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  • University Of Cape Verde On List Of 100 Best Colleges In Africa

    By Staff, 5:00 pm

    From Asemana The University of Cape Verde (Uni-CV) comes in 79th place among Africa’s best universities, according to After School Africa’s “Top 100 Universities in Africa” list. The ranking classifying the continent’s best institutions of higher learning is headed by South Africa, with three colleges at the top of the list – Cape Town (in […]

  • Cabo Verde And Guinea-Bissau Boost Bilateral Relations

    By Staff, 4:00 pm

    From Macuau Hub The governments of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and Guinea-Bissau  in Praia signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen bilateral relations in the reform of public administration, especially in the area of e-governance. The document, signed by the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Cabo Verde, Démis Lobo Almeida, […]

  • As Election Nears Burundi Government Cracks Down On Opposition

    By Staff, 3:00 pm

    From AlJazeera Burundi has sentenced a top opposition chief to five years in prison for bribery and arrested another for having links to a rebel group, according to opposition leaders. Action against the two leaders in the central African country came amid growing fears of the risk of violence ahead of elections, with a string of […]

  • Angélique Kidjo Visits Out-Of-School Children In Benin

    By Staff, 2:00 pm

    From UNICEF On her most recent visit to Benin, long-time UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo shined light on the issue of children who do not have the benefit of formal education. Kidjo, who is deeply committed to the rights of children, called on political actors and civil society to guarantee children currently not in school […]

  • As Oil Slump Affects Economy Angola Appoints New Bank Governor

    By Staff, 1:00 pm

    From Bloomberg/Written by By Colin McClelland and Manuel Soque Angola named former Finance Minister Jose Pedro De Morais as governor of the central bank, seeking to reassure markets as oil prices plummet. Morais, 59, took over as head of the Banco Nacional de Angola from Jose De Lima Massano, Amelia Borja, media director at the […]

  • The Changing Business Lending To Women In Africa

    By Staff, 10:00 am

    From Forbes/Written by Geri Stengel   A vast majority — 85 percent — of micro through medium size enterprises in emerging markets suffer from a lack of access to credit, according to the International Finance Corporation and McKinsey. When an African female entrepreneur can’t borrow money, she must rely on her own limited savings to […]

  • South Africa’s Plums Ripen Into Big Business

    By Staff, 9:00 am

    From CNN/Written by By Diane McCarthy and Alex Court Enjoying the first bite of a fresh juicy plum may well be described as a simple pleasure, but the process from farm to mouth involves careful planning and precision. In South Africa, the journey for many plums starts in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley in the Western […]

  • Namibia’s Assets Newly Open To Investors Via Trust Fund

    By Staff, 5:48 pm

    A first for Namibia, investors are now offered the opportunity to invest their money entirely in Namibian assets. This follows after Sanlam Namibia launched the Sanlam All Namibian Unit Trust Fund, which invests in Namibian assets, specifically equities, cash, bonds and properties. Investors, who utilise the fund, are now in compliance with the local asset rule on contractual investments, which is derived from Regulation 28 of the Pension Fund Act and which states that a minimum of 35% of assets must be invested in Namibia.

  • UN: 30 Percent Of CAR Population At Risk Of Food Insecurity

    By Staff, 5:18 pm

    The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) declared today. Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva, WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs pointed to the agency’s recent report evaluating the food security situation in the CAR

  • Nigeria Bond Investors Suffer As Nigeria Oil Prices Slip

    By Staff, 12:58 pm

    Nigeria bondholders are missing out on the global rally in fixed income as the African nation reels from the collapse in oil prices and a sliding currency. Average yields on naira government debt soared 2.5 percentage points in the past three months, compared with a drop of 47 basis points for emerging-market local-currency securities