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IATA traveller survey reveals Covid-19 concerns

Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...

5 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

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Global poultry production to reach 137m tonnes in 2020

The countries with the highest volumes of poultry consumption in 2019 were China, the U.S. and Brazil, with a combined 40% share of global consumption...

5 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

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Beyond Florence Nightingale: how African nurses have decolonised the profession

This year - 2020 - marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. It's therefore understandable that it's being marked as the year of the nurse and midwife...

By Timothy A Carey, Agnes Binagwaho & Judy Khanyola 5 hours ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution
Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations...

By MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Mark Apperley 5 hours ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

How an African startup grew into a global fintech powerhouse
How an African startup grew into a global fintech powerhouse

From humble beginnings in a London flat in 2005, to an African fintech giant in 2020, Mukuru's journey has been one of turning challenges into opportunities for innovation...

By Sandy Rheeder 23 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

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EU contributes €15m to the fight against desert locust in Africa

The European Commission has allocated these funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst desert locust upsurges seen in the region in decades...

1 day ago

HEALTHCARE

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Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South Africa

Reports from around the world show that the shortage of health professionals in public healthcare systems will be worsened by the increased demand for health services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Ian Couper & Jana Müller 1 day ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in Africa
Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in Africa

Africa needs large-scale infrastructure development to open doors to trade and create opportunities for economic investment...

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Trilateral talks resume on Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project
Trilateral talks resume on Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are back at the negotiation table to discuss the future of what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric project, the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD), but the process threatens to be rocky.

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Showmax launches new live-streaming service
Showmax launches new live-streaming service

Showmax is launching a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games, as well as a wide range of other live sport events. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after...

Issued by Showmax 2 days ago

RETAIL

Owner of Legit offers to buy part of Edgars
Owner of Legit offers to buy part of Edgars

Parts of South African retail chain Edgars may be sold to Edcon competitor Retailability Ltd, business rescue practitioners in charge of Edcon's restructuring said...

2 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Big 5 Digital Festival aims to connnect Africa's construction professionals
Big 5 Digital Festival aims to connnect Africa's construction professionals

The inaugural Big 5 Digital Festival Africa, set for 21-22 July, aims to bring together Africa's construction professionals for two days of networking, learning, and business...

2 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) negotiations resume
Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) negotiations resume

Trilateral negotiations between the parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) have resumed...

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findings
Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findings

The coconut - an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls - causes more environmental harm than many people realise...

By Erik Meijaard 3 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Supply chain, procurement specialists join forces to grow new business in Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the vital role that supply chains play in the global economy. One of the lessons it has delivered is that flexible, resilient, dynamic supply chains are critical for organisations aiming to survive future disruptions like this...

3 days ago

LEGAL

Possible insurance lifelines for struggling business owners as a result of the lockdown
Possible insurance lifelines for struggling business owners as a result of the lockdown

Several weeks into the lockdown, business owners and their workforce are experiencing the devastating economic impact of the crisis. With no end in sight, many of these businesses will sadly not survive the lockdown...

By Jean-Paul Rudd, Issued by Adams & Adams 3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa
Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa

In the last several months, Covid-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing, confinement, and trying to curb the pandemic have rightly been at the forefront...

By Mimi Alemayehou 6 Jul 2020

RETAIL

Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

By Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic
Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic

Financial leaders are at a tipping point. The choices they are making today will become the bedrock of the industry for years to come...

By Olga Arara-Kimani 6 Jul 2020

TOURISM

Africa's hotel market resilient despite challenges
Africa's hotel market resilient despite challenges

Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting shares unique insights from the first 'Virtual Hotel Club' - an informal Pan-African platform for hospitality industry stakeholders - which explored the way forward during this unprecedented time of crisis...

6 Jul 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Developing SMEs in Ghana
Developing SMEs in Ghana

One of the most significant backbones of Ghana's economic and social development for a very long time has been small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs)...

6 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

V5 Digital launches WhatsApp Enterprise Bots - for use by customers in Namibia and beyond
V5 Digital launches WhatsApp Enterprise Bots - for use by customers in Namibia and beyond

WhatsApp Enterprise coming to Namibia is a big deal for brands. But why all the hoopla...

Issued by V5 Digital 6 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New partnership to fight impact of climate change in vulnerable communities
New partnership to fight impact of climate change in vulnerable communities

Accredited as an implementing partner, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will work with the Adaptation Fund on projects to help vulnerable countries fight the harmful effects of climate change...

6 Jul 2020

HEALTHCARE

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Rwanda's Covid-19 pool testing: a savvy option where there's low viral prevalence

Many countries in East Africa have turned to contact tracing and carrying out Covid-19 tests on thousands of individuals as a way of monitoring and trying to limit transmissions of the new coronavirus. In Rwanda, they have been investigating how they can scale up testing significantly...

By Leon Mutesa 3 Jul 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Why rural electrification won't fix deforestation in Zimbabwe
Why rural electrification won't fix deforestation in Zimbabwe

Reliance on biomass such as fuelwood for energy in rural areas has a strong bearing on Zimbabwe's environment...

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 3 Jul 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Global airline passenger demand shows slight improvement in May

African airlines passenger traffic sank 98.2% in May against improved demand worldwide...

3 Jul 2020

AGRICULTURE

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Nespresso introduces new Ugandan coffee through Reviving Origins programme

Launched in 2019, the Reviving Origins programme aims to restore coffee production in regions where it is under threat...

3 Jul 2020

LIFESTYLE

2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition
2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition

A total of 10 short films, including two from South Africa, have been selected for the African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition - which is being held by the Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie...

2 Jul 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Angola more exposed to financial crisis
Angola more exposed to financial crisis

The Angolan economy is essentially based on oil exploitation. João Lourenço is counting on the First Lady and two ministers to restore Angola's balance sheets after the fall of the oil price...

By Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 2 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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NYF's AME Awards 2020 AME Report

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2020 AME Report...

2 Jul 2020

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