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The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann
Glencore says to restart Congo's Mutanda mine towards end of 2021

Commodity trader and miner Glencore said on Tuesday it will restart operations at the world's largest cobalt mine, Mutanda in south-east Democratic Republic of Congo, towards the end of this year and return to production in 2022.

By Hereward Holland 2 hours ago

Aïcha Macky's Zinder wins the Adiaha Award at Encounters 2021
Aïcha Macky's Zinder wins the Adiaha Award at Encounters 2021

Nigerien filmmaker Aïcha Macky won the The Adiaha Award for her film Zinder. The Ladima Foundation presented Macky with the award at the 2021 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival...

4 hours ago

Sound Connects Fund calls for applications
Sound Connects Fund calls for applications

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, has launched a €4m funding programme geared towards supporting creatives in Southern Africa.

5 hours ago

Africa free trade agreement could provide necessary momentum for improving SA's port infrastructure
Africa free trade agreement could provide necessary momentum for improving SA's port infrastructure

As the world hopefully heads out of the Covid-19 lockdowns, trade and the shipping of more goods should continue to increase, as logistics bottlenecks start to ease and fiscal stimuli from major trading nations in the developed world continue to spur demand...

By Chris Hattingh 9 hours ago

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US-based WPF releases video series to help Africa's farmers improve poultry production

The World Poultry Foundation's training series, with four videos dedicated to production, explains how farmers should store feed, proper feeding of poultry and how to prepare and manage zones of comfort to encourage proper brooding for chicks...

11 hours ago

SA Marketing Industry Alliance launches WFA DEI Census
SA Marketing Industry Alliance launches WFA DEI Census

Earlier this month, the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) announced the launch of a global census of the marketing and advertising industry...

1 day ago

West African leaders and officials stand for a photo at the Ecowas extraordinary summit on terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Reuters/Anne Mimault
West African regional bloc adopts new plan to launch single currency in 2027

A group of 15 West African countries have adopted a new road map to launch a single currency in 2027 after its previous plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic...

1 day ago

Dillon Khan, vice president of Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Studios and Creative Services (Africa) ViacomCBS
Empowerment through storytelling: in conversation with Dillon Khan

We spoke to Dillon Khan about storytelling, African stories and the importance of youth in the creative industry...

By Emily Stander 1 day ago

Call to action: Youth, take up space!
Call to action: Youth, take up space!

Unmistakably, the youth need to be able to simultaneously take up space and find a space for themselves in society...

By Monde Twala 1 day ago

Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types
Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types

Accenture Africa's MD shares the new consumer types that have surfaced as a result of the pandemic, and how they differ according to changes in way of life, fears and concerns, hopes and desires...

By John Watling 1 day ago

Use the Africa free-trade area to create jobs and enable entrepreneurship for the youth
Use the Africa free-trade area to create jobs and enable entrepreneurship for the youth

The African Continental Free Trade Area has the potential to reduce the high joblessness rate that has recently skyrocketed due to the detrimental effects of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Lebo Letsoalo 1 day ago

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#CreativeWeek2021: Games in physical reality

Epic Games looks at how game studios and brands work together...

By Emily Stander 1 day ago

Samuel Dhol Ayeun, a trainee doctor who fled from South Sudan to Uganda. ReuterAbubaker Lubowa
"I made it," says South Sudanese who fled to Uganda

After civil war forced Samuel Dhol Ayeun to flee South Sudan as a teenager to neighbouring Uganda in 2013, memories of watching friends die of preventable diseases...

By Francis Mukasa, 1 day ago

MTN picks partners to expand mobile OpenRan network in Africa
MTN picks partners to expand mobile OpenRan network in Africa

MTN has selected five partners to launch an open radio access network. The five partners are...

By Nqobile Dludla 18 Jun 2021

Triggerfish-led African-created anthology animated series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire to premiere on Disney+ in 2022
Triggerfish-led African-created anthology animated series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire to premiere on Disney+ in 2022

A 10-part anthology animated series, created by filmmakers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt, will premiere on Disney+ in late 2022...

18 Jun 2021

Golden Drum Festival opens entries for competition
Golden Drum Festival opens entries for competition

The Golden Drum International Festival of Creativity had opened registrations for its Young Drummers and The Golden Drum competitions...

18 Jun 2021

Doktor.se to launch in Africa
Doktor.se to launch in Africa

Following a pre-Series A round of $3m, Webrock and Healthforce will be taking the cutting-edge technology behind the second most downloaded doctor app in Europe, Doktor.se, to Africa...

18 Jun 2021

Ghana's farmers aren't all seeing the fruits of a Green Revolution
Ghana's farmers aren't all seeing the fruits of a Green Revolution

Realities on the ground tell a different story from the claim that a Green Revolution ensures food security and increased income for smallholder farmers in Ghana...

17 Jun 2021

A 1,098 carat diamond, discovered in Botswana and believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, is seen in this undated handout picture received June 16, 2021. Debswana Diamond Company/Handout via Reuters.
Botswana unearths world's third largest diamond

A 1,098 carat diamond believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's De Beers and the government...

By Brian Benza 17 Jun 2021

Radisson debuts second brand, signs third hotel in Morocco
Radisson debuts second brand, signs third hotel in Morocco

The hotel will offer a unique view over the Arab League Park and will also form part of La Citadelle, a new, mixed-use development which will comprise residences, offices and retail outlets.

17 Jun 2021

Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam
Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

Arab states are calling on the UN Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile...

By Mahmoud Mourad, Nayera Abdallah and Raya Jalabi 17 Jun 2021

D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applications
D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applications

D&AD has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of the D&AD Shift with Google programme in New York...

16 Jun 2021

Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry
Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry

In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry...

By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Abdelhak Belhaki 15 Jun 2021

MTN warns of service disruption in Nigeria due to rising insecurity
MTN warns of service disruption in Nigeria due to rising insecurity

MTN's service in Nigeria could be disrupted as a result of rising insecurity in different parts of the country...

15 Jun 2021

African Union president and president of Congo Democratic Republic Felix Tshisekedi speaks during a joint news conference at the end of the Summit on the Financing of African Economies in Paris, France May 18, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reurters//File Photo
Congo caps public gatherings as third Covid-19 wave builds

The Democratic Republic of Congo will limit public gatherings to 20 people and close nightclubs as the country grapples with a third wave of Covid-19, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday...

15 Jun 2021

Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project
Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project

Australia's Fortescue Metals Group said on Tuesday, 15 June, it was in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to develop a hydroelectric power project...

By Melanie Burton and Hereward Holland 15 Jun 2021

Sudan says it is open to conditional interim deal on Ethiopia dam
Sudan says it is open to conditional interim deal on Ethiopia dam

Sudan is open to a partial interim agreement on Ethiopia's multi-billion-dollar dam on the Blue Nile, with specific conditions, irrigation minister Yasir Abbas said...

By Khalid Abdelaziz 15 Jun 2021

A Galp Energia refinery is seen near Sines, file. Reuters/Rafael Marchante
Exclusive-Galp to hold off on LNG investment until Mozambique ensures security

Portugal's Galp Energia , a partner in an Exxon Mobil-led gas consortium in Mozambique, will not invest in onshore plants there until authorities guarantee security and social stability, which may take time...

By Sergio Goncalves 15 Jun 2021

How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa
How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

14 Jun 2021

Nigeria's Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch
Nigeria's Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch

Scores of small and medium-sized businesses across Africa's most populous nation - and largest economy - are reeling from the indefinite suspension of the social media site...

By Nneka Chile 14 Jun 2021

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