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Business

Nigeria: As NIMASA Moves to Restructure Nation's Ship Registry

Eromosele Abiodun writes that the move by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety to restructure the nation's ship registry and issue new certificates of ship registration will ensure a thriv… [+14485 chars]

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News

Rentals Nosedive With Bleak Outlook

It cost at least N$770 less to rent out a residential property at the end of March this year than it did in 2020, the FNB Namibia rental index report for the first quarter of 2021 shows. The ailing … [+5348 chars]

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Politics

Nigeria: 2023 - Group Canvasses Christian President

The group says for the sake of equity and fairness a southern Christian should emerge president since President Muhammadu Buhari is a northern Muslim. A group, Nigeria Equity Group (NEG), has called… [+4103 chars]

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News

Namibia: Uranium As a Crucial Driver of the Namibian Economy

The current recovery in world uranium prices offers Namibia a good chance for success for the mining projects launched in the past decade. As the global energy transition has begun, uranium demand is… [+7026 chars]

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Health

Geingob Lauds Assistance Provided By International Community

The President, HE Dr Hage Geingob on Thursday announced that the current measures, based on key indicators will be maintained and the current Public Health Regulations will be extended, from midnight… [+1556 chars]

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Finance

The Rise of Ecommerce - Is Namibia Ready?

eCommerce has become a buzz word as one of the key revelations of the 21st century economic realities. We have all witnessed the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic further reinforcing the importance of … [+5692 chars]

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Science

State-of-the-Art Innovation Hub for Sustainable Technology Opened At Nust

A state-of-the-art multi-million dollar innovation hub that offers a conducive integrated ecosystem for sustainable technology transfer, was launched in Windhoek at the Namibia University of Science … [+4165 chars]

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Money

Govt to Train 2 Million in Pfumvudza/Intwasa

The government is working on training train nearly 2 million farmers in conservation agriculture and 1 million farmers have already been trained in the country. The Food and Agriculture Organisation… [+4568 chars]

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News

10 Years of Independence in South Sudan - A Record of the Consequences of Violence

On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its 10th birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war. A new Médec… [+5938 chars]

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Finance

Zimbabwe: Econet Seeks to Redeem Debentures

ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe, the country's largest mobile telecoms firm, has given investors an opportunity for early redemption of debentures the company issued in 2017 to raise funds to expunge its ex… [+2993 chars]

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Money

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Laws Violating Citizens' Rights - ZPP

Human Rights organisation, the Zimbabwe Peace Project says the Public Health Order gazetted by the government to contain and treat the Covid-19 virus remained largely punitive as it continued violati… [+3955 chars]

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Other

Mohamed Bazoum – Assimi Goïta : duel à distance dans le Sahel

Alors que le Niger est en passe de devenir le pilier central de la stratégie militaire française au Sahel, Mohamed Bazoum sest montré particulièrement offensif à légard dAssimi Goïta. Bamako a protes… [+1627 chars]

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Music

President's Resolve to Fight Graft Lauded

Senior Reporter THE launch this week of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Strategic Plan by President Mnangagwa has been described as a firm example of the Second Republic's sincerity in tackling corrupt… [+4328 chars]

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Fitness

Zim to Miss Williams, Ervine

ZIMBABWE will go into battle without the experienced duo of Sean Williams and Craig Ervine in the opening match of the One Day International series at Harare Sports Club, today. The duo, who also mi… [+4186 chars]

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Opinion

Nigeria: Reforming States' Internally Generated Revenue Measures

Currently, the Nigerian state is struggling to meet its basic financial obligations to the citizenry. As a stop-gap measure, managers of the economy have resorted to a borrowing spree, which has seen… [+5321 chars]

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Other

Afrique Centrale: La République démocratique du Congo va entrer en programme avec le FMI

Après deux années de négociations, le conseil d'administration du FMI a validé ce programme établi de commun accord avec les autorités du pays. C'était l'ambition du président Félix Tshisekedi depuis… [+1786 chars]

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News

Guardians of the Barricades - Fading Dream and Confusion of Resistance in Sudan

It is one of the most widely circulated videos taken in the aftermath of the 2018-19 Sudanese revolution that ended Omar al-Bashir's thirty year rule of Sudan. A bleeding Abbas Farah, one of the many… [+11758 chars]

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Finance

The Insecurity and Crisis That 2023 Elections Provoke

Insecurity and political crisis have beneficiaries and sponsors. For the political class, it is fair game to exploit and deploy every instrument in the combat repository for provincial ends. The enor… [+5435 chars]

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Finance

Nigeria: Buhari, Other African Presidents Resolve to Accelerate Economic Recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari and 12 other African Presidents and governments concluded their one-day meeting in Abidjan yesterday with a strong resolution to accelerate economic recovery from the shock… [+4549 chars]

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Health

Record 150 New Covid-19 Deaths Announced

NAMIBIA announced a record new 150 deaths yesterday. Of the 150 deaths reported, 12 people died in the last 24 hours, 93 between 1 and 11 July, and 45 died in June. Forty-four of the people died at… [+1165 chars]

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Music Video

Namibian Producers Make Waves With Viral Tiktok Amapiano Remix

Three young Namibian producers are enjoying incredible success on TikTok with their remix of Selena Gomez and Kygo's 2017 song 'It ain't me' being used hundreds of thousands of times by users on the … [+1846 chars]

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Business

Nigeria: Examining Aviation Ground Handling Companies' Operations

Chinedu Eze identifies reasons why aviation ground handling companies record poor returns in Nigeria despite huge investment and how regulatory authority and synergy can reposition the sub-sector in … [+12876 chars]

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Finance

Nigeria: States to Begin Repayment of Bailout Loans This Month

National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday received updates on the federal government's Budget Support Facility to states as the minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said t… [+5077 chars]

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Finance

Nigeria: Senate Okays Givt's Request to Obtain $8.325bn, €490m Loans

The Senate has approved federal government's request to obtain external loans to the tune of $8,325,526,537 and €490,000,000 under the 2018-2020 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan. This is just as th… [+4392 chars]

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Business

Nigeria: Nigerians Are Suffering, Emir of Kano Tells Buhari

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero has on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari to improve the economy situation of the country to ameliorate sufferings and hardship faced by Nigerians especially … [+6849 chars]

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Finance

Nigeria: Senate Approves Buhari's Request for $8.325bn, €490m External Loans

The Senate on Thursday approved President Muhammadu Buhari's request for ongoing external loans to the tune of $8,325,526,537 (USD) and €490,000,000 (Euros) under the 2018-2020 External Borrowing (Ro… [+2810 chars]

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Finance

Nigeria: Buhari Flags Off $1.2bn Kaduna-Kano Rail Line

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kaduna-Kano standard gauge rail line, in Zawacikin, a suburb of the ancient city of Kano. President Buhari who was … [+5011 chars]

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Science

Nigeria: Burna Boy, Davido, Femi Kuti, Others to Feature As Global Citizen Holds Concert

International advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, has announced Global Citizen Live--a 24-hour Live broadcast with events and performances filmed across six continents to unite the world to defend… [+3356 chars]

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History

Stranded Olympians From South Sudan Find Unexpected Haven in Japan

For the past 20 months, the South Sudanese track-and-field team have been training in Maebashi, a city two hours north of Tokyo, for the Olympics. The five arrived before the games were delayed by th… [+5580 chars]

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History

How the History of Zimbabwe Played Out On the Country's Cricket Fields

When I was 17 years old, I travelled to India for the first time with my parents. At a food stall in Goa, the owner asked us where we were from. When we said Zimbabwe, he responded "Oh, you guys have… [+7400 chars]

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Entertainment

Nigeria: Sterling Bank Pledges Support for Lagos Tourism Masterplan

Sterling Bank Plc has pledged support for the 20-year Lagos State Tourism Masterplan and Policy crafted to transform the state into one of the top five tourism destinations on the African continent. … [+3887 chars]

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Finance

Nigeria: Senate Asks NPA, BPE, 57 Others to Refund N300bn

The Senate yesterday approved the 2015 report of its committee on Public Accounts which indicted 59 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government that have been asked to refund over N300 … [+9529 chars]

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Entertainment

Nigeria: Why I Celebrate Wizkid, Tiwa Savage - Ezra Enesi

Song writer and Producer, Ezra Enesi Onozutu, has said, he celebrates musical artists like Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and others, through his social media page, based on their performances in the society. … [+961 chars]

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Money

Armed Robbers Arrested After Dropping Phone At Crime Scene

Two suspected armed robbers, sold out by their careless accomplice who dropped his phone inside their victim's vehicle leading to their arrest, appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court Tuesday. The … [+2359 chars]

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Music

ZIMA Sets Date for 2022 Edition

The Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) has set the 2022 edition for the 19th of February amid high hopes that preparations will not be hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has prompted cancella… [+1640 chars]

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Finance

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa Secures U.S.$90 Million in New Funding

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved seven high-impact projects worth US$54 million in 2020, its best year in spite of challenging COVID-19 conditions, according to its recently rel… [+2423 chars]

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Money

Travel Plans Depend On Vaccination Brand

Not all Covid-19 vaccines are equal when it comes to freedom to travel, as some countries only accept people who have been vaccinated with certain vaccines, and not brands such as AstraZeneca and Sin… [+3921 chars]

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Technology

African Intra-Trade, Infrastructure and the Role of PPPs

AFRICA, although rich in resources, is a small player in global trade. This can be attributed to the huge reliance on commodities and lack of diversified and sophisticated products. Even more worry… [+3359 chars]

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Politics

Politicians Vouch for a More United Nigeria, Dismiss Secessionists

The secession agitations in Nigeria's southeast and southwest regions are a complicated dimension to the country's escalating insecurity marked by kidnappings, banditry and terrorism. Already burden… [+9608 chars]

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Business

After Fighting Khartoum for Self-Rule, Kiir Helps Warring Parties Find Peace

When South Sudan seceded from Sudan on July 9, 2011, it never looked like the new southern neighbour to Khartoum will have any role in pushing for peace. The youngest country on the continent itself… [+4556 chars]