Africa Business World 

Remittances on the rise despite Covid-19 pandemic

– Advertisement – Since COVID-19 hit South Africa in early 2020, leading payment aggregator and provider of secure payment solutions, Pay@ has seen a 50% year-on-year increase in money transfer transaction volumes – a trend which Account Executive, Hennie Blignaut, expects to show no sign of slowing down. The company’s Sales and Marketing Head, Barry Williams, explains that the initial spike was driven by the closure of the country’s borders and although these have begun to reopen under lockdown Level 1, he believes that the clients of money remitters are seeing the…

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Africa Business World 

Remittances on the rise despite Covid-19 pandemic

– Advertisement – Since COVID-19 hit South Africa in early 2020, leading payment aggregator and provider of secure payment solutions, Pay@ has seen a 50% year-on-year increase in money transfer transaction volumes – a trend which Account Executive, Hennie Blignaut, expects to show no sign of slowing down. The company’s Sales and Marketing Head, Barry Williams, explains that the initial spike was driven by the closure of the country’s borders and although these have begun to reopen under lockdown Level 1, he believes that the clients of money remitters are seeing the…

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Africa World 

WHO warns Covid-19 pandemic will be ‘far more deadly’ this year

– – The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of COVID-19 was set to be “far more deadly”, as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped. “We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The mood also darkened in Japan where the coronavirus state of emergency took in another three regions just 10 weeks before the Olympics, while campaigners…

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Africa Sports World 

Things to avoid when playing online slot

– – Since a lot of slot players have shifted to playing online games such as the Sweetie Land slot, the industry has become one that has experienced a lot of boosts. As good as the internet is, it comes with its great deal of ills. When dealing online it is necessary that a player must tread with caution. There are a lot of fake slots who are only out to rip players of their earnings. Safety of playing slots online Before deciding to play an online slot, it is…

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Africa World 

Top-rated Slots Developers: Are there any new names?

– – Here’s a question for you: has gambling ever been quite this easy at any other point in human history? We’re really not too sure that anybody could say it has been easier to gamble at any other point, especially when you factor the ludicrous world of online casinos into the equation. These days the online casino industry is so advanced that it easily caters for players looking to gamble off their desktops, mobiles or even tablets – you just cannot beat it! Try your luck when you play…

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Africa East Africa Ghana World 

Why AU special envoy John Mahama was rejected by Somalia

– – Somalia on Wednesday announced that it has rejected African Union’s special envoy former Ghanaian President John Mahama tasked to resolve the political crisis in that country. Somalia has witnessed heightened tension in recent weeks after the incumbent president decided to approve an extension to his tenure in office by two years. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s move sparked anger resulting in clashes between his supporters and some of his critics. Soldiers loyal to his government and those opposed to him clashed last month in the capital, Mogadishu. The spark…

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Africa Business World 

Developments in competition law in post-pandemic Africa

– – With the growth of economies across Africa, competition law has remained one of the key drivers for effective market participation, consumer protection and fair business practices. However, the global pandemic introduced new challenges for competition authorities in Africa and abroad, with each enforcer pursuing the most beneficial enforcement method for its national or regional jurisdiction. According to Lerisha Naidu, Partner in Baker McKenzie’s Competition & Antitrust Practice in Johannesburg, “These efforts were aimed at curbing the persistence of unjustified price hikes, anticompetitive cooperation between competitors and other harmful…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

An Infodemic is on the Loose, is South Africa Prepared?

– – As a rather more tangible virus spreads throughout the nation, it’s high time to consider how secure South Africa’s systems are against a digital foe… South Africa is no stranger to financial data breaches. From 2018’s Liberty Life attack to 2020’s Nedbank incident affecting 1.7 million people and DDoS attacks in between, our financial institutions need to face up to an increasingly sophisticated spate of attacks. While at both the state and civic level we’re preoccupied with the COVID-19 response and a cohesive attempt to flatten the curve,…

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Africa Cameroon West Africa World 

Two transgender Cameroonians jailed for five years

– – Two transgender Cameroonians have been sentenced to five years in prison. They have also been fined 200,000 francs ($370; £261) each. Njeukam Loic Midrel, an internet celebrity who is known as Shakiro and Mouthe Roland, who goes by the name Patricia, were detained on 8 February for “attempted homosexuality”. The two were also refused bail until their trial, which had been postponed several times, ended at the Bonanjo Douala magistrate’s court. Their lawyer, Alice Kom has expressed surprise that the court gave them the maximum sentence, which “did not…

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Africa East Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Two journalists released after arrest over security zone filming

– – Two broadcast journalists with Ghana’s Accra based Citi FM and Citi TV were arrested on Tuesday evening by some security officials. The two journalists were accused of filming at a security zone over the weekend. Caleb Kudah was the first journalist to be arrested for allegedly filming at the premises of the National Security Ministry. He was reportedly handcuffed and sent to the premises of the radio and TV station for a raid to arrest another journalist. Zoe Abu-Baidoo is believed to have received the files allegedly captured by Caleb…

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