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Milk Production Drops By 6 Percent Due To Pesistant Drought In Namibia

Milk Production Drops By 6 Percent Due To Pesistant Drought In Namibia

The ongoing drought has put the dairy industry under threat as milk production declines by over 6% an official said this week as reported by Xinhua this week. According to the Managing Director of Namibia Dairies Gunther Ling, fodder shortages leading to unsustainable feed prices threaten the existence of Namibia’s dairy industry. “The decline in […]

The First Electric Vehicle In Africa Sparks Hope

The First Electric Vehicle In Africa Sparks Hope

 THE first Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) in Africa has raised awareness around smarter mobility and inspiring the public and other stakeholders to join this revolution. This is according to organisers of the just-concluded momentous trip, which has been described as a resounding success. Driven by Generation.e, the EVRT Africa, powered by ACDC Dynamics and […]

Wall Street Is Ignoring The Omens Of Recession

Wall Street Is Ignoring The Omens Of Recession

The world is on the brink of a recession if all the breathless headlines are to be believed. So why are U.S. stocks near all-time highs? That’s a question my MBA students have been asking me lately. Even the Federal Reserve is concerned – at least worried enough to reduce U.S. borrowing costs for the second time this year. Stocks are usually considered a barometer of a […]

Kenya, Uganda Pledge U.S.$6.5 Million To the Global Fund

Kenya, Uganda Pledge U.S.$6.5 Million To the Global Fund

Kenya and Uganda are among 11 countries to pledge $32 million to the Global Fund ahead of its annual fundraising scheduled for October in France. In its 2019 report, Global Fund–an international financing organisation that fundraises and disburses money for controlling and treating HIV and Aids, Tuberculosis and malaria–Kenya has pledged $5 million, coming behind […]

Nigeria Retains Leadership Of Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

Nigeria Retains Leadership Of Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

Nigeria has remained Africa’s largest smartphone market in Q2 2019 followed by South Africa and Egypt, the latest figures by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed. Nigeria and South Africa saw smartphone shipments increase 3.6 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively, while Egypt had 18.0 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth after the market shrunk […]

Zimbabwe Hikes Electricity Tariffs By More Than 200 Percent

Zimbabwe Hikes Electricity Tariffs By More Than 200 Percent

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has more than doubled electricity tariffs for ordinary consumers with more than 200 per cent effective immediately. Presenting his 2019 Mid-Term Monetary Policy Review statement on Thursday, Ncube gave power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) the nod to implement the tariff increase. “Electricity tariffs for domestic consumers will be increased […]

MTN Spends R40 Billion On Network Upgrades

MTN Spends R40 Billion On Network Upgrades

MTN has invested over R40 billion ($2,8 billion) in the past four years to build South Africa’s best network, the company disclosed as it announced it was developing a software-defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) and re-purposing thousands of sites across the country. The move is aimed at harnessing narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) as the rollout […]

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, […]

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 […]

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