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Owning the Whole Chain Could be the Saving Grace for Dangote Industries

AfricaDotcom  

Nigerian entrepreneur Aliko Dangote believes his use of backward integration could help Dangote Industries Limited save a third on their total operating

Ethiopia: The country where a year lasts 13 months

BBC News Africa  

Five things you may not know about Ethiopia's unique calendar and cultural heritage.

Rights groups cautious over militay take over in Guinea

Africanews  

"Alpha Condé's record can hardly be considered anything but disastrous. Especially since he came to power in 2010, carrying hopes for the country and the region. Let us not forget that he was a former democratic opponent, who had himself been a victim of Lansana Conté ." Fabien Offner, a researcher

Elections represent an opportunity for stability and unity in Libya

AfricaDotcom  

With just over 100 days until landmark elections in Libya, political leaders must join forces to ensure the vote is free, fair and inclusive, the UN envoy for

South Africa-based entrepreneur creates app to simplify funeral plannings

Africanews  

"So the responses to Sendoff is that, of course in South Africa, death is quite a sensitive topic and particularly in the Black culture, you don't talk about death. So the biggest thing that my co-founder and I have been doing is the educational aspect in education, educating people that it's Ok....

Alpha Condé: Guinea's ousted president in good health, Ecowas says

BBC News Africa  

West African envoys meet Alpha Condé, who was detained during a coup last week.

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

OkayAfrica  

​Featuring new Tems, Muzi x Kaytranada, Olamide, Stonebwoy x Focalistic, Aymos, Johnny Drille and more.

Sinovac opens global pediatric vaccine trial in South Africa

Africanews  

South Africa on Friday launched the main phase of a global Covid vaccine study on children and teenagers led by Chinese maker Sinovac Biotech, with the first two participants jabbed in Pretoria.

Tigray forces accused of mass killing

Africanews  

"My family has gone through a tough time. My sister got killed with her 1-year-old baby. We don't know where my father is now. They came early in the morning at 5:00 and took my cousins and we don't know where they are, either" Kibret Bidere, member of FANO, an Amhara militia group

Over 1,200 civilians killed in two DR Congo provinces this year: UN

Africanews  

More than 1,200 civilians have been killed in the restive DR Congo provinces of Ituri and North Kivu so far this year and millions of people now need humanitarian aid in the eastern region, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

Zambia's new leader vows 'zero tolerance' on corruption

Africanews  

Zambia's new President Hakainde Hichilema vowed Friday to strengthen anti-corruption efforts and show "zero tolerance" for graft, in his first speech to parliament.

Namibia: Rapid Land Release Could Be the Answer

allAfrica  

[New Era] Namibia's housing crisis has continued to deepen and broaden, with seemingly no lasting solution in sight. Housing prices in the country are mostly out of reach for ordinary citizens, who are paying more to live in apartments, as demand for housing increases.

Zimbabwe: Freedom of Information Regulations Gazetted

allAfrica  

[The Herald] Government has gazetted the Freedom of Information regulations that will guide disclosure of information by public entities.

Zimbabwe: FC Platinum's Opponents Face Coach Setback

allAfrica  

[The Herald] FC PLATINUM'S opponents in the CAF Champions League football preliminary round, GD Sagrada Esperanca, have been dealt a huge blow after their coach was barred from sitting on the bench by CAF because he does not possess the required qualifications.

Namibia: Suspended Namibia Housing Enterprises Managers Resume Duties

allAfrica  

[New Era] Four managers suspended from the Namibia Housing Enterprises (NHE) in April this year, officially resumed their duties yesterday. The NHE suspended managers allegedly led calls for chief executive officer Gisbertus Mukulu not to be reappointed for another five years, after they allegedly found fault with the lack of financial reports during his term.

Zimbabwe: Woman Allegedly Kills Husband, Throws Body Parts in Three Pit Latrines

allAfrica  

[The Herald] The bail hearing for a 42-year-old Zimbabwean woman, who in 2015 allegedly killed her husband during a domestic dispute has been postponed to September 21 at the Mogwase Magistrate Court in North West, South Africa.

Namibia: 'Dark Web' Links Lead to Windhoek

allAfrica  

[Namibian] INFORMATION received from the police in the Netherlands and Australia set Namibian detectives on the trail of Windhoek resident Johann Maree, who is charged with committing numerous sex crimes with underage boys and selling child pornography to paedophiles on the internet.

Namibia: Jazz Weekend for Tsumeb

allAfrica  

[New Era] As the country is slowly opening up, Tsumeb will be treated to a night of good Jazz sounds tomorrow.

Nigeria extends telecoms blackout, arrest high profile Boko Haram member

Africanews  

Nigerian local authorities have extended a telecom shutdown in northwest Zamfara state to a neighbouring state as part of an ongoing military crackdown on gangs behind a series of mass kidnappings, an official said Friday.

South Africa: Escalating Sinophobia in SA's Media

allAfrica  

[New Frame] The recent eruption of Sinophobia in the national media has been a shameful illustration of the weakness of our public sphere. We need to do better.

South Africa: Dale Steyn Made Me Fall in Love With Fast Bowling

allAfrica  

[New Frame] Seeing the legendary cricketer in action as a young child provided the necessary fire in the writer's belly to pursue a career as a pace bowler, even as he was being advised against it.

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