Nelson Mandela’s daughter dies aged 59

Nelson Mandela’s daughter dies aged 59

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died at the age of 59. She died in a Johannesburg hospital
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Airtel Uganda’s role in sector transformation from telecom to digital

Airtel Uganda’s role in sector transformation from telecom to digital

The telecommunication industry in Uganda has registered tremendous growth over the past decade both in terms of increasing teledensity and expanding networks countrywide. This is due to good stewardship by the
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Manchester City win appeal against Champions League ban

Manchester City win appeal against Champions League ban

Manchester City Football Club have won their appeal against a two-season ban from the Champions League at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Manchester City will be free to play
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4G networks support communities through Covid-19 pandemic

4G networks support communities through Covid-19 pandemic

Much of the current hype in the telecommunications space focuses on the roll-out of 5G technology, the new mobile networks that will power the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). But, it is,
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East African Business Week News (EABW News) partners with APO Group

East African Business Week News (EABW News) partners with APO Group

East Africa’s Leading online business news website East African Business Week News (EABW NEWS) (www.Busiweek.com) has today entered a media partnership agreement with the APO Group to publish its business-related
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121 million people face hunger as a result of COVID-19 – Oxfam

121 million people face hunger as a result of COVID-19 – Oxfam

In a new briefing published recently, Oxfam warns that hunger linked to COVID-19 could kill as many as 12,000 people a day by the end of the year, potentially claiming
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Digital Technologies Could Help Uganda’s Economy Recover Faster

Digital Technologies Could Help Uganda’s Economy Recover Faster

Uganda’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 is projected to be between 0.4 and 1.7% compared to 5.6% in 2019, according to the latest edition of the Uganda
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Kenyan traders demand direct flights to Hargeisa terming Mogadishu air space hostile

Kenyan traders demand direct flights to Hargeisa terming Mogadishu air space hostile

The Kenyan business community has said they want a direct route by air to Hargeisa (Somaliland) for them to transport their products terming the route through Mogadishu as hostile. This was
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The services sector accounts for more than half of COMESA’s GDP and over a third of employment, outpacing manufacturing and agriculture sectors in terms of growth generation, income and jobs.
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Why Tourism should be cushioned from COVID-19 impacts

The services sector accounts for more than half of COMESA’s GDP and over a third of employment, outpacing manufacturing and agriculture sectors in terms of growth generation, income and jobs. According to a report prepared by research experts at the COMESA Secretariat, the value added by services account on average to 52.5% of the Gross […]

African hotel development had returned to growth at the start of 2020, with more than 78,000 rooms in 408 hotels in the pipeline, according to the 12th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is now shattering the dreams of Africa’s hotel industry.

COVID-19 threatens to ruin a record year for Africa’s hotel developers

Following the UAE Federal Government's announcement to lift restrictions on transit passengers services, from 15th June Emirates will offer passenger services to 16 more cities on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Emirates resumes passenger flights across 29 cities

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ADF approves $9.52 million to enhance coordinated COVID-19 response in East and Horn of Africa and the Comoros

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 30 June 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) have approved grants totaling $9.52 million to strengthen responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in East Africa and the Horn, and in the Comoros. The grant, approved on 26 June, is part of the $10 billion COVID-19 Rapid Response […]

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African Energy Chamber Calls for Extension and Compliance with Production Cuts Ahead of Next OPEC Meetings

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ADF approves $9.52 million to enhance coordinated COVID-19 response in East and Horn of Africa and the Comoros

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 30 June 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) have approved grants totaling $9.52 million to strengthen responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in East Africa and the Horn, and in the Comoros. The grant, approved on 26 June, is part of the $10 billion COVID-19 Rapid Response […]

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