Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019

Africa

World’s Largest Museum Dedicated To Black Civilizations Opens In Senegal

After 52 years of waiting, Senegal is finally opening what has been described as the largest museum of black civilization in the capital, Dakar. With close to 14,000 square metres of floor space and capacity for 18,000 exhibits, the new Museums of Black Civilisations is already capable of competing with the National Museum of African […]

Rwanda government critic Rwigara acquitted

A Rwandan court in the capital, Kigali, has acquitted government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother of charges of inciting insurrection and forgery. Ms Rwigara was imprisoned for over a year, after being barred from running in presidential elections against the long-standing incumbent Paul Kagame. The 37-year-old opposition leader faced up to 22 years in […]

Meet The Artistes Set To Perform At The “Spice Lifestyle Honors”

As Africa gears up to throng the prestigious Eko Convention Centre on Wednesday, December 5th to witness the never-before-seen exhilarating night of African Fashion and style, the organizers of Spice Lifestyle Honors have introduced the artistes billed to perform. The fashion, beauty and lifestyle channel, Spice TV announced award-winning singer-songwriter, Asa; eclectic singer, Adekunle Gold; Alternative soul singer, Bez; Nigerian-Canadian multi-talented singer, Falana including […]

Egypt Will Not Bid To Host The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has ruled itself out of the bidding process to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, saying it “will not compete with another Arabic country.” The Confederation of African Football (Caf) is looking for new hosts after its executive committee voted unanimously on Friday to strip Cameroon of hosting rights. “After […]

Nigeria's Winner Of Women's Africa Cup Of Nation

South Africa, Cameron and Nigeria qualify for the World Cup Nigeria has maintained its continuous dominance over African women’s football by winning a ninth  African Nations Cup last Saturday in Accra, Ghana, against South Africa. The “Super Falcons” earned their third African cup in-series, their ninth title since 1991, while Equatorial Guinea won the two other […]

Some 60% of Liberia electricity ‘stolen’

People are stealing about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power utility has said. The theft caused annual losses of about $35m (£27m), Liberia Electricity Corporation officials told state radio. This was robbing the utility of cash for extending power supply, they […]

Winning in Business in Africa

What exactly is the reality of doing business in Africa? Is the business environment filled with only crisis and conflicts or are there possibilities that could get even bigger with the rate of urbanisation, rising incomes and increasingly better governance practices on the continent? That is, is the glass-half-full or half-empty? In the book, Africa’s […]

'I'm still going strong' – Nigeria's president denies rumours he died

Nigeria’s president took the extraordinary step of denying rumours that he died and was replaced by a body double, telling the country that he is alive and well. “It is the real me I assure you,” President Muhammadu Buhari said to a group of Nigerians during a visit to Poland, where he is attending the […]

Police killed in Burkina Faso explosion

Five people including four police officers have been killed by an explosive device left on a road in eastern Burkina Faso, reports say. Friday’s blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) took place in Boungou, an area that has seen a series of attacks attributed to jihadist militants. The police officers were providing an escort […]

Africa Top10 Business News

1Banks Adapt to the Ever-changing Operating Environment in Africa The digital banking movement in Africa started with the mobile wallet. There are over 100 million active mobile money users in Africa. The mobile wallet has improved the lives of Africans by facilitating participation and accessibility. SOURCES: Forbes Africa 2Made in Nigeria Cab Services Two Nigerian entrepreneurs – […]