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May, 2017

  • 21 May

    Zimbabwe: Property Firms Adjust to Economic Downturn

    [Zimbabwe Standard] Players in the property sector are developing packages to suit low-income earners as they chase the elusive dollar owing to the prevailing harsh economic environment.

  • 21 May

    Hundreds of GMSA workers to lose their jobs

    More than a third of General Motors South Africa's workforce of 1500 workers will lose their jobs.

  • 21 May

    Nigeria: Ethiopian Airlines Warned to Stop Collecting Unauthorised Charges

    [Premium Times] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has ordered Ethiopian Airlines to stop the collection of unauthorised charges forthwith.

  • 21 May

    Economy still built on foundations of oppression:Gigaba

    The vast inequality in South African society is a clear indication that the economy has yet to "escape oppression."

  • 21 May

    South Africa: Renewables Remain Part of SA’s Energy Mix

    [SAnews.gov.za] Cape Town -Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says renewable energy is still part of government's energy mix.

  • 21 May

    Nigeria: Senate Holds Public Hearing On Gas Flaring Bill

    [Vanguard] Abuja -AS part of efforts to get the views and inputs of major stakeholders, international oil companies, IOCs, national oil companies, independent producers, marginal field operators, government agencies and other regulators in the oil and gas sector on the gas flaring prohibition and punishment Bill, the Senate is holding a public hearing.

  • 21 May

    Nigeria: WannaCry Attack – Technology Agency Urges Sustained Cybersecurity Awareness

    [Premium Times] The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians that the recent WannaCry or WannaCript ransomware attack has been contained and Nigeria was largely spared from the attack due to the massive enlightenment campaign, awareness and proactive measures put in place to swiftly deal with any reported incident. The efforts of all stakeholders in the IT industry are highly commendable and appreciated.

  • 21 May

    South Africa: Eskom to Keep Lights On This Winter

    [SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -As the winter season takes grip of the country, Eskom is ready to keep the lights on.

  • 21 May

    SA’s medicine dispensing ATM wins prestigious German Award

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    Last night in Berlin, Daniela Rudner, Senior Technical Advisor, GIZ; Dirk Beils, MD, MACH4 Germany and Dr Shabir Banoo, Chief Technical Specialist for Pharmaceutical Programmes, Right to Care with the Global Health Award. A healthcare innovation, which was the result of the cumulative efforts of German and South African innovators, walked away as the big winners at last nights German Global Health Awards held at the B20 Global Health Conference in Berlin. Mach4 Automatisierunstechnik GmbH came in first prize in the category ‘Small and Medium Enterprises’ at this first-ever Global Health Awards. ...

  • 21 May

    Parenting? There’s an App for that

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    It is important that parents know how to protect their kids in this digital age. The fact that 80% of cellphone users keep their mobile devices within arm's reach, coupled with growing acceptance of pre-teen mobile use, means parenting in the age of always-on connectivity has taken on a decidedly digital edge. This is according to South Africa's Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) which believes that the solution, and the challenge of protecting children from digital threats are two sides of the same mobile coin. "Parents cannot hope to be 'always-on', standing ready to guide their children as they navigate social media, over the...

  • 21 May

    South Africa: General Motors’ Withdrawal a Vote of No Confidence in the ANC

    [DA] General Motors' (GM) announcement today that it is withdrawing its manufacturing facilities from the South African market is a major vote of no confidence in this government's leadership of the economy. According to GM, it is withdrawing because the South Africa can no longer "provide GM with the expected returns of other global investment opportunities."

  • 21 May

    Liberia: Cellcom Turns Orange Fast Internet, New Digital Services Assured Featured

    [The Capitol Times] As Liberia opens a new charter in its globalization of the telecommunication sector, Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications giants, has finally taken the helm at Cellcom with a promise to improve digital services and faster internet.

  • 21 May

    Zimbabwe: Why Europe Banned AirZim

    [Zimbabwe Standard] The European Commission ban on Air Zimbabwe was precipitated by the failure by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) to follow up on progress made by the airline to address safety deficiencies, Standardbusiness heard last week.

  • 21 May

    Nigeria: Nigeria: Customs Destroys Seized Poultry Products Worth U.S.$44,000

    [Guardian] The Nigerian Customs Service on Sunday in Benin destroyed seized imported poultry products worth N14 million.

  • 21 May

    Kenya: Volvo to Unveil Locally Assembled Lorries Next Year

    [Nation] Volvo Trucks will roll out locally assembled lorries in 2018 as part of a Sh2.5 billion ($25 million) investment.

  • 21 May

    Ethiopia: The Need to Boost Corporate Bond Issuance in Ethiopia

    [Addis Fortune] Humankind has experienced lending, earning interest on debt and borrowing for ages. Even the Holy Bible is not against the act of borrowing. What it prohibits is not paying back debt and usury. In the modern world also, borrowing either directly through the bank or in the form of debt securities, or bonds is a good source of raising capital.

  • 21 May

    South Africa: Police Fire Teargas At Nehawu Protesters Outside University of Pretoria

    [News24Wire] Police used teargas against protesting Nehawu members outside the University of Pretoria on Friday morning.

  • 21 May

    Nigeria: Nigeria to Face Shortage of Doctors, Nurses By 2030 – Ministry

    [Daily Trust] The Federal Ministry of Health said Nigeria could face shortage in health workers by 2030, when it would need some 149,852 doctors and 471,353 nurses.

  • 21 May

    East Africa: Keep Off East African Community Affairs, European Union Warned

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The East African Community Heads of State yesterday told the European Union to remove economic and trade sanctions on Burundi if it expects the member states to sign the Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA).

  • 21 May

    Mauritius: National Assembly – the Business Facilitation Miscellaneous Provisions Bill Voted

    [Government of Mauritius] The Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill was voted in the National Assembly on 16 May 2017.