• Land Bank downgrade a warning sign for South Africa, says economist 23 Jan 2020 06:30 The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (LABDSA) on Tuesday gained the dubious honour of being the second state-owned entity – and the first bank – to be downgraded to junk status with a negative outlook by the eternally patient Moody’s …
  • Thabang Primary School sewing project makes a difference 23 Jan 2020 06:30 In the current climate of gloom, doom and despondency in our country, it gives the soul a little lift to hear about the efforts of a school governing body in Soweto to help alleviate unemployment among the parents of their pupils. Thabang Primary School in …
  • Struggle heroes should never be forgotten 23 Jan 2020 06:30 The reopening by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola of the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett over 30 years ago should be applauded. While the revival may go a long way in closing one of the saddest chapters …
  • Unionists played part in SAA woes 23 Jan 2020 06:30 It’s no surprise that the unions at South African Airways (SAA) are up in arms about the announcement this week that the airline is cutting domestic and overseas flights to try to save itself. The unions claim the dire financial situation at SAA is somehow …
  • Alternative energy: AfDB to invest $600m in Africa 23 Jan 2020 06:23 ’Femi Asu The African Development Bank says it has freed up $600 for investment in renewable energy in Africa. The President, African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, who disclosed this in his keynote speech at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, said, …
  • BUSINESS MAVERICK: Davos: Sipho Pityana for Africa 23 Jan 2020 05:34 Sipho Pityana has been appointed co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s prestigious new Africa Regional Stewardship Board (RSB), which is a multi-stakeholder group that provides strategic advice to shape the forum’s regional programme in Africa. But that’s …
  • FEATURE STORY: Is The Democracy The West Is Exporting To Africa Meant To Develop The Continent? 23 Jan 2020 05:33 To imagine a small Island, the United Kingdom, has a GDP larger than the whole of Africa combined, at first thought, brings one to think that we lack ideas, innovation and competent people. But far from it, there is a bigger issue behind this failure, …
  • Tietto Minerals intersects shallow high-grade gold at Abujar in West Africa 23 Jan 2020 05:21 Shallow, wide zones of mineralisation at APG may provide low-strip and low processing cost oxide feedstock for a potential operation centred on the high-grade core of 1.38 million ounces at AG deposit. Tietto Minerals Ltd (ASX:TIE) has intersected shallow …
  • UK Investors Pledge N28.6bn Investment on Clean Energy Projects in Africa 23 Jan 2020 05:15 Dike Onwuamaeze Investors in the United Kingdom (UK) have pledged to commit £50 million (N28.6billion) of new UK investments to clean energy projects across Africa. The pledge was made at the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit that commenced in London …
  • India plans fourth Summit with Africa in September 23 Jan 2020 05:14 NEW DELHI: India & Tunisia, on Wednesday, signed a memorandum of understanding on the creation of a Tunisian-Indian centre for innovation in information and communication technologies in the North African country. The two sides also discussed fourth …
  • UK-Africa Investment:Nigeria Secures Commercial Deals Worth N153.4bn From UK 23 Jan 2020 05:12 The Federal Government has been able to secure commercial deals worth over ₦153.4billion from the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit which was held in London. President Muhammadu Buhari, who led a delegation from Nigeria, held meetings with Prime …
  • Meet the Afri-Vegans: South Africa Slowly Embracing Veganism 23 Jan 2020 04:51 JOHANNESBURG — Meat may be meeting its match, as more and more South Africans are experimenting with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Veganism — which entails cutting out all meat and animal-derived products, such as dairy, eggs and honey — is slowly …
  • 'All we want is a full day of school'- Port Elizabeth pupils 23 Jan 2020 04:43 PREMIUM By Zizonke May - 23 January 2020 “I have been at the school since grade 1 and I don’t know what it feels like to go to a complete school with a playground.”  These were the words of Jubilee Park Primary School grade 7 pupil and head girl, Eurencia …
  • App frustrates criminals who prey on schools 23 Jan 2020 04:43 PREMIUM To avoid becoming easy prey for criminals, hundreds of SA schools are going cashless. That is thanks to a mobile app called Karri, which has helped move millions through secure, trackable online transfers... Please enable JavaScript to view the …
  • Officials promise action during oversight visit 23 Jan 2020 04:43 One by one, officials and politicians filed into Jubilee Park Primary School yesterday — something the teachers had been begging them to do for weeks. First was the provincial chief engineer of the department of education, Yanga Tekane. Tekane said he had …
  • Hawks wrap up probe into bribery allegations against George mayor 23 Jan 2020 04:42 .. This article is reserved for HeraldLIVE subscribers. A subscription gives you full digital access to all our content. Already subscribed? Simply sign in below. Already registered on DispatchLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the …
  • Sufficiency should underpin new oceans management model 23 Jan 2020 04:42 The new oceans economy should be driven by a global redistribution of natural resources and a move away from the chimera of economic growth to a fresh new “sufficiency” narrative.  That is the view of environmental social scientist Prof Christina Hicks …
  • Transnet denies conflict with Gordhan over CEO 23 Jan 2020 04:42 The Transnet board said there was  no conflict between itself and public enterprise minister Pravin Gordhan regarding the appointment of a new CEO. Transnet is the largest of SA’s state-owned enterprises after Eskom. Both were embroiled in allegations of …
  • ANC adamant SAA should remain a state entity 23 Jan 2020 04:42 The ANC is adamant that SAA must remain a state-owned entity (SOE) despite uncertainty over its future. “As things stand, the national executive committee (NEC) has agreed that SAA must be retained, but obviously with some restructuring that is taking …
  • Neil Aggett was killed when torture went too far, his sister tells inquest 23 Jan 2020 04:42 He had been arrested by the security branch and kept in Pretoria before being moved to the Johannesburg police cells. He had spent 70 days behind bars at the time of his death. “I immediately said, ‘You killed him! You killed him!’” Burger told the court, …
  • Eskom maintenance a priority, says ANC 23 Jan 2020 04:42 There needed  to be sufficient energy capacity to give Eskom the space to do much-needed maintenance,  ANC economic transformation subcommittee head Enoch Godongwana said. Earlier this week, Business Day reported that the ANC lekgotla endorsed a market- …
  • App set to change schooling 23 Jan 2020 04:40 SANDTON – Cryton Sibanda created an app to further improve communication and accessibility between learners and teachers at school. 35 mins ago Cryton Sibanda hopes to further develop his app and make an impact. Photo: Chante’ Ho Hip In the hope to better …
  • S Africa drops charges against hijab-wearing officer 23 Jan 2020 04:20 S Africa drops charges against hijab-wearing officer CAPE TOWN: The South African army on Wednesday dropped charges against an officer who had been indicted for wearing a Muslim headscarf under her military beret, lawyers said. Major Fatima Isaacs was …
  • ‘UK’s £320m Aid Will Boost Africa’s Economic Growth’ 23 Jan 2020 03:58 By Emma Okonji The EFInA has welcomed the additional funding commitment from UK Aid, part of a £320 million package that will initiate an ambitious new phase of financial sector development across the African continent. Announced at the UK-Africa …
  • Elumelu: Africa Needs Massive Investment in Power, Human Capita 23 Jan 2020 03:58 Obinna Chima The Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu has advocated massive private capital investment as well as increased support to youth development as catalysts for driving the much needed …
  • Malawi is Africa’s Investment Opportunity by President Peter Mutharika 23 Jan 2020 03:42 MOVING AN AFRICAN COUNTRY FROM POVERTY TO PROSPERITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES Keynote Address delivered at the UK-Malawi Investment Forum on 22nd January 2020 Out of Africa, Invest Africa has identified Malawi as one of the most important investment …
  • Linking Nigeria, connecting Africa 23 Jan 2020 03:41 The Federal Government is working on 524 roads to link the country as well as intensifying efforts on road to connect the country with the rest of Africa. These projects are believed to hold the key to reversing the situation where the poor state of the …
  • UBA launches product that enables cash withdrawal in local currencies across Africa 23 Jan 2020 03:35 Leading continental lender, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) has launched a new product, UBA Connect to enhance intra-African trade and enable customers to make cash withdrawals in local currencies The bank which a announced the launch in a statement said …
  • Pasha 50- The threat of climate change to South Africa's agriculture 23 Jan 2020 03:13 Temperatures across southern Africa are increasing. This presents a threat to many crops across the region. Rainfall projections are uncertain but the impact of climate change on agriculture is clear. The sector will suffer, and food shortages could follow …
  • Elumelu: Youth development will drive Africa’s growth - TheCable 23 Jan 2020 03:11 Tony Elumelu, chairman of the United Bank for Africa and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, says youth development and massive private capital investment will drive Africa’s growth. Speaking on a panel at the 2020 UK-Africa investment summit that held …
  • Global Head Holder Market 2019 | Global (North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific) Market Status and Forecast 2024 23 Jan 2020 03:11 Jan 22, 2020 (Innovative Reports via COMTEX) -- The recent research report on the global Head Holder Market presents the latest industry data and future trends, allowing you to recognize the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability …
  • A successful clean-up with #CleanBlueLagoon! 23 Jan 2020 03:02 Park Boulevard Centre, in association with #CleanBlueLagoon, recently hosted their 4th beach clean-up on Saturday, January 18th which commenced from 8am and finished just before lunchtime. #CleanBlueLagoon is a group dedicated to cleaning up and …
  • Alpine or Italian cuisine – a difficult choice 23 Jan 2020 03:02 Should we choose pizza, pasta or lasagna? Or maybe fondue, raclette or rösti? Anyone in the world who loves to eat would unmistakably recognize three popular representatives of Italian cuisine in the three dishes listed first. The other three culinary …
  • Russia's Prime Minister Mishustin Signs Decree for Approval of New Government 23 Jan 2020 03:02 “In order to improve the organization of work of Russia’s government, to optimize the structure and number of employees of the apparatus of the government: approve the attached structure of the apparatus of the government,” the document said. Additionally, …
  • Orion Minerals begins partnering process for Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa 23 Jan 2020 02:30 The decision to undertake a partnering process follows positive results from the ongoing value engineering and optimisation work being undertaken on the Prieska Project bankable feasibility study. Orion Minerals Limited (ASX:ORN) has begun a formal process …
  • Western Union and Bharti Airtel to bring real-time payments to India and Africa 23 Jan 2020 02:29 Getty Images/iStockphoto Western Union and Indian telco Bharti Airtel have partnered to launch two new payments services that will allow customers in India and Africa to move and receive money in real time. As part of the services that are due to …
  • Oxipit partners with HealthCare Konnect to bring AI diagnostics to Africa 23 Jan 2020 01:59 With over 200 million, Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. Although in decline, tuberculosis still accounts for a disproportionate amount of deaths due to lack of timely and effective diagnosis, despite treatments for the disease being …
  • Botswana-Based Accite Holdings Brings Plant-Based Meat Revolution To Africa With Beyond Meat 23 Jan 2020 01:50 Agriculture Published on January 22nd, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai 0 January 22nd, 2020 by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai  Infinite Foods, a subsidiary of Botswana-based Accite Holdings, plans to tackle Africa’s nutrition problem in a more sustainable …
  • ‘Africa’s richest woman’ officially named as suspect in massive Angolan oil fraud investigation 23 Jan 2020 01:43 The daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled Angola for 38 years until his retirement in 2017, Isabel dos Santos recently had her assets in Angola seized. Angola is hoping to recover $1.1 billion that the country says dos Santos, her husband and a …
  • Elumelu: Africa needs massive investment in power, human resources 23 Jan 2020 01:36 The Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Mr. Tony Elumelu, has advocated massive private capital investment as well as increased support to youth development as catalysts for driving economic growth on the …
  • Love Island host Laura Whitmore stuns in yellow swimsuit as she jets out to South Africa 23 Jan 2020 00:08 Laura Whitmore has proven she's got the best job in the world after jetting out to sunny South Africa for Love Island duties. The TV presenter, 34, took to Instagram on Wednesday night to share a photo of herself sunning it by the pool. She looked …
  • England edge South Africa in Nations Cup to keep final hopes alive 22 Jan 2020 23:55 England had lost their opening match of the Nations Cup against New ZealandEngland head coach Jess Thirlby said her players showed a "lot of heart" to beat South Africa 58-54 in the Netball Nations Cup. The win keeps the Roses' hopes of …
  • MOVE 9 member Delbert Orr Africa released after 42 years in prison 22 Jan 2020 23:50 Philadelphia, January 22 (RHC)-- In the U.S., MOVE 9 member Delbert Orr Africa, known as Del Africa, has been released from a Pennsylvania prison after 42 years behind bars. Del Africa was arrested with eight others following a 1978 police raid on the …
  • Uganda president reiterates how Africa ‘betrayed’ Libya, Gaddafi in 2011 22 Jan 2020 23:39 Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says Africa should have taken steps to stop a North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, military intervention in Libya in 2011. According to the long-serving president, Africa’s diplomatic attempts in the …
  • 'Ghost' population of humans discovered in ancient Africa - Livescience.com 22 Jan 2020 23:38 During the Stone Age in what is now western Cameroon, four children who perished before their prime were buried in a natural rock shelter. Now, thousands of years later, an analysis of the ancient DNA found in their bones has revealed secrets about the …
  • Libya: ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (12-18 January 2020) 22 Jan 2020 23:33 Last week, armed clashes and attacks on civilians fell across the continent. The most pronounced fall was recorded in Western Africa, where militant attacks in the Sahel have claimed hundreds of lives in recent weeks. In Northern Africa, a reduction in …
  • Political group in South Africa chants 'death to whites' 22 Jan 2020 23:23 On Wednesday's episode of "The Chad Prather Show," Chad Prather and the Studio 22 crew were joined by activist Jason Bartlett. They discussed the white genocide sweeping across Bartlett's homeland of South Africa. In this clip, Chad …
  • We can't let up against South Africa - we don't want to stumble like the Aussies 22 Jan 2020 22:53 It is amazing how quickly things can turn around in sport and this tour has a great chance of ending on a high after all the challenges we had at the start. Going into the last game knowing you can’t lose the series is sometimes a very dangerous place to …
  • AFRICA/KENYA - Good management of Creation at the center of the Lenten campaign 22 Jan 2020 22:44 Nairobi - "We believe that everything God created is good. Man was created in the image and likeness of God and was commanded to govern creation rationally to bring forth fruit from the earth", said His Exc. Mgr. John Oballa Owaa, Bishop of Ngong …
  • AFRICA/NIGERIA - The head of a Catholic community in central Nigeria has been killed 22 Jan 2020 22:44 Abuja - The head of the Catholic church of Saint Augustine in the Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State in central Nigeria has been killed. According to what Agenzia Fides learns, on the morning of January 20, some bandits, perhaps Fulani shepherds …
  • Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans’ Rise - The New York Times 22 Jan 2020 22:43 In October 2015, scientists reconstructed the genome of a 4,500-year-old man who lived in Ethiopia. It was the first time that anyone had created a complete genetic snapshot of an African from an ancient skeleton. Since then, other researchers have …
  • Uhuru signs Sh227bn deals during first UK-Africa Investment Summit 22 Jan 2020 22:43 By NYAMBEGA GISESA More by this Author President Uhuru Kenyatta signed trade pacts valued at Sh227 billion when he took part in the UK-Africa Investment Summit that ended Wednesday. Kenya is one of the 16 African states that took part in the meeting and …
  • Ethiopia: UN Emergency Fund releases $10 million for East Africa locust outbreak response 22 Jan 2020 22:38 PHOTOS: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmKJZP9c / https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJjP8iS New York, 22 January 2010 - UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock has released US$10 million from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to …
  • Roses problem-solve to beat South Africa 22 Jan 2020 22:12 Watch the match back on the Sky Sports YouTube channel; England face Jamaica on Saturday By Emma Thurston Last Updated: 22/01/20 10:08pm 5:31 Highlights from the Vitality Nations Cup as England faced South Africa Highlights from the Vitality …
  • Monitoring platform goes live in push to break Africa trade barriers 22 Jan 2020 22:01 Thursday, January 23, 2020 0:01 By BRIAN NGUGI Delegates during a 2016 UNCTAD conference in Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU  Kenyan traders can now access the continent’s investment regulatory data on one platform following the launch of an e-portal aimed …
  • Resolving the food security challenge in Africa 22 Jan 2020 22:01 Thursday, January 23, 2020 0:01 By PETER NJONJO | A farmer inspects her maize crop in Subukia. FILE PHOTO | NMG  I once asked myself, why is food expensive in Kenya? This led me on a journey, meeting countless farmers and reviewing a significant amount of …
  • How Africa can tap tech disruption opportunities 22 Jan 2020 22:00 Thursday, January 23, 2020 0:01 By ELVIS MBOYA High technology concept. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Technological disruption is no longer news to any industry. Terms such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, robotics, 3D printing, and the …
  • Ghana leading the future of education in Africa ~ DR. Kingsley Nyarko 22 Jan 2020 21:47 General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020 Source: Kingsley Akwaa, Contributor 2020-01-22 Upon a special invitation by the organizers of the Future of Education Summit; ABN Events Productions in association with Forbes Africa and CNBC Africa, Dr. Kingsley …
  • From Rock Star To Africa’s Number 1; Kuami Eugene Discloses Why He Now Calls Himself, ‘Africa Number One’ 22 Jan 2020 21:46 Multiple award-winning highlife musician, Kuami Eugene from labeling himself as the Rock Star has also started saying ‘Africa Number 1’ in his songs. Well, in an interview with MzGee on 3FM, when asked why he now calls himself by that name, Kuami Eugene …
  • Insight From UK Africa Investment Summit - Channels Television 22 Jan 2020 21:46
  • UHAS Building West Africa’s Biggest Lab 22 Jan 2020 21:45 The University of Health an Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Sokode, near Ho, the Volta Regional Capital will soon have the biggest and most resourced multipurpose laboratory in the entire West African region. The laboratory which is expected to be completed in a …
  • ‘Africa’s richest woman’ now a formal suspect in graft probe 22 Jan 2020 21:22 JOHANNESBURG — Africa’s reputed richest woman is a formal suspect in an investigation into mismanagement and the siphoning off of funds during her time with Angola’s state-run oil company, the country’s attorney general announced Wednesday. The remarks by …
  • The cooking bag from Yorkshire saving lives in Africa 22 Jan 2020 21:08 A group of retirees are travelling to Africa in the hope of changing lives. Catherine Scott reports. What new year’s resolutions do you make when you are retired? Well for members of Howden University of the Third Age (U3A) group, for 2020, their …
  • DNA from child burials reveals 'profoundly different' human landscape in ancient Africa - Science Magazine 22 Jan 2020 20:35 People like these Baka hunter-gatherers once ranged well beyond their current homeland in Central Africa. Cyril Ruoso/MINDEN PICTURES By Ann GibbonsJan. 22, 2020 , 1:00 PM Central Africa is too hot and humid for ancient DNA to survive—or so researchers …
  • 2022 World Cup qualifying: South Africa must target revenge against Ghana 22 Jan 2020 20:34 Sports News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020 Source: GHANAsoccernet.com 2020-01-22 Former South Africa captain, Aaron Mokoena has urged the Bafana Bafana to avenge their last year’s AFCON qualifier defeat against Ghana after they were drawn against the West …
  • President Akufo-Addo meets coach Chris Hughton at UK-Africa Summit 22 Jan 2020 20:29 Sports News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com 2020-01-22 Chris Hughton and Nana Akufo-Addo President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has met former Brighton & Hove Albion coach Chris Hughton at the ongoing UK-Africa …
  • Listen: Netball Nations Cup - England v South Africa 22 Jan 2020 20:07
  • 22 men own more wealth than all of Africa’s 326 million women, international charity says 22 Jan 2020 20:04 Thousands of protesters march on a demonstration against climate change on January 17, 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The protest was taking place ahead of the upcoming annual gathering of world leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum. (Photo by Ronald …
  • Forbes: Two Moroccans Among Africa’s 20 Billionaires 22 Jan 2020 19:41 Rabat – Africa has only 20 billionaires, and Morocco’s Aziz Akhannouch and Othman Benjelloun are among them.  Forbes, an American business magazine, released its 2020 fact sheet on Africa’s richest people on January 17.  Only eight of Africa’s 54 countries …
  • South Africa's stateless children: 'I thought I would be shot' 22 Jan 2020 19:39 According to the World Bank, in 2017 there were approximately four million migrants in South Africa. Of those, 309,000 were refugees or asylum seekers. Save the Children estimates that at least 30 percent of the refugees and migrants who enter South Africa …
  • England provide Jofra Archer injury update ahead of final South Africa Test 22 Jan 2020 19:26 England bowler Jofra Archer is in contention to return for the fourth South Africa Test (Picture: Getty)Graham Thorpe says Jofra Archer ‘looks good’ ahead of the fourth and final Test against South Africa and has talked up the chances of the fast bowler …
  • Benefits of China’s Belt and Road Initiative to Nigeria, Africa 22 Jan 2020 19:13 President Buhari and Chinese President Xi Jinping By Lawal Sale Maida Since Nigeria joined the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and became a member at a summit in Beijing in 2018, Nigeria has recorded several developments as Africa’s largest economy and the …
  • Turkey sets its sights on the Horn of Africa 22 Jan 2020 19:01 Turkey's influence in the Horn of Africa is back in the spotlight, following the announcement that Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas. The invitation was preceded bya maritime agreement Turkey signed with Libya last year, which …
  • DW News Africa with Eddy Micah Jr, 22 January 2020 22 Jan 2020 19:01
  • Ancient kids’ DNA reveals new insights into how Africa was populated 22 Jan 2020 18:59 Four ancient youngsters, one pair from around 8,000 years ago and another from about 3,000 years ago, have opened a window on humankind’s far older, far-flung African origins.  Analyses of the west-central African children’s DNA indicate that at least …
  • Two cheetahs born in the UK are to be sent to Africa and released in the wild 22 Jan 2020 18:51 Two cheetahs born in the UK are to be sent to Africa and released in the wild.   The cheetah brothers, Saba & Nairo, aged two and a half, currently live at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury but will soon be rehomed, making the 6,000 mile trip …
  • Anger rises in South Africa over racial imbalance of sports teams 22 Jan 2020 18:50 There was a time where the inclusion of a solitary black cricketer or rugby player on the field representing South Africa was celebrated as a triumph. Chester Williams lifting the Rugby World Cup in 1995 and Makhaya Ntini opening the bowling for the …
  • Joseph to be screened in Africa and America 22 Jan 2020 18:46 Joseph, the play, is being shown in 43 cinemas across West Africa this week. (GP) Joseph, the movie produced by Barbadian film makers Step By Step Productions (SBS), is opening in 43 cinemas across West Africa this week. Currently being screened in …
  • South Africa's African Rainbow Capital to raise stake in Alexander Forbes 22 Jan 2020 18:34 JOHANNESBURG, Jan 22 (Reuters) - South African investment company African Rainbow Capital (ARC) will increase its shareholding in Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Limited to 33.9% after Mercer Africa pulls out, all three companies said on Wednesday. “At the …
  • Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa 22 Jan 2020 18:33 Newswise — A first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a year after …
  • Tunisia: North Africa’s overlooked migration hub 22 Jan 2020 18:26 Fatoumata Camara and her two young sons have spent nearly two years in a red-brick building in the desert town of Medenine in southeast Tunisia – 3,600 kilometres as the crow flies from her hometown in Guinea, and more than 500 kilometres from the closest …
  • First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past 22 Jan 2020 18:21 An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa. The data, recovered from four individuals buried at an iconic archaeological site in Cameroon …
  • Africa’s producing more fertilizer, but it’s still not getting to all farmers 22 Jan 2020 18:13 This story is part of a series by the Center for Public Integrity, Grist and The World about how our overuse of fertilizer harms the climate and endangers the public. For decades, fertilizer was too expensive for African farmers. It had to be imported, and …
  • Liberia, World Bank Sign US$3.7 Million Agreement to Boost Fisheries Sector - Front Page Africa 22 Jan 2020 18:12 Liberia’s Minister of Finance & Development Planning, Samuel Tweah signed on behalf of the Government, while World Bank Liberia Country Manager, Dr. Khwima Nthana signed on behalf of his institution. Monrovia – The Government of Liberia and the World …
  • Chronicle of a Hypocritical Nation: A Glimpse at the Duplicity of People Critical of Weah’s Leadership - Front Page Africa 22 Jan 2020 18:12 When fallacies and flawed narratives cloud the truth, perception becomes a reality, and all is lost. This is the unfortunate case of Liberia, a nation of contradictions and misconceptions. Liberia has a deep-rooted social structured hierarchy. Those who …
  • Loepfe At ITME Africa 2020 22 Jan 2020 18:04 WETZIKON, Switzerland — January 22, 2020 — ITME Africa will take place for the very first time in Ethiopia on February 2020. Loepfe will be part of the Swiss Pavilion. Africa’s continuously growing textile industry offers exciting possibilities. Especially …
  • Pivot to Africa: Indian Oil Major Inks Pact with Ghanaian Petroleum Giant to Enhance Gas Reserves 22 Jan 2020 17:40 India 19:08 22.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Ghana started commercial oil production in December 2010 and it has been actively involved in creating a petrochemical hub to diversify petroleum industry opportunities for both economic development …
  • “We Are In A Difficult Group,” South Africa 22 Jan 2020 17:11 Coach of Ghana’s 2022 World Cup qualifying group opponents South Africa, Molefi Ntseki says his country have been handed a tough draw. The Bafana Bafana will be battling recent bogey side Ghana as well as fellow Southern African country Zimbabwe and …
  • Africa-focused fintech Flutterwave partners with WorldPay 22 Jan 2020 16:46 Lagos  — Africa-focused fintech firm Flutterwave on Tuesday announced a $35m fundraising round and partnerships with WorldPay and Visa as it targets expansion in north Africa. The start-up, founded in 2016 by Nigerians and headquartered in San Francisco, …
  • We need to expose our kids to Africa culture, says Adewole Lipede 22 Jan 2020 16:20 By Olaitan Ganiu As part of its commitment to improving and exposing African entertainment and culture, Adewole Lipede is set to transform the content business industry in Nigeria. Lipede who is a renowned TV/film producer and content provider is …
  • Albino elephant left with facial scars like The Joker after she was caught in snare in South Africa 22 Jan 2020 16:15 Albino elephant is left with facial scars like Joker after she was caught in a barbaric snare for four days in South Africa Khanyisa was found trapped in a snare near Kruger National Park in South Africa Albino elephant calf was rescued after being stuck …
  • Job cuts might further depress South Africa’s limping economy, analysts say 22 Jan 2020 16:06 African companies have already announced thousands of job cuts. In a country where a third of the labor force is already unemployed, this would put even more strain on demand and economic growth. Almost 8,000 jobs are at risk as companies including Telkom …
  • World Bank urges Africa to embrace global value chains 22 Jan 2020 16:01 January 22, 2020 News Editor Africa, World 0 The World Bank, on Wednesday urged African countries to embrace global value chains to boost their national incomes. The Vice President of development economics and chief economist with World Bank Group, …
  • Goldplat improves operating performance in South Africa and Ghana 22 Jan 2020 15:35 StockMarketWire.com - Gold miner Goldplat said its operating performance had improved in both South Africa and Ghana in the first half, as it benefited from a higher gold spot price. The company's South African operations achieved an operating profit …
  • Pityana appointed to WEF’s Africa Regional Stewardship Board 22 Jan 2020 15:19 Business Unity South Africa president Sipho Pityana has been appointed co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF's) new Africa Regional Stewardship Board (RSB). The RSB is a multi-stakeholder group that will provide strategic advice to shape the WEF’ …
  • Africa’s unmet infrastructure demand worth $108b a year – Adesina 22 Jan 2020 14:58 The AfDB’s Communication and External Relations Department in a statement on Wednesday quoted Adesina as saying at the London Stock Exchange that “the gap is therefore offering huge opportunities for global investors.” The post Africa’s unmet …
  • Sipho Pityana named co-chair of WEF’s new Africa board 22 Jan 2020 14:52 Business leader Sipho Pityana has been appointed co-chair of the World Economic Forum's new Africa Regional Stewardship Board. Pityana – who is also president of BUSA – was in the Team South Africa delegation sent to Davos, Switzerland to participate …
  • Dube Tradeport: Development of an aerotropolis for Africa 22 Jan 2020 14:52 It is the culmination of well-co-ordinated planning and a strategic vision for South Africa. It consists of 32000 hectares and is centred around King Shaka International Airport (KSIA), located 30km north of the city of Durban. It is linked to the seaports …
  • England look to seal series win against shaky South Africa 22 Jan 2020 14:21 England, fresh from their crushing defeat of South Africa in the third Test, are looking strong favourites to claim a series-winning victory in the fourth and final match starting Thursday. South Africa are still struggling to come to terms with the …
  • Flames face West Africa giants 22 Jan 2020 14:14