EU wants EAC to invest more in solar

     
8 Topmost reasons to sponsor and exhibit at Africa’s leading IoT event

Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA) which is set to take place on 29 & 30 March 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Center, Johannesburg, promises to be one of the stand out conference on this year’s technology events calendar. #IOTFA will host IT executives, developers & makers, (...)

[IT News Africa] 16/01/2017

Senegal/Tunisia: Senegal Needs to Sort Out Panicked Defence

[allAfrica] On the face of it Senegal's 2-0 victory over Tunisia in their opening Group B match of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals looked routine, but the fancied west Africans were forced to hang on as their opponents missed a number of excellent (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Africa: 5 Things We Learnt From AFCON Opening Weekend

[allAfrica] The opening weekend of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals in Gabon is done and dusted, and as expected there are a number of talking points to come out of the matches.AllAfrica looks at five things we learned from the first four (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

EU wants EAC to invest more in solar

SOROTI, UGANDA - East African states have been asked to invest more resources in the development of renewable power projects like solar energy where the region has a better comparative advantage as compared to Hydropower which is more expensive to (...)

[East African Business Week] 16/01/2017

Airtel Africa gets new Chief Commercial Officer

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 18 countries across Asia and Africa has appointment of Rajeev Sethi as the Chief Commercial Officer for its Africa operations.

[East African Business Week] 16/01/2017

South Africa: Blacklisted Guptas May Be Step Closer to Opening Bank

[News24Wire] The Guptas, blacklisted by South Africa's top four banks, could be one step closer to solving their dilemma after the Competition Commission approved a merger between Habib Overseas Bank and a company set up by allies Salim Aziz Essa and Hamza (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

South Africa: NDMC implements Veeam Availability Suite

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has implemented Veeam Availability Suite in an attempt to deliver round the clock availability of all the virtualised applications in its data centre that helps keep South Africa safe. The NDMC coordinates all aspects of disaster management for (...)

[IT News Africa] 16/01/2017

Africa: The Puzzle of Trump's Africa Policy

[Daily Maverick] With the Trump administration about to start, J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes a turn at trying to fathom out the likely outlines of a Trump administration's policy towards the African continent. It is not an easy one.

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

South Africa: 2017 - Is Isis Attack Likely in South Africa?

[Daily Maverick] Terrorism is about opportunity, and where the Islamic State can gain propaganda value from an attack, it has proven not to hesitate. Add to this a propaganda message to all supporters of using whatever means available to execute an atrocity, and South Africa's vulnerability to (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Africa: African Union Faces Turbulent Headwinds

[Fahamu] The current efforts to elect a new Chair of the AU Commission have been caught in the crosswinds of the impact of illicit capital outflows, the question of the reseating of Morocco in the AU and the challenges that Africa will face during a period of the ascendancy of the ideas of (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Ethiopia: AU Commission welcomes US lifting of sanctions on Sudan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has welcomed the lifting of economic sanctions by the United States on the Republic of Sudan, according to a statement issued on Monday by the Commission. (...)

[Panapress] 16/01/2017

East Africa: Armed Forces Showcase Cultural Diversity

[New Times] At least 46 military officers from eleven regional countries at the weekend held a cultural event during which they showcased different cultural activities that are unique to their respective countries.

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

South Africa: UN World Data Forum opens

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off on Sunday in the South African city of Cape Town, bringing together more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countries, with the aim of building broad consensus on how to harness the power of data (...)

[Panapress] 16/01/2017

 
Zimbabwe/Algeria: Warriors Nearly Cause Afcon Upset

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE's Warriors came within minutes of causing a major upset as they turned on a hearty performance, only to let slip through what could have been a famous victory over Algeria in their African Cup of Nations Group C tie against Algeria last (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Africa: 'Trump May Ask Duty-Free U.S. Exports to Africa' - Cohen

[This Day] Ambassador Herman Cohen was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under George Bush (Snr.) and is now the chairman and CEO Cohen & Woods International, a Washington based Africa focused group helping Western companies doing business in Africa. A founding member of the (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Kenya: The Vanishing Glaciers of Mount Kenya

[East African] Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain and Kenya's tallest, is one of the country's water towers and a source of numerous rivers and streams that feed into the mighty Tana River -- Kenya's longest and the location of one of the country's largest water reservoirs, the (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Egypt/Mali: Pharaohs Eager to Claim Afcon After Seven Years

[allAfrica] Egypt return to the African Nations Cup finals for the first time in seven years and are eager to prove their credentials as one of the tournament favourites as they open their Group D campaign against Mali at the Stade de Port-Gentil on Tuesday (19h00 (...)

[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Lagos plans to boost growth with environmental bill

The Lagos State House of Assembly is set to pass a bill which will give direction to the state’s dream of becoming Africa’s greenest city. The bill, among others, is aimed at opening the door to foreign and domestic investors in the management of the environment. It represents a vigorous (...)

[The Nation] 16/01/2017

ECOWAS army chiefs meet over The Gambia

Nigeria at the weekend hosted a meeting of West African military chiefs in preparation for a possible military action in The Gambia after Thursday. The tenure of outgoing President Yahya Jammeh ends on Thursday when President-elect Adama Barrow is due to take office, but Jammeh has refused to (...)

[The Nation] 16/01/2017

Mane penalty sets Senegal on route to victory

FRANCEVILLE, Gabon (Reuters) – Senegal’s Sadio Mane converted a 10th minute penalty to send them on their way to a 2-0 victory over Tunisia and top place in Group C at the African Nations Cup on [...]

[The Zimbabwe Mail] 15/01/2017

Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017: Algeria 2: 2 Zimbabwe

Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017 Sun 15 Jan 2017 Algeria 2 : 2 Zimbabwe Tunisia 20:00Senegal Mon 16 Jan 2017 Cote d’Ivoire 17:00 Togo The post Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017: Algeria 2: 2 Zimbabwe appeared first on The Nation (...)

[The Nation] 15/01/2017

Africa: Five Lessons From Day One at Afcon

[RFI] Home fans' expectations were dashed by a draw on the opening day of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Libreville. And there was a tie between Cameroon and Burkina Faso, too.

[AllAfrica] 15/01/2017

South Africa: Journalist Kidnapped in Syria

[News24Wire] Details about the kidnapping of South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria remain obscure, the Department of International Relations said on Sunday.

[AllAfrica] 15/01/2017

Gambia: Ecowas Defence Chiefs Prepare for Military Action

[Premium Times] Abuja -The Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, on Saturday hosted colleagues from other West African countries as ECOWAS steps up preparation for a possible military action in the Gambia.

[AllAfrica] 15/01/2017

West Africa: Gambia Tests Region's Defence of Democracy

[The Conversation Africa] The Gambia is an opportunity to reinforce election quality norms for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The 15-member regional group was initially set up as a trading bloc. But it has increasingly pursued an agenda of trying to ensure that (...)

[AllAfrica] 15/01/2017

Liverpool withdraw Cameroon’s Matip from squad

English Premier League side Liverpool FC on Sunday withdrew Cameroonian defender Joel Matip from their squad to face Manchester United because they were unsure about his international clearance. The 25-year-old Matip was named in Cameroon’s preliminary squad for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations (...)

[The Nation] 15/01/2017

Burkina Faso bounce back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Burkina Faso scored a late equaliser through centre back Issoufou Dayo to earn a fortuitous 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Group A at the African Nations Cup on Saturday. Dayo touched home [...]

[The Zimbabwe Mail] 15/01/2017

Nations Cup hosts Gabon hopeful despite setback

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says the African Nations Cup hosts remain hopeful they can advance at the tournament despite a disappointing start on Saturday. The talismanic Borussia Dortmund forward, whose form is (...)

[The Zimbabwe Mail] 15/01/2017

Mahrez leads Algeria’s Nations Cup hopes

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez will play his first match since being named African Footballer of the Year when Algeria take on Zimbabwe in Franceville at the African Nations Cup on Sunday. Mahrez [...]

[The Zimbabwe Mail] 15/01/2017

Zuma says ANC not bound to elect deputy as leader

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) is not bound by tradition to elect its deputy as leader, President Jacob Zuma said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, dismissing labour unions’ endorsement of (...)

[The Zimbabwe Mail] 15/01/2017

 

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