Cameroon: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 6:12 pm AFKI Original
This is a story of overcoming adversity, of taking on one of the world’s most respected institutions (the U.N.) and winning, and how a Somali entrepreneur turned a $200,000 windfall into a global remittance business valued at $500 million. Ismail Ahmed is CEO of WorldRemit, a U.K.-based online money transfer service. This is how he got from Somaliland to this week being named London’s newest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 am AFKI Original
The 2016 Rio Olympics provide an opportunity for African countries to earn medals for Olympic sports in competition with the best athletes and sportsmen and women from around the world. With this in mind, we take a closer look at 8 Olympic sports that teams from the African continent will likely excel at.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:27 pm AFKI Original
The 2018 World Cup qualifying draw for the 20 African teams who still have a chance to qualify for the tournament took place in Cairo on Friday. This will be the third round of qualifying for teams in Africa, with 54 countries on the continent originally attempting to book a place in Russia come 2018.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:55 am AFKI Original
Friday will see the World Cup qualifying draw for the 20 African teams who still have a chance to qualify for the tournament that is set to be held in Russia during 2018. This will be the third round of qualifying from Africa, with 54 teams on the continent originally attempting to book a place amongst the sport’s elite. Only 20 African countries remain.
Dana Sanchez, 12:25 pm
Less than two weeks after MTN settled its massive fine with Nigerian regulators, the South African mobile phone operator has chosen a new CEO who brings a wealth of banking experience. That’s what’s needed to revise MTN’s strategy, particularly in the area of convergence between mobile and financial services, the company said Monday. MTN plans to also appoint a new vice president for mergers and acquisitions as part of the group’s goal to develop new revenue streams. Many other new appointments have been announced.
Joe Kennedy, 8:53 am
If you enjoy food that doesn’t hold back on spices, you’ll probably love what Cameroon is serving up. Like its neighbor Nigeria, Cameroon has numerous dishes that are full of heat and earthy African flavors, but since the country was colonized by France for a time, you’ll also find French cooking techniques and aromas. Here’s just a sampling of foods from Cameroon that you simply must try.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:40 am AFKI Original
Soccer stars from Africa have been a major force in the sport for some time, with many playing for the top teams in Europe and earning endorsement deals that have made them the richest African soccer players when combined with their staggering club salaries. We profile 8 of the richest African soccer players both past and present, by net worth.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:10 am AFKI Original
The 2016 European Championships are underway in France, and many of the players who are representing European nations have African roots. Whether born in Africa or not, some could have decided to play for an African national team. We profile 20 players and the national teams that they could be representing if they had chosen Africa rather than Europe.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:08 am AFKI Original
FIFA have announced the African seeds for teams from the continent which still remain in contention for a qualification berth at the 2018 World Cup set to take place in Russia. A total of 20 teams from Africa will be involved in the draw, which will take place in Cairo, Egypt on June 24. Of those 20 remaining teams, which have been through a previous qualification phase thus far, five will ultimately qualify for the showpiece by topping their respective groups.
Kurt Davis Jr., 9:20 am AFKI Original
Ghana’s status as an electricity exporter encourages private investment. Most rural districts are connected to the national electricity grid, making Ghana a leader in transmission and turning the focus to generation. Expect the private sector to supply more power than the current 53%. To support investor participation, Ethiopia liberalized the energy sector. Investors would be smart to diversify beyond hydro in Ethiopia. Some investors say Ethiopia has potential to become a major geothermal producer.
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