Rwanda: More Rwandans Buying Rather Than Producing Their Food

Chiefs storm, demand Swazi owned land in SA

Swazi chiefs based in South Africa did the unthinkable on Friday when they stormed a farm in Newcastle and demanded it back from the white man who currently occupies it.

[The Swazi Observer] 17/04/2016

 
South Africa: Civil Society Organisations Rally Against Zuma

[GroundUp] About 1,000 people from over 70 organisations met at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus this morning to call for President Zuma to resign. There was also a call for the National Assembly to dissolve.

[AllAfrica] 16/04/2016

   
Pharmacovigilance Harmonization symposium concludes

The Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management symposium that was held in Asmara Palace from 10 to 16 April 2016 under the theme “Developing Proactive Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies in East Africa” concluded adopting different recommendations. Asmara, 16 April 2016- The (…)

[Shabait] 16/04/2016

Hawks probe MMM ‘pyramid’ scheme

Millions of South Africans have invested their hard-earned cash in MMM, an international investment scheme run by a convicted fraudster, which has collapsed in Russia.

[IOL] 16/04/2016

Farewell to the ANC we once knew: Maimane

“The old ANC is dead, and the new one is something entirely different. This is South Africa’s loss,” DA leader Mmusi Maimane told supporters at the site of the ANC’s inception.

[IOL] 16/04/2016

US cites human-rights abuses in East Africa

Security forces in East African countries carry out unlawful killings, and most governments in the region seek to silence critical voices, US says.

[East Africa News Post] 16/04/2016

Zimbabwe: French Club Lille After Warriors Forward Khama Billiat

[New Zimbabwe] WARRIORS forward Khama Billiat has reportedly attracted the attention of French Ligue 1 side, Lille, who are believed to have sent scouts to watch him on a grand occasion as Zimbabwe played Swaziland in a Group L 2017 African Cup of Nations at the National Sports Stadium on (…)

[AllAfrica] 16/04/2016

Malawi: Main Airport Blacklisted

[Nyasa Times] Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), Malawi’s major international airport, being blacklisted international airlines over aviation safety issues with South African Airways (SAA) cancelling flights on Friday.

[AllAfrica] 16/04/2016

Eritrea: Why People Are Leaving Eritrea

[Deutsche Welle] Every month as many as 5,000 people flee Eritrea, a country ruled by an authoritarian regime in which human rights violations are widespread. Oliver Ramme has just returned from a rare visit to the African nation.

[AllAfrica] 16/04/2016

Crowds gather for ANC manifesto launch

Crowds are streaming into the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium ahead of the launch of the African National Congress manifesto for the local government elections. (VIDEO)

[IOL] 16/04/2016

Kenyan Airways flies Soyinka’s ‘Ake’ to Cannes

THE film adaptation of Prof Wole Soyinka’s childhood memoir, Ake, published in 1981, will be screened in Cannes at the ongoing Festival International du Film Pan Africain de Cannes, which opens today. Also, the French translation of the film has been undertaken by Alliance Francaise in Nigeria (…)

[The Nation] 16/04/2016

South African banks accused of ‘political stunt’ in ditching Zuma friends

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling ANC Women’s League and main trade union federation (Cosatu) have accused banks of pulling a “political stunt” by cutting ties with a company whose owners are under scrutiny for having undue influence with President Jacob Zuma. Oakbay Investments,…

[The Zimbabwe Mail] 15/04/2016

Africa: Africa, TPP, and TTIP: Integration or Isolation?

[Brookings] With the demise of the Doha Development Round at the World Trade Organization Ministerial in Nairobi this past December, the multilateral approach to global trade negotiations has largely ended. Given that the number of regional trade agreements has increased from 70 in 1990 to more (…)

[AllAfrica] 15/04/2016

Freshlyground billed for Mascom live sessions

The first Session for 2016 will be on Friday 29th April at 8.00pm and tickets are currently on sale at Botswanacraft for P200 each. The Mascom Live session will see the return of one of South Africa’s celebrated groups, Freshlyground from Cape Town. Freshlyground is an Afro-fusion band that was (…)

[The Voice] 15/04/2016

Education: Leaking with foreknowledge, and awards

Education: Leaking with foreknowledge, and awards

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), insists on titillation, essentially licking its exposed and hairy navel in public. The 2016 exam and in some instances, the answers for three of the four core exams: Oral English; Integrated Science; and Social Studies, were broadcast via a social (…)

[Africa Report] 15/04/2016

   
VIP service: More than meets the eye

VIP service: More than meets the eye

There is a powerful business case to treat all as VIPs. VIP customer service, and satisfaction, is the key strategic differentiator within the banking industry across Africa, writes Matt Bird, founder of Relationology.

[Africa Report] 15/04/2016

 
‘Africans capable of world class innovations’

The African Innovation Prize for Africa initiated by the African Innovation Foundation now in its fifth year brings together innovators from all over Africa to network, share knowledge, and compete for a prize. This prize has attracted winners and nominees from all parts of Africa, including (…)

[The Nation] 15/04/2016

New products earn Eveready Sh120 million

Eveready East Africa Friday said its diversification strategy had started paying off with new products contributing Ksh120 million in revenues last year. The amount represents 10 per cent of the Ksh1.2 billion turnover realised last year. The company, which is positioning itself as a trading and distribution company…

[The African Business Fortune] 15/04/2016

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

At the next Selling to the CIO Masterclass, set to take place on 29 – 30 June 2016 at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, attendees will learn key strategies to successfully win over the CIO. In addition, leading CIOs will offer essential tips on how to communicate strategic and operational (…)

[IT News Africa] 15/04/2016

US moves to boost AGOA in West Africa

The U.S. Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID)’s West Africa Trade and Investment Hub, on Friday said that it recently trained coordinators in West Africa to boost business and trade with the U.S. The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria said in a statement that the coordinators were drawn (…)

[The Nation] 15/04/2016

Africa: Giant Rats Sniff Out TB in Mozambique, Tanzania

[SciDev.Net] A technology that relies on trained African giant pouched rats – named HeroRATS – to sniff out tuberculosis (TB) and diagnose the disease faster than conventional diagnostic methods is helping save lives in Mozambique and (…)

[AllAfrica] 15/04/2016

Malawian Designer Showcasing At South Africa’s Tshwane Fashion Festival

Christie Vitu Banda of Nakisai fashion brand is participating at the Tshwane fashion festival in South Africa. The Tshwane fashion festival, whch is held twice a year, is organised by Retro Vintage Kkolektion(Rvk) to enable fashion designers from around Africa to showcase their collections to (…)

[Malawi Voice] 15/04/2016

Buhari’s administration needs support not condemnations -Primate

The Primate of the African Church, His Eminence Emmanuel Udofia has said what the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari needs from Nigerians is support not condemnation. He particularly called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the President on it war against corruption. Udofia (…)

[The Nation] 15/04/2016

 
How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

Renowned for its approach to e-commerce, Konga.com has been noted as one of Nigeria’s most prevalent and prospering online retail stores. Launched in July 2012, their mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa and supporting this mission is an advanced technology (…)

[IT News Africa] 15/04/2016

Oil & Gas: Eni to invest 20 bn euros in Africa

Oil & Gas: Eni to invest 20 bn euros in Africa

Italy’s Eni plans to invest about 20 billion euros ($22.5 billion) in Africa over the next fours, mostly in oil and gas, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi said on Friday.

[Africa Report] 15/04/2016

 
Serviced apartments fast gaining popularity in Kenya

Serviced apartments are fast gaining recognition as a core part of Kenya’s hospitality industry. Industry experts say the new concept; common globally is quickly finding footing in the local market as the country continues to see a robust growth in tourism industry particularly in the travel sector. With more number…

[The African Business Fortune] 15/04/2016

Netflix endorses LG for its programming

Global provider of streaming movies and TV series-Netflix has selected LG Electronics’ top-tier 2016 4K TVs for its Netflix Recommended TV program for the second time in a row. Netflix Recommended TV is an evaluation program recognizing smart TVs that deliver excellent performance for Netflix and a better Internet TV…

[The African Business Fortune] 15/04/2016

Managing reputational risk in the age of social media in Africa

According to a study by the World Economic Forum, an average of more than 25 percent of a company’s market value is directly attributable to its reputation. This means that a reputational crisis can wipe out tens of millions of Dollars from a company’s value. Christelle Marais, practice leader of (…)

[IT News Africa] 15/04/2016

Africa: Africa and the Jihadist Threat

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -The list of places in Europe and Africa that have suffered from jihadist terrorism is rapidly growing: the seaside town of Grand-Bassam in Côte d’Ivoire, nightspots in Paris, and transport hubs in Brussels, to name just a (…)

[AllAfrica] 15/04/2016

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