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Morocco’s Push For Official Recognition Of Their New Year

Hundreds of people gathered in Morocco’s capital Rabat to mark the start of the Amazigh new year with a sit-in, calling on the state to make the celebration a national holiday. “This day is an occasion to highlight our strong attachment to the land and pay tribute to those who defended our freedom,” Adil Adasko, an …

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Operations At Nairobi Hotel Attack Make Progress In Containing The Situation

Inspector general of police Joseph Boinnet said ongoing operations to respond to a attack at the at Dusit Hotel has made progress in containing the situation and that six out of seven floors of the hotel have been secured. He said the attacks happened in a coordinated fashion where three vehicles were targeted and a …

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Let’s Paint The Future Together – The Akzonobel Startup Challenge Begins

Calling all startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators! The first edition of Paint the Future – the AkzoNobel startup challenge is now open and ready to discover new and revolutionary solutions that will accelerate innovation in the world of paints and coatings. The challenge connects bright minds and promising solutions from across the globe with AkzoNobel’s …

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Startup Investment In Africa Jumped To Record Levels In 2018

There was an almost four-fold increase in total startup funding received for African startups in 2018. The number of funding deals more than doubled and startups on the continent are increasingly being recipient of big ticket rounds of over $5 million. In total, African startups raised a record $725.6 million across 458 deals, the 2018 venture investment …

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What Africa’s Oldest Liberation Movement can Offer South Africans

The launch of the ANC’s election manifesto is a moment to examine several aspects of our society. The party, still, has the biggest network of people on the ground. It is a moment to look at the balance of power within the party, as the manifesto should reflect various ideological and political strains within such …

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Masinga

Phil Masinga: South Africa Striker Dies Aged 49

Former South Africa captain Lucas Radebe says the country has lost a “legend” following his compatriot Phil Masinga’s death aged 49. Masinga played with Radebe at Leeds United between 1994 and 1996 and also had spells at St Gallen in Switzerland and Italian clubs Salernitana and Bari. “He lost his fight against cancer this morning …

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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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