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Newborns in developing countries need better protection from common bacteria

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest infection rates of Streptococcus agalactiae, or "Group B strep", in the world - and one in five babies will not survive the illness...

19 Mar 2020

TOURISM

Travellers urged to check Covid-19 health notices
Travellers urged to check Covid-19 health notices

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has advised South African citizens who are travelling to be aware of the health risks.

18 Mar 2020

AGRICULTURE

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New seed varieties help cocoa crops thrive in Cameroon

A new seed variety called "Brazilian cacao" is now widely in use, providing far better yields to Cameroonian farmers...

18 Mar 2020

RETAIL

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa
Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa

As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced they will be donating medical supplies to Africa...

18 Mar 2020

TOURISM

The end of global travel as we know it: An opportunity for sustainable tourism
The end of global travel as we know it: An opportunity for sustainable tourism

The Covid-19 crisis is an epic disaster for the global travel industry. But we shouldn't try to return to business as usual...

18 Mar 2020

HEALTHCARE

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Covid-19 in Africa: fewer cases so far, and more preparation needed

The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise...

By Akebe Luther King Abia 18 Mar 2020

HEALTHCARE

What mattered most to mothers using Nigeria’s free maternal health services was that their babies were healthy. Adekunle Ajayi/Getty Images
What mothers told me about Nigeria's free maternal health services

Each day, 159 women die during childbirth and as a result of pregnancy in Nigeria. This translates to one death every nine minutes...

By Anthony Idowu Ajayi 17 Mar 2020

ICT

Digital transformation in Africa
Digital transformation in Africa

IDC defines Digital Transformation (DX) as applying new technologies to radically change processes, customer experience, and value...

By Mark Walker 17 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Dentsu Aegis Network SSA launches Dentsu Data Labs
Dentsu Aegis Network SSA launches Dentsu Data Labs

Dentsu Aegis Network sub-Saharan Africa has launched Dentsu Data Labs - this specialist division will lead the way in data intelligence and consultancy, marketing technology and audience insights...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 17 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Wina Festival 2020 going digital due to Covid-19

The award ceremony will be completely online and in-person activities are suspended for the 2020 edition, due to the current Covid-19 situation...

17 Mar 2020

TOURISM

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First purpose-built spa to open in Victoria Falls

The spa, being constructed by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism will be named Victoria Falls Safari Spa...

17 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#FairnessFirst: Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers
#FairnessFirst: Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers

Renuka Methil, managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa recently spoke at the 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit, held on Friday, 6 March at the Durban ICC, ahead of International Women's Day last Sunday...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Mar 2020

TOURISM

Africa Travel Week, WTM Africa and ILTM Africa 2020 cancelled
Africa Travel Week, WTM Africa and ILTM Africa 2020 cancelled

Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa and International Luxury Travel Market Africa will now be postponed following the escalation of COVID-19 Coronavirus around the world...

13 Mar 2020

HEALTHCARE

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The way we measure iron deficiency in children needs to change. Here's why

A deficiency of iron for normal body function is the most common nutritional disorder in the world...

By John Muthii Muriuki 12 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#WhatWomenWant in 2020: Welcome to the new era of progressive marketing
#WhatWomenWant in 2020: Welcome to the new era of progressive marketing

This week, in celebration of International Women's Day, Kantar hosted engaging afternoon presentations at its Cape Town and Johannesburg offices where Jane Bloomfield, chief growth officer from the UK, talked through findings from Kantar's #WhatWomenWant global study...

By Leigh Andrews, Issued by Kantar 12 Mar 2020

LIFESTYLE

It's time to Explore More!
It's time to Explore More!

City Lodge Hotel Group has launched Explore More, a month-long promotion valid from 18 March to 3 May 2020 (inclusive), in which guests can save up to 40% on their stay...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Chairman, Cannes Lions and president of Ascential Marketing Division, Philip Thomas.
Cannes Lions 2020 still set to take place amidst coronavirus fears

Organisers of the Cannes Lions Festival have announced that as of today, based on the advice from the city of Cannes, authorities and the World Health Organisation, they are still working towards Cannes Lions 2020 taking place as planned on 22-26 June...

11 Mar 2020

RETAIL

Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant
Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant

Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla Group is building a new factory in Lanseria near Johannesburg, which will bundles activities from five existing plants...

11 Mar 2020

AGRICULTURE

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Coronavirus could threaten global agricultural trade

"The growing impact of the Covid-19 coincides with the announcement of a 1,4% retraction in our economy as well as a decline of 7,6% for agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019."

11 Mar 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Why Africa needs more successful content businesses
Why Africa needs more successful content businesses

In a digital economy, content is key to attract attention, educate, entertain and market. That's why Africa needs more successful content businesses...

By Roy Morrison 11 Mar 2020

AGRICULTURE

Destroying Nigeria's riverside forests is bad for the freshwater ecosystem
Destroying Nigeria's riverside forests is bad for the freshwater ecosystem

Population growth and attendant human activities are destroying a freshwater ecosystem...

By Emmanuel O. Akindele 11 Mar 2020

TOURISM

Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally
Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally

The Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch a global roll-out plan of plastic reduction - including the introduction of bulk amenities in all hotels across the group's portfolio by 2022...

11 Mar 2020

AGRICULTURE

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Global food prices drop amid coronavirus outbreak

The Food and Agriculture Organisation's latest food price index has reflected a decline in global food prices in February for the first time in four months - averaging at 180.5 points, down by 1.0% from January but still 8.1% higher than a year earlier...

10 Mar 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entries open for 10th Orange Social Venture Prize
Entries open for 10th Orange Social Venture Prize

Entries are now open for the 10th Orange Social Venture Prize (OSVP) in Africa and the Middle East...

9 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#Coronavirus: Creative Week 2020, The One Show moved to online streaming events

The One Club has moved Creative Week 2020, including The One Show and ADC 99th Annual Awards ceremonies to online streaming events due to continued uncertainty around coronavirus...

9 Mar 2020

RETAIL

Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneurs
Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneurs

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative recently held a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on how to establish a successful fashion brand, training 100 entrepreneurs from the textile, apparel and accessories industry...

9 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners announced
Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners announced

Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners were announced at the inaugural gala dinner held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex in Durban on Friday, 6 March 2020...

9 Mar 2020

AGRICULTURE

Nigeria needs to close the financial inclusion gap for women smallholder farmers
Nigeria needs to close the financial inclusion gap for women smallholder farmers

Nigeria needs to adopt gender specific strategies to financially include women smallholders in agriculture.

By Olayinka Adegbite, Elizabeth Mkandawire and Lepepeule Machethe 9 Mar 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report
Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report

Recently released research shows that 67 out of the 129 countries studied, and home to 2.1 billion girls and women, won't achieve any of the set gender equality targets...

6 Mar 2020

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