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South Africa’s finance chief to manage costs and debt wildcards in budget

(Bloomberg) – South Africa’s Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana is under pressure to show that efforts to reduce the country’s budget deficits and get the debt under control will not be jeopardized by new spending measures in the budget. this week. Bloomberg’s Most Read Godongwana will present the government’s spending framework …

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Led by Nigerian entrepreneur Nonso Onwuzulike, Earnipay receives $4 million in seed funding from investors

Access to on-demand pay is a huge opportunity in Africa, with over 70% of the African workforce (500 million people) being paid every 30 days and living on paycheck to paycheck. The 30-day pay cycle has led 40% of the workforce to live in an endless cycle of debt as …

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Jumia’s ad spend must pay off big, and soon

Founded in 2012 and based in Berlin, Germany, Jumia Technologies (NYSE: JMIA) is sometimes presented as Amazon from Africa. So when Jumia shares peaked at nearly $70 a year ago, it might have seemed like a bargain as shareholders eyed long-term Amazon returns. At the start of 2022, after a …

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The shortage of skilled workers, a major risk in South Africa

International financial services provider Allianz has released its Global Risk Barometer for 2022, surveying 2,650 risk experts in 89 countries and territories about the biggest risks their businesses will face in the coming year. While persistent problems such as ransomware attacks, data breaches or major IT failures continue to threaten …

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Ethiopia’s war and conflicts in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia will shape 2022

[ad_1] welcome to Foreign police‘s Africa Brief. This week’s edition is the last of the year. Below, we take a look at the conflicts that will shape Africa over the coming year and other things we will monitor, from the governance crisis in Somalia to the stalled transition in Sudan. …

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India has a key role to play in Africa’s battle against Covid: The Tribune India

[ad_1] Gurjit Singh Former Ambassador to the African Union The emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in South Africa has placed the cat among the pigeons. There’s a lot of fly culling going on, trying to nip it in the bud. The use of mixed messages creates a dichotomy …

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South African company nears approval to sell J. & J. Covid Shot across Africa

South African drug maker Aspen Pharmacare announced on Tuesday that it was finalizing the first agreement to control the production of a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa. The deal, with Johnson & Johnson, would allow Aspen to bottle and market the Johnson & Johnson vaccine across Africa under the brand name …

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Benchmark rates in major sub-Saharan African economies to remain unchanged in November: Reuters poll

[ad_1] The benchmark interest rates for Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya are likely to remain unchanged at 13.50%, 11.50% and 7.00% respectively in the coming days. All three central banks have been on an easing cycle for about five years. “With a totally different growth trajectory in much of border sub-Saharan …

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Fight against food insecurity and strengthen the resilience of food systems in West Africa – Burkina Faso

[ad_1] World Bank approves $ 570 million multi-phased programmatic approach to improve food system resilience, promote intraregional value chains and strengthen regional agricultural risk management capacities WASHINGTON, November 18, 2021 —Some four million people across West Africa are expected to benefit from a new regional phased program that will complement …

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Boldness, perseverance and inspiration: the secrets of entrepreneurial success

[ad_1] Miles Kubheka’s entrepreneurial development is a story of daring, perseverance and inspiration – and it all started with a bold idea. He recently shared his story (and some advice) with aspiring Chartered Accountants at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Trainee Summit. Miles kubheka Miles explains that his …

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US, Indonesia call for new G20 forum to prepare for next pandemic

[ad_1] Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen attends the House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, USA on September 30, 2021. Al Drago / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct.26 (Reuters) – The world’s largest economies are set to create a forum to facilitate global coordination for the …

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HEALTH: Covid ‐ 19 – 2021 – Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series

[ad_1] Africa faces massive vaccine shortage that threatens to turn some regions into breeding grounds for vaccine-resistant variants. Africa needs around 470 million doses to reach the goal of fully immunizing 40% of its population by the end of 2021, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) said on September …

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Google to Offer KES 1 Billion in Low Interest Loans to Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa

[ad_1] Search and advertising firm Google has announced plans to invest $ 1 billion over 5 years to support Africa’s digital transformation. According to the company, the investment aims to provide fast and affordable Internet access to more Africans; create useful products; support entrepreneurship and small businesses; and helping non-profit …

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Happy Birthday Jozi

[ad_1] As Johannesburg celebrates its 135th anniversary, we should pause and reflect on what makes the city so remarkable. Johannesburg, Joburg, Egoli, Mjiba, Joeys or Jozi – it is impossible not to marvel at how quickly this mighty metropolis developed on the Highveld plains in 1886 and continued to play …

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Nigeria secures $ 400 million in World Bank funding for COVID-19

[ad_1] LAGOS, Oct. 1 (Reuters) – Nigeria on Friday obtained approval for $ 400 million in funding from the World Bank to procure and deploy COVID-19 vaccines, the bank said in a statement. The World Bank’s board has approved the funding, provided through the International Development Association, which it says …

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South African President lobbies UK Prime Minister against travel ban

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday he had held talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a bid to remove South Africa from a “red list “travel that bans visitors to the UK due to COVID-19. The UK restrictions also mean …

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Archbishop of Johannesburg focuses on transmission of the faith

[ad_1] Emphasizing the catechism of adults is the way to fight against the grip of ancestral pagan cults in South Africa: it is the program of the Archbishop of Johannesburg to come to the aid of an increasingly threatened youth. . South Africa is a country of 51.7 million people. …

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Auto finance company, Moove expands to Cape Town after $ 23 million raise

[ad_1] As part of its plan to grow across Africa, the mobility finance company, Moove has announced its launch in Cape Town. The city is the fourth location where the company has launched operations in 15 months of operation. This deployment in Cape Town follows Moove’s recent $ 23 million …

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It’s time to act and urgently fund to put water at the heart of African climate policies | The Guardian Nigeria News

[ad_1] KAMPALA, Uganda, September 27, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Climate change threatens water supplies for Africa’s most vulnerable populations. This is the central theme that WaterAid’s regional programs in Africa want to ensure that delegates to Africa Climate Week 2021 incorporate in their demands to …

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West owes Africa $ 100 billion (at least) for climate recovery

[ad_1] This week, as 100 world leaders gather to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a call on rich countries to urgently step up aid to help Africa recover. the double challenge of the climate catastrophe and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic is required. . …

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Dr Thami Mazwai: We have reached our limit

[ad_1] A stimulating article posted in our premium section (sign up here) discussed the controversial Basic Income Subsidy which is currently being touted in South Africa as a solution to mass unemployment and poverty. According to Joseph Cotterill, SA’s national treasury has previously commissioned research into cash payments to alleviate …

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Low participation rate in Johannesburg and Durban centers on your …

[ad_1] People register to vote at a registration center in Protea, Soweto. (Photo: Shiraaz Mohamed) More than half a million people registered to vote on the first day of voter registration weekend. But in some voter registration offices turnout barely reached 50. Journalists from the Daily Maverick visited centers around …

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Updates on vaccines, energy and climate change

[ad_1] New South African technology transfer center to replicate Moderna vaccine A technology transfer center in South Africa established in June aims to replicate, with Moderna’s help, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to a senior official at the World Health Organization. Moderna said in October 2020 that it will not …

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Upcoming local elections and democracy in South Africa

The last local elections in South Africa were held in 2016, five years ago. The Constitutional Court has said local elections are due to take place no later than November 1, 2021. This indicates that it is time for South African citizens to vote. KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng conflict However, as …

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Why African governments are accepting Afghan refugees

[ad_1] In the final days of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, a handful of African governments have raised their hands to welcome Afghan refugees. Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan and the self-proclaimed independent state of Somaliland have offered to host hundreds to thousands of refugees in their countries. These African governments — …

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S. Africa regulator approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 and older

Vials labeled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and Sryinge can be seen in front of the Pfizer logo displayed in this illustration taken on February 9, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration JOHANNESBURG, Sept.11 (Reuters) – The South African health regulator has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine (PFE.N) for use by children …

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Exclusive: DA Shadow Health MEC Criticizes Pace Of Reopening Of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital News South Africa

[ad_1] In an exclusive interview with Briefly News, Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Health MEC Jack Bloom criticized the pace of the reopening of Charlotte Maxeke University Hospital in Johannesburg. The hospital has seen parts of it reopen following the fire that ravaged it, with several other parts not due to …

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Alcohol industry at risk of collapse if South Africa’s lockdown restrictions are not lifted: companies

After a wave of violence and destruction in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which saw 161 liquor stores and distribution centers looted and damaged, the alcohol industry has called for the ban on sale to be lifted alcohol so that legal businesses can operate. He said restrictions must be relaxed to avoid …

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Head of SAPOA – The New Indian Express

[ad_1] Through PTI JOHANNESBURG: The chief landowner in South Africa on Thursday described the ongoing looting and arson in the country as “the hallmarks of an attempted coup”? and called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to impose a total lockdown to remedy the situation. The violence began last Wednesday after former …

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What is happening in South Africa? Riots after the arrest of President Jacob Zuma

[ad_1] The arrest of former South African President Jacob Zuma this month sparked looting and violence in the country’s two most populous provinces amid a record spate of Covid-19 infections. Why was Jacob Zuma arrested? Mr Zuma was President of South Africa from 2009 to 2018, a time when alleged …

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‘It undermines everything’: dozens dead in riots in South Africa

[ad_1] The riots in South Africa rose to 72 on Tuesday, AFP reported, including 10 people trampled to death during a looting at a shopping center, as police and military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to end the unrest sparked by the imprisonment last week of …

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South Africa hits record 24,000 new COVID-19 cases in third wave

[ad_1] Paramedics attend to a patient during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak as the country faces tighter restrictions at the MASA (South African Muslim Association) Medpark, in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 1, 2021. REUTERS / Sumaya Hisham JOHANNESBURG, July 2 (Reuters) – South Africa on Friday recorded more than 24,000 …

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Congo signs deal for two 100 MW solar power plants in copper belt

[ad_1] KINSHASA, June 29 (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo public utility company SNEL on Tuesday announced that it has signed power purchase agreements for the construction of two 100 megawatt (MW) solar power plants in the south -is rich in copper and cobalt. for over $ 300 million. SNEL …

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Latest coronavirus: South Africa tightens restrictions

[ad_1] Nikkei Asia is following the spread of the coronavirus which was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Cumulative global cases have reached 180,948,149, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The worldwide death toll has reached 3,919,989. For more information on the spread of COVID-19 and …

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Russian mercenaries behind war crimes in Africa, UN says

[ad_1] NAIROBI, Kenya – Russian mercenaries deployed to one of Africa’s most fragile countries killed civilians, looted homes and gunned down worshipers in a mosque during a major military operation earlier this year, discovered United Nations investigators. The accusations of atrocities are documented in a report for the UN Security …

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COVID-19 death toll in South Africa nears 60,000

[ad_1] A coronavirus testing unit sign outside Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. (Dwayne Senior / Bloomberg via Getty Images) A coronavirus testing unit sign outside Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. (Dwayne Senior / Bloomberg via Getty Images) South Africa‘s COVID-19 death toll hit 60,000 …

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South Africa fights rapid rise of COVID-19 in Johannesburg

[ad_1] JOHANNESBURG (AP) – A rapid resurgence of COVID-19 is hitting South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, and threatening to overwhelm its hospitals. Johannesburg, a city of 5 million people, and the surrounding Gauteng province account for about 60% of the country’s new daily infections. The 7-day moving average of daily …

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South Africa aims to more than double daily COVID-19 vaccinations in next month

[ad_1] JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa aims to more than double the rate of daily COVID-19 vaccinations over the next month to more than 200,000 as more Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrive, said health officials on Friday. The country’s vaccination campaign has started slowly, delayed by the revelation …

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FSD Africa Investments Approves $ 4.5 Million Funding for Renewable Energy Financing Intermediary Nithio FI

[ad_1] Wednesday, June 23, 2021 / 4:00 p.m. / FSD Africa / Header image credit: FSD Africa FSD Africa Investments (FSDAi), the investment arm of FSD Africa, rrecently invested US $ 4.5 million in Nithio FI, a renewable energy finance intermediary focused on the off-grid solar sector Pay as You …

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Life in Big Cities: How Stressful Is Your Neighborhood?

[ad_1] A study has shown that South Africans still place the most emphasis on money. (Photo by Kelly Lacy on Unsplash) Stress is an inevitable part of our life. Having lived through one of the most trying years, it’s interesting to see where South African cities stand on the stress …

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The digital divide risks leaving millions of rural families in poverty

[ad_1] Despite a massive increase in the number of migrants sending money home via digital transfers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of their rural family members are struggling to access mobile banking services that could potentially affect them. help to get out of poverty. The president of the United …

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France vaccinates its citizens in South Africa with its own specially imported doses

[ad_1] (Getty Images) France has started to vaccinate its nationals, and their families, living in South Africa. The French Embassy is using some 2,000 specially imported doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. This independent deployment, as South Africa grapples with supply constraints, has drawn some criticism. But France …

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South Africa Rejects 2 Million J&J Vaccines Due to FDA Decision | World news

[ad_1] By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) – The deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa has suffered further delays as it will have to throw away at least 2 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines produced in the country. The vaccines were deemed unsuitable for use by the …

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South Africa faces tougher lockdown as vaccination plans take a hit

[ad_1] Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has warned of a tighter lockdown as concerns mount over the size and acceleration of the third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, the Sunday opening hours reports. Kubayi-Ngubane said the government was particularly concerned about Gauteng, which has seen a rapid increase in …

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Africa waits for donated Covid-19 vaccines as cases rise

[ad_1] JOHANNESBURG – In Uganda, hospitals are so overwhelmed with new cases of coronavirus that people are dying while waiting for a bed. In Namibia, all elective surgeries have been canceled to preserve space for Covid-19 patients and military hospitals have been opened for civilian use. In South Africa’s largest …

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South Sudan: New funding to address acute food insecurity and the locust crisis – South Sudan

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021– South Sudan will benefit from two new projects totaling $ 116 million that aim to build the capacity of farmers, improve agricultural production and restore livelihoods and food security. South Sudan faces increasing levels of food insecurity despite increased production, with exceptionally high food prices …

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New funding to address acute food insecurity and the Desert Locust crisis

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021– South Sudan will benefit from two new projects totaling $ 116 million that aim to build the capacity of farmers, improve agricultural production and restore livelihoods and food security. South Sudan faces increasing levels of food insecurity despite increased production, with exceptionally high food prices …

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Vaccines for all or apartheid of vaccines? by Gordon Brown

[ad_1] The G7 summit in Cornwall will determine who is vaccinated against COVID-19 and safe and who remains unvaccinated and at risk. Leaders in rich countries may be tempted to share surplus vaccines rather than fund the additional costs of global immunization, but that will not be enough. LONDON – …

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Covid-19: South Africa records 4,209 new cases and 120 new deaths

[ad_1] South Africa recorded a total of 1,704,058 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. 4,209 new cases were registered during the last 24 hour cycle. 120 new deaths linked to Covid-19 were recorded, bringing the official death toll to 57,183. South Africa recorded 4,209 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday and …

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South Africa returns to tighter lockdown, virus ‘invades’ Cape Town Johannesburg Cyril Ramaphosa Pretoria Experts

[ad_1] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that his country would revert to more stringent lockdown measures amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases which indicate the virus is “rebounding” in Africa’s worst-hit country. Positive cases in South Africa in the past seven days were 31% higher than …

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This low-cost zero-waste grocery bus in South Africa tackles food insecurity

[ad_1] Sanele Msibi assists a customer inside the Skhaftin bus in Johannesburg, South Africa. May 18, 2021. Thomson Reuters Foundation / Kim Harrisberg By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Sidney Beukes got his bus driver’s license, he never imagined driving a 40-year-old school bus that …

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Africa’s infrastructure paradox can be alleviated with innovative finance | New times

[ad_1] 108 billion dollars. This number, too large to be apprehended, represents Africa’s annual infrastructure financing gap, and as revealed by a study conducted by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and Omdena, a data, it could grow to 1.7 (!) Trillion dollars over the next 20 years. years. …

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151 more people die of COVID-19 in South Africa

[ad_1] South Africa’s COVID death toll now stands at 55,719, as 3,332 new COVID infections were detected in the last 24-hour cycle. FILE: South Africa’s recovery rate is now 94.2%, which means just over 1.5 million people have so far recovered. Image: AFP. JOHANNESBURG – The National Department of Health …

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South Africa allocates additional $ 276 million to fight COVID-19

[ad_1] CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa has allocated an additional 4 billion rand ($ 276 million) to purchase COVID-19 vaccines and provide a special distress grant to thousands of people affected by the pandemic, in a special appropriations bill tabled by the Minister of Finance on Tuesday. Vials labeled …

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Covid-19 third wave warning for South Africa – what to expect

[ad_1] The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has released its latest Covid-19 modeling report, examining how the spread of the virus could accelerate in the coming months, causing a third wave of infections locally. According to the NICD, the purpose of the report is to help planners and decision-makers …

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Women are a mainstay of fisheries in West Africa. But they get a raw deal

[ad_1] Across West Africa, the artisanal fishing sector is a crucial source of livelihoods and food security. For example, in Nigeria, artisanal fishing accounts for 80% of the fish consumed and supports the livelihoods of around 24 million people. Both men and women work in the sector, although the workforce …

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SeerBit provides innovative technological solutions to close payment gaps in Africa – CEO

[ad_1] Captain Musa Nuhu is the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). In this interview, he described the attractiveness of the Nigerian aviation sector to investors, how the sector can tackle the scarcity of forex and updates on Azman Airline’s operations. Excerpts: Unlike in other climates, more …

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9 sacked for refusing jab in New Zealand, savings increase in South Africa

[ad_1] Air New Zealand Ltd. on the tarmac at Auckland International Airport in Auckland on April 19, 2021 | Representation image | Brendon O’Hagan | Bloomberg Text size: A- A + New Delhi: The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, with the latest tally being over 15,34,98,053 …

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Africa needs electricity more than ever, especially to keep COVID-19 vaccines cold

[ad_1] People stand next to solar panels at the Zaktubi solar power plant, near Ouagadougou, on … [+] November 29, 2017, the day of its inauguration. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ludovic MARIN (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Solar …

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