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2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce

Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

8 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

By Amrote Abdella 12 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel

Ryan Enslin reminisces about connecting with Mother Nature on Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano, in Reunion Island, now that it is open and welcoming visitors...

By Ryan Enslin 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Merck Foundation Media Awards announces winners of "Stay at Home" Media Awards

The Merck Foundation has announced the winners of the "Stay at Home" Media Recognition Awards for Ghana in partnership with Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the first lady of Ghana and for Nigeria in partnership with Dr Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the first lady of Nigeria...

1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

Afropunk adds more performers to its 2020 lineup

Afropunk has announced the second wave of artists who will be performing at the 2020 edition of the festival, which will be livestreamed from 23 October to 25 October...

2 days ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Seychelles reopens to several African countries

The authorities in Seychelles have given permission for travellers from South Africa to enter Seychelles as of Monday, 19 October 2020...

2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

How fracking plans could affect shared water resources in Southern Africa

Recently, news reports revealed plans by a Canadian oil and gas company, ReconAfrica, to explore for oil and gas in some of Africa's most sensitive protected areas...

By Surina Esterhuyse 2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Why a Zimbabwean farming project failed: Lessons for rural innovation

Rural communities are dynamic and complex. Imposing innovations that don't speak to the needs of these communities will inhibit rural development...

By Eness Paidamoyo Mutsvangwa-Sammie 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Germany looks to Mozambique for gas needs

Gas is fast establishing itself as a key player in the global energy transition dynamics as nations seek to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollutants...

16 Oct 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Walking the ESG talk in the Nigerian mining industry

In recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) drivers in the Nigerian mining industry have become essential in response to the Nigerian government's minimum standards and investor pressure...

16 Oct 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Transforming the VR experience in hospitality

Singapore-based, VResorts has launched a virtual reality booking platform, which enables travellers to choose their destinations and purchase their vacations from within the virtual reality space...

15 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Google Ads is top choice for app marketers in Africa

AppsFlyer's Performance Index analysed more than 27billion app installs, revealing Google Ads is top choice for app marketers in Africa...

15 Oct 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight

"The risk of a passenger contracting Covid-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travellers..."

15 Oct 2020

FINANCE

Covid-19 and AfCFTA: why now is the time to maintain momentum despite the global pandemic

The buzz and excitement around the continent's trade agreement, hailed as the answer to a fully integrated pan-African economy, has undoubtedly slowed its pace since the secretariat became operational in April 2020...

By Zuneid Yousuf 15 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Top brands in Africa could lose up to $60bn due to pandemic

The top 150 most valuable African brands from inaugural Brand Finance Africa 150 2020 ranking stand to lose up to $60bn of cumulative brand value following devastating Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Oct 2020

HEALTHCARE

Training can improve patient and health worker safety in sub-Saharan Africa

Medical technology has made great advances. Yet, patients are often harmed while receiving medical care. Globally four out of 10 patients are harmed in primary and outpatient care...

By Paul Kadetz, Abebe Bekele & Agnes Binagwaho 15 Oct 2020

RETAIL

L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

14 Oct 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Why microplastics found in Nigeria's freshwaters raise a red flag

One of the biggest stresses on freshwater ecosystems is the presence of plastics. Some microplastics - tiny pieces of plastic that have broken down from bigger pieces - get into water from various sources...

By Emmanuel O. Akindele 14 Oct 2020

FINANCE

Zimbabwe's restrictions on mobile money transfers are a blow to financial inclusion

Mobile financial services are, in most African countries, born out of crises. In 2011, Zimbabwe had gone through a volatile decade of economic crises - hyperinflation, currency instability and a collapse of the formal financial system...

By Marcia Kwaramba 14 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Eatbigfish launches Challenger ID in Africa with regional partner Delta Victor Bravo

The interactive, digital programme introduces organisations to the dynamic Challenger mindset and behaviours...

Issued by eatbigfish 14 Oct 2020

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