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Safaricom CEO Defends Company’s Dominance As He Returns To Work

Safaricom CEO Defends Company’s Dominance As He Returns To Work

Kenya’s dominant telecoms operator Safaricom does not hinder competition, its chief executive Bob Collymore told lawmakers on Monday as he returned to work after a nine-month absence for medical treatment. The country’s industry regulator recommended in a draft proposal in May that Safaricom, which controls 67 percent of Kenya’s mobile market, should offer rivals access […]

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

As Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa considers mounting a legal challenge to last week’s election results, he’s also counting the cost of fissures within his alliance and campaign pledges that made him appear out of touch with voters. Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the parliamentary and presidential ballots has left Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change without […]

Things Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Things Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Sure, your tongue helps you chew, swallow, and taste food–then gab about how delicious (or not!) the meal was. But your tongue can also do much more, including providing a snapshot of your overall health. Symptoms of many chronic and acute illnesses can appear on your tongue. In fact, sometimes they’re among the very first signs […]

How to Lift Yourself Up When You’re Feeling Down

How to Lift Yourself Up When You’re Feeling Down

We all have times when we show up as our “best selves.” We are hopeful and optimistic, confident and resourceful. Our thinking is clear, we have high emotional intelligence, and what occurs to us to say is wise and right on point. Life looks and feels good. But life is not always like that. To […]

S.Africa’s Economic Growth Faces Risks From Public Debt, State Firm Bailouts – IMF

S.Africa’s Economic Growth Faces Risks From Public Debt, State Firm Bailouts – IMF

The International Monetary Fund on Monday kept South Africa’s economic growth forecast for 2018 unchanged at 1.5 percent but warned that the economy faced several headwinds, mainly the rapid rise in public debt and potential bailouts to state firms. “The IMF’s concerns on fiscal policy relates to the rapid increase in public debt as a […]

EU Observers Offer Mixed Picture Of First Zimbabwe Vote Since Mugabe’s Fall

EU Observers Offer Mixed Picture Of First Zimbabwe Vote Since Mugabe’s Fall

Zimbabwe held its first election on Monday since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup and European Union observers said the vote was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganised” in others.   President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time ally of Mugabe, faces opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in the vote. Mnangagwa […]

How to Wake Up With an Unstoppable Attitude

How to Wake Up With an Unstoppable Attitude

  Feeling good is the fuel that drives motivation. That is always your choice and your responsibility. This will help you make that choice. First, you need a regular routine to get in the feeling good habit. Begin by creating a daily foundation for a mindset that’s open to you feeling good. Start this right […]

Got a Hard Stomach? It Could Indicate That Your Health Is at Risk

Got a Hard Stomach? It Could Indicate That Your Health Is at Risk

Having a hard stomach isn’t always a good thing. In fact, if you have excess belly fat and it’s hard to the touch, it can be a sign that you’re at increased risk of serious illness. “Having a hard belly is like having a ticking time bomb in your body,” says Jean-Pierre Despres, Ph.D., a […]

Chinese Investors Plan $10 bln Metallurgical Complex In South Africa

Chinese Investors Plan $10 bln Metallurgical Complex In South Africa

Chinese investors signed agreements to build a $10 billion metallurgical complex in South Africa during President Xi Jinping’s state visit this week and hope to start construction next year, an executive involved in the project and a provincial official told Reuters. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said at a joint news conference with Xi on […]

Congo’s Bemba Should Be Declared Ineligible For Dec Election – Ruling Coalition

Congo’s Bemba Should Be Declared Ineligible For Dec Election – Ruling Coalition

Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba should be declared ineligible to stand in a presidential election in December because of a witness tampering conviction at The Hague, President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition said on Friday. The constitutional court decides who can contest the election and the coalition has no formal role but its view is likely […]