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October, 2017

  • 21 October

    Angola:Angola to Launch First Satellite in December

    [East African] Angola will launch into orbit its first communications satellite on December 7, a government official has said.

  • 21 October

    South Africa:Bellville Trains Terminated Due to Protest Action

    [News24Wire] Metrorail has terminated trains travelling from Cape Town to Bellville via Lavistown due to protest action on Saturday.

  • 21 October

    Property mogul shares tips on buy to let investment

    Property investment mogul Franois Janse van Rensburg, has put together his almost two decades worth of knowledge he acquired throughout his career into a book

  • 21 October

    Cape Town rail commuters demand better services

    Cape Town rail commuters marched on the offices of rail passenger agency, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, demanding better services.

  • 21 October

    South Africa:To Build an Equitable Energy Future We Need to Put Differences Aside

    [Daily Maverick] Co-operation is key for a sustainable and equitable energy future. Therefore, we need to put our differences aside and agree on a common goal.

  • 21 October

    Uganda:Australian Oil Firm Armour Energy Joins Uganda’s Upstream Oil Sector

    [Oil in Uganda] Government of Uganda signed a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), and issued a License for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production over the Kanywataba Contract Area with Armour Energy Limited (AEL) from Australia. The exploration license was signed on Thursday, September 14 at Amber House in Kampala. Energy Minister, Irene Muloni signed on behalf of government, while Armour Energy Limited was represented by its Chief Executive Officer. The Kanywataba Contract Area is located in

  • 21 October

    Nigeria:I Will Dedicate My Life to Feeding the World, Adesina Vows

    [Vanguard] ... to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

  • 21 October

    Nigeria:Adesina’s Prize Will Stimulate Interest in Agriculture – Obasanjo

    [Vanguard] Iowa (United State) - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the World Food Prize (WFP) award to Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will stimulate people's interest in agriculture.

  • 21 October

    Mauritania:Mauritian Digital Tech Enable Lists On JSE

    [CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE digital economy enabler, 4Sight Holdings Limited, has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Incorporated in Mauritius, it listed in Non-Equity Investment Instruments sector of the JSE's alternative public equity exchange (AltX) board aimed at small and medium-sized companies. Donna Nemer, Director: Capital Markets at the JSE, said as an exchange, it was important to the JSE to contribute to creating more opportunities for small and medium-sized companies to raise capital and grow their busin

  • 21 October

    Zimbabwe:Revenue Authority Boss Calls for Stock Exchange Circuit Breakers

    [Financial Gazette] Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) chairperson Willia Bonyongwe has called on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) to consider introducing circuit breakers as a way of insulating the market against potential upheaval.

  • 21 October

    Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student

    Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student. Every student needs a reliable laptop to complete school assignments, research papers, and essays. Getting a laptop that is capable of all the computing needs of a student is no longer a struggle. Things to consider when buying a laptop as a student range from storage, performance, battery life and whether the device will be able to handle extracurricular activities, such as social networking, watching movies, listening to music, posting photos, gaming, and video chatting with friends. Depending on your budget, some laptops offer a wide range of specifications including a selection of processors - for instance, you can choose one ...

  • 21 October

    AfricaCom 2017: New digital health conference stream added to AfricaCom agenda

    AfricaCom 2017 – New digital health conference stream added to AfricaCom agenda. Mobile technology is without doubt the next great ‘enabler’ in healthcare in Africa. A mobile phone has become a biosensor, a laboratory, a scanner and a data processor and e-Health is rapidly proving its potential to improve workplace efficiencies, increase patient safety, better co-ordinate care, facilitate payments and engage patients. The continent’s single largest and most ‘connected’ technology, media ...

  • 21 October

    Namibia:It Is Just a Technical Glitch, We Were Not Hacked – Pick n Pay

    [Namibia Economist] Pick 'n Pay Namibia this week refuted claims that their electronic payment system at its stores was hacked and stated that the duplicate transactions being experienced are due to a technical error.

  • 21 October

    Zimbabwe:Revenue Collector Beats Target, Collects U.S.$1 Billion

    [The Source] Zimbabwe's gross revenue collections in the quarter ended September amounted to $1,03 billion surpassing the target of $863 million by 19 percent, the tax agency said on Thursday.

  • 21 October

    Nigeria:Oil Spills Lead to Increased Newborn Mortality in the Niger Delta

    [Deutsche Welle] Researchers from the University of Sankt Gallen have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception.

  • 21 October

    Kenya:Helicopter Crashes in Lake Nakuru

    [East African] A helicopter crashed in Lake Nakuru shortly after take off from a hotel in the town that is about 160km northwest of Kenyan capital Nairobi.

  • 21 October

    Tanzania:Oman Assures Tanzania of Commitment to Industrial Growth

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The King of Oman, Sayyid Al Said, has assured Tanzania of his country's commitment to investing in industries, oil and gas as well as adding value to minerals being extracted in the country.

  • 21 October

    Nigeria:Kachikwu Tasks Oil Firms to Increase Investment in Exploration, Production

    [This Day] The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has tasked private investors in the petroleum sector to actively invest in exploration and production of crude oil, by tapping into opportunities available in the sector.

  • 21 October

    South Africa:Polce Welcome Labour Court’s Decision on Emergency Line Workers

    [Govt of SA] The South African Police Service (SAPS) welcomes the Labour Court's judgement, which dismissed with costs an urgent application by the South African Policing Union (SAPU) to interdict the SAPS from taking disciplinary action against 10111 SAPU-affiliated workers who have embarked on an unprotected strike.

  • 21 October

    South Africa:Minister Mildred Oliphant Urges Construction Companies to Comply With Labour Laws

    [Govt of SA] Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant used her visit to the Royal Bafokeng Housing project to urge construction companies to abide by all labour laws or risk stern action from the Department.