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Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

South Africa launches new app to fight against COVID-19

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - SYDNEY -- The...
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Nigeria govt warns South Africa over xenophobic attacks: ‘Enough is enough’

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The Nigerian government says it will take further steps to ensure safety and protection of its citizens in South Africa. The position comes in...
TC Chetty- RICS Country Manager for South Africa.

2019 RICS Summit Africa Slated for May

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Summit Africa 2019, one of the leading fora dedicated to discourse on Africa’s built environment will be...
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Board approves €7 million investment in Partech Africa Fund

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The African Development Bank’s efforts to channel critical investment funding to Africa’s entrepreneurs received a big boost on Thursday in Abidjan, where the Bank’s...

GIMPA Host Harmattan School

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A two-week training programme for stakeholders engaged in Monitoring and Evaluation is underway in Accra to shape their skills and knowledge for enhanced performance. The...
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TUC Lauds Nation Builders Corps

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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) Thursday lauded the Government’s initiative to create the Nation Builders Corps (NBC) to address unemployment, but urged it to...

Delta Airlines Announce Change In Operation

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Delta Airlines has announced a change in schedule of its Accra-New York JFK flights for next summer to offer more services and new times...
Facebook says that its growing mobile user base has helped it boost its advertising revenue ?

Facebook supports 2017 loeries creative week

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Facebook is once again throwing its full support behind young, digital talent in South Africa, with a busy programme of events for Loeries 2017...
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Africa’s hospitality sector has room for foreign investment

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The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are...
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South Africa: When will justice come to Marikana victims?

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Victims of the bloody tragedy at Marikana, in which 34 protesters were killed and at least 70 were injured by members of the South...

15 Young African Entrepreneurs to Showcase their Talent

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Fifteen young African entrepreneurs have emerged as finalists from a field of more than 800 applicants for the seventh annual Anzisha Prize, Africa's premier...

Viewpoint: Electoral Politics and the Crisis of Governance in Africa

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President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victorious in his bid for a second term as leader of the largest economy in East Africa. The Independent...
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AFAP, WCF team up to enhance access and utilization of cocoa fertilizers

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The World Cocoa Foundation has awarded a last mile contract to the African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) to boost fertilizer access by smallholder farmers...

2017 MBFWJ Celebrates Africa’s Excellence

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African Fashion International (AFI), owner and operator of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2017 (MBFWJ 2017), is celebrating a decade of African excellence with an...

Mattews Phose urges gov’t to build theatre in memory of Jazz legend

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Former Mpumalanga premier and Africa National Congress (ANC) Presidential candidate Mattews Phosa has urged the government of his province to build a musical theatre in...

A Tribute to one of Africa’s Greatest Sons – Nelson Madiba Mandela

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It’s July 18th, 1918 somewhere in Mvezo, South Africa. The weather changes, birds fly fast to take cover and the world comes to a...
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Africans urged to shine a spotlight on its own innovations

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First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has said Africa needs to promote its homegrown innovations that have been proven to solve real and difficult human...

South Africa’s investment in film makers to hit R100 million by March 2018

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The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will have spent R100 million to support emerging black filmmakers through the South Africa Emerging Black...

Dare 2 CREATE Arts Exhibition To showcase unique African art

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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary shows as Arts has become more important than ever in our respective lives, especially when an artist can dip...

U.S. Army in South Africa to conduct training exercise

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The U.S. military, in partnership with the South Africa National Defense Force, will conduct Exercise Shared Accord 2017, a command post and company-level field...

Truecaller reveals top spammers in Africa

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Annoying and unwanted spam calls are on the rise around the globe, with Truecaller's Truecaller Insights: Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in...

AfricaCom celebrates 20th anniversary with TMT launch

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AfricaCom was launched yesterday at an informal, but intimate, function held in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.  The event also kicked off the celebrations for...

South African delegation visits Ghana for strategies on local governance

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A delegation of joint committees from Kwazulu-Natal Legislature of South Africa on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Local Government and...

Ghana and Switzerland launch 3-year cooperation strategy

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On Wednesday 12 July, during an official visit by President Doris Leuthard to Ghana, Switzerland and Ghana recognised the quality of their bilateral relations....

Aveng Infraset to establish slippers factory in Sekondi

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Aveng Infraset of South Africa is to establish a factory in Sekondi to produce slippers and other services for the railway industry. The company with...

Kenya and South Africa lead P2P lending in Africa

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Kenya and South Africa are leading the peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending market in Africa. However, 90% of online alternative finance originated from platforms headquartered...

President Zuma returns from G20 summit with promise of better trade

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President Jacob Zuma has arrived back in South Africa this morning on 9 July from the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg, Germany, and has...
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Viewpoint: ANC Policy Conference Sets Course for Ruling Party in South Africa

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A six-day long national policy conference was held from June 30-July 5 by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in the Republic of South...

Amnesty International backs ICC report on Bashir’s arrest in SA

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In response to today’s finding by the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber that South Africa should have executed the arrest warrant against Sudanese president...

No cross-border IPOs yet in Africa in 2017 – McKenzie

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Global law firm Baker McKenzie’s latest Cross Border IPO Index shows that there were no cross-border Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) from African companies in...