Africa Nigeria World 

Opinion: Is Africa ready for 5G?

The twittersphere was buzzing this week with the news that the telecommunications company MTN had started testing 5G superfast mobile internet in Nigeria, a first for West Africa. After live 5G demonstrations in Abuja and Calabar this week, MTN plans to showcase the technology in several other Nigerian cities during the three-month trial period. Nigeria hopes to start rolling out 5G in select cities in 2020 – one of the few African countries that have committed to the new mobile technology. Gabon is also holding trials, while Lesotho and South Africa…

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Africa Business Ghana World 

African economies to benefit from safer Gulf of Guinea

African economies stand a huge chance of growing significantly if the Gulf of Guinea is protected from the activities of pirates and illegal trade. Every year the Gulf of Guinea serves as a trade route amounting to over $1 billion countries globally transport goods across the Atlantic. Many of the vessels that travel across the Gulf of Guinea serve African countries, transporting to and from them. 70 percent of Africa’s trade with European Union takes place by sea. Significant oil resources from Africa are also transported via the Gulf of…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambians’ indifference to constitution amendment bill petition

The Zambian parliament’s decision to table a contentious bill, towards amendment of the country’s constitution, recently resulted in a lawsuit by the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), civil society and other stakeholders, who want the bill withdrawn, saying it would make Zambia, a constitutional dictatorship with an already powerful President made even more powerful. Problematic Clauses If passed, petitioners observe, the Constitution Amendment Bill No. 10, popularly known as ‘Bill 10’, would among other provisions, enable parliament to increase the numbers of Members by simple vote, parliament would not be…

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Africa Business World 

Why you should consider commodity trading

Looking to get into commodities trading? It’s a smart idea. While many traders stick with stocks and bonds, commodities give you the chance to diverse your portfolio while at the same time reducing risk. It’s win-win. Now is a good time to make a start, too, with energy commodity prices sitting 1.4% higher than they did a year ago. Like all things to do with forex trading platforms, though, it helps a lot to sharpen your knowledge before you make a start. In this article, we’re going to take a…

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Africa World 

Fighting sexual harassment in African media houses

A multimedia campaign on sexual harassment in media houses across Africa dubbed #TimesUpAfriMedia has been launched by a group of media organizations. The campaign is meant to start series of activities to commemorate the UN’s 16 Days of Activism. African women journalists working in newsrooms, those within the media landscape as well as the associations that support them are backing the campaign. Groups behind the initiative said in a statement that the aim of the campaign “is to link arms and aims to call out the harassment and call in…

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Africa World 

Forex scams in Africa and how to avoid them

Foreign exchange (forex) trading in Africa is still pretty much in its infancy. But with the African Development Bank Group highlighting the regional economy’s continuous improvement, forex trading has been picking up speed in the continent over the past few years, as the region is fast becoming a popular destination for financial markets. Of course, forex trading’s rising popularity in Africa comes as no surprise. After all, a post by FXCM on ‘What is Forex?’, reports that it is the most liquid market in the world with an average trading volume exceeding $5…

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Africa Featured World 

AU explains why ex-ambassador Chihombori-Quao was sacked

The African Union has said that its former Permanent Representative to the United States of America, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao was sacked for misconducting herself while in office. In October this year many Africans in the Diaspora were angered by the sacking of Dr. Chihombori-Quao by the African Union. Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao who was appointed to the position in December 2016 was able to galvanize the support of people of African Descent in the U.S and beyond. She has been heard on several occasions criticizing the west for maintaining neo-colonial policies…

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Africa World 

Crowdfunding: Your guide to launch a project

Years ago, a young man by the name of Blake Mycoskie traveled to Peru. He was struck by the poverty and particularly the fact that so many children had no shoes. He made a commitment to do something about that. The end result was the founding of Toms Shoes – a for-profit company with a higher purpose. Mycoskie began to make and sell shoes, as a retailer. The one caveat was this – for every pair of shoes purchased, he would donate one pair to a needy child. Mycoskie’s timing…

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Africa Business West Africa World 

Where does Intra-Africa trade fits as world scrambles for Africa

The just ended Russia-Africa summit in Russia’s southern coastal city of Sochi has raised some concerns about the place of intra-Africa trade in what seems to be the second coming of the Eastern Europe and North Asia Giant to the Resource rich continent. Between October 23 and October 25, 2019, 43 Heads of State on the continent met with Russia’s President Vladmir Putin for the very first Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum. The meeting, co-hosted by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi touched on matters ranging from security to economy, healthcare…

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Africa West Africa World 

SFAN to hold 6th breakfast meeting on financial intelligence

SFAN is hosting the sixth edition of the millennial-focused SFAN Business Breakfast Meeting on December 7 at Stanbic Bank Incubator Accra. SFAN Breakfast Meeting, previously known as Future Executives Business Breakfast Meeting, was established to provide a space for millennial entrepreneurs and young professionals to spark meaningful conversations with like-minded individuals in an unprecedented setting at non-prohibitive costs. In five EPIC meetings, the breakfast has seen more than 400 guests gather to share pertinent business insights, with 15 unique business opportunities presented. SFAN Breakfast has become the go-to event for…

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