draft law that paves way for Rwanda to cooperate with 32 countries in the aviation sector. The Bilateral Air Services Agreements…

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Nigeria: Buhari, Ministers Approve Increase in Nigeria’s VAT

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved an increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) payable in Nigeria. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, announced…

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Mozambique: Nyusi Stresses Agricultural Development

Maputo — Gurue (Mozambique), 11 Sep (AIM) – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, campaigning for his re-election, on Tuesday promised that, if the ruling Frelimo Party…

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South Africa: Labour Investigates Trucking Industry Employment Complaints

The Department of Employment and Labour has conducted inspections in the road freight and logistics industry amid complaints that South African drivers were losing out…

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South Africa: Banks Bungle Sale of Houses

Banks aren’t following procedure in selling the primary dwellings of people whose properties are in foreclosure. But changes to the rules could give some hope….

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South Africa: SA, Angola Work to Strengthen Trade Relations

As trade and investment partners, South Africa and Angola should pursue further partnerships that will aid in skills transfer, says Angolan Minister of Commerce, Dr…

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Africa: Investors Must Come to Africa On Our Terms – Geingob At WEF

Windhoek — Hopes for Africa’s economy have been raised before, particularly when the continent enjoyed boom times prior to the financial crash of 2008, much…

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Ghana: 2 Assemblies in U/West to Get Warehouses

Lawra — The Lawra Municipal and Nandom District Assemblies in the Upper West Region, have been earmarked for 500 metric ton capacity warehouses for agro-ecological…

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Ghana: Guta Lauds Government for Banking Sector Clean Up

The Ghana Union of Traders Associations (GUTA) has lauded the government for its effort to sanitise the banking and financial sectors. A statement signed by…

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Ghana: Ghanaian Passengers to Enjoy Wifi On Ethiopian Flights

Ethiopian Airlines has introduced WiFi on its A350 fleet-the same type of aircraft used on the Accra route- using the latest broadband satellite technology (Kaband)….

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Ghana: President Hands Over Awards to Winners of Presidential Pitch Season II

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged winners of this year’s Presidential Pitch Award to use the new opportunities available to them to create over…

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Ghana: MTN Committed to Serving Ghanaians … Debunks Shutdown of Momo Service Claims

MTN Ghana has dismissed reports that the company planned shutting down its MTN MoMo Service. A statement issued by the company in Accra said: “MTN…

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Ghana: Customs Experts Commend Ghana’s Rapid Advancement in Trade Facilitation

A 30-member experts drawn from Customs administrations across the continent and international organisations involved in Customs and Trade Facilitation has paid a working visit to…

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Ghana: Mondelez International to Source 100 Percent of Cocoa From Ghana

World’s leading chocolate company, Mondelez International through its Cocoa Life Sustainability Programme says it is working towards sourcing 100 per cent of its cocoa from…

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Namibia: Namibia Prioritises Local Food Value Chain

NAMIBIA is striving to create a conducive climate that will increase the number of business operators in the local food value chain. This was the…

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South Africa: Mbalula Seeks Transformation in Maritime Industry

South Africa must strive to transform the maritime sector and unlock the economic opportunities which lie dormant in the sector, says Minister of Transport Fikile…

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Liberia: Commerce Ministry, FAO Sign U.S.$348,000 Project

A two-year Technical Cooperation Program intended to strengthen National Food Control System by ensuring food safety and trade improvement in Liberia has been officially signed…

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Nigeria: Buhari Orders Minimum Wage Committee to Fast Track Negotiations

Abuja — President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Joint Committee on Consequential Adjustments of the new minimum wage to move swiftly with talks in order…

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Kenya: Kenya Uses Expo to Grab Larger China Market

Kenya has intensified its bid for greater access to China’s 1.4 billion market share by organising promotional events seeking to increase its export to the…

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Namibia: NBC in Panic Over Job Cuts

WORKERS at the Namibian Broadcasting Cooperation are in a state of panic following the announcement of the retrenchment of 156 workers, starting yesterday. This comes…

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Kenya: Fake Money in Circulation Ahead of Deadline

Fake new generation bank notes have hit the mainstream financial market three weeks to the September 30 deadline as imitators rush to beat the Central…

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Tunisia: Cameroon-Tunisia – Brighter Low-Cost Housing Cooperation Prospects

The Tunisian Minister of Equipment, Housing and Regional Planning has been holding discussions with Cameroonian authorities. The Tunisian Minister of Equipment, Housing and Regional Planning,…

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Rwanda: Burundi-Rwanda Trade Resumes, But Old Problems Stay

Formal trade between Kigali and Bujumbura is slowly picking up after a political spat in Burundi that led to violence disrupted the movement of goods…

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South Africa: Shareholder Support Is Eskom’s Only Short-Term Option

Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza says Eskom has run out of its borrowing abilities and that it’s only short-term option is to turn to the shareholder…

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