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Women Shine at the 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

African Leadership Academy (ALA)

The Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy (http://AfricanLeadershipAcademy.org) are thrilled to announce that 22-year-old healthcare entrepreneur Melissa Bime has won the US$25,000 Grand Prize at the 8th annual Anzisha Prize awards gala.  She is

Running without charging: Hanergy Offers New Solar-powered Express Delivery Cars to China’s Top Delivery Companies

Hanergy

The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Mobile Energy Holdings Group (www.Hanergy.com), today (Oct.25) announced that its subsidiary, Hanergy Glory Solar Technology has successfully delivered the latest solar powered electric express delivery cars (Solar Runner #1) to China’s top delivery companies, STO Express and ZJS Express o

Funding the key to unlocking Nigerian Hotel Pipeline

API Events

The rapid expansion in the number of hotel rooms, or keys as it’s known in the business, in Nigeria is an indication of a growing economy and favourable investment climate says the host of the West African Property Investment (WAPI) Summit & Expo, Kfir Rusin. With more than 9,603 rooms across 57 hotels planned by the world's leading hotel brands (Marriot

Securing the smart energy revolution in Africa

Gemalto

Attributed to Sherry Zameer, Senior Vice President Internet of Things (IOT) for CISMEA region at Gemalto:

The potential of the Internet of Things (IOT) to make consumers’ lives more convenient is well-documented. One area in which it can deliver immediate benefits and significantly change how a household or company in Africa manages and keeps t

MDXI launches West Africa’s Carrier-Neutral Internet Exchange (IX) with Asteroid

MainOne

West Africa’s largest data centre provider, MDXI and global IXP platform provider, Asteroid have partnered to launch a carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Point (IXP) for West Africa. The West African Internet Exchange (WAF-IX), is based on Asteroid’s lightweight design and will be located in MDXI’s Tier III Data Centre, in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa

Zimbabwean Journalist to Observe U.S. Mid-Term Elections

U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe

The United States Foreign Press Centers (FPC) invited veteran Zimbabwean journalist Kelvin Jakachira to cover the U.S. mid-term elections in California and Nevada from October 31 – November 8, 2018.

Jakachira is the Group Editor in Chief at media conglomerate AB Communications, which runs several commercial radio stations inclu

South Africa sends condolences to Indonesia following plane crash

Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation
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The South African Government has sent a message of condolences to the Government and the people of Indonesia following the p

Win the official referee’s jersey from the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018

APO Group

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy in Africa and the Middle East, and main Official Partner of World Rugby’s African association Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), today launched a competition – open to journalists only – to win an

Angola sink deeper into debt

Financial Gazette Newswire
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Angola’s is failing to control its foreign and domestic debt which is estimated at nearly $80 billion despite being the second largest oil producing country in Africa and

New satellite data reveals the world’s largest air pollution hotspot is Mpumalanga – South Africa

Greenpeace

A groundbreaking analysis of satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year [1] reveals the world’s largest NO2 air pollution hotspots across six continents in the most detail to date. Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) analysis of the data points to coal and transport as the two principle sources of air pollution, with Mpumalanga in South Africa topping the

Freshworks Launches “Freddy”: an AI Engine to enrich customer experience at every touchpoint

Freshworks

Freshworks (www.Freshworks.com), a global leader in customer engagement software, has announced the launch of “Freddy”, an “Omnibot” AI engine that enhances the sales, support and marketing capabilities for businesses of all sizes. Announced at Refresh 1

New Protea Hotel by Marriott opens in Loftus Park, Pretoria

Marriott International, Inc.

Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park. Located in the rapidly transforming suburb of Arcadia in Pretoria, the hotel is nestled within Loftus Park, a comprehensive mixed-use corporate, retail and lifestyle p

Habitat for Humanity finds Housing Microfinance helps improve living conditions in Kenya

Habitat for Humanity

A new report from Habitat for Humanity’s (www.Habitat.org) Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter shows that low-income people in Kenya who obtain innovative microfinance loans to improve their housing also experience a significant increase in their quality of life.

The report is an impac

Foreign Domestic Investment (FDI) into Africa rises, and Morocco joins South Africa as leading investment destinations

EY

South Africa shares the title of largest African FDI hub with Morocco; Southern, West, East and North Africa all receive more or less equal FDI (measured in project numbers); The USA remains the single biggest country investing in Africa, while Western Europe is by far the biggest regional investor.

Download the report: https://bit.l

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Ghana

British High Commission Accra
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Ghana from 2 to 6 November 2018. During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses will celebrate the close relationship bet

African Development Bank urges power sector to capitalize on women’s capabilities

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), in partnership with the French Development Agency, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and African Network of

Team South Africa puts up a good show at Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) Paris

The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa

The South African Marketing Officer responsible for Economic Affairs in France, Mr Mustapha Adams has commended 38 South African companies for putting put up a good show exhibiting and promoting South Africa’s finest products and services at the 27th Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) Interna

UNICEF and the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) 2018 – What it means for children in South Africa

UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC)
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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is encouraged that the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) represents the first major government policy s

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini meets UN Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salame

EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM)
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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini received UN Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salame in Brussels today.

MARTINENGO MILESTONES: “Two months of counter-piracy operations”

European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EU NAVFOR) Somalia

EU NAVFOR’s Italian warship Federico Martinengo has been on counter-piracy operations for the last two months. Over this time, some significant milestones and world firsts have occurred building ground-breaking new relationships.

Since 11th August, significant acts of international cooperatio

Mass expulsions from Angola have put thousands of Congolese at risk in Democratic Republic of Congo – Bachelet

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday warned that the mass deportation of Congolese nationals from Angola has alread

U.S. Soccer Champions Demonstrate the Power of Sports

U.S. Embassy in Niger

U.S. Sports Envoys Staci Wilson and Joanna Lohman – a member of the gold-medal-winning women’s soccer team at the 1996 Olympic games, and a world champion and current player for the Washington Spirit respectively – visited Niamey and Agadez for a robust program to show girls, coaches, and parents how soccer can be a gateway to success

Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee calls for Speedy Resolution to Jiba and Mrwebi Suspensions

Republic of South Africa: The Parliament
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The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has noted President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to suspend Deputy National Director of Public Pro

Child Outreach Visited Ambassador Sobashima

Embassy of Japan in Zambia
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On Thursday 11 October 2018, 19 children led by 4 adults of “Child Outreach”, an NGO which supports child development visited the Embassy of Japan and met Mr. Hideno

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ZSE to resume trading after a month long shutdown

The Zimbabwean Stock Exchange will resume trading today after a month long shut down as the government ordered an investigation against illegal foreign dealings by some companies.

Explainer: How the next WTO chief will be chosen and the task ahead

In so-called “confessionals”, members will tell this “troika” their preferences, without ranking them and without vetoes in a process expected to last two months. The first phase will be on Sept 7-16. Voting on the next director-general is seen only as a last resort if consensus cannot be reached.

COVID-19: IMF approves second RFI loan to Gabon

Gabon is added to the list of African countries that have received an IMF loan under the Rapid Financing Instrument scheme; this is also the second loan to the country amid the COVID-19 crisis bringing the total loan to $300 million. Ridle Markus, Africa Strategist, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: EAC countries resume commercial flights

East Africa Community member states, Rwanda and Kenya on the 1st of this month opened up their airspaces to commercial flights after more than four months of lock-downs. So what kind of impact will this have on the struggling aviation sector? Derek Nseko, Aviation Industry Expert and Managing Director iFly Aviation spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

Here’s how the COVID-19 lock-downs have impacted Africa’s movie industry

So usually on Mondays, we could look back at the box office hits from the weekend, not as much anymore as the big screens and cinemas in particular have been heavily hit by the pandemic but in this, could we see some form of opportunity.