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CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Sidewalk Labs releases its mass timber proto-model for high-rise buildings
Sidewalk Labs releases its mass timber proto-model for high-rise buildings

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent Alphabet, has released its new digital study for mass timber buildings that could reach 35 storeys in cities...

2 hours ago

FINANCE

CFA franc countries will no longer have to keep 50% of their foreign exchange reserves at the French Treasury. Shutterstock
Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?

The eight Francophone states that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union have agreed to drop the use of the CFA Franc...

By Iwa Salami 4 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

How heat can be used to store renewable energy
How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 4 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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2020 One Screen Short Film Festival winners announced

Short film work from nine countries picked up awards at the eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival. Here are the winners...

21 hours ago

LEGAL

What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEs
What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEs

Digital traders would likely have heard of the recent changes to the Income Tax and VAT Acts introduced by the Finance Act, 2019 (the Act). With effect from 7 November 2019, goods and services supplied in the digital marketplace will now be subject to income and VAT tax...

By John Syekei, Nikhil Hira, Denis Magonga and Angela Mukora 23 hours ago

RETAIL

Nando's Clout returns to Milan Design Week with fresh talent
Nando's Clout returns to Milan Design Week with fresh talent

The Nando's Design Programme, Clout, is returning to Milan Design Week to showcase South African creativity to an international audience...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Kenya National Agriculture Summit under way
Kenya National Agriculture Summit under way

Kenya is hosting a two-day National Agriculture Summit as industry players look at innovative ways of invigorating agricultural growth and bolstering commitments across the value chain...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Nigeria to implement special agro-industrial processing zones
Nigeria to implement special agro-industrial processing zones

The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, held a workshop in Abuja from 17 to 18 February to discuss details around the categorisation and location of special agro-industrial processing zones (SAPZ)...

1 day ago

FINANCE

There has been a slide in the levels of foreign direct investment in Africa. Wikimedia Commons
African countries aren't getting as much as they should from foreign direct investment

Economic growth is driven by a number of factors. These include foreign direct investment, national savings, household spending, fiscal and monetary policies...

By Muazu Ibrahim 1 day ago

TOURISM

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Is tourism the answer to Ethiopia's job creation goal?

Could a surge in domestic and international travel be the answer Dr Ephrem Tekle, Jobs Creation Commissioner of Ethiopia, is looking for?

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief
#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Mo Salah named first ambassador for Instant Network Schools
Mo Salah named first ambassador for Instant Network Schools

Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah has become the first ambassador for Instant Network Schools which aims to give a quality education to refugee and host country students...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Loeries 2020 moves to Johannesburg with an expanded format
Loeries 2020 moves to Johannesburg with an expanded format

The Loeries, Africa and the Middle East's most prestigious accolade for the brand communication industry, is moving to Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg after five years in Durban...

Issued by Loeries 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists
Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced 173 finalists for the 2020 Global Media Awards competition, including four South African entries...

2 days ago

ICT

Report reveals Africa is not fully prepared for cyber attacks
Report reveals Africa is not fully prepared for cyber attacks

The 2019 KnowBe4 African Report collated insights from more than 800 respondents across the continent to determine their understanding of the growing, global cyber threats...

2 days ago

EDUCATION

Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellows
Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellows

The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT on Friday announced the first cohort of 12 EdTech Fellows - companies that will benefit from the Centre's support to expand their operations and improve secondary teaching and learning across the continent...

2 days ago

HEALTHCARE

The links between people, animals and the environment call for a new approach to health. Shutterstock
Rwanda is training health workers for an interconnected world

Growing scientific evidence shows that environmental transformations such as climate change and pollution are linked to people's health...

By Phaedra Henley 3 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?
Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?

Over US$33bn was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?

By Neil G Sipe 3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers
'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

By Lila Westreich 3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries
New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Youth survey resets global narrative on Africa
Youth survey resets global narrative on Africa

The African Youth Survey 2020 reveals a rising Afro-optimism among the continent's youth, driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurialism and confidence in a shared African identity...

21 Feb 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Coronavirus cuts Asia-Pacific airline demand and revenue deep

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region...

21 Feb 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award
David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award

Architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and artist Cai Guo-Qiang have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award by The Noguchi Museum...

21 Feb 2020

TOURISM

Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees
Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees

Attendees will learn more about new industry trends which have the potential to contribute to the growth of their businesses...

21 Feb 2020

HEALTHCARE

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How nutrition education can make a difference to people with HIV in Nigeria

HIV and Aids are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from Aids-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa.

By Temitope Kayode Bello 21 Feb 2020

ENERGY & MINING

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How to address security threats to the mining industry

In November 2019, local gunmen killed 37 employees of Canadian miner Semafo who were travelling to work at the Boungou mine in Burkina Faso, raising awareness of the dangers faced by mining majors operating in foreign countries...

By JP Casey 21 Feb 2020

TOURISM

WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020
WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020

WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry...

20 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

Revolutionise food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warn
Revolutionise food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warn

Indigenous and local communities face threats from biodiversity loss...

By Julie Mollins 20 Feb 2020

TOURISM

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5 reasons why luxury local cruising should be your new favourite way to travel

Cruising has many advantages - over and above unlimited legroom and the joy of only having to unpack once...

20 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New report presses for radical rethink on child health
New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

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