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Zimbabwe’s farmers

Can A Crop Crisis Be Averted In Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s farmers are urging authorities to undertake cloud seeding to ease an early-season drought that’s hurting crops and destroying cattle pastures. The four-week dry spell has caused some farmers to delay planting summer crops, which include the country’s staple corn, while those that sowed earlier have seen plants withering in the absence of rain. Zimbabwe …

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GMSA Mobile Economy

The 2019 Trends Impacting Mobile On The African Continent

According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total connections by 2025 across 690 million smartphones.  According to Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing and …

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Customer 360

CX Strategy according to Multichoice, Hollard, African Bank, FNB, ABSA, Comair, Uber and many more

Corinium Global Intelligence announced that it will be hosting an all-encompassing event, Customer 360 Africa 2019, that will cover all aspects of the entire customer experience journey. It has recruited a wide range of industry leaders set to share their experience and knowledge with attending delegates. The event will bring together 45+ passionate customer centric …

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari

Understanding Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage

President Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that the salaries of workers earning above the new minimum wage will be renegotiated. He also appointed Bismarck Rewane as head of newly inaugurated Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of a national minimum wage. President Buhari, who stated this at the inauguration of the technical committee at the Council …

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Roy Allela

Kenyan Innovator Invents Smart Hand Gloves Which Turn Sign Language Into Audio Speech

A 25-year-old Kenyan innovator has earned global recognition with his invention of a smart hand gloves which are capable of converting sign language movements into audio speech. Roy Allela, a technology evangelist, says the need to communicate with his 6-year-old niece, who was born deaf, inspired him to build the technology. Allela is among 16 …

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Felix Tshisekedi DRC

DRC Election: Felix Tshisekedi Declared Winner In Contentious Result

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s electoral commission has declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the 30 December presidential election. Pre-election polls had given opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu, a respected former business executive, a healthy lead. Riot police were earlier deployed to protect election officials in the DRC as it braced for the announcement …

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AFC Announces The Successful Closing Of A €577 Million Syndicated Debt Facility To Côte D’ivoire’s Société Ivoirienne De Raffinage

Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or the “Corporation”), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, is pleased to announce that in its role as Sole Mandated Lead Arranger it has successfully closed a €577 million debt financing (the “Facility”) for Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage (“SIR”) of Côte d’Ivoire. AFC’s participation was for €192 million. SIR …

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Libya’s Only Truck Factory

Import Costs Choke Output At Libya’s Only Truck Factory

In the vast assembly hall of Libya’s Trucks and Buses Company (TBCo) the country’s sole automobile manufacturer, two men work on the body of a new bus and a few others inspect a row of truck cabs. Shuttered for five years following 2011’s NATO-backed uprising, the factory’s reopening in May 2017, with the encouragement of …

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Central Bank Of Nigeria

Conclusion Of Resolution Agreement With The Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) And Withdrawal Of Cautionary Announcement

As previously communicated, the Central Bank of Nigeria has alleged improper repatriation by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited (“MTN Nigeria”) of US$8,1 billion between 2007 and 2015. MTN Nigeria has held various engagements in order to find an equitable resolution to the matter. In particular, a series of meetings were held in Lagos with CBN officials …

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