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Jozi most visited African city

October 10 2017 – SA’s most-populated city, Johannesburg, has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa in 2016 followed by Cape Town, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index released on Tuesday. The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index showed that Johannesburg welcomed 4.57 million international overnight visitors in 2016, a 24 percent increase on the previous ... Read More »

Africa has great business potential – Trump

September 21 –  THERE is great potential in Africa, says US President Donald Trump at a working lunch with African leaders at the 72ndSession of the UN general assembly (UNGA) in New York. Leaders from Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa were told that he foresaw partnerships between the US and Africa for promoting prosperity and ... Read More »

New Development Bank to benefit Africa – Zuma

August 17  2017  –THE  New Development Bank (NDB) was set to benefit infrastructure projects on the African continent as a whole, and having a permanent regional centre showed commitment to that undertaking, says President Jacob Zuma. Speaking at the launch of the African Regional Centre of the NDB in Sandton, Zuma says “We are therefore happy to know that the ... Read More »

Zimbabwean woman arrested for smuggling rhino horns at Jozi airport

August 11 2017 – A ZIMBABWEAN  woman  has been arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, for smuggling and the illegal possession of two rhino horns, says the environmental affairs department said on Friday(yesterday) “The 30-year-old  woman was arrested after suspicious items were noticed by private security personnel during scanning of her check-in luggage and reported to customs ... Read More »

Ghana’s industry inflation declines

July 26 2017  — THE  Producer Price Index (PPI) announced here on Wednesday by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) declined 0.1 percentage points to 3.6 percent year-on-year for June 2017 in Ghana, relative to the 3.7 percent recorded for May 2017. Acting Government Statistician Baah Wadieh explained that the slight dip in the PPI was due to a base-drift effect ... Read More »

Concern over rise in Zim political violence

July 19 2017 ‑ ZIMBABWEAN civic society organisations have raised concern over the “rise in political intolerance” in the country following the torching of MDC-T vice-president Elias Mudzuri’s near the city centre in the capital Harare yesterday, and the destruction of a perimeter wall at the house of the opposition party’s councillor, Wilton Janjazi, in the Kuwadzana high-density suburb. ZimRights said it ... Read More »

Ethiopia earns record US$866 mln from coffee exports

July 12 2017 – ETHIOPIA has announced a record  US$866 million earning from coffee export during the just concluded fiscal year. The announcement by the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority on Wednesday said Ethiopia has secured the revenue from the export of 221 000 tonnes of coffee to the global market. According to the authority, the country ... Read More »

Nambians protest against Shoprite

Shoprite hikes six months turnover to R71bln

July 02 2017 –  A crowd of Namibians gathered in unity last Friday in front of Shoprite, threatening to boycott the  supermarket  if  the company does not  comply with  it  better  working conditions and the reinstatement of employees dismissed in 2015. The angry crowd, in collaboration with the Economic and Social Justice Trust and other organisations, convened a demonstration in ... Read More »

US$713m missing in Mozambique

June 25 2017 – MOZAMBICAN  auditors cannot account for at least 36% of the over two billion US dollars borrowed from European banks (Credit Suisse and VTB of Russia) in 2013 and 2014 by three Mozambican security related companies, Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company), Proindicus and MAM (Mozambique Assets Management), report IOL The Mozambican Attorney-General’s Office (PGR) on Saturday published the ... Read More »

Taxify lures Uber drivers with bigger fare share

June 18  2017 – THE  key to success for ride-hailing providers like Uber is keeping drivers happy so they run their app, ensuring that enough cars respond to passenger demand. Estonia upstart Taxify is hoping to win over drivers and take on Uber Technologies Inc, the industry leader, by offering a larger share of the profit. Upstarts across the world, ... Read More »

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