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ENERGY & MINING

Meet the struggling gold miners who are missing out on boom in the precious metal

In Mukungwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of young men and women live in makeshift huts. They have no access to sanitation or health facilities. They work as manual drillers, carriers or timber specialists in narrow underground tunnels, which exposes them to everything from toxic metals to cave-ins and even suffocation...

By Sara Geenen & Boris Verbrugge 6 hours ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AWIEF Awards 2020 calls for nominations

2020 marks the fourth edition of the AWIEF Awards which serves as the platform to highlight achievements in women entrepreneurship across Africa...

7 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

Universal Music Group launches Def Jam Africa to support African hip-hop talent

Universal Music Group (UMG) recently launched Def Jam Africa, a new label division dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa...

7 hours ago

RETAIL

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

8 hours ago

FINANCE

How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade area

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

By Faizel Ismail 8 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools, gyms and pubs...

By Tara Hipwood 11 hours ago

ICT

Partnerships in times of crisis

The current global crisis has highlighted a number of areas, from the need for efficient information management to the need for accurate data gathering for faster medical response...

By Amrote Abdella 13 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity

Terry Levin, creative director at Bizcommunity, shares her views of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the company is navigating these unusual times...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 day ago

TOURISM

Hospitality industry bears the brunt of the black swan event that is Covid-19

The hospitality industry will arguably be economically the sector hardest hit by Covid-19 across the globe. Recovery is achievable and will be quicker than most expect, says Mark Havercroft, regional director for Africa for the International hotel group Minor Hotels...

By Mark Havercroft 1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#AfricaDay: A celebration of resilience

On this Africa Day 2020, we celebrate our resilience in the face of the disruptive Covid-19 pandemic...

By Dr Mamphela Ramphele 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Old Mutual creates impact in Ghana with huge building wrap in Accra

Financial services giant Old Mutual is driving awareness of its brand in Ghana with a massive building wrap on a strategic Global Out of Home Media site in the heart of the capital city of Accra...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Top 10 African stories to watch on Netflix this #AfricaDay

Africa Day, 25 May, gives us an opportunity to appreciate the creative freedom of African stories through the plethora of content currently streaming on Netflix...

2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

All Africa Music Awards to host live virtual Solidarity Concert

In commemoration of this year's Africa Day, the Africa Union Commission, (AUC) and the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will host a live virtual Solidarity Concert for the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund, under the theme: Health Security in the Context of COVID-19, on Monday, 25 May...

2 days ago

RETAIL

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

By Lynn M. Thomas 2 days ago

HEALTHCARE

A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments

With ageing come many benefits, including freedom, wisdom, perspective, and - in many cultures - respect. Unfortunately, the downside is that ageing also brings medical ailments...

By Justine Ina Davies & Maria Odland 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis

Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

By Pieter Bensch 2 days ago

RETAIL

#LockdownLessons: Keeping spirits lifted while working from home

Young Living Essential Oils opened its South African office just 7 months ago, and now, like many of us, the local team is having to adapt to do business under lockdown...

22 May 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Mining in a post-Covid DRC will be "survival of the fittest"

While some mining operations in the DRC have been able to continue production despite Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, experts agree that the country's mining industry faces a tough post-pandemic period...

22 May 2020

ICT

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

By Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

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