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Cameroon’s Second Largest Employer Of Labour Crippled by Separatist Conflict

Cameroon’s Second Largest Employer Of Labour Crippled by Separatist Conflict

Cameroon’s second-largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation, says it has been paralyzed by the separatist conflict in the country’s English-speaking regions.  The agricultural giant has not been able to pay its staff for a year because of falling production and revenue. The village of Meanja used to be a banana production centre in Cameroon’s English-speaking […]

Ghana Aims For Safer Skies With New Aviation Laws

Ghana Aims For Safer Skies With New Aviation Laws

Ghana recently spent $275 million expanding and modernising Kotoka International Airport located in the capital city, Accra. This is part of its plan to attract eight million tourists annually by 2027. A significant increase from the 1.2 million people who visited the country in 2015. Given that most of these tourists will arrive in the country by air, attracting […]

Aircraft Assembled, and Flown, By SA Teenagers Lands Safely In Egypt

Aircraft Assembled, and Flown, By SA Teenagers Lands Safely In Egypt

The first aircraft assembled, and flown, by South African teenagers arrived safely in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday, after it jetted off from Cape Town last month. The aircraft was assembled by a group of 20 students from vastly different backgrounds. According to the BBC, the four-seater Sling 4 plane landed in Namibia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, […]

Internet Back On In Sudan

Internet Back On In Sudan

On Tuesday, internet service returned to Sudan after an interruption of 38 days. The shut-down was ordered by the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) following the massacre during the break-up of the sit-in at the General Command of the army in Khartoum on June 3. Yesterday, the internet service returned to work on smartphones. Users […]

African Leaders To Launch Landmark 55-Nation Trade Zone

African Leaders To Launch Landmark 55-Nation Trade Zone

It took African countries four years to agree to a free-trade deal in March. The trade zone would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development across the continent. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Benin’s President Patrice Talon on Sunday signed a landmark trade agreement […]

Chinese Firm Sets Up Uganda’s First Phone Manufacturing Plant

Chinese Firm Sets Up Uganda’s First Phone Manufacturing Plant

A Chinese electronics firm, ENGO Holdings Limited, has joined Uganda’s industrial sector to domestically manufacture and assemble mobile phones and laptop computers. The firm is setting up its plant in Namanve, Uganda’s flagship industrial park. The construction works expected to last six months commenced this morning with a groundbreaking ceremony presided over by state minister […]

The Gambia Women’s Chamber Of Commerce Launches Its 1st Annual Women In Business Forum

The Gambia Women’s Chamber Of Commerce Launches Its 1st Annual Women In Business Forum

The Gambia Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) on Thursday 27th June 2019, held its official launching and the 1st Annual Women in Business Forum at a local hotel, with the theme: “Unleashing the Economic potentials of Women Owned Businesses.” The Forum is meant to aggregate the interest of women in terms of access to finance […]

Forbes Africa Announces Under 30 List For 2019

Forbes Africa Announces Under 30 List For 2019

 Forbes Africa has released its fifth edition of its 30 under 30 list, honouring some of the continent’s most accomplished young artists, entrepreneurs and tech stars. The popular magazine, this year, has released the names of 120 young African game-changers, all under the age of 30, in each of the four sectors – business, technology, […]

Computer Village Is One OF The Biggest Information, Communications Technology Market In Africa

Computer Village Is One OF The Biggest Information, Communications Technology Market In Africa

Nigeria’s Otigba Computer Village is arguably the biggest information, communications technology (ICT) market in Africa. It started off as a one-man business on a street called “Otigba” in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State. Within a short time it grew to a few thousand businesses occupying a vast area in the state. It represents an ICT solution […]

North Korea Says It Won’t ‘Surrender’ To U.S.-Led Trade Sanctions

North Korea Says It Won’t ‘Surrender’ To U.S.-Led Trade Sanctions

The country accused Washington of harboring a “wild dream … to bring us to our knees.” North Korea said Wednesday it won’t surrender to U.S.-led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to “bring us to our knees.” The statement is yet another reminder that North Korea keeps mistrust of the U.S. though its leader Kim […]

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