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Sanlam to buy East African company

 March 22  2017 – Sanlam on Wednesday  (today) said it had agreed to buy the East African business of PineBridge, the leading global multi-asset class asset manager. Sanlam Emerging Markets chief executive officer Junior Ngulube said the acquisition of the company with operations in Kenya and Uganda would enable the group “to build a leading position in institutional, affluent and ... Read More »

Heavy Burundi rains kill 5

 March 18 2017  – HEAVY  rains which hit the north-western Burundi and the north of the capital Bujumbura killed five persons and destroyed 136 houses.  The local administration in Mabayi commune, Cibitoke province, 109 km  in north-western from Bujumbura, told reporters that five persons of the same family had perished following the violent wind, inclement weather and heavy rains which ... Read More »

Xenophobia wars, MTN offices in Abuja vandalised

February 23 2017 – MTN Group on Thursday expressed concern over renewed incidents of xenophobic violence directed against non citizens in  both in SA and Nigeria, following revenge attacks on the company in Abuja  “MTN requests people to exercise restraint and remain calm,” say the network operator. The SA based multinational mobile telecommunications company runs one of its largest operations ... Read More »

AU calls for mass withdrawal of ICC

February 1 2017– THE  African Union (AU) has called for a mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Senegal and Nigeria have opposed the non-binding resolution which calls for the withdrawal. South Africa and Burundi have already decided to withdraw, accusing the ICC of undermining their sovereignty and unfairly targeting Africans, the BBC reported on Wednesday ... Read More »

Gambia waits for Barrow as Jammeh flies out

January 22 2017 – GAMBIA’s capital Banjul on Sunday (today) was awaiting the arrival of the country’s new leader  Adam Barrow and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. Even as  Barrow remained in neighboring Senegal awaiting a triumphant return ... Read More »

Tsvangirai and Maimane hail ECOWAS’s stance in the Gambia

Tsvangirai and Maimane hail ECOWAS's stance in the Gambia

Tsvangirai and Maimane hail ECOWAS’s stance in the Gambia January 21 2017  – THE  executive committee of the Southern African Partnership for Democratic Change (SAPDC), which MDC T president, Morgan Tsvangirai is an executive  member,  on Saturday (today) has  hailed the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) for intervening to enforce the democratic will of the people of Gambia. ... Read More »

WEF 2017 Nigeria’s Osinbajo on stabilising oil production in Niger Delta

Nigeria’s Osinbajo on stabilising oil production

WEF 2017 Nigeria’s Osinbajo on stabilising oil production in Niger Delta January 17  2017 – OLUYENI  Osinbajo, the vice president 0f  Nigeria, Africa’s  largest economy Africa, on Tuesday(today) stressed the need to stabilise the oil producing Niger Delta region and  his country  to diversify away from oil. Speaking at the 47 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, ... Read More »

Mass atrocities loom in South Sudan

AMID growing tensions and increasing despair among South Sudan’s population, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the international community’s failure to act now could put the country on a trajectory towards mass atrocities. “It is time to put the people of South Sudan, and not its leaders, at the forefront of any strategy,” Ki-moon told the UN Security ... Read More »

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