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No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders. The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southern California (USC), typically brings delegations from across Africa to meet with business leaders in the […]

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

In many cases, fintech’s rapid growth can be attributed to the industry’s widespread adoption and innovation in developed, Western countries. But to continue on its growth path – including a projected compound annual growth rate of 54% through 2020 – fintech businesses have been increasingly developing strategies to target emerging markets. In particular, Africa is […]

Fintech Africa: Traditional banks are now reaching out to fintech startups around Africa

Fintech Africa: Traditional banks are now reaching out to fintech startups around Africa

African fintech is not disrupting the existing financial service providers. This is because, in many areas of the continent, there is nothing to disrupt, with large swathes of the low and lower middle income segments unserved or under-served when it comes to formal financial services. Across most of the continent, there is no formal banking […]

Lamborghini Leads To Arrest of South Africa OR Tambo Airport Heist Suspects

Lamborghini Leads To Arrest of South Africa OR Tambo Airport Heist Suspects

Five suspects allegedly linked to the R200m OR Tambo Airport heist were arrested over the weekend. A highly placed source told News24 that the men were arrested in a joint operation with the Hawks, the provincial tracking team and crime intelligence over Friday and Saturday. One of the suspects arrested at luxurious Centurion estate, was […]

Africa Needs to Define Its Own Postcolonial Civilisation

Africa Needs to Define Its Own Postcolonial Civilisation

We shouldn’t be surprised that we have Helen Zille types to troll us about colonial gifts to civilisation. We have done demonstrably little to define a postcolonial civilisation worthy of its characterisation. Helen Zille, a shining star in South Africa’s liberal society, and a pioneer for the chattering classes, reminded us why freedom-loving Africans, and […]

Nigerian pimp gets 20 years for drugging, raping and trafficking SA teen

Nigerian pimp gets 20 years for drugging, raping and trafficking SA teen

Ugochukwu Eke was on Monday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by the Johannesburg High Court for drugging and sexually exploiting an underage girl and living off the earnings of sexual exploitation, being an accomplice to her rape and trafficking. The Nigerian national committed the crimes in 2015. Judge Majake Mabesele read out the charges that […]

Helen Zille apologises for social media posts suggesting the legacy of colonialism was not all negative

Helen Zille apologises for social media posts suggesting the legacy of colonialism was not all negative

The former leader of South Africa’s main opposition party has sparked public outcry over a series of social media posts that suggested colonialism brought benefits to the country. “For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water,” Helen Zille, the ex-head of the Democratic Alliance (DA) […]

Legendary South African Actor, Director Joe Mafela Dies

Legendary South African Actor, Director Joe Mafela Dies

Joe “Sdumo” Mafela, South African TV and theatre legend, has died at the age of 75. There has been an outpouring of condolences and messages from across the country from those touched by his work. South Africans fondly remember him for conceptualising and starring in early Chicken Licken television advertisements, and writing the “It’s good, […]

Blac Chyna Covers April Issue Of Cosmopolitan South Africa

Blac Chyna Covers April Issue Of Cosmopolitan South Africa

Blac Chyna says she’s “in it for the long haul” with Rob Kardashian in her new cover story with Cosmo. It’s safe to say Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian have seen their fair share of ups & downs over the past year or two, but it doesn’t look like their ready to give up of […]

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 countries, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East. The report focuses on multinationals looking at entering, or already present, in the Middle East and Africa […]

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