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  • #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. Though this sector has certainly taken a big knock, and commercial office space is still slow to recover, we are seeing positive activity in light industrial property, data centres, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and even in hospitality, throughout Africa. By Peter Hodgkinson
  • 5 technopreneurs chosen for Ayo Scaling Africa Series
    5 technopreneurs chosen for Ayo Scaling Africa Series
    The final five qualifying businesses for the next round of the Ayo Scaling Africa Series have been selected. The series looks to assist tech entrepreneurs in taking their Series A businesses to the next level.
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Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits
Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits

Drinks maker Distell said on Friday 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 so far...

By Emma Rumney 1 day ago

Many doctors and healthcare staff feel the need to practice in richer countries that offer a more stable politics, better education and opportunities for their families. Julien Harneis, CC BY-SA
Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care"...

By Mark Shrime 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

5 technopreneurs chosen for Ayo Scaling Africa Series
5 technopreneurs chosen for Ayo Scaling Africa Series

The final five qualifying businesses for the next round of the Ayo Scaling Africa Series have been selected...

2 days ago

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi attends a signing ceremony following the talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia 22August, 2019. Sputnik/Alexey Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters
Mozambique's gas ambitions rest on distant hope of peace

The future of Mozambique's gas ambitions hinges on its ability to end a deadly insurgency linked to Islamic State...

By Emma Rumney & David Lewis 2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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Nigeria doesn't have a coherent strategy to manage freight: How it can get there

In addition to transport, Nigeria needs to pay more attention to logistics and supply chain management...

By Richard Oloruntoba 2 days ago

#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 2 days ago

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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...

2 days ago

Kenya plan to help Covid-hit poor plagued by irregularities - rights group
Kenya plan to help Covid-hit poor plagued by irregularities - rights group

A Kenyan government programme intended to help the capital's poorest citizens weather the pandemic was crippled by irregularities, says Human Rights Watch report...

By George Obulutsa 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Saint-Gobain Africa Challenge 2021 calls for entries
Saint-Gobain Africa Challenge 2021 calls for entries

Saint-Gobain and AfricArena have joined forces to empower early-stage tech solutions in e-commerce and fintech in Egypt, Kenya and South Africa...

3 days ago

Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation launch annual award for artists from Africa and its diaspora
Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation launch annual award for artists from Africa and its diaspora

Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) have announced the launch of the Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, an annual award for contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora...

3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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What machine learning can offer Nigeria's healthcare system

Imagine it's 2030 - and a typical day in a Nigerian healthcare setting. In earlier decades, when a patient walked in, they could see piles of folders and a clutter of pens scattered all over the office...

By Busayo Ajuwon, Alice Richardson & Brett Lidbury 3 days ago

Identifying the path forward for franchising
Identifying the path forward for franchising

As an industry sector, franchising often does not get enough credit for its contribution of close to 14% to the country's GDP, says Franchise Association of South Africa...

20 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

Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete
Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months...

By Dawit Endeshaw 20 Jul 2021

Libri, a book distributor which operates in the German-speaking market
Publiseer starts distributing books through Libri

Publiseer, a digital content distribution company that aims to give African writers a platform, details more about their collaboration with Libri...

19 Jul 2021

Africa needs fairness, vaccines to revive its tourism sector - Kenya tourism minister
Africa needs fairness, vaccines to revive its tourism sector - Kenya tourism minister

African countries need to get equal access to Covid-19 vaccines so they can start rebuilding their devastated tourism industries...

By Duncan Miriri 19 Jul 2021

A nurse prepares a dose of the Sinopharm coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at Wilkins Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 24, 2021. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo
Vaccine-starved Namibia receives Sinopharm boost

Namibia received a boost on Friday with the arrival of 250,000 Sinopharm doses bought from China, after its Covid-19 inoculation programme was halted by a lack of vaccines...

19 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

Artisanal miners work at the Tilwizembe, a former industrial copper-cobalt mine, outside of Kolwezi, the capital city of Lualaba Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 11 June, 2016. Reuters/Kenny Katombe
Congo's cobalt monopoly to set price floor for artisanal miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo's state cobalt buyer will put in place a price floor of $30,000 a tonne for the cobalt it buys from artisanal miners...

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

A woman walks over pipelines crisscrossing Ogoniland in Rivers State, Nigeria 18 September, 2020. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde//File Photo
Factbox: Nigeria's oil overhaul faces last battles over fuel, northern drilling

Nigeria's lawmakers are on the cusp of clearing an oil industry overhaul that has eluded the nation for two decades...

15 Jul 2021

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