Date Archives for January 2014
Makula Dunbar, 5:52 pm
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) information minister has expressed concern about a recent report which states that M23 rebel group has been recruiting children in the Ituri region of the country to launch another round of insurgency.
Julia Austin, 5:19 pm AFKI Original
Since extended family and friends play a large role in raising children, they also play a large role in disciplining children. In African families, if a child gets in trouble, she not only has to answer to her parents, but also to her grandparents, aunts, uncles and so on. That probably gives a child a bit more motivation to behave.
Makula Dunbar, 5:11 pm
February 3, women from Silicon Valley companies will present in Kigali, the host city to a women’s ICT event and program launch. According to a New Times report, 20 companies — including Twitter, Symantec and Intel — will send representatives to take part in the ‘Women in Technology Exclusive Cocktail.’
Makula Dunbar, 12:27 pm
The parent company of Stanbic Bank, Standard Bank is predicting a growth rate of around 7 percent for Ghana this year. This is down from the provisional estimate of 7.4 percent for 2013. According to the largest bank in Africa, the high growth rate is not sustainable in the long term. Assessing the past, present and future outlook of the Ghanaian economy
Julia Austin, 11:59 am AFKI Original
The Fairmont Zimbali Lodge’s name means “Valley of Flowers” in Zulu. Guests stay in the midst of untouched nature, and look over the KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast. They’re treated to on-call butler service, nine dining venues, and the Willow Stream Spa featuring treatments like the marula milk bath, the stress-relieving intonga stick massage and the hydrating rooibos mask.
Makula Dunbar, 11:44 am
Wikipedia-style site that gets people to upload information on sustainable technologies and has received more than 50 million page views since its launch in 2006 is going through a raft of changes aimed at improving it further.
Makula Dunbar, 10:57 am
By 2015, category four mine workers could receive monthly wages of around $936, CCTV Africa reported. The wage hikes would increase in increments over the next three years, however, members of the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) are not please with the offer. Strikers are pushing for an immediate raise which will land wages at $1,106 per month.
Susan Erwin, 7:44 am AFKI Original
South Africa’s legal system — its laws on copyright, patents, trademarks — and its competition policies make it easier for investors to trust in what South Africa’s economy has to offer, according to a technology company that deals with digital media content management in the entertainment industry. Red Touch Media has offices in the U.S. and Cape Town.
Kevin Mwanza, 4:12 am
Africa’s richest city, Johannesburg, has stormed back to profitability but the loss of millions due to high levels of electricity and water theft threatens to pull the metro back into the red.
Frank Mutulu, 2:15 am AFKI Original
Kenya ranks No. 4 in Africa for mergers and acquisitions. Consumer and IT sectors — rather than oil and gas — are the biggest M & A draws. “The deals in Kenya are mostly in the non-traditional sectors … they have been visible in areas such as consumers, beauty as well as technology,” and expert told AFKI.
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