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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 […]

A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector

A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector

The International Monetary Fund recently stated that the oil reserves in Uganda may account for around four percent of the country’s economy annually in the next few years if managed well. These sentiments were echoed by speakers and delegates attending the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit in Kampala Uganda. Addressing government officials and delegates, […]

“In ten years, the digital economy will probably weigh 10% of African GDP”- Mobilitas Group

“In ten years, the digital economy will probably weigh 10% of African GDP”- Mobilitas Group

The ADIE (the state agency in charge of the information technology policy) has formalized today the dematerialization of two procedures of the urban planning services: obtaining the certificate of conformity, an administrative act that attests the conformity of the construction work carried out following the procurement of the building permit. And, the urban planning certificate, […]

Major Step Forward for Digitalisation in Africa

Major Step Forward for Digitalisation in Africa

Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables, announced today that construction had begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data centre is an important next step in the company’s roll-out of promoting the digital inclusion and empowerment of Africa by the use of subsea internet cable connecting Africa to the Americas and […]

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy. Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service (www.Lumos-Global.com), which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity. […]

Dream big and fail big say Denzel Washington

Dream big and fail big say Denzel Washington

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Aisha Lopes, the fashion designer, and her husband Angelica Bernardo da Costa (also known as Mujahid Kenyata) are Angolan nationals who converted to Islam in 1996. Aisha, a diabetic, was nursing her 26-day-old infant delivered via high-risk Caesarean surgery when security forces raided the family’s apartment at 5 am on December 2 nd , 2016. […]

‘We Are (Not) the ANC of Mandela’

‘We Are (Not) the ANC of Mandela’

At the ANC’s policy conference last week, Secretary=General Gwede Mantashe stated that: “The mistake we are committing as South Africans is this thing of thinking we are the ANC of (Nelson) Mandela … Therefore we are darling of everybody in the world. It’s a big mistake. There is no such, a country which is a […]

The Real Problem Behind South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir

The Real Problem Behind South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir

Last week the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that South Africa erred in its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his controversial visit to the country in 2015. Two South African courts had come to the same conclusion, and so the decision of the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber II on […]

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

For 24 hours rumours swirled through Zambia that President Edgar Lungu planned to initiate a state of emergency. When he finally took to the airwaves to make a special announcement he did something different. Invoking Article 31 of the constitution – Declaration Relating to Threatened Emergency – rather than Article 30 – Declaration of Public […]

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