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November, 2017

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:How Nigeria Moved to Top 10 Most Improved Economies

    [Daily Trust] The recent recognition of Nigeria as one of the top 10 most improved economies in the world by the Wold Bank is a testimony that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration's reforms in ease of doing business in the country are working.

  • 2 November

    Zambia:Judges Silence ‘Rumble of Malice’

    [Legalbrief] Brave judgments, giving the clearest illustration of judicial independence are being delivered all over Africa. The courts in South Africa are often praised for their courage and independence, but it is increasingly a virtue being seen elsewhere. Take the case of Butler Asimbuyu Sitali, decided by the court of appeal in Zambia, for example.

  • 2 November

    South Africa:Affirmative Action, Black Economic Empowerment to Be Challenged

    [News24Wire] The Constitutional Court is on Thursday expected to hear a case brought by trade union Solidarity and the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners' Association (Saripa) challenging the constitutionality of BEE and affirmative action.

  • 2 November

    Malawi:World Bank Hails Reforms in Business Environment

    [Nyasa Times] Malawi has been ranked 110th on the ease of doing business index, up from 133, World Bank Doing Business 2018 Report has revealed as Minister of Agriculture, Irrigatuon and Water Development, Jospeh Mwanamvekha has assured government will sustsain the gains and push for more reforms.

  • 2 November

    South Sudan:President Kiir and Sudanese Counterpart Confer in Khartoum

    [VOA] South Sudan President Salva Kiir flew to Khartoum on Wednesday for a two-day summit with his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir, to talk about economic issues in the once-rebel-controlled former Unity State.

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:International Development Secretary Celebrates Growing Relationship Between Financial Hubs of London and Lagos

    [PR Newswire] London -The International Development Secretary addressed leading Nigerian investors as she opened the London Stock Exchange this morning

  • 2 November

    Zimbabwe:Harare Gets U.S.$26 Million for Roads

    [The Herald] Harare City Council has received $26 million from Government's Emergency Rehabilitation Fund to ensure that roads are repaired before the onset of the rainy season. According to recent ordinary council minutes, Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube told councillors that so far $6 million has been used in road maintenance. "The Acting Town Clerk advised that the programme was being funded by the Emergency Rehabilitation Fund and City of Harare had been awarded $26 million, and so far, $6 million had been us

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:NSE Indices Sustain Rising Profile, Up By N72 Billion

    [Guardian] Equity transactions on the trading floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), continued in upbeat yesterday, as more blue chip stocks join the league of gainers, resulting to a further rise in market capitalisation by N72billion.

  • 2 November

    PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup November 2017

    PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup November 2017. The PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup for November 2017 has been officially revealed. Looking back at the October 2017 lineup, gamers were offered the opportunity to download and play the likes of Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, the Amnesia: Collection, and RIGS: Mechanised Combat League. While last month's lineup was rather fantastic, the team at PlayStation has once again exceeded our expectations with the PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup for November 2017. This month, PlayStation Plus subscribers can download the following titles for free: • Worms Battlegrounds (PS4) • Bound (PS4/...

  • 2 November

    MySidekick shopping specials app launches in South Africa

    MySidekick shopping specials app launches in South Africa. On Wednesday 1 November 2017 MySidekick, a Stellenbosch based Tech Start-up, announced that they have released a new app which acts as a shopping application that hunts down deals for you while you shop. The app acts as a personal shopping assistant by using your location to identify all the sales items and prices that are nearby. The app aims to eliminate the hours spent browsing newspapers and print catalogues for weekly specials or even...

  • 2 November

    Africa:Deutsche Welle Akademie Opens Third Office on the Continent

    [New Era] Windhoek -The media development organisation, DW Akademie, has opened an office in Windhoek, Namibia - its third office on the African continent. Other African offices are in Accra, Ghana and Kampala, Uganda.

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:Milk Makers Putting Profit Over Science, and Conning Parents

    [Daily Trust] You have a baby, and there comes a time when-by choice or necessity-you might need to introduce infant formula. You go for the choicest brand on the market. After all, who wants their precious little one not to get the best?

  • 2 November

    Tanzania:Acacia Mining CEO, Chief Financial Officer Quit

    [East African] Acacia Mining's top executives have quit barely two weeks after the holding firm Barrick Gold struck a $300 million deal with Tanzania to resolve a tax dispute.

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:Four-Storey Building Collapses in Lagos

    [Guardian] A four-Storey building under construction along Herbert Macaulay way Ebute-Metta, Lagos Mainland collapsed on Wednesday morning. The building, according to the General Manager, Lagos Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Engr. Lekan Shodeinde, was under construction when it collapsed and that all necessary notices had been served to the developer, including a stop work notice.

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:Investors’ Wealth Appreciates By 3.2% in One Month

    [Guardian] Following price gains recorded by many blue chip companies, trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange maintained an upward trend yesterday, as investors' wealth soared by 3.2 per cent in one month.

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:UK Investors to Visit Nigeria Over Rejection of Yam Export

    [Guardian] Abuja -The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed of plans by some investors from United Kingdom (U.K.) to come and train exporters of agricultural produce on the international standard for exporting their produce to forestall rejection.

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:Your Natural Ability – a Cure to Unemployment

    [This Day] We are not limited as a nation or as an individual because of what we do not have but what we have but don't know how to use it.

  • 2 November

    South Africa:National Broadcaster Staff Down Tools

    [News24Wire] SABC employees across the country, including journalists and newsreaders, have downed tools and embarked on strike action, saying that they are fed up with political interference in reporting.

  • 2 November

    Africa:What Africa Needs – Roads and Bridges, Cooking Oil and Cement

    [allAfrica] Addis Ababa -Roads and railways, bridges and harbours - that's what we need to invest in if we are to grow Africa's economies and provide jobs for the millions of young people who want to become part of the continent's growth.

  • 2 November

    Nigeria:Danbatta – Ubiquitous Broadband Penetration Will Boost Local Production, Reduce Import Dependence

    [This Day] Given the current 21 per cent broadband penetration in the country, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has called for increased penetration of broadband across the nooks and crannies of the country, insisting that ubiquitous broadband will not only boost broadband penetration, but will also reduce ICT import dependence.