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Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria: police

23/10/2014 08:34:18

A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state overnight, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said.

HCI suspends exec. chairman on allegations of misconduct

23/10/2014 06:58:47

Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) has suspended executive chairman, Marcel Golding on allegations of gross misconduct.

Shell finds gas field in pre-salt offshore Gabon

23/10/2014 06:43:37

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell said it found a gas field under a layer of salt in deep water off the coast of Gabon.

S.Africa revises economic growth down to 1.4%

22/10/2014 16:00:23

South Africa has decreased the country’s economic growth from 2.7 per cent earlier this year to 1.4 per cent.


Regulatory pressure impacts MTN Nigeria’s subscriber growth

23/10/2014 08:21:22

The MTN Group has reported constrained subscriber growth in Nigeria for the quarter ending 30 September 2014.

Adcorp’s earnings robust despite strike action

22/10/2014 15:47:45

Adcorp posted solid results for the six months ended 31 August 2014 despite the strike action affecting its blue-collar businesses.

BAT sees strong Global Drive Brands growth

22/10/2014 08:32:49

British American Tobacco (BAT) has seen continued strong growth of the Global Drive Brands for the nine months ended 30 September 2014.

BHP Billiton maintains production guidance

22/10/2014 07:09:32

BHP Billiton has maintained its production guidance across all its operations for the quarter ending 30 September 2014.

Special Reports

Strengthening primary healthcare in Kenya through innovation

17/10/2014 09:59:32

Philips has launched its first Community Life Centre aimed at strengthening primary healthcare and community development.

Getting to the heart of infant mortality in Africa

10/10/2014 08:17:03

Clinical innovation is necessary to allow healthcare workers in Africa to detect foetal distress during labour.

Philips joins UN in saving women & children

03/10/2014 11:32:06

Philips has joined the United Nation’s initiative to improve the lives of 100 million woman and children by 2025.

Education and technology convergence on the rise

26/09/2014 10:01:27

Africa is seeing increasing convergence trends between technology, education and healthcare sectors.


The rise of the island paradise

03/10/2014 11:32:19

From the moment you step on the plane you know Mauritius means business.

TB Joshua Lagos church collapse: the cheapness of life in Africa

19/09/2014 14:41:52

As a journalist, it makes me sick.

Farewell to a brave journalist: Steven Sotloff

05/09/2014 16:33:11

I never read any of his work, yet this week I mourn the gentle soul that was lost to journalism this week.

Power play in Mozambique

29/08/2014 09:04:09

As I write this column, generators are humming a few hundred kilometres away which should be music to Mozambican ears.

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