Monthly Archives: July 2015

South Africa: Getting Kids Back in Class Will Stop Unrest – Community Member

The only way to stop the stoning of cars was to have children back at school, a community activist from the city’s Northern Areas said on Wednesday. “The essence of the problems [that led to the closures] have been addressed,” Marlon Daniels, a member of the Northern Areas Education Forum [NAEF], said. He told News24 […]

Côte d’Ivoire’s President Launches West African Energy Leaders Group

Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara headed a top-level line-up of political and business leaders on Tuesday, June 30 in Abidjan to launch the African Energy Leaders Group (AELG) in West Africa, with concrete plans to drive sector reforms and a pipeline of bankable investment projects for sustainable energy access across the region. Sub-Saharan Africa, where […]

South Africa: Phiyega Breaks Her Silence On the Farlam Report

By Jeff Wicks National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has broken her silence on the findings of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 34 striking miners at Marikana, saying on Sunday night she strongly disagreed with some of them. “I fully acknowledge the recommendations made by the Commission and will respond to the […]

Zimbabwe: Manyuchi Trophy Confiscated

By Ellina Mhlanga and Takudzwa Chitsiga Charles Manyuchi’s trophy, which he won in Italy after successfully defending his World Boxing Council international welterweight crown last Saturday, was confiscated by ZIMRA officials on his return home at the Harare International Airport yesterday. The champion boxer returned to a hero’s welcome with hundreds of supporters welcoming him at […]

GE Technology Powers Nigeria’s Lekki Free Zone

SPONSOR WIRE GE’s Waukesha Gas Generators Provide Power to the Lekki Free Zone near Lagos Reliable Power Supply Will Increase Opportunity for the Zone’s Planned Rapid Expansion Zone is Critical to Nation’s Economic Growth as a Commercial and Logistics Center GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) announced that four of its Waukesha gas Enginators were […]

Uganda Hopes to Strengthen Trade With U.S. During Obama Summit

Uganda’s business community is hoping to use the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi to strengthen its trade relations with the United States of America. The head of policy, research and advocacy at the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ezra Rubanda told The EastAfrican that they anticipate deliberations during the summit to focus on […]

West Africa: After Ebola, UN Worried About Bird Flu Outbreak in West Africa

Countries in West Africa, which have been hard hit by the Ebola virus, may soon be battling with a serious bird flu crisis, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday. The H5N1 bird flu virus is highly contagious and is transmittable to humans. According to the World Health Organization, 447 people […]