Cameroon: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 4:41 pm
Madrid-based tech company Indra has been chosen to install a satellite-based surveillance system network in 17 African countries that uses GPS to determine an aircraft’s location, speed and other data. The network broadcasts data to ground stations that relay them to air traffic control displays and to nearby aircraft equipped to receive them. Aircraft equipped with the technology can get weather and traffic information delivered directly to the cockpit. Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast is a cornerstone of next-generation air traffic modernization, and the U.S. has mandated that aircraft must be equipped with it by 2020.
Kurt Davis Jr., 11:32 am AFKI Original
South Africa is the confounding country on this list. Its public-private partnership environment has a good track record of successful projects. Yet the country’s political and economic volatility raise concerns. Still, South Africa is fundamentally very strong and can easily rebound. A system usually wins out when it has clear-cut procurement and bid processes, disclosure and audit mechanisms, a bidder scoring process and a strong regulatory environment. The 1 percent real GDP will pass.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:01 am AFKI Original
Africa is a continent that has embraced telecoms technology and mobile on a wide scale, with numerous telecommunication corporations based in and out of Africa providing millions of African subscribers with a variety of mobile-based services. We take a closer look at 8 of the African continent’s biggest telecoms companies.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original
Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.
Julia AustinAFKI Original
DarajaImports has a fusion of African designs, employing African artists that include widows, the physically disabled and young adults orphaned by genocide. Products are made from materials that are sustainable and often recycled. The shop owners work closely with the artists. Etsy is a platform for retailers who make and sell products for a cause. Check out 8 Etsy shops selling fair trade and African products.
Julia Austin, 12:44 pm AFKI Original
Elaborate presidential palaces can become controversial when voters think the money would have been better spent elsewhere. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir moved into his new digs in January 2015. The inside of the building is as elaborate as the outside, “dominated by a plush red carpet and bedecked with a magnificent chandelier.” The building was designed by a Chinese architectural firm, provoking protest among some Sudanese. Here are 8 of the most elaborate and impressive African presidential palaces.
Joe Kennedy, 6:30 pm
The Fulani people live in many parts of Africa, spread across almost 20 countries from the west coast to the east. If you’ve traveled through rural west Africa (where most are concentrated), you’ve most likely seen them herding cattle or tending fields. But this nomadic group, which has a relatively low population but comprises dozens of subcultures, isn’t as well studied or well known as other African tribal groups. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the Fulani people.
Dana Sanchez, 1:57 pm
Led by China, the surge in demand for commodities — and the accompanying hype — encouraged hopes that Africa’s transport infrastructure would rise fast. Now that commodities and minerals prices are down, the build-build-build mantra seems to be on hold. The Tazara railway connecting landlocked Zambia with Dar es Salaam is still getting China’s support, but other rail projects will need to look elsewhere for funding, a stakeholder said. Tazara is now attracting another type of business — tourism.
Keren MikvaAFKI Original
Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o is one of the most recognisable footballers from the African continent. The striker made a name for himself during his years in Spain’s La Liga with Barcelona, before successful stints at Italian Serie A club Inter Milan and English Premier League side Chelsea. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about soccer star Samuel Eto’o.
Dana Sanchez, 7:22 pm
While some Nigerian firms have put expansion plans on hold, others see opportunities as Africa’s biggest economy struggles with an oil price slump. BUA’s main rival, Dangote Cement, has also been expanding, signing a $4.34 billion deal in 2015 with China to almost double its capacity across Africa. “With the (fall) in the price of commodities … we can (expand) much cheaper than what it would have cost some years ago,” said BUA Chairman AbdulSamad Isyaku Rabiu.
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