Monday, 21 Oct 2019

Africa

An African First: Nokia Powers 200G Optical Service On Telecom Egypt's Delta Backbone Network

Nokia today announced that Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June and represents the first 200G long distance, single carrier transmission service in Africa. With growth in demand for mobile video […]

Uganda: At least 29 dead after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria

Police says overloading and bad weather are likely to blame for the accident, as rescue efforts continue. At least 29 people died when a boat capsized in poor weather in Lake Victoria near the Ugandan capital, Kampala, the country’s deputy police spokesman has said. “The boat was overloaded and secondly there was bad weather,” Patrick […]

Hundreds missing after ferry capsizes

At least 42 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. One official told the Reuters news agency the number who drowned could be more than 200. Rescue efforts have been halted until dawn on Friday. The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near the shore between the islands of […]

DRC elections: The hopefuls, the promises and the ghost of Kabila

A ruptured opposition coalition, new alliance and hand-picked successor for long-term leader Kabila set to contest vote. There was no shortage of smiles and cheers as Felix Tshisekedi and Vital Kamerhe on Friday made their way into a room packed with cameras in Nairobi. But as soon the two Congolese opposition stalwarts took to the […]

Armed Men Kidnap 15 Girls in Southeastern Niger

NIAMEY, Niger — Armed men kidnapped 15 girls overnight in southeastern Niger, the local mayor said on Saturday. Boukar Mani Orthe, the mayor of Toumour in the Diffa Region of Niger near the border with Nigeria, said about 50 unidentified armed men had seized the girls in a village about six miles from the town […]

Africa Top10 Business News

1Common Misperceptions about Unconditional Cash Transfers in Africa Research conducted by the Transfer Project, a multi-partner initiative that includes the UN agencies for children and food, national governments besides national and international researchers found that unconditional cash transfers, or UCT, are different from universal basic income in that they are time-bound and are given to […]

What do you know about Africa’s ‘looted treasures’?

During colonial rule in Africa, thousands of cultural artefacts were seized from the continent by western countries. But on Friday, France is expected to launch a report calling for thousands of African artefacts in its museums to be returned to the continent. Question 1/6 The Rosetta Stone was the key to unlocking the lost hieroglyphic […]

650,000 Tunisians Strike For Pay Rise As Economy Struggles

About 650,000 public sector workers went on strike and thousands joined protests across Tunisia on Thursday over the government’s refusal to raise wages amid threats from international lenders to stop financing Tunisia’s tattered economy. Schools, universities, municipalities and ministries were shut and hospitals had only emergency staffing in the nationwide walkout organized by the UGTT union, […]

Boy stabbed to death in SA school toilet

A South African teenager is in police custody accused of stabbing to death a young boy in a school toilet, where he had hidden in wait for him overnight. The grade one pupil, thought to be seven-years-old, was stabbed multiple times, the authorities said. The alleged perpetrator was thought to have been in a relationship […]