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Shortlist Of The MTN Women in ICT Awards Announced

Candidates for this year’s MTN Women in ICT – Partnership for Change Awards have been announced. The adjudication panel has shortlisted the top three entries that will be competing in their respective categories for the top accolades. The MTN Women in ICT – Partnership for Change Awards is a platform that recognises, honours and celebrates […]


China’s Arms Sales Rise As It Vies With US For Influence On The World Stage

The rivalry between America and China has seen both sides step up international arms sales and transfers as they seek to strengthen military ties with key allies, according to a report published on Monday. The study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which examined the volume of international transfers of major weapons between […]


Isabel dos Santos confirms order for ENDE’s removal from Efacec

João Lourenço ordered the removal of the Empresa Nacional de Distribuição de Electricidade (Angolan National Power Distribution Company – ENDE) from the partnership with Isabel dos Santos at Efacec Power Solutions, the businesswoman told VALOR. “We were notified that the President of the Republic had issued instructions to the Ministry of Energy and Water for […]

News Southern Africa

Zimbabweans Collect Condoms To Make Floor Polish

MARVELLOUS MAKAMBA JOHANNESBURG- Zimbabwean town, Marondera, has run out of free condoms distributed by the National Aids Council (NAC) as enterprising vendors are collecting them in bulk to produce home-made floor polish. Media reports from Zimbabwe say clinics or bars in the small farming town have run out of the freely distributed condoms, exposing residents […]

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Malawi’s Mutharika Pushes Youth Agenda At COMESA

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG- Malawi President Peter Mutharika this week urged leaders to prioritise youth empowerment saying “youth agenda should inevitably be at the core of focus” as he addressed presidents and ministers who attended the COMESA meeting held in Zambia. The 20th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Heads of State and Government […]

Business News

Ecobank appoints Patrick Akinwuntan as the MD of Ecobank Nigeria

LOME- Ecobank has appointed Patrick Akinwuntan as the managing director and regional executive – designate of Ecobank Nigeria, the appointment is subject to applicable regulatory approvals. Prior to this appointment, Akinwuntan was the group executive, consumer banking responsible for leading the consumer banking business across Ecobank’s global network of 40 countries, 36 of which are […]

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Kenyatta calls for accelerated investment in infrastructure

NAIROBI- President Uhuru Kenyatta has made an urgent call for developing and funding bankable infrastructure projects to drive Africa’s growth agenda. In his keynote address at the Africa50 general shareholders meeting held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, President Kenyatta said support for bankable projects in energy, transport, ICT, water and sanitation provide unprecedented opportunities for private […]