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Chad To Repay U.S.$100 Million Debt To Angola With Cattle

Chad To Repay U.S.$100 Million Debt To Angola With Cattle

Angola has agreed to receive 75,000 cattle from Chad as payment of a $100 million debt from the cash-poor north-central African country. The cattle will be delivered over the next 10 years as repayment for the 2017 debt. Local news report said the first instalment of 1,000 cows has already arrived in Angola’s capital Luanda […]

Gender Employment Gap Costs EU 360 Billion Euros A Year

Gender Employment Gap Costs EU 360 Billion Euros A Year

The gap between female and male employment costs the European Union 360 billion euros ($399 billion) of losses a year, or some 2 per cent of its total economy, a new study said on Monday. Italy, Malta and Greece had the worst readings with about a 20% gap in 2018, when the data was analysed, […]

Redcliff Appeals For Govt Intervention In Setting Up Us$45 Million Water Treatment Plant

Redcliff Appeals For Govt Intervention In Setting Up Us$45 Million Water Treatment Plant

REDCLIFF Municipality is planning to construct a US$45 million water treatment plant so as to bring relief to the dry steelworks suburb. Town Clerk Gilson Chakauya last week told Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Larry Mavhima during a tour of Redcliff Projects that the local authority was determined to have its own water authority. Redcliff relies […]

Senegal’s Start-Up Act To Boost Female-Led Business In First for West Africa

Senegal’s Start-Up Act To Boost Female-Led Business In First for West Africa

Dozens of Senegalese start-ups have launched in recent years, though many have struggled to grow Senegal’s start-up scene is dominated by men, the laws are complex and the taxes are high – all reasons why talented businesswomen from the West African nation shy away from creating companies, said entrepreneur Seynabou Thiam. “They tell themselves: ‘It’s […]

Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise As Kerosene Drops In Kenya

Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise As Kerosene Drops In Kenya

Motorists will pay more for fuel for the next 30 days after prices go up in the latest review by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra). But for households that use kerosene for cooking and lighting, the price has dropped by Sh1.26 per litre. Super petrol and diesel prices went up Sh2.67 and Sh2.13 […]

3 Obstacles Entrepreneurial Women Must Overcome

3 Obstacles Entrepreneurial Women Must Overcome

There’s plenty of reason to believe 2020 is going to be the year of the female entrepreneur. The workforce is becoming increasingly diverse as more women, including women of colour, seek to make their visions a reality and capitalize on it. A study commissioned by American Express reported that, as of January 2017, an estimated 11.6 million female-owned […]

Kenya Could Lose U.S.$30 Million U.S. Funding Over Graft

Kenya Could Lose U.S.$30 Million U.S. Funding Over Graft

Kenya’s persistent corruption blot may hinder its early access to a US multimillion-dollar development programme. Nairobi is ranked 137 out of 180 countries on the latest Corruption Perceptions Index published by global watchdog Transparency International, indicating that despite the latest push to combat the vice, the war is far from being won With prevalent bribery […]

British Prime Minister, African Leaders Urge Investors To Accelerate Economic Role On the Continent

British Prime Minister, African Leaders Urge Investors To Accelerate Economic Role On the Continent

UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, British […]

John Mahama Pleads With Nigeria To Open Up Borders

John Mahama Pleads With Nigeria To Open Up Borders

Mr John Mahama, Former President of Ghana on Tuesday appealed to the Nigeria Government to open up her border so that economic activities can resume in West Africa. Mahama made the plea while delivering the 7th Anniversary Lecture, Investiture into The Realnews Hall of Fame and The unveiling of the Book: Pathways to Political and […]

Up For A Raise?

Up For A Raise?

About six in 10 workers are heading into the holiday season with bigger paychecks than last year, according to a recent survey by MagnifyMoney — and about half of those who received a raise said it was accompanied by a promotion. That’s all well and good, but categorizing the results by gender yielded some disconcerting figures: More […]

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