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Illegal mining out of control, says rescue organisation
Mines Rescue South Africa chief executive officer Christo de Klerk estimates there could be thousands of bodies of illegal miners trapped underground.
[IOL] 27/09/2016

 
Lagos signs MoU with AWIEF to empower women entrepreneurs
Lagos State Government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) expected to facilitate the process of ensuring that women entrepreneurs have access to $300 million fund to boost their businesses. The State’s (...)
[The Nation] 27/09/2016

 
Tips to help keep motorists safe from hijackers
The South African Insurance Association shares safety tips to help combat the increase of almost 15% in car hijackings over the last two years.
[IOL] 27/09/2016

 
South Africa: Political Interference Weakening the Rule of Law
[ISS] One of the founding values of democratic South Africa is 'the supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law'. The World Justice Project defines 'rule of law' as 'the process by which the laws [in a democracy] are enacted, administered, and enforced is accessible, fair, and efficient'. (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Africa: AfDB Injects U.S.$1 Billion to End Youth Unemployment
[IPS] Rome -The African Development Bank (AfDB) together with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is embarking on the initiative "Jobs for Youth in Africa", aimed to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating 8 million agribusiness jobs within five (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Rwanda reviewing electricity tariff structure
Rwandans could see power tariffs reducing, if all efforts go in accordance with the additional power generation anticipated from the diversification of energy sources. By theabfortune Energy Development Corporation Ltd, a subsidiary of Rwanda Energy Group Ltd, has proposed to review the present electricity tariff...
[The African Business Fortune] 27/09/2016

Africa: When the Drugs Don't Work
[IRIN] World leaders came together this week to agree on a global response to the escalating problem of Antimicrobial Drug Resistance (AMR), but will new measures actually reach the developing world where they are most needed?
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

South Africa: Cell C introduces new promotional LTE packages
Cell C has announced their new LTE packages. Ideally suited for home, home office and small business environments, Cell C’s five new promotional contract LTE packages offer consumers higher speed data services at the best possible price. Cell C is entering the market with its first range of (...)
[IT News Africa] 27/09/2016

Mobile Money a big hit for South Africans
South Africans are showing significant appetite for mobile money solutions, this is according to the latest data from FNB eWallet Solutions, which shows that 4.2 million new eWallets were created over the last 12 months, a rate of about 350 000 new eWallets per month. The bank says it is also (...)
[IT News Africa] 27/09/2016

Nigeria looking to localise IT solutions
The Nigerian information technology sector is among the fastest growing in Africa and although there is significant growth Nigerians believe the consumption of foreign IT solutions is causing shrinking market. According to a report by Vanguard, the Nigerian Federal government needs to reverse (...)
[IT News Africa] 27/09/2016

Dell EMC Solutions increases presence in Africa
Dell EMC has announced the expansion of Dell EMC OEM Solutions in Africa, with dedicated local original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions specialists available to help OEM and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) customers take their intellectual property to (...)
[IT News Africa] 27/09/2016

Africa: Invest in Marine Economy, African Ministers Say
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Sub-Saharan Africa should invest in research and development to promote blue economy - which includes marine biotechnology, fisheries, aquaculture, transport and tourism - for sustainable development, say African (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

SA’s water scarcity ranking disputed
South Africa does not rank among the top 30 driest countries in the world when average rainfall per year is compared, writes Gopolang Makou.
[IOL] 27/09/2016

Africa: 'We Don't Need to Grow More Food to Cut Hunger in Africa' - Activist
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Turin -Slow Food International, a grassroots movement of farmers, chefs, activists and academics, is campaigning to improve the quality of food and lives of producers
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Africa: WHO - 90 Percent of World's Population Breathe Dirty Air
[Al Jazeera] Nine out of 10 people globally live in places with poor air quality, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, blaming a worldwide air pollution crisis for being a major factor in millions of deaths per year.
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

South Africa's Capitec Bank cuts back lending to poorer workers
South Africa's Capitec Bank cuts back lending to poorer workers
South Africa's Capitec Bank warned on Tuesday that it was cutting back on lending to cash-strapped consumers from lower income groups as it posted a 19% rise in half-year profit on steady growth among more affluent clients.
[Africa Report] 27/09/2016

 
South Africa: Madiba's Prison Cell Replica Unveiled in Mitchells Plain
[SAnews.gov.za] Cape Town -Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says young people must use the country's rich heritage to engage in a future that is different from the past South Africa.
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

East Africa: Uganda Beefed Up Border Security After Attacks
[Monitor] Uganda has heightened the security watch over its border with South Sudan following an offensive launched by South Sudan's People's Liberation Army (SPLA) against militias operating in Magwi County, Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan over the (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Ethiopia: 'The Blood Flowing in Oromia Is Our Blood Too'
[African Arguments] For decades, the ruling party has governed by pitting the Oromo and Amhara against one another. Now the two groups are joining forces against the government.
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Somalia: Nation Extends Election Dates By 30 Days
[East African] Somalia has postponed its presidential and parliamentary election dates by a month due to clan disputes, security threats and unpreparedness, the electoral body said.
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Africa: Population Growth Extremes - Doublers and Decliners
[IPS] New York -While the world's population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year - about half the peak level of the late 1960s - enormous differences in demographic growth among countries are increasingly evident and of mounting concern to countries and the international (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Is this Africa’s best party?
Ghana's Asafotufiami Festival celebrates the victories of local warriors. No one knows when it started, but it's the biggest cultural festival on the calendar.
[USAfricaonline] 27/09/2016

Africa: How Do We Cut Poverty and Emissions? Fund Some Clean Energy
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rich nations can protect their own best interests by helping the poorest countries adopt clean power
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa
With the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the horizon, the World Economic Forum predicts that over a third of the most important workplace skills will change in the next five years. One of the most important and tough tasks educators are faced with is preparing students for the workplace of the (...)
[IT News Africa] 27/09/2016

TECNO Mobile expands beyond Africa, introduces Phantom 6 and 6 plus
TECNO Telecoms takes official step into the international scene and launched its flagship devices the Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus in Dubai. The new Phantom 6 wears an ultra slim design with premium chamfered edges, spotting the TECNO brand’s first dual rear camera technology- a high definition (...)
[IT News Africa] 27/09/2016

African Development Bank aims to lend Nigeria $4.1bn for power and farming
African Development Bank aims to lend Nigeria $4.1bn for power and farming
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is set to lend Nigeria a total $4.1bn over 2016 and 2017, and $10bn by 2019, its president said on Monday, to help Africa's biggest economy plug its budget gap and develop its infrastructure.
[Africa Report] 27/09/2016

 
Nigeria: State to Get U.S.$1 Billion Loan to Bridge Budget Gap
[Leadership] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged to offer a $1 billion loan to Nigeria, to support the country with the funding of the $2.2 trillion shortfall in the 2016 budget.
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

East Africa: Tanzania Committed to Pharmaceutical, Health Policy
[Daily News] The government has reaffirmed its commitment to develop and implement regional pharmaceutical and health technologies policy at the country level.
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2016

Nigeria to get $1b AfDB loan to bridge budget gap
Nigeria will overcome its problems, says Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured that Nigeria has the people and the resources to surmount her economic problems. He gave the assurance while receiving President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, at the (...)
[The Nation] 27/09/2016

Liberian Lawmaker Denied Entry into U.S. For Attempting to Relocate Family After Wife Overstayed
Monrovia - FrontPageAfrica has in its possession a copy of U.S. Homeland Security document in which it denied Representative Solomon George (Congress for Democratic Change, District #7, Montserrado County) entry into the United States of America by withdrawing his application for (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 27/09/2016

Supreme Court Extends Sentences of 11 Convicted over Arcelor Mittal Riot
Monrovia - The Supreme Court of Liberia has sentenced 11 defendants to 15 years detention, adding an additional five to the 10 years given previously by a court in Grand Bassa County. Report by Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo/ betty.johnson@frontpageafricaonline.com The judgment by the high court (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 26/09/2016

Death in the morning: Why Amisom soldiers had little fighting chance in Janaale
The EastAfrican reveals chronic shortages of key equipment and operational mistakes that lead to overrunning of Amisom bases.
[East Africa News Post] 26/09/2016

Nigeria will overcome its problems – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured that Nigeria has the people and the resources to surmount her economic problems. He gave the assurance while receiving President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, at State House, Abuja. In a statement by the Special (...)
[The Nation] 26/09/2016

ANC MPs support #DataMustFall
The African National Congress in Parliament has thrown its weight behind the campaign to reduce the cost of communication by mobile operators.
[IOL] 26/09/2016

Radebe commits to end open defecation in SA
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has committed to ending the practice of open defecation in South Africa by 2030.
[IOL] 26/09/2016

AfDB approves $1bn loan for Nigeria
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $1 billion loan towards meeting the deficits in Nigeria’s 2016 Budget, believed to partly responsible for the country’s economic crisis. The loan is provided at 1.2 percent interest rate. AfDB President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, disclosed these to (...)
[The Nation] 26/09/2016

Africa: A Global Scoring System Shows Africa Falling Behind On Health Goals
[The Conversation Africa] In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly set the global development agenda for the next 15 years. The adoption of the new sustainable development goals included a range of targets to tackle the world's health (...)
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

South Africa: Official Brushes Off Children With Disabilities
[HRW] A top South African official spoke in glowing terms earlier this week about the country's successes in ensuring children with disabilities have the same opportunities as other children when it's time to go to school.
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

Africa: How Smell of Chickens Repels Most Common Malaria Carrying Mosquito
[The Conversation Africa] One of the world's dominant malaria vectors is Anopheles arabiensis. Humans are its preferred blood meal although it also feeds on other livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep. But recent research shows that chickens are a non-host species for this vector. This (...)
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

Murray Williams: Raise SA flag as a public promise
Imagine if the South African flag was raised everywhere, every morning - especially at our schools and universities, says Murray Williams.
[IOL] 26/09/2016

Africa: Africa's Elephant Ivory: Sell or Destroy?
[VOA] Huge orange flames and plumes of smoke filled the air at Nairobi National Park in April, a sobering image as 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horn were destroyed.
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

Kenya’s entertainment, media industry to grow by US$3.3b
 …free online circulation to replace print media @TheABFortune Kenya’s entertainment and media industry is projected for growth but the publishing industry will have to work extra hard to make any headway, new report has shown. Despite a relative slower growth projection for the industry, the outlook by...
[The African Business Fortune] 26/09/2016

Africa: Elephants, Rhinos Dominate Debate at Africa Wildlife Conference
[VOA] The mighty African elephant and the shy, reclusive rhinoceros are the stars of this year's conference of members of a global wildlife protection treaty in South Africa.
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

East Africa: Museveni's Trip Exposes Somalia's Teething Problems
[Observer] When three heads of state, a foreign affairs minister and a top diplomat from the East African region gathered in the Somalia capital Mogadishu on September 13 for a regional conference, it was supposed to be a moment of pride for the hitherto war-torn (...)
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

Equity Bank, PayPal partnership to improve cash transfer service
By Brian Yatich Equity Bank customers using PayPal are  now able to withdraw funds from their PayPal account within three business days with the new improved platform. With the new service, Equity Bank can now process its customers’ withdrawal transactions within 3 business days, down from the previous 8 business...
[The African Business Fortune] 26/09/2016

East Africa: DR Congo Hands Over Juba Refugees to Uganda
[Monitor] Koboko -Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on Friday handed over more than 300 South Sudanese Refugees to Uganda and United Nation's High Commission for Refugees representatives.
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

West Africa: Boko Haram Violence Leaves Families 'Teetering On Edge of Famine'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Over 6 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon face severe hunger, aid agencies warn
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

Why 44% of Africans don’t trust elections
Threats, bribes and stuffed ballot boxes may sound like a political drama, but these are all real issues that Africans face during national elections, a public opinion study has revealed.
[USAfricaonline] 26/09/2016

Africa: Africa Urged to Improve Infrastructure
[Citizen] Beijing -African countries have once again been advised to improve their infrastructure, energy supply, internet access and and tax regimes so as to attract foreign investments.
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

East Africa: China Gives U.S.$200,000 for Burundi Talks
[Citizen] Arusha -China has donated $200,000 (Sh432 million) to the East African Community (EAC) secretariat to facilitate talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi.
[AllAfrica] 26/09/2016

 
Africa Report : South Africa's Capitec Bank cuts back lending to poorer workers
South Africa's Capitec Bank cuts back lending to poorer workers
 
 
USAfricaonline : Is this Africa’s best party?
Is this Africa’s best party?
 
 
IT News Africa : Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa
Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa
 
 
IT News Africa : TECNO Mobile expands beyond Africa, introduces Phantom 6 and 6 plus
TECNO Mobile expands beyond Africa, introduces Phantom 6 and 6 plus
 
 
Africa Report : African Development Bank aims to lend Nigeria $4.1bn for power and farming
African Development Bank aims to lend Nigeria $4.1bn for power and farming
 
 
USAfricaonline : Can a powerful voice change the world?
Can a powerful voice change the world?
 
 
USAfricaonline : In pictures: Malawi’s Zomba Prison
In pictures: Malawi’s Zomba Prison
 
 
USAfricaonline : One man’s mission to save Madagascar’s lemurs
One man’s mission to save Madagascar’s lemurs
 
 
USAfricaonline : Maximum security prison inmates’ album is nominated for Grammy
Maximum security prison inmates’ album is nominated for Grammy
 
 
USAfricaonline : World’s largest solar plant switches on
World’s largest solar plant switches on
 
 
USAfricaonline : World’s largest solar plant switches on
World’s largest solar plant switches on
 
 
IT News Africa : Oticon launches internet connected hearing Aid
Oticon launches internet connected hearing Aid
 
 
IT News Africa : VALEO, Gemalto partner to turn your smartphone into secure car keys
VALEO, Gemalto partner to turn your smartphone into secure car keys
 
 
USAfricaonline : Lupita Nyong’o drops surprise rap video on Instagram
Lupita Nyong’o drops surprise rap video on Instagram
 
 
USAfricaonline : Missing Chibok girls’ parents react to new Boko Haram video
Missing Chibok girls’ parents react to new Boko Haram video
 
 
Africa Report : Egypt targets $10bn in foreign investment as it upgrades infrastructure
Egypt targets $10bn in foreign investment as it upgrades infrastructure
 
 
The Nation : Video: NGO conducts Surgery on the floor in Syria
Video: NGO conducts Surgery on the floor in Syria
 
 
IT News Africa : Lagos Startup Week to Offer Free Digital Marketing Masterclass
Lagos Startup Week to Offer Free Digital Marketing Masterclass
 
 
IT News Africa : Impacts of BYOD on work and home life
Impacts of BYOD on work and home life
 
 
USAfricaonline : Boko Haram leader mocks parents of missing girls
Boko Haram leader mocks parents of missing girls
 
 
USAfricaonline : Why 44% of Africans don’t trust elections
Why 44% of Africans don’t trust elections
 
 



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