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World wine output set to fall to lowest since 1961: OIV

Global wine production this year is set to fall to its lowest level since 1961 after harsh weather in western Europe damaged vineyards in...

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ warns raising money through ICOs is the...

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have become a primary means of fundraising for projects built on blockchain technology. "It is the biggest scam ever, such a huge gigantic scam that's going to blow up in so many people's faces. It's far worse than anything I was ever doing," Jordan Belfort told the Financial Times in an interview published Sunday. So far this year, ICOs have raised more than $3 billion, according to Coinschedule.com.

Airbnb Africa arrivals more than double to 1.2MN

U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, its senior official...

Sub-Saharan Africa to grow at a slower rate this year, World...

The economy of sub-Saharan Africa is seen growing more slowly this year than previously forecast, largely due to weak investment and productivity, the World...

Going to school? Unlikely if you’re a girl in South Sudan,...

Girls are least likely to be in school in South Sudan, with nearly three-quarters of school-age girls out of the classroom, followed by Central...

Hilton to add 29 hotels to its chain in Africa over...

Hilton Worldwide (HLT.N) plans to spend $50 million over the next five years to renovate and rebrand 29 hotels in Africa, it said on...

Hyatt to double its Africa presence, open six hotels by 2020

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts will open six new hotels in Africa by 2020, the company said in a news release on Tuesday, underscoring the...

Cameroon – Apprehension about the country’s 56th anniversary

François Conradie | NKC African Economics  There is a growing fear in Cameroon that Sunday, October 1, might see serious violence. The reason for that...

Construction firm chases oil taxes, royalties in $1BN Congo debt row

Construction firm Commisimpex has gone to a French court in its fight with the Congo Republic over what it says are more than $1...

North Korea accuses US of declaring war

North Korea's foreign minister on Monday accused President Donald Trump of declaring war, saying that gives the rogue regime the right to take countermeasures. That...

Tunisia – Municipal vote postponed indefinitely amid criticism of ruling parties

François Conradie | NKC African Economics   On Monday, September 18, the Higher Independent Electoral Instance (Isie) announced that municipal elections that were supposed to take...

BRICS needs a new approach if it’s going to foster a...

Danny Bradlow | University of Pretoria The formation of the BRICS – the bloc made of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – was supposed to be...
Human Rights Watch says more than 400 killed in Ethiopia protests

More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global estimate

More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by...

Global hunger rises for first time in decade: U.N. agencies

Global hunger levels have risen for the first time in more than a decade, now affecting 11 percent of the world’s population, as conflict,...

Bitcoin fans fire back at Jamie Dimon after ‘fraud’ comment

Some believe Dimon sees bitcoin as the biggest future competitor to the banking industry.

Op-Ed: African states don’t prioritise maritime security – here’s why they...

Dirk Siebels | University of Greenwich Piracy off the African coastline has been a headline grabbing phenomenon for more than a decade. For a few years...

Op-Ed: Shedding light on why mining companies in eastern Congo are...

Judith Verweijen | Ghent University The past year has been challenging for the Canadian mining corporation Banro. The company holds four gold mining concessions in the eastern...

Why the secret to your success is who you marry

We've often heard this saying: "Behind every successful man is a good woman." The expression also holds true for successful women. In fact, people with...

Uber announces new CEO

The decision concluded Uber's long search to replace former CEO Travis Kalanick, who stepped down in June following a shareholder revolt.

Congo reinstates miners’ VAT exemption on imports in U-turn

  Congo's finance ministry has provisionally reinstated mining companies' exemption from a value added tax on imports, the Chamber of Mines said on Wednesday, days...
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