Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020

Africa

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 […]

Opposition named winner in DR Congo poll

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo’s tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission says. Provisional results put him ahead of another opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, and the ruling coalition’s Emmanuel Shadary. If confirmed, Mr Tshisekedi will be the first opposition challenger to win since the DR Congo gained independence. President […]

Africa Top10 News

1Everyone’s Holding their Breath for DRC’s Poll Result Riot police have been deployed at the electoral commission’s headquarters in Kinshasa. Pre-election polls gave businessman Martin Fayulu a healthy lead but his supporters believe President Joseph Kabila plans to rig the vote in favor of his hand-picked candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, or alternatively to forge a […]

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 […]

Ancient Egyptian tomb unveiled

The treasures of an ancient Egyptian tomb, thought to be more than 3,500 years old, have been unveiled. An archaeological mission, affiliated with France’s University of Strasbourg, made the discovery in the Assasseef valley near the city of Luxor. Two sarcophagi, each containing a mummy, were found. All are in perfect condition. The archaeological dig […]

Smiles as ex-enemies cross frontline to shop

The reopening of the border between former enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea has dramatically changed the towns near the frontier, writes the BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza. The sun had just risen but the market in Adigrat was already coming alive when I went to visit. Dozens of makeshift stalls lined the street where a group of women […]

Factors Contributing To The Spread Of HIV /AIDS In Africa

According to the World Health Organization, developing countries still have the highest number of HIV/AIDS infections. Despite increased awareness and numerous sensitization campaigns, HIV transmission rates and prevalence still remains high in African countries slowing down the progress of the fight against the disease. There is no doubt, the outlook of HIV/AIDS has changed drastically […]

Africa Top10 News

1Making Intra- Africa Travel for Africans Easier The African Union Commission Chairperson will reveal the specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent. The announcement will happen at the annual AU Summit held in February. SOURCES: eTurbo News 2Lessons from DRC’s Elections […]

Gabon Soldiers Seize National Radio Station In Coup Attempt

Military officers in Gabon have staged a coup attempt, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco. A New Year’s Eve address by Bongo “reinforced doubts about the president’s ability to continue to carry out of the responsibilities of his office”, said Lieut Kelly […]