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Dangote says “Sometimes it is just a matter of communication”

Dangote says “Sometimes it is just a matter of communication”

Financial Times correspondent John Aglionby’s reporting in the fast FT online column that Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote “accuses ‘Bulldozer’ Tanzanian President of scaring away investors” appears to have caused an overblown row. When Financial Times editor Lionel Barber asked Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote in a live interview at the FT Africa Summit on Monday […]

Lack of Infrastructure in Developing Countries Drives Demand for Mixed-Use Developments

Lack of Infrastructure in Developing Countries Drives Demand for Mixed-Use Developments

In some parts of West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, the lack of infrastructure is a huge driver of demand for mixed-use developments. The last few years have seen an increase in interest in mixed-use development schemes which comprise some or all of retail, residential, offices as well as hotel and conference facilities. These types […]

Seeking Home in the Midst of Cameroon’s Chaos: AB Mambo

Seeking Home in the Midst of Cameroon’s Chaos: AB Mambo

My teeth chatter and my knees quake. I’m sitting in a dark movie theater while my little one watches The Lego Ninja Go movie. A tyrant has a dysfunctional relationship with his protagonist superpower son who hates him for abandoning him as a child or trying to destroy the city. Something. The green Ninja, Lloyd, […]

Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation started the second stage of their Africa Oncology Fellowship Program that started in 2016 with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized “One of the main objectives of Merck Foundation is to build a strong platform of qualified medical, paediatric and […]

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) Celebrates its Second Graduating Cohort of 47 Students from Across Africa

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) Celebrates its Second Graduating Cohort of 47 Students from Across Africa

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of its both tracks of its two Master programmes earlier today. 47 students from across the African continent have received their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen. The graduating students and their guests […]

Novartis Access and government of Cameroon sign memorandum of understanding to fight chronic diseases

Novartis Access and government of Cameroon sign memorandum of understanding to fight chronic diseases

We are pleased to announce that Novartis and the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement Novartis Access in Cameroon. The collaboration also includes capacity-building activities with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) on community awareness. Initially, Novartis Access medicines will be made available through CBCHS hospitals […]

Youtap launches mobile money payment processing platform as a cloud-based service

Youtap launches mobile money payment processing platform as a cloud-based service

Youtap has launched Youtap Cloud, a payment processing platform delivered as a cloudservice for mobile money and payment providers in developing markets. Youtap Cloud enables real-time transaction processing for contactless mobile money and bank wallet payments. It supports QR code payments, as well as NFC technology, including low-cost micro point-of-sale (POS) devices, companion cards and […]

Say bye to toilet paper: Technology supports washing your a** instead of wiping it

Say bye to toilet paper: Technology supports washing your a** instead of wiping it

The Romans relied on their fingers. Later, they soaked small sponges in salt water and tied them to a stick. In the Middle Ages, moss, leaves or old rags had to suffice, though wealthier folks were able to use sheep’s wool. There is no doubt that the original “toilet paper” is a far cry from […]

The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators

The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators

After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption. Some of the factors contributing to this are: easily accessible broadband internet, popular over the top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp, and changing consumer needs. According to Ovum, telco operators will lose out on […]

Brad Pitt apologises to Jenifer Aniston for leaving her for Angelina Jolie 12 years ago

Brad Pitt apologises to Jenifer Aniston for leaving her for Angelina Jolie 12 years ago

Brad Pitt is on a mission to right his wrongs following his marriage split from Angelina Jolie.The actor has been reflecting on his past since the acrimonious split from the actress, which was reportedly sparked by his alcohol abuse and a drunken argument with son Maddox on a flight to LA. The 53-year-old has been […]

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