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  • AfkInsider Commodities Report: Riding The Gold Roller Coaster

    By Staff, 3:38 pm

    Some bullishness returned to the gold market this week with the yellow metal breaking through $1,300 an ounce for the first time in five weeks. Gold was boosted by expectations of more demand from China as well and decline in the U.S. dollar, but it was something of a roller-coaster ride. Gold for August delivery […]

  • S. Africa To France: ‘Hands Off Rooibos Tea Rights’

    rooibos tea By Dana Sanchez, 3:01 pm

    A French business has applied to register rooibos tea — grown exclusively in South Africa — as a trademark, and the South African Rooibos Council is taking steps to protect the rooibos name internationally, according to a report in BusinessDayLive. The industry said it does not object to rooibos tea-related trademarks anywhere in the world, but wants […]

  • Peaceful Zimbabwe Election Means More Business For S. Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:42 pm

    Hopeful that neighboring Zimbabwe can pull off a peaceful election July 31, South Africa is keen to avoid a repeat of hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding its borders after violence in the last Zimbabwe election of 2008, according to a ChicagoTribune report. South Africa landed up with an expensive humanitarian crisis, but has since helped […]

  • Meeting Growing Demand For Business Jet Travel In Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:48 pm

    Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation has added a new jet to its fleet – the 14-seater Bombardier Global 6000 – the company’s first to be marketed from an African location. The “ultra long-range” aircraft will be positioned in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a move designed to satisfy the growing demand for business jet travel in and around the African continent, according […]

  • Is Beyond-The-Norm Becoming The Norm For S. African Travelers?

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:01 pm

    South African travel agents have seen a been a surge in inquiries about destinations that, until recently, few South Africans would have considered such as Macedonia, Petra in Jordan and Finnish Lapland, according to a report in In a recent study, travel agent Harvey World Travel reported a 63 percent increase in tourists choosing or […]

  • All About Oil? S. Africa, Ethiopia To Aid In Sudan Joint Co-operation

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:49 am

    Former South African President Thabo Mbeki and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhan are scheduled to consult today on implementing a joint cooperation agreement between Sudan and South Sudan, according to a report in AllAfrica. Mbeki will meet with Sudan president Omer Hassan al-Bashir, Vice President Ali Osman Taha and Sudan’s negotiating team, Sudan spokesman Abubakr […]

  • Nigerian Lawmakers Out-earn Those In Developed Nations

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:56 pm

    Nigerian senators and members of the country’s House of Representatives earn higher salaries than most of their counterparts in 28 other countries – many of them wealthier and more developed – according to an analysis by the Economist magazine, All Africa reports. A Nigerian legislator earns about $189,000 a year – 116 times Nigeria’s per capita income, […]

  • Zimbabwe Businesses In Limbo Ahead Of July 31 Election

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:29 pm

    It is clear that there are people who want to do business with and in Zimbabwe, but they are waiting for stability and certainty, an economic analyst said in advance of the country’s July 31 elections.

  • Bandeka: Africa’s Professional Dating Site Gains Momentum

    By Makula Dunbar, 11:05 am

    An online invite-only professional dating network created by Yaw Boateng and Tunde Kehinde is gaining attention even though new weekly sign-ups have slowed. During the first months of Bandeka’s launch, 80-100 users were creating profiles per week. Now, in regards to numbers, Boateng says Bandeka has reached a comfortable peak.

  • Top International NBA Players of All Time

    By Makula Dunbar, 11:00 am

    It’s always fun to watch Team U.S.A. dominate the competition in the Olympics, although sometimes a bit cringe-worthy. Who wins a basketball game by 70-plus points?! Regardless, there are some stars that pop up across the globe and make a splash in the NBA; many are even considered some of the top players of all […]

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