Energy in africa Business Development 

Orange aims to become a key player in energy transition in Africa and extends its services to five new countries

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 27, 2018/ — At the Africa CEO Forum, which is currently being held in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Orange (www.Orange.com) confirms its desire to become a key player in the energy transition sector in Africa, by providing services directly to the general public or as a wholesaler to public operators. Orange already provides a service offering rural populations access to solar energy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar. Today Orange is announcing the launch of this service in Burkina Faso, and further ahead in…

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Banish Illiteracy in Nigeria Nigeria OP-ED 

Charred Remains of Literacy in Nigeria

Sixty-five million Nigerians are illiterates, according to UNESCO. Nevertheless, the year has been moderately fine for Nigeria, having fared favorably in enviable awards, such as ranking big as the world’s 148th Least Corrupt Country, and topping the list of African countries who live and bath in alcohol. Indeed, a giant of Africa! Nigeria has also recorded outstanding performances in harboring unschooled killer-herdsmen who invade the farms of communities, and destroy lives when resisted, just so their beloved cattle can eat. The most remarkable, is Nigeria’s consistent history of electing fairly…

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Mnangagwa OP-ED Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe army commanders souring on Mnangagwa

AGV- Tensions are said to be “intensifying” between Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the “military clique that helped his rise to power”. According to The papers, senior government sources indicated last week that military elements within the ruling Zanu-PF had “serious political ambitions”. It was believed that they wanted Mnangagwa to serve one term – if he won the upcoming elections – before handing over to his deputy Constantino Chiwenga. Mnangagwa appointed Chiwenga, who led the military takeover that helped end ex-president Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of the…

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Joshua Leaders Nigeria 

President Mnangagwa snubs prophet TB Joshua

By Muza Mpofu Popular Nigerian preacher Temitope Balogun Joshua (TB Joshua) left Harare on Friday night after failing to meet President Emmerson Mnangagwa under unclear circumstances. The government said the Nigerian had no scheduled meeting with Mnangagwa amid reports that the organisers bungled. Vice-President Kembo Mohadi and Scholarships minister Christopher Mushohwe met TB Joshua, who was said to be eager to meet Mnangagwa.

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Development OP-ED 

How Can Africa Develop a Culture of Sceptical Inquiry?

While there is a critical need for sceptical rationality in Africa, it has not been such a potent force in the region. Sceptical viewpoints are seldom visible in everyday talks and discussions, in public and national debates, in the mainstream media, in scholarly and popular literature. The mistaken belief that sceptical rationality is a Western idea persists. The dearth of these ideas is evident especially in discussions that are related to culture, religion, and tradition. Issues are presented as if questioning them is immaterial and of no consequence – that…

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Nigeria WitchCraft Nigeria 

Nigeria: Three Children Tortured for Witchcraft in Cross River State

A local non-governmental organization, the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI), in Calabar has just released horrific images of three children who were tortured for witchcraft in Cross River State in Southern Nigeria. Grace 3, Lillian 5, and Juliet 13 narrowly escaped death after their accusers tried to extract confessions from them. According to local sources, the parents of Grace, Lillian and Juliet are dead. So the three children have until recently been living with their grandmother. The grandmother has been ill for some time. She has AIDS and accused the…

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Victor Peace Fashion Lifestyle 

A Festival of African Creativity Launched by Absolut

In 2017, Khuli Chana released a song called ‘One Source’. The track featured KayGizm, Sarkodie from Ghana, and Victoria Kimani of Kenya. This powerful song is all about Africa taking a stand, uniting in what it does, owning who they are, and being revolutionary. After its release in October last year, it became the best-selling record on iTunes. Now Chana is collaborating with Absolut Vodka in creating One Source Live. This festival is a celebration of African creativity in all forms. It will take place on March 24, 2018, on…

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Mugabe Gone OP-ED 

Africa Could Use Another Peaceful Coup This Year!

There isn’t a better conversation starter than this: “Africa is the wealthiest continent, but the poorest and least developed.” Try it, and you’ll be overwhelmed by the debates that follow. Africa’s progress compared to the rest of the world, can be likened to a chauffeur who drives his employer to important places in a luxury vehicle but himself waits idly in the car. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) plan had its ups and downs, but while significant strides were made in other parts of the world, the plan’s hugest failures…

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Swaziland Traditions Lifestyle Tourism 

Why Swaziland should be top of your list for 2018 travels

SWAZILAND’S 50/50 One of Africa’s last remaining monarchs King Mswati III of Swaziland will be holding lavish celebrations in 2018 to mark his 50th birthday and to celebrate Swaziland’s 50 years of independence. Already passionate about its own way of life, traditions and people, 2018 promises to be a year full of celebration for this tiny kingdom. SWAZILAND FOR THE ADVENTURE SEEKERS Despite being the smallest country in southern Africa, the Kingdom of Swaziland is an explorer’s playground with a remarkable variety of new activities to enjoy. From white water…

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al-Bashir North Africa Sudan 

Hounded by ICC Sudan’s president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

MOSCOW – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said on a visit to Russia that his country needs protection from the U.S. and the ever unpopular ICC court that does the bidding for the US Al-Bashir, speaking Thursday at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, accused the U.S. of fomenting the conflict in Sudan. Al-Bashir added that “we need protection from the U.S. aggressive actions.”

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