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The African Energy Chamber Applauds Angola’s Move To Join The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

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The GECF (www.GECF.org) has been at the forefront of promoting the use of natural gas as an affordable and sustainable fuel of choice for sustainable development. African countries

National Youth Rugby Festival 2018

Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU)

Tournament Organiser Tom Chaloba, who is also Get Into Rugby (https://GetIntoRugby.WorldRugby.org) Project Manager reviewed that the festival which was in its 4th edition has attracted u14, u16, u18 girls and boys plus High Learning Institutions Rugby Teams from across the country.

"It is gratifying to note that most of the players w

Merck Foundation announces the winners for their “Merck Diabetes Award” to mark “World Diabetes Day 2018”

Merck Foundation

Merck Foundation marked the “World Diabetes Day” themed ‘The Family and Diabetes’ on 14th November 2018. Merck Foundation to provide One Year on-line Post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Management fr

Triple win for African rugby on the global stage

Rugby Africa

SA Rugby president Mr. Mark Alexander was elected to the World Rugby’s Executive Council in elections held in Dublin on Wednesday.

"It is a huge honour to be named on the executive body among a number of highly respected administrators in the game," said Mr. Alexander from Dublin, where the World Rugby Council held their second sitting of

The Orange multi-billion revolution in Africa (by Simon Ateba)

Today News Africa
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by Simon Ateba

The mobile revolution in Africa is being led by many firms and actors, including Orange, a net

Africa Investment Forum 2018: a new bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” a saying goes. When African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina laid out

The EU and Africa are bound by common values, says South African President

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Commemorating the centenary of the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who in 1994 became the country’s first black head of state following the dismantling of

United States Embassy Launches SolveIt! 2019 During Global Entrepreneurship Week

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The U.S. government is committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Ethiopia as a means to stimulate local economic growth, open new markets for U.S. companies, and increase global prosperity.  The annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), taking place November 12-18, 2018, is designed to celebrate self-starting innovators and connect e

I Ran for President in Cameroon. Here is What I Learnt (by Akere T. Muna)

African Arguments

By Akere T. Muna

On 6 November, Paul Biya was inaugurated for the seventh time. The 85-year-old has already been in power for the last 36 years and will now serve another seven-year term.

President Biya won disputed elections on 7 October amidst rising unrest in Cameroon. The country is divided into the Francophone area &nd

A-List Attendees throw weight behind Africa Investment Forum 2018

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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Heads of State, presidents of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), global and regional investors, business moguls and other A-list attendees are lauding the recen

Greenpeace Africa Celebrates A Decade Of Environmental Activism


This November, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/) celebrates 10 years of environmental activism on the African continent. Partnering with artists, volunteers and other civil society organisations, the environmental watchdog is organising an open day to spark an environmental revolution. As part of commemorative activities in South Africa and Senegal, a

Casablanca’s commercial market shows signs of recovery, says JLL


Casablanca’s commercial sector showed signs of improvement in the first half of the year in 2018, reveals JLL’s (ir.JLL.com) latest Casablanca H1 Real Estate Overview Report. The positive sentiment in the market was strengthened by the successful capital raising by Immorente Invest (the first and unique investment company established in the form of a REIT) &n

The Next Einstein Forum launches search for Africa’s top scientific talent for prestigious Fellows Class

Next Einstein Forum (NEF)

Today, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) (www.NEF.org), Africa’s global forum for science, launches the search for its third Class of NEF Fellows. Once selected, the new class will join 35 of Africa’s top scientists from al

Temenos announces fund administration partnership with Curo

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Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, today announced a new partnership with Curo Fund Services (www.CuroFund.com), South Africa’s largest third party administ

DP World Kigali’s Logistics Platform

DP World (www.DPWorld.com/) and the government of Rwanda have setup a state-of-the-a­ logistics hub, located 20 kilometers from the capital city Kigali, close to the international airport­. The facility is East Africa’s first ever Inland Dry Port developed by DP World. 

DP World Kigali is a secure, bonded facility spread over 13 h

Orange accelerates its multi-service operator strategy in Africa


Democratise access to digital

In the field of telephony as in many others, Africa has jumped a technological step by moving directly to mobile. The outlook of the smartphone market is still seeing exponential growth. It is estimated that at least 660 million Africans (against 336 million in 2016) will be equipped with a smartphone by 2020 Read more

Africa Investment Forum 2018: African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveils guiding principles

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The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa

African Development Bank launches Africa Energy Portal

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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 “Building a Knowledge Base to De-Risk the Energy Sector in Africa,” brought together investors, policy makers and government officials for

Comprehensive study of satellite television reception places Eutelsat as market leader across Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast


A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat (www.Eutelsat.com) as satellite market leader within these countries. The face-to-face interviews were conducted with 3,000 households in Nigeria, 2,000 in Cameroun and 2,000 in Ivory Coast, representative of the population of

HP partners with authorities in Uganda for double raid on counterfeit print supplies


HP (www.HP.com) and Ugandan authorities have conducted a highly successful operation to halt the trade of counterfeit HP branded print cartridges in in the Kampala area.

In August 2018, Ugandan officials carried out a massive double raid, successfully disrupting the criminal dealings of two large scale retailers of counterfeit HP print c

A Call For Compassion: An Open Letter To Mrs. Chantal Biya

Office of Lilian Ayuk-Tabe

It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children and people of Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) that I greet you in this unusual correspondence. It is my hope and certainly my trust that this letter finds you in the best of health.

I still recall the excitement and joyous day on April 23rd, 1994, w

World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of all deaths of children under the age of 5 years, despite being preventable and treatable!


To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined.

Speaking at a conference on how to end Pneumonia in Africa, Mr. Abou

Nokia connects Africa through collaboration and innovation


AfricaCom 2018 (https://tmt.knect365.com/AfricaCom/) will be another landmark event for Nokia (www.Nokia.com). This  year, the company will again showcase how it is shaping the future of technology to transform human experiences with effortless, simple and dependable technologies. The Nokia team would love to meet you at AfricaCom to discuss any topics tha


Zuckerberg defends Facebook from Trump’s crackdown and everything else you missed: CNBC After Hours

CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines, and what to watch as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep most of America on lockdown. On today’s show, Mark Zuckerberg tells CNBC why Facebook is not an “ar

Central Bank of Nigeria cuts benchmark lending rate to 12.5%

Nigeria’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate to 12.5% from 13.5%, the central bank governor said on Thursday.

How COVID-19 impacts access to sustainable energy in SSA

The World Bank says despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world is expected to fall short of the SDG 7 target. In its just-released 2020 edition of the Energy Progress Report, the World Bank says under current policies, an estimated 8 per cent of the global population will not have access to electricity by 2030, and 90 per cent of them will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Makhtar Diop, the Vice President for Infrastructure at the World Bank joins CNBC Africa to discuss the findings of this report.

Nigeria’s MPC cuts benchmark rate to 12.5%

In a surprise move, Nigeria Monetary Policy Committee cut its main policy rate by 100 basis points to 12.5 per cent and maintained other parameters constant in its third meeting of the year. Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Financial Derivatives and Muda Yusuf, Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry joined CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa for a post-analysis of this decision....

How will MPC’S 100bps rate cut impact equities?

Following Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee's decision to cut the benchmark interest rate to 12.5 per cent, Ahmed Jinad a Research Analyst at Meristem Securities joins CNBC Africa to discuss the implication of this move on Nigeria’s equities market....