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  • 12 African Countries Ranked Highest For Press Freedom In 2016

    By Dana Sanchez, 8:52 pm AFKI Original

    Burkina Faso is an Africa success story for press freedom. The recent military coup was accomplished without any major violations of freedom of information. Insulting the president may be decriminalized soon. Both print and broadcast media are more pluralistic and dynamic than most African countries. Transparent governments that respect human rights and the rule of law tend to be good for business and investment. We’ve highlighted 12 countries in Africa that rank highest for press freedom in 2016.

  • Mo Ibrahim Says Governance Good In Small African Countries, Big Ones Not So Much

    Mo Ibrahim By Dana Sanchez, 6:28 pm

    Ibrahim got rich on telecommunications, but he has invested millions in good governance. “Power corrupts absolutely,” Ibrahim said. He called for more international outrage over stolen elections. “People are learning how to steal elections because that looks less brutal than saying ‘I’m president for life,'” he said. “There is a limit to how long they can go on stealing elections. More and more of these elections are being subject to the harsh light of … social media.”

  • 11 Companies That Have Remained In The FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index For 20 Years

    FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index - Remgro Limited companies By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:10 am AFKI Original

    Very few stocks have shown the consistency to remain within the FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index for the last 20 years, but 11 companies have managed the impressive feat. There are an elite group of businesses that have managed to stay in the top 40 of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 1996. Here are the 11 companies that have remained within the FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index for 20 years.

  • 7 Top Southern African Fashion Designers Showcased At African Union Headquarters

    By Keren Mikva, 8:47 pm AFKI Original

    Mc Bright Kavari created a niche for his firm, Classic Fashion, as an elegant and dramatic fashion brand in Namibia. Kavari uses modern African styles combined with European-style twists, and loves to bend the norm and explore unique and untried ideas. An African fashion reception is underway through Sept. 15 at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa showcasing designers from across the continent. Top designers — one each from 30 African countries — will be represented.

  • 12 Most Popular JSE Stocks For Shareholders In The Last Two Months

    JSE Stocks By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:10 am AFKI Original

    The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is an indicator of how companies in South Africa are doing, with JSE stocks attracting shareholders who believe in the future and profitability of these businesses. Here are the 12 most popular JSE stocks that shareholders were buying during the last two months.

  • The Best Camps And Lodges In Namibia’s Onguma Game Reserve

    By Sarah Duff, 12:23 am

    While most most visitors to northern Namibia go on game drives in Etosha National Park, Onguma Game Reserve is also worth exploring. The 34,000-hectare reserve is home to cheetah, lion, leopard and black rhino and loads of buck. The guides who take you on game drives at Onguma are excellent, as are all the staff on the reserve, who go out of their way to make your stay as faultless as possible.

  • The Business Of Youth Development In Africa: YALI Alum Is All Over It

    Youth development in Africa By Ann Brown, 9:37 am AFKI Original

    Namibian Beata Mandy Shemuvalula predicts youth development in Africa will be one of the top five profitable businesses. “We are always looking to evolve new ways to monetize old business models,” Shemuvalula told AFKInsider. Her company, Youthia, aims to empower youth entrepreneurs. It is not a charity. “How could we just talk about entrepreneurship? We had to do it ourselves,” she said. Shemuvalula was part of Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.

  • Nambia’s Growing Tourism Sector Attract More Global Airlines

    Windhoek, Namibia By Staff, 1:56 am

    THE Namibia Airports company yesterday said more global airlines have applied to fly into Namibia as part of the Bilateral Air Services Agreements. Addressing a media conference in Windhoek, the airports company’s chief executive officer Tamer El-Kallawi said among those whose applications are being considered are the Turkish, Kenyan and Emirates airlines. Namibia has already permitted Qatar, KLM Royal Dutch, Ethiopian and Condor airlines to fly into the country, although Air Namibia has expressed concern.

  • 15 Of The Best Fishing Trips In Southern Africa

    Fishing Trips In Southern Africa By Lara Moses, 7:00 am

    If you love fly fishing, then Semonkong Lodge in Lesotho is for you. With a selection of brown and rainbow trout in the Maletsunyane River, you can easily spend a whole day on the river banks trying to catch something. There is no fishing allowed between May 1 through Aug. 31, so this is good timing. A strict catch and release policy is in place. Southern Africa has amazing fishing spots, fish species, lodges and companies doing business on two oceans, numerous rivers and lakes. Here are some of the best fishing trips in Southern Africa.

  • He Hid In Namibia For 10 Years And Tried Self-Reform. US Judge Jails Israeli Fugitive For Securities Fraud

    securities fraud By Dana Sanchez, 6:23 pm

    Jacob “Kobi” Alexander returned to the U.S. from Namibia hoping for a plea deal. Prosecutors said he could easily “find his next Namibia” and a federal judge agreed, jailing him as a flight risk until his sentencing in December. While living in Namibia, Alexander paid back millions in fines to the U.S. He settled for $53 million with the SEC in one of the largest settlements ever in an options back-dating case.

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