In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics
In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics

The muggy heat swaddling Tokyo may be a forerunner of Olympic life to come, experts say, urging a rethink to make the world's oldest sporting spectacular fit for a fast-warming planet...

By Beh Lih Yi 1 hour ago

L to R: InnoHealth co-founders Dr Chad Marthinussen, Abdul-Malick Salie and Dr Wade Palmer. | Image supplied
#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space.

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Global air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2017
Global air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2017

The International Air Transport Association latest data for global air cargo markets for June shows a 9.9% improvement on pre-Covid-19 performance, pushing first half-year air cargo growth to 8%...

1 day ago

Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion
Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

1 day ago

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards

Notable events - including the Covid-19 pandemic - have revealed the weaknesses in global supply chains. Companies need to ensure the resiliency of the manufacturing and distribution systems...

By Glenn McGillivray 3 days ago

COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa

Africa's situation deserves extraordinary attention: the continent contributes just 4% of global total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the lowest of any region...

By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale 26 Jul 2021

Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits
Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits

Drinks maker Distell said its full-year profit would be up to around 20% higher than a year earlier, but a fourth ban on alcohol in its home market South Africa had cost it about R30m...

By Emma Rumney 23 Jul 2021

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We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day...

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 23 Jul 2021

Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing
Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing

The International Air Transport Association's latest passenger survey has found that most travellers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near term. However, a majority have been found to be frustrated with the "hassle factor" around...

22 Jul 2021

World Architecture Festival Awards announces 2021 shortlist
World Architecture Festival Awards announces 2021 shortlist

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has announced its 2021 shortlist, celebrating buildings and landscapes to have been completed across the globe...

22 Jul 2021

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Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood...

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 22 Jul 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa
#BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen three major trends emerge as drivers of investment in Africa's commercial property space...

By Peter Hodgkinson 22 Jul 2021

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

France's Orange submits interest for stake in Ethio Telecom
France's Orange submits interest for stake in Ethio Telecom

France's telecom firm Orange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatisation of Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom firm...

By Dawit Endeshaw 21 Jul 2021

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming
Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

By Maya Gebeily 21 Jul 2021

Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry
Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...

By Eloise Marais 20 Jul 2021

Electricity is vital for improving the quality of life of many in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
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Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

Ad Stars reveals shortlist of finalists
Ad Stars reveals shortlist of finalists

Ad Stars has revealed the shortlist of finalists from multiple categories and countries for the Ad Stars Awards 2021...

16 Jul 2021

5 Africans selected to serve on Next Creative Leaders 2021 jury
5 Africans selected to serve on Next Creative Leaders 2021 jury

The One Club and 3% Movement have shared information about judges, entry and prizes for the Next Creative Leaders awards and five of these judges are from Africa....

16 Jul 2021

Funeral workers wearing personal protective equipment carry a casket during the burial of a Covid-19 victim, amid a nationwide coronavirus disease (Covid-19) lockdown, at the Olifantsvlei cemetery, south-west of Joburg, South Africa 6 January, 2021. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko
Covid-19 deaths in Africa surge 43% week-on-week, WHO says

Africa recorded a 43% jump in Covid-19 deaths last week as infections and hospital admissions have risen and countries face shortages of oxygen and intensive-care beds...

16 Jul 2021

New York Festivals Advertising Awards winners announced
New York Festivals Advertising Awards winners announced

New York Festivals Advertising Awards has revealed who won the NYF Best of Show Award and more...

15 Jul 2021

Mauritius welcomes back international travellers
Mauritius welcomes back international travellers

Mauritius has opened its borders to international travellers, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated, from today, 15 July 2021...

15 Jul 2021

2021 CMO Pencil jury
Jury to select winner of CMO Pencil Award

The One Club has detailed the jury of leading brand-side marketers who will meet virtually to select the winner of the prestigious CMO Pencil Award...

15 Jul 2021

Gauteng Growth and Development Agency highlights role of AfCFTA in eliminating poverty
Gauteng Growth and Development Agency highlights role of AfCFTA in eliminating poverty

The AfCFTA will create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, connecting 55 countries in Africa with a combined GDP valued at $3.4tn...

13 Jul 2021

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Warc details Advertising Trends report 2021/2022

Warc has detailed the findings of their Global Advertising Trends report for 2021/2022...

13 Jul 2021

Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report
Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report

A new study calls out some of the world's biggest fashion brands for their continued reliance on synthetic fibres made from fossil fuels, and for deceiving consumers with false green claims...

12 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal
UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

Côte d'Ivoire's Noël N'guessan wins 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Côte d'Ivoire's Noël N'guessan wins 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Noël N'guessan, a chemical engineer from Côte d'Ivoire, has been named the winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering's 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

9 Jul 2021

Africa CDC and MTN launch Covid-19 "One More Push" campaign
Africa CDC and MTN launch Covid-19 "One More Push" campaign

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and MTN Group launched a joint campaign - "One More Push" - to encourage people across the continent to not give up in the fight against Covid-19...

9 Jul 2021

Failure to report and manage sexual harassment is harming African news media
Failure to report and manage sexual harassment is harming African news media

World Association of News Publishers (Wan-Ifra)'s Women in News programme has provided first-of-its-kind insight into the scale of sexual harassment in African media organisations...

8 Jul 2021

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