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CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back better

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

By Amina J. Mohammed 21 hours ago

RETAIL

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce
DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

21 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

"African countries to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing"
"African countries to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing"

Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry...

21 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

Healthcare workers testing people in Nairobi, Kenya during a mass testing exercise for Covid-19. Photo by SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images
Sub-Saharan Africa needs to plug local knowledge gap to up its anti-Covid-19 game

Africa remains one of the regions least affected by Covid-19, although evidence suggests it is an evolving and growing pandemic. It is now present in all African countries and territories...

By Alex Ezeh & Sharon Fonn 22 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Brian Wieser, global president, Business Intelligence, WPP.
The impact of Covid-19 on global advertising investment [report]

Brands cut $50bn from global adspend in wake of Covid-19, according to Warc's new report; Global Advertising Trends: The impact of Covid-19 on ad investment...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced
Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced

Winners of the 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic...

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Going underground in Camarines Norte province, Philippines. EPA
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 1 day ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AWIEF Awards 2020 calls for nominations
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...

1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

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

1 day ago

RETAIL

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers
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...

1 day ago

FINANCE

Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of Covid-19. Getty Images
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 1 day ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

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

ICT

Partnerships in times of crisis
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 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity
#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 2 days ago

TOURISM

Mark Havercroft
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 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

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

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#AfricaDay: A celebration of resilience
#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 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Old Mutual creates impact in Ghana with huge building wrap in Accra
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 3 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Top 10 African stories to watch on Netflix this #AfricaDay
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...

3 days ago

LIFESTYLE

All Africa Music Awards to host live virtual Solidarity Concert
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...

3 days ago

RETAIL

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

HEALTHCARE

Women and children wait to be treated at a health clinic in northern Burkina Faso. Giles Clarke/UNOCHA via Getty Images
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 3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis
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 25 May 2020

RETAIL

Kemble Morgan
#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

Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project
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 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

AGRICULTURE

New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020
New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...

22 May 2020

TOURISM

StelaDi via
Plane cabins are havens for germs. Here's how they can clean up their act

Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve...

By Ipek Kurtböke 22 May 2020

TOURISM

Julian Herzog via
Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operations

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

22 May 2020

FINANCE

Clement Chinaka
Slow Covid-19 economic recovery compels African companies to adapt

The World Economic Forum (WEF) reported this week that the pandemic has hit global trade and investment at an "unprecedented speed and scale" and revealed the fragility of the modern supply chain...

By Clement Chinaka 21 May 2020

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