Ighalo fires Nigeria closer to AFCON, South Africa win big

Ighalo fires Nigeria closer to AFCON, South Africa win big

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria took a big step towards the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a thumping 4-0 success over Libya on Saturday as the continent’s big guns flexed their muscles with significant victories. Former Watford forward Ighalo netted an early penalty to settle the nerves of the home side before […]

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

Undoubtedly the outcome of the recent summit is positive. Job-saving elements of the 2009 agreement have been revived. There are forward-looking commitments such as finance for the black industrialist scheme and a focus on the export of manufactured products. There are initiatives for small business support, technical training and a mechanism for the absorption of graduates […]

Africa Cup of Nations: Wins for Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Gabon

Africa Cup of Nations: Wins for Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Gabon

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored for Egypt on the stroke of half-time Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored a stunning individual goal to help Egypt beat eSwatini 4-1 in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Cairo. Salah took a corner-kick on the stroke of half-time and curled it directly into the net to put […]

"Expand this new conservation funding model across Africa" – Kamuntu

"Expand this new conservation funding model across Africa" – Kamuntu

Anyone who has visited Uganda will tell you that it is one of Africa’s most welcoming and friendly countries, with some of its most beautiful landscapes, and incredible and uncrowded wilderness areas.  In our National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, and Forest Reserves, we host the Big Five, the animals most visitors on safari want to see: […]

South Africa's economy is in a mess. New finance minister must hit the road running

South Africa's economy is in a mess. New finance minister must hit the road running

The latest reshuffling of South Africa’s finance minister, following the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene and appointment of Tito Mboweni, may have negative origins but it brings with it some positive energy. Nene resigned as finance minister after it emerged that he lied about the nature of his contact with the controversial Gupta family, the friends […]

Founders Factory expands its corporate-backed accelerator to Africa

Founders Factory expands its corporate-backed accelerator to Africa

Founders Factory out of London is a startup accelerator and incubator which has taken the older US-inspired startup acceleration model and put a European slant on it by going in deep with corporates, who often flounder in the space. After some success out of the UK you would expect them to expand to big markets […]

Africa selling itself short

Africa selling itself short

JOHANNESBURG – Africa is selling itself short because it is not investing enough in “softer infrastructure” and there are not enough bankable projects to assist the continent to meet the requirements.  This was the consensus among panel members discussing the “Africa Agenda 2063” at the first day of the Infrastructure Africa Business Investment Forum in […]

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