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Chepkemoi Magdaline, founder and executive director of EldoHub

ECA, ICC Launch Centres of Entrepreneurship In Africa

By Staff Reporter THE Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have jointly launched Centres of Entrepreneurship in Africa, under the theme, ‘Creating Livelihoods for Inclusion’. With strategic locations across Africa, the ECA – ICC Centres of Entrepreneurship will work with various stakeholders, including businesses, chambers of commerce, academic institutions,

Jacob Zuma

 Zuma Loses Bid To Overturn Jail Sentence

TimesLIVE The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application to rescind the court’s earlier judgment, which sentenced him to 15 months’ imprisonment for contempt of court. The country’s apex court had sentenced Zuma in June for failure to comply with an order the court passed in January ordering the former president to

Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu poses for media in the high court in Palm Ridge before taking the stand to defend herself in a multiple murder trial.

Alleged Serial Killer Cop Rosemary Ndlovu Was Generous To Colleagues

TimesLive The former police officer on trial for allegedly murdering and plotting to kill relatives to cash in life insurance policies has been described by former colleagues as a regular gambler who often bought them lunch. Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu, who is facing six charges of murder, and others including fraud and attempted murder, was apparently

Remittance To Africa Projected To Decrease In 2021

By Staff Reporter REMITTANCES to African countries are expected to decrease by 5,4 percent from US$44 billion in 2020 to a projected total of US$41 billion in 2021 due to the effects of Covid 19 pandemic, according to findings of Continental Migration Report for 2021. The report, titled “African regional review of implementation of the

Cybercrime A Barrier To Africa’s Thriving Digital Economy

By Staff Reporter CYBERCRIME is one of the top risk factors likely to jeopardize Africa’s economy especially at this time when the continent is transitioning to e-commerce under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), according to panelists at a Book Talk hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) recently. The “Book Talk” was

Angola President João Lourenço

Angola Opposition Protests Against Vote Law Changes

BBC HUNDREDS of opposition supporters have held a march in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to protest against changes to electoral laws. Under the new legislation, votes will be tallied centrally instead of being counted in the regions. Critics say this will reduce transparency. The demonstration was organised by the main opposition Unita party and joined

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema

Zambian President Promises To Cut Deficit, Review Mining Policies

Reuters ZAMBIAN President Hakainde Hichilema said Friday his new government would implement policies to reduce the fiscal deficit, restore economic growth, and review mining policies. In his first address to a new session of parliament since his election in August, Hichilema said officials would also review agricultural policies, revise electricity prices, and reform state power

Nigerian Students Amass Degrees To Stay In Europe

BBC AFTER more than 200 unsuccessful job applications on LinkedIn alone, Nigerian student Modupe Osunkoya knew time was running out for her to extend her stay in Belgium.  With three months left on her student visa, she either had to get a job or leave the country. But there was another option – enrolling for

Stakeholders Meet On The Implementation Of Global Compact For Migration In Africa

By Staff Reporter STAKEHOLDERS involved in the migration sector have met today to share their perspectives on a cohesive implementation of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration (GCM) in Africa. The purpose of the meeting was to review the GCM’s implementation, discuss pressing challenges, share good practices and make recommendations to the

Hissène Habré

Convicted Ex-Chadian Leader Hissène Habré Dies

BBC CHAD’S ex-ruler Hissène Habré has died at the age of 79 while serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. He was being treated for a coronavirus infection, reports say. Habré was found guilty in 2016 of crimes committed while he was president from 1982 to 1990. The conviction was the result of a

Dozens Die As Burkina Faso Militants Raid Convoy

BBC Africa At least 47 people, including 30 civilians, have been killed in northern Burkina Faso, in a clash between Islamist militants and government forces. At least 19 more people were wounded after the suspected jihadists raided a military convoy escorting civilians on Wednesday, the ministry of communication announced. It said 14 soldiers and three

Jacob Zuma

Zuma Undergoes Surgery

AFP THE 79-year-old says the corruption case against him is politically motivatedImage caption: The 79-year-old says the corruption case against him is politically motivated South Africa’s jailed former President Jacob Zuma has undergone surgery and remains in hospital, prison officials say. The 79-year-old is due to have other procedures in the coming days, Singabakho Nxumalo,

Authorities Say Moza Town Now Safe For Civilians

AfricaNews THE governor of Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province said Thursday that the city of Mocimboa da Praia was safe for people to return. It was retaken from Islamist insurgents by a joint force of Rwandan and government forces on Sunday. “With this force, which has been done to put them out of this city,

SA’s Giant Aquaponics Facility Opens Doors.

By Kenneth Matimaire SOUTH African firm Integrated Aquaculture (Pvt) Ltd’s biggest aquaponics facility has finally commenced operations following eight months of construction despite setbacks induced by the coronavirus pandemic. The technically advanced facility is a partnership between Integrated Aquaculture and German based Desertfoods International GmbH (limited liability company) that was reached in last year. The

Former Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir

Sudan Hands Over Former President Al-Bashir To ICC

By Leopold Munhende SUDAN is expected to hand over its former President Omar al-Bashir and some of his cronies to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday. They are all wanted for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the Darfur region early 2000s. Al-Bashir’s crimes emanate from his decision to respond to conflict in Darfur by

Edgar Lungu

Zambia’s Lungu Faces Tight Election As Debt Crisis Bites

Reuters ZAMBIA’S President Edgar Lungu will seek to fend off a perennial opposition challenger in a vote on Thursday that may be decided by frustrated young voters amid economic turmoil and a pending bailout for one of Africa’s most indebted nations. Investors are closely watching the Aug. 12 vote in the major copper producer which

Rwanda Defence Forces says it has recaptured Moza’s port town

TimesLIVE RWANDAN and Mozambican security forces have recaptured the port town of Mocimboa da Praia, an insurgents’ stronghold, the Rwanda Defence Force said on Sunday. Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, which has gas developments worth some $60bn, has since 2017 harboured an Islamist insurgency. The unrest escalated as insurgents, linked to Islamic State, seized